President & Founder of TEPAC
Nedim was born in Mudanya/Tirilye. After graduating high school, he studied Mining Engineering in Zonguldak for one year and subsequently transferred to METU where he graduated from the Faculty of Administrative Sciences, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, International Relations in 1982.
In 1982/83 he studied French in Geneva, Switzerland, and worked at Tapis D’Orient Finzi. He did his military service as an Interpreter and Program Officer at Ankara Armored School. He held executive positions at Oyak Renault, Coşkunöz and Özdilek in Bursa, Türkiye.
He came to Canada as an immigrant in 1988. He worked at Filtex Inc. Azerbaijan Rugs, Giant Carpets, SDG Software, AT&T Canada and KKCan Construction and Mining Inc. He founded and managed Glen Abbey Import Export and Yonge Flooring and Home Improvement Center Inc.
He provided guidance and consultancy to countless institutions, companies, and individuals. As a civil society leader, he worked as a Board Member at the Canadian Turkish Culture and Folklore Association, and as a news anchor in Canadian Turkish Television.
He worked as a volunteer on the executive board of the Federation of Canadian Turkish Associations for nine years and was the President for 5 of those years. He contributed to the development of political, economic, and cultural relations between Türkiye and Canada.
He fulfilled his pioneering role in the start of flights between Canada and Türkiye, in the acquisition of the Federation of Canadian Turkish Associations’ building, and in the opening of Turkish Consulate General in Toronto. He has been a board member of the DEIK/ World Turkish Business Council for more than five years on a volunteer basis. Currently, he is serving as a vice-chair of the Americas Regional Committee.
In 2013, he founded the Turkish Canadian Entrepreneurs and Professionals Association (TEPAC) with his four friends and is currently serving as the President. For the past forty years, he has touched the lives of many people in his private sector and community volunteering roles in Switzerland, Türkiye, and Canada. He continues his activities with the awareness that civil society is the foundation of the development of democracy.