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Ahu Kostak-Bulat

Strategic Partnerships Manager    
Education

B.S. in International Relations
M.A. in European Studies

Specializations

Strategic Planning, Relationship Building/Networking, Fundraising, Board Development, and Event/Program management

Biography

Ahu Kostak-Bulat is the Strategic Partnerships Manager.  Ahu has strategic and operational responsibility for coordinating and supporting programs and projects related to Turkey. She also serves as the Executive Director of the American Turkish Friendship Council and the Turkish Honorary Consulate General for Georgia to actively implement and coordinate educational, cultural, humanitarian, and business programs to improve relations between Turkey and the United States.  In her previous positions she worked as the Consumer Rights and E-Business Relations Executive at Vestel Company and as Marketing and Sales Executive at Edpa USA and Altinyildiz Textile Company.  Ahu is highly committed to implementing educational programs and working with organizations to provide equal access to proper education.

Ahu has a B.S. degree in International Relations, Ankara Siyasal, Turkey and an M.A. degree in European Studies from Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey. She has also completed coursework toward Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education and has earned North Carolina teacher certification.