Filiz Ova / General Manager of Zorlu PSMFiliz Ova

After graduating from high school in Esslingen, Germany, Filiz Ova studied Art History and American Literature at the University of Tübingen. Filiz Ova started her career at the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) in 2006. She worked in the media relations department of the foundation and took part in the international media communication activities of all festivals, biennials and events organized by the foundation. Upon transferring to İş Sanat in 2008 after her office at İKSV, Ova started serving as Assistant Art Director and continued as Art Director until she left the institution in 2018. Occupying an important place in the world of culture and arts, İş Sanat, under the leadership of Filiz Ova, not only increased the diversity of its content with classical music, jazz, modern dance and special projects by local artists, but also undertook an important mission in ensuring that all segments of society have access to culture and arts events with the activities developed exclusively for children and young audiences. In November 2020, Ova became the General Manager of Zorlu Performing Arts Center.

In 2014, she joined the international education program of Devos Institute for Arts Management, one of America’s leading culture and arts consultancy companies, implemented in cooperation with the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and University of Maryland, becoming the first art director from Turkey to be accepted to the program. She participated in the global scholarship program implemented by the International Society for the Performing Arts in New York simultaneously with the 3-year training program attended by arts executives from all over the world. In addition to her duty as general manager of Zorlu PSM, Ova currently teaches “Space and Logistics”, which deals with the management of healthy and sustainable cultural institutions, as visiting lecturer at the “Arts and Cultural Management” department of Istanbul Bilgi University’s Faculty of Comm.

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Levent Dokuzer / Deputy General Manager of Programming, Production, Operations and Marketing Levent Dokuzer

Levent Dokuzer graduated from the Department of Political Science at Istanbul Bilgi University, and later completed his master's degree in Strategic Marketing and Brand Management at Bahçeşehir University. Additionally, to enhance his international experience, he pursued a one-year education at Universidade Fernando Pessoa between 2005 and 2006. In 2008, he began his career as the Assistant Director of Business Development at Pozitif. He progressed within the company, first as a Brand Manager, then as the Corporate Brand and Marketing Manager. During this time, he played significant roles in marketing and brand management processes for numerous important projects and festivals, including events at Babylon Alaçatı, Babylon Aya Yorgi, and Monk by Babylon, as well as concerts in Istanbul featuring Rihanna, Iron Maiden, U2, and RHCP, and series like Rock'n Coke, One Love, and Pozitif Days.

Between 2014 and 2015, Levent Dokuzer served as the Marketing Manager for Jatomi Fitness, where he took charge of all PR, advertising, brand management, and localization processes. He developed marketing strategies and programs based on global directives, consumer research, and competitor analysis.

In 2015, he joined Zorlu Performing Arts Center as the Marketing Manager. During his time there, he created marketing plans and strategies for festivals such as Sonar Festival, PSM Jazz Festival, and MIX Festival. He also managed Vestel PSM Radio and Zorlu PSM Youtube Channel. In 2021, Levent Dokuzer was promoted to Group Manager for Marketing and Digital Projects, leading a team of 11 professionals. With over 15 years of experience in the entertainment, art, culture, and media industries, he currently holds the position of Deputy General Manager for Programming, Production, Operations, and Marketing at Zorlu Performing Arts Center since 2023.

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Ali Alioğlu / Venue & Operations ManagerAli  Alioğlu
Billur Taşkın Şen / Sponsorship ManagerBillur  Taşkın Şen
Gözde Tekay / Digital Contents ManagerGözde  Tekay
Mehmet Güneş / Security ManagerMehmet  Güneş
Merve Karaçöl / Business Development Group ManagerMerve Karaçöl
Pınar Yıldız / Human Resources ManagerPınar Yıldız
Vildan Şahin / Accounting ManagerVildan Şahin
Yusuf Baştürk / Corporate Sales ManagerYusuf  Baştürk
Aytaç Albayrak / IT ManagerAytaç Albayrak
Nazlı Akçığ Kahraman / Programming ManagerNazlı  Akçığ Kahraman