Washington DC.


After earning his undergraduate degree in Engineering, Berker Hazar moved to Washington, DC from Kocaeli, Turkey in 2004. While working in the mortgage industry, Berker completed his MBA at the University of the District of Colombia. He then continued his education to earn his MS from Georgetown University in 2012. He continues to pursue various professional designations.

Due to his success in the mortgage industry and entrepreneurial spirit, friends and family encouraged Berker to open the doors of Hazar Insurance in 2009. Passionate about business and finance, Berker Hazar is currently the owner and president of Hazar Insurance. Using his unique position as a Turkish American immigrant and Millennial, Berker is committed to promoting diversity, education and transparency within the insurance industry.

Because of his dynamic leadership and success as a diverse young agent in the insurance industry, Berker was asked to join the National Association of Independent Insurance Agents or Big “I” Diversity Task Force (DTF Board) in 2014. Since then, he has remained an active member of the DTF board.

In an effort to give back to diverse communities across the country, Berker became a co-founder and board member of Reyets in 2017. This application provides the ability for its users to capture potentially volatile situations and helps them to understand and navigate the legal landscape. Berker hopes that this application will empower and help diverse communities across the country.

Berker’s passion for embracing diversity within the business community has fueled his desire to promote the success of the Turkish community within the United States. This ambition led him to join MUSIAD USA. After joining MUSIAD USA, Berker was honored with the position as Washington, DC Chapter President in 2017. In addition, Berker serves as a member of the MUSIAD USA board. Berker aims to use these roles to positively serve and impact the Turkish American business community.

San Francisco


DR.IZZET DARENDELIDr. Darendeli is an Assistant Professor at College of Business and Economics at California State University, East Bay. He holds a BA in Management, MSc in International Affairs & Public Policy Management from Bilkent University and a Ph.D. in Strategic Management from Fox School of Business, Temple University.

Dr. Darendeli is currently the founder of Trunger.com, an online delivery platform and provides consulting to firms. He previously worked for a tech Start-up called Project Synergy, Turk Telekom, the Multinational Telecommunications company, and Ministry of Transportation and Communication, Turkey as an Assistant European Expert.

His research & consulting expertise are on innovation, entrepreneurship, and emerging countries.

New York


Yavuz Orta came to the U.S. as a student with a master degree in Business and Financial Analyst experience from his country in 2001. He started working as a business entrepreneur having several startups that led him through the path of sales.

From sales associate, sales manager, marketing specialist, to Partner at Pioneer Auto Group. Within this time Yavuz Orta managed to earn his masters from the State University of New York.  While being a chairman, vice president, and president of several private organizations he also represents Emin Evim (group of companies) in the U.S. Yavuz Orta is a disciplined hard working businessman. He lives with his wife and 4 children.




Mürşit Çakır was born in 1980 and resided in Sarıyer, Istanbul. He firstly graduated from Department of Business Administration and then studied Master of Business Administration at Haliç University, Istanbul.

He has contributed the process of establishment and development of three different universities in Turkey. Also, he has successfully served as the Chief of the Private Secretary, Director and Assistant Secretary-General for many years.

Upon a special invitation and for a short period, he worked in the Office of the Chief of Cabinet of MUSIAD and actively involved in political, social and international activities.

Subsequently, he served as the CEO of a Turkish entrepreneur firm in the State of Texas.

By 2017, he was appointed as the State of Texas Representative of MUSIAD. He is currently establishing new branches within the State of Texas.