In the year 1995, Mr.Baglikaya joined DETUR as General Manager which at the time was owned by Dedeman Holding, one of the largest and well-known Turkish conglomerates active in the tourism industry. As General Manager of the company, he oversaw all business functions such as contracting, production, finance, sales and marketing, PR, etc. Initiating the European expansion of Detur, he became one of the forerunners of Turkish tourism industry’s internationalization.
In 2004, Mr. Baglikaya became the owner and President of DETUR Group of Companies. Under his guidance and strategic direction, DETUR International has become a trusted partner for agencies and vacationers, turning the company into an international powerhouse with around 200.000 mobilized guests through companies in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Austria.
Prior to joining Detur as General Counsel in 2004, Mr. Sezer had a diverse career in both the public and the private sector. During various stages of his career, Mr. Sezer was a research consultant at the United Nations, New York, a lecturer-in-law at Middle East Technical University and in-house legal counsel for major companies. Mr. Sezer was also engaged in private legal practice as member of the Turkish Bar, and has held public office at Housing Development Administration of Turkey, initially as the Senior Legal Counsel and later as Vice President. Mr. Sezer’s native language is Turkish. He is fluent in English.
He was born in Turkey and raised in Spain. Trained as en economist majoring both in Economics and Business Administration at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona.
Mr. Baglikaya started his career in the Import Export Department at Mango. After 2 years, he joined Detur and attended a Management training program that brought him to work in all destinations of Detur and in its headquarters in Antalya.
He currently evaluates and implements existing and potential business opportunities. His work is oriented to adapt the company to the close future traveller needs and wishes.
Previously, he joined several finance and marketing continuing studies courses in NYU and HBS as well as a 6-month program in Euroleague Basketball focusing on Marketing & Partnerships.
Mr. Ilgaz Baglikaya is passionate about sports, travel and psychology. He holds Spanish and Turkish passports and speaks native Turkish and Spanish, a proficient level of English and Catalan and basic knowledge of Portuguese.
Mr.Ercan completed 4 years of bachelor degree in Hacettepe University Department of Statistics. His native language is Turkish and he is also fluent in English.
Berker Aydogan, who holds a bachelor’s degree in Tourism Management in English, has an experience of more than a decade in the industry of tourism. During his education in Business Faculty of Dokuz Eylul University, he held several positions for hotels in Turkey and the USA. He has joined Detur, following his experience in Product and Yield Department of a tour operator both in Russia and in Antalya. Berker Aydogan’s native language is Turkish, he also speaks English and Russian.