Sustainability expert Burak Cakmak appointed CEO of Saudi Fashion Commission

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Riyadh – The Fashion Commission has today announced the appointment of Burak Cakmak as CEO. A preeminent name in the fashion industry, Cakmak will lead the Commission’s efforts to elevate the Saudi fashion sector as it seeks to preserve the Kingdom’s rich fashion heritage and empower domestic talent.  Today’s announcement comes as the Ministry of Culture works to implement the Saudi National Culture Strategy, a key pillar in the delivery of the Kingdom’s transformation plan, Vision 2030.Cakmak holds a joint MBA degree from Ceram Business School and San Francisco State University. His distinguished career spans more than two decades during which he has held several senior positions in the fashion industry, most recently as Dean of Fashion at Parsons School of Design - The New School - in New York.In addition to this, Cakmak served as a sustainability consultant at the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and sat on the Advisory Board and Jury Committees for the Council more...