Kaya Boztepe is the Chief Operating Officer of Planet Green NY, Director and member of BOD at Bilson USA and Representative of the TED Istanbul Foundation in the USA. He is a highly accomplished product development, management and marketing executive with over 20 years’ experience in the Industry.
Born in Chicago, IL, Kaya Boztepe lived overseas in Europe and Istanbul in his early childhood but considers himself a true New Yorker where he lived the most. He double majored in Economics and Business Management and considers research and development a true “passion”.
Boztepe has a special ability to analyze market trends, creating related strategies, focusing on the target consumer and market segmentation. A Highly accomplished merchandising and marketing executive with excessive experience in brand management, Boztepe extensively traveled to over 30 countries, established and managed hub and satellite offices in the United States, Europe, Near, Mid and Far East for Fortune 500 Companies, forged key alliances with manufacturers and penetrated markets despite formidable economic and political circumstances.
Founder of the Turkish American Radio and TV and the Turkish American Youth Association, Boztepe was also the President of the Federation of Turkish American Associations in New York, an umbrella organization of Turkish Americans in the United States. Exceptionally respectful and appreciative of diverse cultures and viewpoints, Boztepe worked extensively outlining strategic solutions to certain issues with both the Turkish and American Government officials including the President and the Parliament. He also worked on special programs helping youth and children’s welfare and educational scholarship programs.
During his term as President of Federation of Turkish American Associations, Kaya Boztepe displayed exemplar leadership skills with an innate managerial talent in handling diverse and complicated groups within the community. Kaya Boztepe is an effective communicator for both the Turkish and American audience and has proven his ability to build confidence in his audience. During his two term service totaling four years, his unprecedented appeal to diverse groups of people attracted the attention of many political leaders and community members where, to date, are continuing to observe him at a distance.
He is an author, a motivational speaker and a seasoned educational consultant.