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AREAS OF EXPERTISE Highly committed senior leader in General Management with broad international expertise in making & implementing business plans, market plan execution with proven ability to achieve the pre-set financial goals in multinational matrix organizations. Possess knowledge of Animal Health industry, generics and biolosimilars and its market trends. Excellent communication, interpersonal & relationship management skills with ability to think analytically and relate to people at all levels in the organization. Well experienced in different industry types as well as sizes from small scale to multinational. Specialties: Broad intercultural business background - Vast leadership skills
- Team building, coaching, mentoring
Start up experience • 21 years’ International experience in Animal Science Industry and Research arena, 5 years Bisimilars and generics. • Associate Professor on Animal Science, Animal Welfare, Animal Nutrition, Animal Husbandry, Animal Genetics, Animal Health, Food Animal Science • Master of science in veterinary science, advanced master of science in veterinary medicine and a PhD in veterinary medicine and experience on small and large animal practise, animal breeding, animal behaviour, animal welfare projects as well as food safety and public health issues related projects and in quality assessment, development of new measuring techniques and methodologies. Please visit:


Current Experience

  • Consultant, Managing Director
    Since January 2015
    Managing Director for Global Operations, Marketing, Sales

  • Docent (Associate Professor)
    Since November 2012
    Associate Professor on Zootechnology title is given to Dr Esra Kurt Klont because of her outstanding knowledge which is proven by her international collaboration and scientific articles on the subject. A jury of seven Professors from different areas of expertise (including Zootechnology, Food Animal Science, Animal Genetics, Animal Welfare, Food Science and Technology) investigated Dr Esra Kurt Klont articles and performed an oral exam about her knowledge of her expertise areas (including Zootechnology, Food Animal Science, Animal Genetics, Animal Welfare, Food Science and Technology) and decided to honour her with an academic title of Associate Professor.

  • Member of Editorial Board
    Since March 2012

  • Member of Editorial Advisory Board
    Since January 2011
    Managerial • Develop business strategies. • Planning, fund-raising and community relations. • Create programs and policies. • Promotional ideas and public awareness. • Develop subcommittees. • Attend meetings. • Contribute input and feedback. • Organizational development. • Strategic planning and decision-making. Editorial and Strategy • To work as an active member of the Editorial Board led by the Academic Editor to ensure the overall effectiveness of the Journal e.g. the quality of submitted papers, scope of dissemination plans and the development innovative approaches to advance the work of the Journal. • To actively encourage colleagues and peers in your region/countries to submit a wide range of papers to the Journal. • To write occasional guest editorials, commentaries and suggest/edit special issues. • To act as the first point of contact and support for authors in your region up until the point of submission for peer-review. • To mentor novice writers through to (joint) publication and encourage other colleagues to do the same. • To read and cite papers in the Journal and encourage readership, especially within own institution. • Ensure that the Journal is included on subject/module reading lists and suggested further reading in academic institutions. • To participate in Editorial Board meetings and providing informed opinions on matters discussed. i. To advise on evaluation of the Journal, editorial strategy and future development. ii. To advise on developments among other competing journals. iii. To notify the Managing Editor of attendance at international conferences in order that up-to-date publicity material about the Journal can be provided to share and discuss. iv. To deputize for the Academic Editor if needed. Reviewing • To review papers as requested providing constructive and encouraging reports to the Academic Editor and author(s).

  • Publishing Director/ Senior Executive Editor/ General Manager
    Since December 2009
    A.General Desription: Manage the execution of the publishing process, which involves liaison with authors, editors, team members and publisher, in particular the editorial process in collaboration with the Editor-in-Chiefs; as well as general editorial production (operational) team members, i.e.production/science/marketing assistants, art direction/typesetter, Publisher, Editor-in Chiefs. General tasks in this context: 1) commissioning editorial articles, 2) writing (occasional) and copyediting of editorial articles, 3) time planning of editorial articles, 4) management of manuscript flow, 5) management of editorial team members, i.e freelance editors, 6) management of editorial production team in the office, 7) copyright application and permission, in relation to editorial production work. b. Tactical Aspects: 1. Assume responsibility for the smooth and timely editorial production of various existing and future publications and an online platform whilst having the final decision on the production schedule. 2. Act as the primary contact point on editorial production and operational issues with the Editor-in-Chief of EJHP Practice and Science editions, European Journal of oncology Pharmacy, GABI Journal and the web editor of the online platforms. In particular for EJHP, to discuss and implement the editorial programmes/line-ups in collabration with Editor-in-Chiefs, Publisher, the editorial team, i.e. freelance editors, sales and marketing team: the same applies for other publications. 3.Act as the primary contact point for requests from the sales team in respect of journal production issues. 4. Research and preparation of structured editorial line-ups based on the editorial calendar/line-up/plan. 5.Structured background check on KOLs/authors via PubMed or other credible sources. 6. Develop editorial strategies for current and new publications. 7. Management of the Journals, review system and associated queries 8.Attend editorial board meetings, relevant congresses.

