PERYÖN, President of the Board
Merck Regional Talent and Development CoE Head, MEART - Middle East, Africa, Russia, Turkey

Sevilay Pezek Yangın has experience spanning more than 17 years in Pharmaceutics, Retail, FMCG, Telecommunications and Information Technologies. She launched her career in Pınar Süt as a planning engineer. Ms. Yangın later went onto starting her human resources career in İzmir Commodity Exchange where she joined the group that founded the first Derivatives Exchange in Turkey in cooperation with Chicago Board of Trade and Deutsche Bank. She served as specialist and manager in Telsim and Koç Group companies with a particular experience in the establishment of Human Resources systems, training, talent management and development.

Ms. Yangın started working for Serono İlaç in 2006 where she founded the Human Resources department. She was involved in restructuring of the company, foundation of the management team and the Chemistry Department. She also managed the merger and transformation process when Serono was acquired by Merck Group and received the Global SHRM excellence award. As of 2013, she has been serving as Director of EMEA Talent Development in Merck Group. She is responsible for the development of regional human management capacities and strategic talent management and development. Ms. Yangın is also an Insights-accredited leadership trainer and executive coach. Since 2002, she has been an active member of the board of directors of PERYON Turkey People Management Association. She is the founding leader of Information Management Platform and publishes articles in Popüler Yönetim magazine.