Mehmet Koçak

Mehmet Kocak Chairman of the Executive Board, Former Chief Labor Inspector of Ministry of Labor and Social Security, Labor and Social Security Expert/Consultant

He was born in Erzurum in 1970. He has graduated from Erzurum Imam Hatip High School in 1988, and he graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Political Sciences, Department of Labor Economics and Industrial Relations in 1992. He started to work as an Assistant Labour Inspector at the Ministry of Labor and Social Security Labour Inspection Board in 1993. Following his 3-year period as Assistant Inspector, he was appointed as the Labor Inspector of the Ministry in 1997 with a degree by succeeding in the qualification exam. Between 2001 and 2003, he served as Group Vice President at the Istanbul Group Presidency of the Labor Inspection Board of the Ministry of Labor and Social Security.

He left the Ministry Labor Inspector position, which he held until May 2005, and joined Yıldız Holding A.Ş. and its subsidiaries as Labor and Social Security Law Consultant. After leaving his position that he continued until January 2009, he founded working life, individual and collective labor law, social security provides consultancy services on occupational health and safety issues in his company Yıldız Holding A.Ş, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Subsidiaries, Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality and 100 institutions and organizations from Turkey's first five hundred companies. He worked as an expert witness in Istanbul courthouses in the field of Labor Law and Social Security Law.

On behalf of the Turkish Nourishment Employers' Union, it has negotiated and concluded more than 200 collective bargaining agreements in the food sector and other sectors. He contributed to the draft of many law prepared by the Ministry of Labor and Social Security. He is an instructor at Bahçeşehir University BÜSEM Labor Law and Social Security Specialist certificate program and at Istanbul Şehir University Life-long Learning, Application and Research Center in the field of Labor and Social Security Law.

He presented rescripts at numerous symposiums on Labor Law, Social Security, Occupational Health and Safety, he joined seminars and conferences as speaker in many country, he participated as a speaker in seminars and conferences in many cities. He has many articles on the subject of his specialization.

He participated in many programs broadcast on national television channels where Labor and Social Security Law and Occupational Health and Safety issues were discussed. He prepared and presented the program "Danışmanın" at Digitürk Türk Max and "Sorun Çözelim" at ATV Europe.