Başak Akdemir

Chief Executive
BAU Global & MLA College, UK

Dr Başak Akdemir is the Chief Executive of BAU Global and Chief Executive of MLA College. She has worked within the maritime industry and academia, served as the managing partner of a ship owning company. Dr Akdemir was awarded a PhD from De Montfort University with the thesis "Improving Supply Forecasting within the Shipping Industry"; the forecasting model developed in this programme of study made use of neural networks and employed novel methods to identify sudden changes in the market. It provided a mechanism of corrective action for when the fluctuations in the market were considered excessive.