Cihan Hakyemez

Finance and Accounting Officer

Cihan joined the Bernard Van Leer Foundation in 2022 as Finance and Accounting Officer, providing support with financial procedures and administration of projects and salaries. She has an MBA in Financial Management and Accounting and over eight years of experience, including with small and medium-sized companies and the civil service. She obtained the title of certified public accountant just before moving to the Netherlands in 2019.

As a mother herself, Cihan feels privileged to contribute to the wellbeing of children. She strongly believes that every child deserves endless support to thrive in a safe and nurturing environment where their needs are met and their development is reinforced. She takes pride in her daughter, who keeps inspiring her every day.

Cihan takes pleasure in cooking, hiking and creative activities such as knitting and crochet.