Barış Özistek led the sale of two successful internet companies under SHR Group, to which he joined as CEO in early 2011, to foreign investors. From 2013 until 2019, he has served as CEO of EMEA Region of Netmarble, one of the world’s largest gaming companies. He continues his service at EMEA as the Chairman of Board of Directors.
Mr. Özistek is one of the founders and a board member of “StartersHub”, the largest venture building program that supports Startups in Turkey.
Mr. Özistek has worked for several companies at top executive positions such as Adecco and Bureau Veritas in Turkey, Caspian Sea and Middle East & North Africa region. He is one of the founding partners of “Hugent”, a well-known HR company in Turkey. He is also one of the investors of various technology ventures.
He holds an MBA in Finance and Marketing in addition to his MSc degree in Energy and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Yildiz Technical University. After studies on multiple trainings of management, sales and marketing, he completed an advanced leadership programme from IMD Business School / Switzerland.
Barış Özistek has acted as the President of Turkish Digital Games Federation (TUDOF) and also board member of Turkish Informatics Foundation. In addition he has roles among several NGOs and associations like 1907 Fenerbahçe Association, Entrepreneurship Foundation, TUSİAD (Turkish Industry and Business Association) and TUBISAD (Turkish Informatics Industry Association).