Welum Magazine, August 12th 2019
Who is Asli? define yourself
I am a Food Engineer, and I graduated from the Food Engineering Department of Istanbul Technical University in 1996. Later, I worked as an R&D and quality director at one of the leading honey manufacturing companies for 13 years.
In the meantime, I completed a master's degree in the area of bee products at the Food Engineering Department of Istanbul Technical University. I directed and coordinated many national and international projects. Some of those projects were granted achievement awards by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce, and Eurowards Turkey. I have managed the efforts for establishing many quality and food safety management systems such as ISO 9001, ISO 22000, BRC, and ISO-17025 towards accreditation in the company that I worked.
My entire work and research experience have been all about the bees and their valuable products since graduation. Then I established the SBS Scientific BioSolutions Company offering products in the same sector in Istanbul, Turkey.
"The most satisfying part of my job is to furnish a natural solution for people and mothers seeking options either for themselves or for their kids to heal"
Tell us more about your family and childhood?
My mother and my late father are both medical doctors. They were my enthusiastic supporters throughout my life, including my entrepreneurship tale. I always remember looking for answers as a curious child who loved to learn and dig the literature more to do research. Frankly, I wanted to be a scientist to help nature and people.