Gökmen Ortaç – Managing Director
He was born in 1972. He graduated from Hacettepe University Faculty of Science and Literature Department of Sociology in 1994. He completed his undergraduate studies in psychology, pedagogy and statistics at the same university. He conducted studies on health sociology in particular. In 1997 he started to work at Omega Contract Research Organization. After working as a project manager in this company for three years, he founded OPTİMUM Contract Research Company in 2000, KLINAR Contract Research Company in 2009 and ANKA Medical Research Company in 2009 for the organization of academic studies.
In 2012, he acted as the project partner in the establishment of Hacettepe Clinical Research Center. Since the establishment of the company, he have carried out many clinical researches on both local and international basis, providing consultancy and working on projects to create employment in the sector. Since November 2012, he has been the Chairman of the Board of Contractors for Contract Research (SAKDER) for two terms. In 2014, he received the “Successful NGO Award” organized by a magazine on behalf of SAKDER. During his presidency, his work on “Organizational Structure in the Site Management Organization” and “Contract Research IOrganizations” was reported to the authority. Accredited clinical research training was given to the sector with the joint works of domestic and foreign companies. In 2016, Klinar received the award of the R & D Advisory Award in the business world summit awards of a magazine. In 2018, he became a founding member of the “Biotechnological Drugs Association”. He is actively working in this association as the General Secretary. He is currently working actively in the development of Clinical Research across the country.
Gülden Ortaç – General Manager
She was born in 1984. In 2006, she graduated from Gazi University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Business Administration. Since 2004, she has been working in Optimum Contract Research Organization in different roles as Quality Manager Assistant, Quality Manager, Project Manager, Project Director and Assistant General Manager respectively. In 2011, she managed to be a part of a successful regulatory authority audit performed by the Ministry of Helath Turkey for both Klinar CRO and Optimum CRO as Quality Manager and supervisor and helped two companies to receive their certificates to be “working under principles of GCP”. In 2013, she joined Klinar Contract Research as General Manager. In 2016, she launched the ISO: 27001 system at the company, enabling the company to become one of the first local CROs certified as Data Accredited.
As a result of her features as being in service for many years especially in the field of quality management, in-house trainings, clinical research trainings; SOP trainings, ICH-GCP trainings, SOP design, SOP review activities,office audits, site audits, project development and project Management, medical translations and business development become her specialities and she is continously working in this field with more than 15 years of experience. She has a very good knowledge on Turkish infrastructure and management of clinical trials in Turkey starting from the feasibility until the clinical study report preparation. She is also a member of the supervisory board of “SAKDER”, the Association of CROs in Turkey which is also a member of EUCROF.