Simay Akar

2022 Vice-Chair - Products, IEEE Entrepreneurship
Chief Commercial Officer & Co-Founder | Innoses

Simay Akar

2022 Vice-Chair - Products, IEEE Entrepreneurship
Chief Commercial Officer & Co-Founder | Innoses
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Biography

Simay Akar is an entrepreneur with corporate industrial background and experience in the energy industry. She specialized in photovoltaic manufacturing, battery storage for electric vehicles and other renewable energy technologies, and the clean energy market’s development.

Akar is currently the Chief Commercial Officer & Co-Founder at Innoses.

Additional past roles include Sales & Marketing Director of EkoRE – Eko Renewable Energy, Marketing & Business Development Director of GoodWe Turkey, and Head of Overseas Marketing at Talesun Solar.

Akar has worked in China and Turkey, and mostly focused on international commercial activities, and has been employed by CSUN Eurasia, Schneider Electric, Arcelik (BEKO), and Lucida Solar.

In addition to her professional acclimates, she is an IEEE Senior member, acknowledged volunteer since 2007, and recipient of several prestigious awards. Simay is a graduate of Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, and she participated Energy Innovation and Emerging Technologies Program at Stanford University.

Akar is 2022 Vice-Chair – Products on the 2022 IEEE Entrepreneurship Steering Committee and was a Social Impact Liaison on the 2021 IEEE Entrepreneurship Steering Committee.