Cem Kolak is the managing director of BL Turkey, a boutique Specialty Logistics Company founded in Turkey. Cem has started his career in logistics industry in 2004 in at Transorient International Forwarding Inc. Turkey. He worked in almost every departments from international road and airfreight operations to sales and marketing and overseas business development between 2004 and 2008.
A tragic accident he had in his late twenties was a milestone in Cem's life. After the accident just like reminding us Nietzsche's famous quote "which does not kill me makes me stronger" in physical casualties he had, he surprisingly overcame the complications caused by the accident and made a new start for his life aspiring to contribute on health sector for healing process.
During those days he has joined health and pharmaceutical industry and found a great opportunity to represent Marken in Turkey. He has served as Project and Key Account Manager until 2012. With those experiences he developed his skills in Biopharma Logistics and continued his career as a director in Transorient until 2016.
During his 15 years professional career, he has been involved in every key function area of supply chain management, time critical process management and lifesaving shipping organizations. Combination of his deep operational experience in various roles as a leader and the challenges of working for many different cultures has provided a unique range of perspectives and skills required to transform and grow BL TURKEY for Mr. Kolak. Cem holds a bachelor degree in business administration and public relations from Istanbul Bilgi University. He speaks English and French. He lives in Istanbul.
He says that 'Although our life standards are getting better and human life is getting longer with developing technology, some cruel diseases may still take our loved ones apart from us. As BL TURKEY, our job is not only about sending and receiving shipments but also we make a contribution in the process of cure development that saves human life. In other words, we serve with passion for creating a better life."
Our mission is to provide the highest quality in global health transportation and logistics services for time and temperature sensitive products and urgent materials.
We will develop our internal experienced staff and global network to ensure that customers’ requests are fulfilled with the best solutions they expect. In the most complex situations, we will combine and adapt all available resources to meet our customers' needs.
By focusing only in health sector, we aim to be the leader of specialty logistics market in Turkey with
our service quality. As a pioneer of this market in Turkey we believe that our dedicated high-touch
team, customer oriented solutions, developing global network, concentration on human health in perfection service manner will lead us to our target.
BL TURKEY Management and its employees act with the absolute perception of "quality service and clean environment" both in the national and international markets.
BL TURKEY has adopted the principle of continuous improvement of the quality assurance system. Through our process based management systems we are establishing effective communication with all our stakeholders, we make accurate analyzes, predict possible risks and adopt preventive approaches to keep our service quality at highest level.
We aim to continuously improve our service quality and our market share while pursuing technological developments in service sector by taking customer demands and requests into consideration and by producing high quality service and creating complete customer satisfaction at the highest level together with the legal and regulatory requirements.
As BL TURKEY management, we are committed to provide a working environment based on environmental sensitivity for all of our stakeholders as well as our employees. We are working within the scope of the ISO14001 Environmental Management System Standards in order to fulfill our commitment to the environment and we aim to raise it to higher standards.
We are aware of the tremendous responsibility we take while serving the life sciences industry. We strongly believe that the way to fulfill our commitment of creating perfection in our job is only possible by following the highest quality standards in our operational processes.