Handan Boyce has been appointed as the General Manager of Istanbul Lutfi Kirdar - Istanbul Convention and Exhibition Center – ICEC.
Started her career in 1987 at Ramada Hotel in Istanbul, Boyce continued her career in international and national hotel chains at various management levels, the last one being the corporate GM of Klassis Hotels and Golf and Country Club.
She committed herself to the meeting industry and worked for its development and advocacy both on national and international levels since she took over the position as the General Manager of Istanbul Convention and Visitors Bureau in 2003 and worked until 2011.
Mrs. Boyce was elected ICCA Mediterranean Chapter Chair in 2006. In 2007, at the 46th ICCA Congress in Thailand, she was elected to the Board of Directors of ICCA representing the destination marketing sector. She was appointed as a Management and Finance Committee member and the 3rd Vice President of ICCA in 2010.
Before joining ICEC, Mrs. Boyce was the General Manager of Halic Congress Center between 2011 and 2017.
Handan Boyce is the founder and current president of the MPI Turkey Chapter, honorary member of the Turkish Hoteliers Association, a member of AIPC, Skal Istanbul, Galatasaray Sports Club and Bogazici University Alumni Association.
Mrs. Boyce speaks Turkish, English, and French fluently.