This is Eray Sertac Ersayin from Istanbul. I am President of Industrial Designers Society of Turkey (ETMK)

I would like to explain more about me since I am running for the Board of Directors of WDO 2019-2021, representing ETMK as an association & I hope you'll support me in the board elections.

I have been managing Design Initiatives for Turkey, these include various industries, NGOs, Societies, Local Municipalities and National Government projects. In the past 11 years, I have been involved in the organization of several international design events in Turkey including Design Turkey Awards and its evaluation systems for the Ministry of Trade and Turkish Exporters Assembly. I have been deeply engaged in integrating designers with the public institutions and industry. These collaborations bring awareness about SDGs in Turkey through responsible production and consumption in various sectors. I have been involved in different industries in design and management responsibilities where ideas are assessed through the results of product and consumer experience and the returns of experiences from nearly +65 countries around the world. Design field has a very important role in the development of institutions, brands, cities and nations. There are approaches that can encourage responsible production and responsible consumption. We need to assess this power, which is very important for the sustainability of our planet.

As an experienced design professional, I can bring my 29 years of expertise of managing industries and influencing public design initiatives to WDO and if elected as a Board Member I would be happy to work with the President and the Executive Board to support WDO objectives during this term.

Professional Experience

Kale Group (VP Design & Innovation, CDO) Holistic Bathroom, 2010-2016
DeiChung (Far East & Design Director) Household Appliances, 2005-2009
Koc Group (Fortune 500) (Demirdokum, Design Manager) Household Appliances 1989-2005

Jury Memberships (+300 Design Competitions such as IF Product Design Germany, G Mark Japan, Design Intelligency Award Hangzhou, High Speed Train Design Competition Qingdao, Shenzhen Industrial Design Award, Design Management Europe, Eindhoven, American Architecture Awards, Chicago and others)

Award winner (+30 Awards) Speaker ( Beijing, Mexico City, Graz, Hangzhou, Helsinki, London and others)

Present Occupation

President of Industrial Designers Society of Turkey
President of Creative Industries Council, Turkey
Advisory Board Member of Design City Istanbul, Unesco
Advisory Board Member of Turkey Design Week
Executive Board Member of Design Turkey Awards
Member of Creative Industries Assembly, Turkey
Member of Life, Health Sciences Society
Change Architect, CC Academy
Founder reform/ist Strategic Design, Consultant Company.


BA Industrial Design Department,
Faculty of Architecture, METU, Ankara, 1988
Strategic Management, Coaching & Leadership Executive MBA Programme, Koc University, Istanbul, 2007