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Onur Dirik
Country Security Manager , Private Sector - Global Company
Ankara, Turkey
I have of 31 years of working experience in national and international institutions. I am a certified Security Management Professional (CSMP) accredited by ISMI (International Security Management Institute – London/UK). I have acquired a combination of experiences in several areas such as; Security Management and Protection, Counter Terrorism, International Relations.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Disaster, Aid, Emergencies, Relief
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
  • Private Sector, Social Enterprise, Corporate Social Responsibility
Professional Experience:
2014 - Ongoing
During the last 6 years uninterruptedly, Country Security Manager/Consultant (In a Global European Company and in a European Consultation Company.)
2014 (June - November)
Business Development and Marketing Director in a Turkish Defence Industry Company.
2013 (July) - 2014 (June)
Assistant General Manager/regional Represent in a sector leader Turkish Company.
2008 - 2012
Army Supply Command Logistics Section Chief
2006 - 2008
Battalion Commander (Directly supervised 550 personnel)
2003 - 2006
Staff Officer on Middle Eastern issues in NATO Headquarters on Middle East affairs. (Brussels - Belgium)
2001 - 2003
Staff Officer, in Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC) (Rheindahlen - Germany)
1996 - 1997
Civil Affairs and Media/Public Relations Officer in NATO Headquarters (Bosnia-Herzegovina)
• 1984-1988: Army Officers Academy; License degree in Organization and Management
• 1992-1993: U.S. Army Artillery Officers Basic Course; Oklahoma - USA
•1999-2001: Army Staff College; Master's degrees in international relations & security studies
•2003: NATO School Oberammergau (NSO); Certificates on Crisis Response Operations & Civil-Military Cooperation
•2010: Joint Forces Staff College; Strategic planning and analysis (Thesis on: Integrated logistics support system - Logistic life cycle management)
•2020: ISMI Level 6 CSMP Diploma.
•Ongoing History Doctorate Study
Affiliations and Achievements:
NATO SFOR Peacekeeping – Humanitarian Affairs
All through 1997, I have been the focal point of local SFOR Unit (CIMIC officer) among the local community and the international agencies. I have been in close cooperation with OSCE, UNHCR and the NGOs operating under UNHCR umbrella in Bosnia and Hezegovina. Thus, I was involved in many joint projects with MSF, IRC, DRC, UMCOR along with many other miscellenaous NGOs and local authorities such as ministeries, mayors, governors, public leaders etc. I have also established and managed the SFOR-NATO support activities during 1997 Bosnia Herzegovina Local Electoral Process.
I have also been involved in in various Peace Keeping dimensions such as, humanitarian protection and control misions regarding the social segments to be protected by the UN. I have contributed in many works relevant to DPRs, resettlement, humanitarian aids to the refugeee camps. Community Infrustructure and Rehabilitation Projects developed by USAID and ODA.
I have received several letters of appreciations from the local authorities and civic society institutitons of Bosnia Herzegovina due to my contributions in the establishment of peace and alleviation of the welfare of civil society.

I have participated as a planner in the several peace support operations exercises in NATO Allied Rapid Reaction Corps located in Rheindahlen Germany between 2001-2003. (This unit - ARRC - was later transformed into NATO High Readiness Force – HRF. I have participated as a planner in the several peace support operations. I simultaneously contributed and participated in the establishment and Initial/Final operational capability exercises of 3rd Turkish HRF Corps in 2002-2003 I have received several letters of appraciations from several NATO Commands due to my effective contirbutions to the peace keeping misions.

I have served in NATO Headquarters in Brussels in 2003-2006. I have participated in the developement and implementation of NATO outreach initiatives such as NATO Partnership For Peace, Mediterranean Dialogue, NATO – Ukraine and NATO-Russia relations, NATO’s partnership with the Persian Gulf Countries.

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