Pinar Akkaya

With a successful track record during her career, Pınar Akkaya’s HR experience includes prestigious positions in reputable companies such as Nike, Leroy Merlin and Li&Fung.


In 2011, Pinar launched her own company, Signature Communication. Signature specializes in leadership and intercultural training. Pinar’s second brand, Collaï, specializes in strategic meeting facilitation and facilitator training. Signature and Collaï’s references include multinational companies like Bosch, BAT, Shell, Deloitte, Cargill, Pernod Ricard and Société Générale.


Pinar is in demand as a keynote speaker, strategic facilitator and expert on cross-cultural matters. Fluent in English and French, she obtained her B.Sc in Management from Bilkent University in Ankara with a full scholarship.


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 and a certified trainer in Personal Branding with London Image Institute. She holds an advanced degree on wine&viticulture from WSET London.

Pinar is the founder and facilitator of Apm Club Istanbul since 2014, a member of the Strategic Committee of Ecole Supérieure de Commerce La Rochelle in France since 2013 and lecturer at European School of Economics.

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