  • Publishing Director/ Senior Executive Editor/ General Manager
    Since December 2009

Past Experience

  • Publishing Director/Senior Executive Director/General Manager Mol, Belgium
    December 2009 --- July 2015

    European Journal of Oncology Pharmacy (2009-present) / European Journal of Hospital Pharmacy Practice (2009-2011) European Journal of Hospital Pharmacy Science (2009-2011) Responsible for managing an international matrix team and full management responsibility to complete all operation to deliver excellent results and achieve the highest operational standards across all areas of the business. Also in charge of overseeing all the organization operations. • Executing all management related administrative duties. • Developing business processes and procedures to make them more efficient. • Creating an operating environment that assures consistently high performance. • Holding employee meetings and carrying out staff performance appraisals. • Managing any significant issues that may arise and affect the operations of the business. • Identifying, developing, and directing the implementation of business strategy
 to ensure a steady growth and diversification of the business. • Improve processes to increase market share, company integration, revenue and profit targets at the same time managing effective cost management. • Monitor industry and its competitive activities. • Monitor related European, governmental and related enterprise activities. • Providing direction, guidance and support to the team. Including building the self-esteem of employees. Supervising new members of staff and keeping an eye on their performance. • Re-organizing the team, creating new strategic focus for further success. • Establishes and maintains regular contacts with key contacts whom are involved in the operation. • Managing financial budget: e.g. cutting down on all excess wastage and unnecessary expenditure.

  • International Business / Sales and Marketing Development Consultant (USA, Germany, Belgium, Turkey)
    December 2008 --- December 2010
    2001 – 2009 • 2008-2009. Sales and Marketing Consultant for an international breeding company. • 1999-2001. Consultant of the private AREL College, primary, secondary and high school, to advice on school health, hygiene, safety, and a balanced dietary menu. • 1999-2001. Consultant and speaker for the TV channel, STV: Education regarding Animal and Public Health issues (Animal borne diseases, Food borne diseases, water quality and safety, food hygiene and safety etc.) • 1995-2002. Consultant of two supermarkets to supervise their handling, cooling and hygiene of refrigerated foods, particularly meat and meat products, and help them design and maintain a hygienic environment. • 2000-2008. Consultant for few private companies such as food ingredients journal and a genetic company for different projects. Duties: • Broad scope of responsibility included strategic market planning, business development, sales forecasting, marketing, pricing, training and personnel for sales through all channels in Turkey. Created marketing campaign, pricing structure and sales strategy for an international breeding company. Complied data on competitors for field sales staff and for special project efforts in world-field areas. • Surveyed international market areas to determine potential sales for a Turkish Textile company. Thus, planned, promoted and developed programs that led to expansion in the Turkey. • Conducted research and created a preliminary database for the world of Food Ingredients Journal.

  • Multi-national European SABRE Project Manager for Germany
    January 2005 --- December 2009
    EU Sabre Project— partners: Aberdeen University, Laboratoire de Genetique Cellulaire Chemin de Borde Rouge (INRA), Leibniz Institute for farm Animal Biology and International Pig Improvement Company (Germany). Duties: • Coordinate and manage project work. e.g.observing and performing physiological and behavioural analysis on live animals, thus biochemical, genetic and meat quality analysis postslaugter. • Monitor project progress and performance. • Ensure that project outputs are delivered on time. • Identify risks, problems, and issues, and escalate them as appropriate. • Manage communication within the project. • Prepare progress, final, and other reports. • Arrange meetings. • Manage project resources, including the budget. • Coordinate work on any legal agreements. • Maintain project documentation. • Maintain contact with the sponsors.

