Çiğdem Cengiz

Company: Amadeus
Title:Marketing and Communication Manager
Date / Time: 20.02.2019
Hall: Speakers’ Corner
Subject: Destination Marketing

Çiğdem Cengiz is heading up Marketing and Communication at Amadeus in Turkey office. She started off in the travel industry at a travel agency, but her curiosity of understanding more about the technology behind the scenes brought her to Amadeus. Her tenure at Amadeus spans 20 years of action packed engagement with travel players right across the spectrum, in customer service, Training and then in sales as Senior Account & Marketing Manager and later Senior Commercial Account Manager, BTA & Corporations. Her experience ranges from working with start up agencies to longer established leisure and multi-national players. This multi-faceted experience has given her a great understanding of what solutions are needed to satisfy customer needs in complex environments. She received a B.S. degree in Italian Literature and the M.S. degree in and will receive her Ph.D. in Studies on Eco-criticism, Ecology in Literature from Ankara University – Faculty of Literature and Languages, Italian Language & Literature. Çiğdem speaks Turkish, Italian and English and in her spare time, she translates books from Italian to Turkish. She is an avid reader and an avid traveler, experiencing different cultures & lifestyles. She likes socializing, entertaining and eating out, walking in nature, skiing and swimming, and treasures her quality time with husband and son.