GOZDE KAZAZOGLU, PhD
Director of National Policy - Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters
She currently works at Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME), Canada’s largest and oldest industry association, as a Policy Director leading energy, environment, labour, skills and immigration files. Previously, she was leading Procter & Gamble’s government relations and public policy for Türkiye, Caucasus and Central Asia reaching over 150 million consumers. During her role, she received 2018 and 2020 P&G Türkiye, and 2021 P&G Global Government Relations Awards for her contributions and leadership in government relations and reputation building in highly agile, fast-paced and complex political and economic environment across the region.
Born in Istanbul, Türkiye, after her graduation from Uskudar American High School, she continued her studies at Bogazici University. She holds a bachelor degree in economics, and a master’s degree with cum laude in international trade management. She then got her Ph.D. degree in Business Management from Istanbul Technical University.
Gozde moved to Ottawa, Canada with her spouse Oguz and their cat Pancar in August 2021, and currently lives in Ottawa.