  • Lecturer-Research Scientist
    January 1993 --- January 2001
    • To develop and apply innovative teaching approaches and materials to enable learning and enthuse students • To undertake the full range of responsibilities in relation to supervision, marking and examining to ensure that students progress is being monitored and reported in line with the University’s procedures • To develop approaches to teaching and learning which are appropriate for the University and subject area and reflect developing practice elsewhere • To contribute to the development of research strategies for the Department • To develop methodologies and techniques appropriate to the type of research being 
pursued and that add to the knowledge/understanding appropriate to the discipline • To publish results of research in articles and/or books • To develop innovative research proposals • To secure research funding for innovative projects • To project manage research activities, including the supervision and instruction 
of other research staff • To supervise and examine PHD students, both within and outside the University • Responsible for teaching and mentoring 4th and 5th years veterinary students (450) (theoretical modules and experimental modules at the Laboratory) for animal health, zoonoz diseases, food microbiology and microbiological analysis (from a to z), food chemistry, hygiene, safety and public health, meat and meat products hygiene and technology, milk and milk products hygiene and technology, water quality and hygiene, animal nutrition and its effect on meat quality, and management of research projects. • Carried out and reported microbiological and chemical analysis on food samples for the industry, public institutions and individuals. • Responsible for all analyses at the food hygiene, microbiology and chemistry laboratory of the Veterinary Public Health Assurance department. • Conducted literature reviews and analyzed data • Attended project meetings • Attended area seminars, congresses and other meetings as necessary


Self Assessment :
Attention to detailOrganizationCollaborationCommunicativeOrientationFlexibilityCoordination


Self Assessment :
Animal trialTeam LeadershipTeam ManagementCross-functional team leadershipAnimal Health Animal modelsScientific WritingReport WritingInternational Project ManagementbiologicalBiological Drug DevelopmentMicrobiological Techniques R&D BiochemistryBiopharmaceuticalsCurrent Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP)Laboratory ManagementMarketing ManagementMedical writingOperations ManagementPharmaceutical IndustryPharmaceuticalsPresentationsProject CoordinationProject ManagementResearchVeterinary MedicineVirology
LinkedIn Assessment :
Marketing StrategyResearchPublishingProduct developmentBusiness StrategyNew Business DevelopmentEditorialPublicationsMarketingMarketing CommunicationsStrategic PlanningMarket researchSocial MediaPublic RelationsmanagementCopy EditingEditingTeachingBusiness DevelopmentTrainingCompetitive AnalysisDigital MarketingVeterinary MedicineAnimal WelfareMarket AnalysisSocial Media MarketingInternational BusinessVaccinesMarketing ManagementStrategyOnline MarketingAnimal HusbandryBusiness PlanningB2BAnalysisCorporate CommunicationsscienceBiochemical EngineeringFood MicrobiologyAnimal ModelsGeneticsUniversity TeachingBiologyAnimal ModelsMicrobiologyP&L ManagementFarmsFood SafetyAnimal NutritionB2B Marketing

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
phd in veterinary medicineknowledge of veterinary clinical laboratory technical skillsexperience with interpretation of research results• Experience with interpretation and implementation of standard policies in relation to health in animals• Experience with laboratory techniques• Practical lab experience: conducting lab techniques / animal studies• Competent with Microsoft Office packages• Fluent in English • Good communication skills • Good interpersonal skills • Strong attention to detail• Ability to multi-task organize plan and prioritise effectively • Able to give day-to-day directions to the team members


  • Diploma in Department of Management studies from University of Bristol in 2000
  • Higher National Certificate in Business and Management Studies from City of Bristol College in 1999
  • PhD in Veterinary Medicine Food Animal Science from University of Bristol in 1999
  • Animal Welfare Training Officer Certificate in DFAS from University of Bristol in 1998
  • Visitor Scientist in Food Animal Science from University of Bristol in 1994
  • DVM in Veterinary Medicine from University of Istanbul in 1993
  • PhD in Diseases and Clinical Sciences, Veterinary Medicine from University of Istanbul in 1993
  • Internship in Veterinary Medicine from Cochrane South Veterinary Hospital, Timmins, Ontorio, Canada in 1992
  • in from Kucukcekmece Anadolu Lisesi in 1987
  • in from Basinkoy ortaokulu in 1984

Training and Certification

  • Veterinary intern Practice Canada in 1992 Training
  • Associate Professor in 2014 Certification
  • Dr in 2000 Certification
  • Post Doc Leylstad in 2000 Certification
  • HNC Management Studies in 1998 Certification
  • Animal Welfare Officer Training Course, University of Bristol, United Kingdom. in 1997 Certification
  • University of Bristol, Department of Management studies, Team Working, Leadership, Strategic Planning and Organizations in Business, Effective Meetings, Presentation Skills, and Computing and Information Technology Career courses in 1997 Certification
  • DVM in 1993 Certification
  • Adult Learning Center Canada English in 1992 Certification


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Work Preferences

  • Positions I am interested in:
    Managing Director
  • Locations I am interested in:
  • Work From Home:
    Yes, 3 Days
  • International:


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Area / Region

Mol, Belgium


Driving License
  • Yes