Who’s Who: Burak Cakmak, CEO of the Fashion Commission

SourceArab News
SectorEconomy
CountryUAE

Burak Cakmak was recently named CEO of the Fashion Commission (FC), one of the 11 commissions working under the umbrella of the Kingdom's Ministry of Culture and is responsible for developing the fashion sector in the country. Last July, the Ministry of Culture announced the formation of the FC's board of directors, headed by Culture Minister Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan. Cakmak was named one of the board members. Prior to that, Cakmak served as dean of fashion at Parsons School of Design from 2015 to 2020.

He was responsible for the implementation of world-class standards across all business functions, including raw material sourcing, supply chain management, manufacturing, and retail operations. As CEO of the commission, Cakmak's job responsibilities include supporting and empowering talents, professionals and entrepreneurs in the local fashion industry. He will also set a strategy to develop and regulate the fashion sector. Moreover, encouraging finance and investment is another task he is assigned to in his...read more...