Hande is the founder and executive creative director of Uber, a creative/digital agency based in Istanbul. Earlier in her career, Hande has worked for different local and global advertising agencies, such as McCann Erickson, BBDO and JWT as copywriter/creative director; for numerous global brands. Hande’s work has won many local and international awards in Cannes Lions, NY Festivals, Epica and Effies.
After 12 years of agency experience, Hande moved to Silicon Valley as part of the founding team to launch independent movie streaming platform mubi.com. Following successful exit of the start-up Hande returned to Istanbul to start her own agency, Uber.
Outside the agency, she plays an active role in NGO’s that support women empowerment and young social entrepreneurs; takes on mentorship roles at the Advertising Foundation and university outreach programs. She’s chosen as one of Young Global Leaders in EMEA by BMW Foundation.