About Us

Building on the philanthropic tradition of their family, Esas Sosyal (Esas Social) was established in April 2015 by the founders of Esas Holding to professionally manage their social investments. The initial area of investment for Esas Sosyal is youth employment, an issue of most importance in Turkey. According to the Turkish Statistical Institute 2018, 31% of youth with university diplomas are unemployed. Taking this into consideration, Esas Sosyal developed a program strategy with three components, to support school to work transition for new graduates: Research, Joint Projects and the First Chance program.

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Programs

With the vision of Şevket Sabancı, the First Chance Program is implemented as a pioneering program in the solution of youth unemployment by providing full time positions for new university graduates in NGOs for 12 months.

Research

The initial focus of Esas Sosyal is youth and employment and two main targets have been set in order to conduct and support research in this area of work.

EMİNE SABANCI KAMIŞLI

EMİNE SABANCI KAMIŞLI

CHAIR

ŞEVKET SABANCI

ŞEVKET SABANCI

HAYIRLI SABANCI

HAYIRLI SABANCI

ALİ SABANCI

ALİ SABANCI

CAN KÖSEOĞLU

CAN KÖSEOĞLU

KAZIM KÖSEOĞLU

KAZIM KÖSEOĞLU

SİNA AFRA

SİNA AFRA

FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD, TURKISH ENTREPRENEURSHIP FOUNDATION

PELİN AKIN ÖZALP

PELİN AKIN ÖZALP

MEMBER OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS, TIKAV / TURKEY HUMAN RESOURCES TRAINING AND HEALTH FOUNDATION

PROF. DR. ERHAN ERKUT

PROF. DR. ERHAN ERKUT

VICE RECTOR, MEF UNIVERSITY

HAZAL ELİF SARI

HAZAL ELİF SARI

İLK FIRSAT 2018 KATILIMCISI / EKOCENTRUM PROJE ASİSTANI

ALİ YILDIRIM

ALİ YILDIRIM

İLK FIRSAT KATILIMCISI / MAZARS DENEYİMLİ DENETİM ASİSTANI

DİLARA OĞUR

DİLARA OĞUR

HR VICE PRESIDENT AT PEGASUS AIRLINES

AYŞE GÜÇLÜ ONUR

AYŞE GÜÇLÜ ONUR

PARTNER, EGON ZEHNDER INTERNATIONAL

AYŞECAN ÖZYEĞİN OKTAY

AYŞECAN ÖZYEĞİN OKTAY

MEMBER OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES, HÜSNÜ ÖZYEĞİN FOUNDATION

NİLGÜN ULU

NİLGÜN ULU

NİLGÜN ULU ACADEMY BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES SPECIALIST

ERDAL YILDIRIM

ERDAL YILDIRIM

GENERAL MANAGER, VEHBİ KOÇ FOUNDATION

FİLİZ BİKMEN

FİLİZ BİKMEN

Esas Sosyal Founding Director

M. GAMZE KAPYALI

M. GAMZE KAPYALI

Esas Sosyal Communications Manager

PINAR ÖZYÜREK

PINAR ÖZYÜREK

Esas Sosyal Corporate Relations Manager

NESLİHAN YILDIRIM

NESLİHAN YILDIRIM

Esas Sosyal Program Coordinator