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Burcu Kayimtu

Managing Director, TBWA\Istanbul

Graduated from Istanbul University, Burcu started her career in Manajans/ J.T. Thomson in 2000 and then moved to Güzel Sanatlar/ Saatchi & Saatchi for 2,5 years. Later she continued her career at the Vancouver Symphony in Canada as a Marketing Assistant.

In 2003, she started working at TBWA\Istanbul and since 2013 she holds the position of Managing Director. In her 14 years TBWA journey, she was responsible for different local and global brands.

During her career, TBWA\Istanbul was chosen ‘Agency of the Year’ and the most awarded agency in Turkey by Advertising Age/MediaCat seven years in a row.

Between 2007-2012, Burcu and TBWA\Istanbul management team gave lectures about advertising to senior students in Bilgi University.

She was the board member of Advertising Association between 2011-2012 and recently one of the board member out of 9 members for 2017-2019.

In 2015 she was honored as one of the “Women to Watch”, by prestigious industry magazine Advertising Age/MediaCat.

In 2016 she was chosen ‘The Inspirational Women of the Year’ by the Brand Age marketing magazine.

Now, she is married and has a 3 years old son.