elif-balci-fisunoglu2Fisunoglu graduated in 1997 from the Istanbul University, Faculty of Communications/ Department of Radio, Television and Cinema. She received her master’s degree from the Marmara University in 2003 on Advertising & Promotions with the topic of “Tourism Marketing, the Image of Destinations & the Strategic Usage of Advertising & Promotions”.

Her business career started during the university years within the communication industry; she worked as an associate director at the TRT- Turkish State Radio Television and afterwards as an account director and text writer at the Mart Agency Publications owned by Nursuna and Salih Memecan. In 1997, she was appointed as the Promotions and Public Relations Manager of the Dedeman Hotels & Resorts - the largest national hotel chain in Turkey operating city hotels, resorts and ski centers all over Turkey.  From 2000 to 2001 she worked at the Naturland Eco Park & Resort Hotels, Turkey’s first ecological complex situated in Antalya as the Corporate Communications Manager.