Utku Hasdemir

He graduated from St. Michel French High School in 1998 and Koç University, Department of Economics in 2003. He was employed by Türk Philips as ‘Wholesale Channel Sales Supervisor’ in Domestic Appliances & Personal Care Strategic Business Unit (SBU) on June 2003.  He was recruited by Pınar Dairy Company and he worked in this company as ‘Assistant Brand Manager’ between 2004 and 2005.  He joined Nestlé Türkiye Gıda San. A.Ş. on November 2005 as ‘Asistant Key Accounts Manager’ responsible for Carrefour hypermarkets . He held positions of ‘Channel Sales Development Supervisor’ responsible for National Accounts; and ‘Category Development Manager’ responsible for Beverages SBU including Nescafé and Coffee-Mate brands from 2006 till 2008. Then he was transferred to Cereal Partners Worldwide (Joint Venture of Nestlé & General Mills) as ‘Brand Manager’ responsible for the kids breakfast cereals portfolio including brands such as Nesquik and Cheerios in 2008. From May 2010 till September 2015, he worked for Mövenpick (super- premium ice cream brand of Nestlé) SBU. He held both Trade Marketing and Brand Management functions in this SBU.  He was promoted to ‘Channel Sales Manager’ position responsible for e-Commerce. Simultaneously, he acts as Sales Manager of  Nescafé Dolce Gusto coffee capsules.

He graduated from MBA program of Yeditepe University in 2009.  He continues to work on his post-graduate thesis in Business Administration Doctorate Program (Marketing Orientation) to be eligible for PhD degree. Utku Hasdemir wrote a conference paper, entitled as ‘The Effects of Women Changing Roles in the Society on their Decision-Making Styles, a Study on Packaged Food & Beverages Sector’, which was accepted to be presented in ‘20th Eurasia Business and Economics Society’ conference, which will be held in Vienna, from 28th to 30th of September. He lectured ‘Competitive Strategy’ in Global Marketing Master Program of Marmara University during Spring 2014 academic period. He has been teaching Sales Management and Marketing Management courses in Santral as well as Kozyatağı campuses of Bilgi University MBA Program since Fall 2014.