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Management and Team

CemalKara Cemal Gürkan Kara (CEO and Founder of the Company, Food Engineer M.Sc. Lead Auditor)

He is the founder of the company and he is a food engineer having more than 20 years of work experience in quality management, food safety management, occupational safety and environmental management systems. He is actively doing BRC, IFS, ISO 9001 , ISO 14001 and ISO 22000 audits. AGFOCERT has been found at 2005 with a brand name Anahtar Consultancy Ltd. Co. in Antalya. In 2011, its name has been changed to AGFOCERT which is a kind of abbreviation of AGriculture and FOod. AGFOCERT has accomplished ISO/IEC 17065 accreditation from TURKAK for GLOBALG.A.P. Scope of accreditation is currently limited to aquaculture but we have been working to extend this scope to include crops base (flowers and ornamentals, combinable crops, fruits and vegetables), compound feed manufacturing and chain of custody.

Esra Kara (Wise General Manager - Accounting & Finance Manager)

She is experienced in automative , banking, finance , trade and tourism sectors. She has been active partner of AGFO for 12 years.

 

Yahya Emin Demirci (Agriculture Engineer M.Sc., Quality Manager)

He is graduated from Agricultural Engineer, Plant Protection Department and completed his MSc in Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Yıldız Technical University.
During his education, he also worked in several Ecological Life, Organic Farming, Nature and Biodiversity Conservation and Monitoring projects.

He has several auditor qualification such as Organic Farming, Good Agricultural Practices, GlobalG.A.P. Crop Base (Option1 and Option2), GRASP, SA8000, ASC, MSC CoC, ISO9001, ISO22000, ISO14001, ISO45001 certification programs and standards. He is a member of AGFOCERT audit or certification team depend on the assigned scopes. He is also the quality manager of AGFOCERT with ISO / IEC 17065 and ISO / IEC 17025 experience.

In addition to his nature and species observations as a hobby, he is supporting to Illustrated Flora of Turkey workgroup as a scientific plant illustrator.

MK Chang (AGFOCERT Regional Coordinator - Taiwan)

MK Chang is the head of AGFOCERT in Taiwan and is responsible from coordination of the certification business of AGFOCERT in Taiwan. At present, 90% of the GGAP cases in Taiwan are coordinated by him. Farms certified includes aquaculture, feed mills and vegetables and fruits farms. He is also an ISO9001 and ISO 22000 auditor.

cagdascelik Çağdaş Çelik (Assistant Program Manager, ASC and GLOBALG.A.P. Inspector and QMS Auditor, In-house Trainer, MSC CoC Lead Auditor)

He worked with European Union Project(CIGESMED) about benthtic analyses of marine biology. He also worked TUBITAK Marmara Sea Project with Piri Reis Research Ship. He has been in Alaska/USA to training of Aquaculture and also He worked study on coral reef dive training and microbiological analyses in Ceuta/Spain. He is an 1 star diver on Turkish Underwater Sports Federation(CMAS).

He is an experienced aquacultural engineer of more than 4 years of work experience in aquaculture sector. He is approved for the scopes aquaculture, GRASP, cfm and coc.  He is in house trainer for GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture and CFM. He has also been assigned as ASC Trout and MSC CoC Lead Auditor.

Pelin Öge(General Manager Assistant - Food Engineer)

She is an experienced food engineer. She does the coordination of AGFO Certification and Auditing Business and other office tasks. She also assists General Manager for daily management tasks such as reporting and communication with staff.

 BD-2 Bulent Dokuzluoglu (Member of Aquaculture Certification Commitee, Veterinarian, Lead Auditor)

He is an experienced Veterinary Doctor of more than 11 years of work experience. He is approved for GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture, Livestock, CFM and COC scopes. He is an in house trainer for GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture. He is also brand owner and creator of International Hygiene Certification Programme so called BIX Kurumsal. He is approved for ISO 9001, ISO 22000, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and BRC.

 HandanGuven-2 Handan Guven (GLOBALG.A.P. Crops Certification QMS Auditor and Inspector, Agronomist Lead Auditor)She is an experienced Agronomist of more than 20 years of work experience in agriculture sector. She is approved for the scopes fruits&vegetables, combinable crops, flowers and ornamentals, cfm and coc. She is the QMS auditor and inspector for the crops base certifications.
Osman İşçimen (GLOBALG.A.P. Crops Certification QMS Auditor and Inspector, Agronomist Lead Auditor)

He is an experienced Agronomist of more than 10 years of work experience in agriculture sector. He is approved for the scopes fruits&vegetables, combinable crops, flowers and ornamentals, cfm and coc. He is QMS auditor and inspector for the crops base certifications.

Melike Gür Dereli (GLOBALG.A.P.  Aquaculture and CFM Auditor, in house trainer, Kontrolör, ASC Technical Expert)

Melike Gür Dereli is a veterinarian specializing in aquatic diseases. AGFOCERT's GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture and Compound Feed Inspector and in house trainer as well as working as ASC Technical Expert. She is a technical expert in ASC audits, especially for fish health and veterinary matters.