About Aşiyan Süleymanoğlu
Aşiyan Süleymanoğlu specializes in dispute resolution and practices as a professional mediator, negotiator, trainer, and conflict management consultant. She is an internationally trained educator, and an independent adviser on mediation policy to international bodies and national governments.
Ms. Süleymanoğlu has more than 13 years of field experience working on multi-million dollar international ADR projects. She provides analysis, design, strategic direction, training, and technical assistance to international and national non-governmental organizations, civil society groups, universities, government agencies, and the private sector on rule of law, education, human rights, and citizen governance and engagement programs.
Ms. Süleymanoğlu was one of the first mediators in Turkey. Since 2015, under FCO grants, she has acted as the program consultant and director of the Improving Access to Justice Turkey through ADR Mechanisms I-II Project, sponsored by the British Embassy, in association with the Ministry of Justice Mediation Department, under which she directed a negotiation project called “Commercial Mediation at the Grand Bazaar.”
Ms. Süleymanoğlu is a member of the European Network of International Family Mediators, experienced in cross-border negotiations and mediations. During her career, she has worked with business associations, chambers, lawyers, judges, prosecutors, law faculties, bar associations, human rights clinics, and human rights organizations in a number of countries including Turkey, Syria, Iran, Egypt, and Pakistan, as well as several countries in Europe and the Americas. She has presented at mediation conferences in many different countries and serves as a judge in the international mediation and negotiation competitions of ICC Paris and IBA- VIAC Vienna.
Ms. Süleymanoğlu is the founder of Akina Consulting, which develops innovative training materials and international consulting services on project design, management, and implementation.
Ms. Süleymanoğlu has been a mediator since 2007, and manages a busy national and cross-border mediation practice in conjunction with teaching and training. She is experienced in family disputes, including family business disputes, international child abduction cases, and highly complex inheritance cases. Since 2018, she has mediated over 300 labor disputes.