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Nuri M. COLAKOGLU President, Dogan Media International; Chairman and CEO, New Media Company (NMC); Chairman, HTV (Turkey’s Health and well being TV), Turkey

CV

 Nuri M. Colakoğlu has worked as a journalist, broadcaster and media executive since 1969. He has held positions in Turkey and abroad. He started his professional career with the Turkish public broadcaster TRT and then worked for the German news agency DPA, Swedish TV, German radio WDR, the daily Aydınlık, the BBC World Service, and as Milliyet London bureau chief. Upon his return to Turkey, he was appointed as the news editor of Milliyet, then moved to become the deputy general manager of TRT. Since 1991, he has been involved in launching a number of private TV channels. He is currently President of Dogan Media International. He is a Board Member of Kanal D Romania, an entertainment channel in Romania of the Dogan Media Group. He is also the chairman and CEO of his two private companies – NMC New Media Company and HTV, a recently launched health and well being channel. He is involved in a number of NGOs, currently serving as board member of the TV Broadcasters Association of Turkey after serving as chairman for ten years, executive board member of the Istanbul Arts & Culture Foundation, member of the Education Committee of Turkish Businessmen and Industrialists’ Association.

Memberships

TV Broadcasters' Association of Turkey, Chairman, Istanbul
TUSIAD Association of Businessmen and Industrialists, Member of Executive Board, Istanbul
Turkish-American Business Council, Member of Executive Board, Istanbul
Member of the International Press Institute, London
Foreign Policy Association, Member of Advisory Board, New York
Executive Board Member of Istanbul Modern Arts Museum
Board Member of Advertisements Complaint Board
Executive Board Member of TEMA Turkish Environment Protection Association