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Simay Akar

About Me

CCO &Co-Founder of INNOSES
IEEE Volunteer & Senior Member

Simay Akar is currently the Chief Commercial Officer and Co-Founder at INNOSES, an innovative sustainable energy solutions provider offering Lithium-ion battery products worldwide in the field of energy storage and electric vehicles and she is in charge of global marketing and business development initiatives. She specialized in the solar and renewable energy industry since 2012. She worked in China and Turkey and mostly focused on international commercial activities. She served roles as Sales & Marketing Director at EkoRE Renewable Energy, Business Development & Marketing Director at GoodWe Solar, Head of International Marketing Department at Talesun Solar, Business Development & Sales Manager at CSUN Eurasia, Marketing Communication at Schneider Electric, and Corporate Communication at Arcelik (BEKO). She joined IEEE as a Student Member in 2007, graduated from Middle East Technical University, Ankara Turkey. Today, she is an IEEE Senior Member, IEEE VOLT Graduate (2019), Certified Soft Skills Trainer (since 2008), METU Alumni Association Energy Commission Member, Turkish Women in Renewables North America Liaison & Sailing Team Member and Licensed Sailor Athlete at the Turkish Sailing Federation. She has been serving several volunteer membership and leadership positions in different areas including mainly global committees of IEEE Humanitarian Technology Activities ( IEEE SIGHT -Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology and HAC), IEEE Power& Energy Society (Women in Power, Young Professionals, Solar and Wind Committee), IEEE Women in Engineering, IEEE Young Professionals, IEEE Social Implications of Technology Society (SSIT), IEEE Student Activities, IEEE Entrepreneurship Committee and other positions on Regional Boards of IEEE Region 8 (Europe Middle East and Africa) &10 (Asia Pacific). She received several awards from IEEE and other corporations including:
· IEEE WIE Inspiring Member of The Year 2020 (Honorable Mention)
· IEEE Global Young Professionals Hall of the Fame Award 2018 (PES YP Team)
· IEEE MGA (Global) Young Professionals Achievement Award 2017
· IEEE MGA (Global) Achievement Award 2014 (as IEEE Day Team Lead)
· IEEE Day Leadership Award 2013
· CSUN Outstanding Staff Award 2014


Professional Skills

Competence & Aptitude


Business Development

Clean Energy Technologies

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