Former Nike General Manager, Founder of Istventures Private Equity, Author of ''Business Over Turkish Coffee”
Mr. Parlar earned his Management and Business administration degree along with Masters degrees in International Business Relations and Marketing in Holland. In 2012, Mr. Parlar’s book “Business over Turkish Coffee” is published and has been sold by Apple Books and Amazon. It is being used as a guide to Turkish business culture by the consulates, universities and companies. Zafer Parlar is highly popular for delivering speeches at international companies as well as universities and other institutions. He has also been among the speakers featured at The Economist’s “Roundtable Meetings” and The World Economic Forum (WEF). Parlar has held senior leadership roles at Mexx International B.V and Nike Inc. He is the founder of a private investment fund Istventures which has been investing in service, sports wear and financial technologies areas.
Zafer Parlar speaks English, Dutch and Turkish.