With a successful track record of high performance results during her career with local and multinational companies, Pınar Akkaya has been involved in almost every aspect of HR, in many different cultures and industries.
Her experience includes prestigious positions in highly reputable companies such as Nike, Leroy Merlin, Li&Fung and Digiturk.
In 2011, Pinar launched Signature Communication, her own training company. Signature specializes in communication training, intercultural training and leadership & change modules,.
Pinar’s second brand, Collaï, specializes in strategic facilitation for meetings and in-house facilitator training.
Signature and Collaï’s references include several reputable multinational companies like Bosch, British American Tobacco, Shell, Deloitte, KPMG, Ontex and Pernod Ricard.
Fluent in English and French, Pinar is based in London and works across Europe. She is in demand as a keynote speaker, strategic facilitator and expert on cross-cultural consulting matters.
Pinar is a certified trainer from World Bank, an accredited INSIGHTS facilitator from Insights Benelux, a certified intercultural consultant from Berlitz Paris, a certified Trimetrix trainer from TTI Insights Turkey, a Member of International Association of Facilitators (IAF) and a certified trainer in Personal Branding&Image with London Image Institute.
She holds an advanced degree on wine & viticulture from WSET London, she trains senior executives on wine, offers closed group tastings and does wine pairing for large corporate events.
Pinar is the founder of Apm Club Istanbul, facilitator of Apm Club London Trigger, a member of the Strategic Committee of Ecole Supérieure de Commerce La Rochelle in France since 2013 and a lecturer in European School of Economics in London.