Istanbul, 16 June 2008 - Capitol Public Relations, the Ogilvy PR office in Turkey, has announced Lebin Ebru Cokisler as the new Managing Director, effective from June 2008.
Lebin Ebru Cokisler, known as Ebru, has a wealth of corporate communications experience stretching over 16 years working for many of Turkey’s largest blue chip organisations.
After working as a producer and director at two national TV channels, Ebru had been in charge of communications at Turkcell, the leading GSM operator of Turkey. Besides managing an extremely busy communications office she also led the company’s CSR agenda which eventually led to Turkcell winning the WEPR Crystal Obelisk Award for the "Contemporary Girls of Contemporary Turkey" project in 2002.
Ebru has also worked as the Corporate Communications Manager at Petrol Ofisi, a leading player in the Turkish fuel and lubricant industry, where she managed various projects including Petrol Ofisi’s Formula1 Turkish Grand Prix sponsorship, which won a Gold Award at IPRA 2007 for sponsorship.
“I am very happy and excited to pass from client side to the agency side” said Ebru. “Capitol Ogilvy PR is a well known and respected agency.”
“We have great clients, a strong business culture and can draw upon the best intellectual capital available across our global network.
“I feel lucky to take over such a rich inheritance at Capitol.”
Martin Liptrot, Regional CEO, Ogilvy PR EAME, said:
“We are delighted that Ebru has accepted our invitation to join Capitol Ogilvy PR. Her experience, communications industry knowledge and reputation are outstanding.
“When I met Ebru at our regional management meeting, I was instantly impressed with her ability and creativity and her solid understanding of the challenges facing organisations today.
“The Turkish PR market is growing and becoming more important for a network organization like ours. With a strong team and an able leader like Ebru we will continue to push our development and expansion at Capitol Ogilvy PR.”
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