CCO &Co-Founder of INNOSES
IEEE Volunteer & Senior Member
Candidate for IEEE Women in Engineering Committee Chair-Elect 2022 (Nominated by IEEE WIE)
Simay Akar is an entrepreneur with reputable corporate industrial background and experience in the energy industry. She specialized in photovoltaic manufacturing, battery storage for electric vehicles and renewable energy technologies and the clean energy market development.
Akar is currently the Chief Commercial Officer & Co-Founder at Innoses.
In addition to her professional acclimates, she is an IEEE Senior member, acknowledged volunteer since 2007. Simay is a graduate of Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey and she participated Energy Innovation and Emerging Technologies Program at Stanford University.
Simay is Certified Soft Skills Trainer since 2008. Additionally, She is METU Alumni Association Energy Commission Member, Turkish Women in Renewables North America Liaison & Sailing Team Member, KYSKD(Female Sailors Sports Club Association) member. She is Licensed Sailor Athlete at the Turkish Sailing Federation and also Swimmer. She participates open seas swimming races, marathons, and sailing cups across the world.
IEEE has important role in her life.
She is also IEEE VOLT Graduate, IEEE Educational Activities TISP Champion, 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
Competence & Aptitude
Entrepreneurship & Industry Experience
Multicultural mind set and experiences
Traveled to 64 Countries
Lived in 3 Countries
Clean Energy Technology Passionate
Battery Storage Systems and Li-ion Batteries
Renewable Energy Technologies
Social Impact of Technology