Since 2010, I provide translation and additional language services to international organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations and the Turkish public service and private sector, including industry. I translate material in the following fields: International Relations and Politics, Public Service Bureaucracy, Commerce. I also work with academic work, culture, art, tourism and literature related material.
Consecutive & Simultaneous Interpreting
I graduated from the University of Bonn, Germany with a master’s degree on Political Science and International Relations. Since 10 years, I work as a professional Interpreter.
I attend international conferences and congresses, seminars, workshops and training programs as a simultaneous and/or consecutive interpreter. I work with the Public Sector as well as with the Private Sector, including Industry and IT. Fields of expertise: Politics, international relations including international trade, public service bureaucracy and ministerial work, diplomacy, high-protocol among others.
Since 2010, I offer consultancy services besides the translation and interpretation activities. Mediation, negotiation contract-shaping, process management, public programs and incentives, organization and strategic planning are some of the fields of expertise and experience.
An enthusiastic political scientist with excellent organizational, communicational and presentation skills, ability to learn different requirements of different work areas very fast, adaptability to different work and social environments because of a strong educational background and knowledge of advanced language capabilities (English, German, Swedish, Spanish) due to extensive international exposure.
M. A. , International Relations, Friedrich Wilhelms University of BONN, Germany (language of instruction: German and English)
B. A. Political Science, Friedrich Wilhelm University of BONN, Germany (language of instruction: German and English)
Gymnasium Cusanus/Herz ; Bonn
Gymnasium Atatürk Anatolian High School (Language of instruction: English); Ankara
Storvreten Secondary School, Stockholm, Sweden (Language of instruction: Swedish)
English: Advanced (writing/speaking)
German: Advanced Academic Level (writing/speaking)
Swedish: Intermediate (writing/speaking)
Spanish: Intermediate (writing/speaking)
Turkish: Native Language
MS Office Applications (Word, Excel, Power Point)
1 year in Addis Ababa / Ethiopia (1980-1981)
4 years in Stockholm / Sweden (1984-1988),
14 years in Bonn / Germany (1990 -2004),
Travels to the Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Belgium, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Finland, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Azerbaijan, Bosnia, Ethiopia, Kenya, etc.
2013 - Current: Freelance Interpreter (English-German-Turkish),
Negotiator, Mediator at High-Level Public and Private Meetings
Interpretations for Ministers, Intelligence Services, etc.
1993 to 2020 :
Eurotrade Investment & Finance Co.
International Communications, Political Dialogue & Correspondence, Presentation of Financial Solutions. Customer Care.
Hakan Akbulut International Business & Policy Development
Business Development and Sales.
HEPER Moonlight Lighting Co. Inc.
Business Development and Foreign Trade Representative
GEMAK Food Industry Machinery & Trade Co.Ltd.
Foreign Trade Representative
ART-FORM Architecture Ltd. Co. Founder, Partner and Manager
Center for Eurasian Strategic Studies
Energy Desk (Water Conflict) - Researcher
Marketing and Advertisement Coordinator as Junior Partner, Customer Care and Acquisition, Product
Presentation and Service Development, GECON GmbH, Cologne / Germany
Market Analyst and Assistant Event Manager for product development at T-Data (Deutsche Telekom Subsidiary), Bonn / Germany
Conference Assistant at Booz-Allen-Hamilton Consultancy, Düsseldorf / Germany
Host and moderator for Bluetooth and Lesswire AG at CeBIT Hannover / Germany
Supervisor for Debitel Mobile Phones Promotion Team
NW District, Germany
Mobile Phones Promotion and customer consultancy for German Telekom, MEP-Stuttgart, Vodafone,
Debitel, E-Plus in various cities in Germany
Facility Manager at Tennis Park Pennenfeld, Bonn / Germany
Sports (swimming 2000m/h, tennis, table tennis, basketball)
Social and cultural activities (theatre, classical music concerts);
Travelling, reading, hiking.