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School Leadership Team

Adam Oliver

Adam Oliver

Head of School

Adam Oliver joined Robert College in 2019, following leadership positions at state and independent schools in England and Italy. During the past seven and a half years as Vice Principal and Head of Schools at St. George's, an independent school in Rome serving the British and international community, he helped students achieve the best results in the school's history, significantly outperforming global averages.

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Nilhan Çetinyamaç

Nilhan Çetinyamaç

Turkish Director

Nilhan Çetinyamaç is the Turkish Director and Associate Head of Robert College, with the experience of thirty-two years in her career. She joined Robert College in 2015, after her administrative role for eighteen years at İzmir SEV Schools.

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Ümran Üngün

Ümran Üngün

CFO & Associate Head of School

Ümran Üngün joined Robert College in 1980 as the Director of Business & Finance, following a leadership position at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, US. Ms. Üngün currently serves at Robert College as the CFO and Associate Head of School.

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Margaret Halıcıoğlu

Margaret Halıcıoğlu

Dean of Student Affairs

Margaret Halıcıoğlu came to Robert College in 1991 as the Director of Music. Previously, she worked in state schools in the North of England, teaching Music, English and French. As Music Director, in addition to leading 2 choirs, she directed and produced 2 musicals a year, one for the Middle School and one for the High School, including “The Sound of Music”, “Calamity Jane”, “South Pacific”, “The Wizard of Oz”, “Grease” and “Fiddler on the Roof”.

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Maria Orhon

Maria Orhon

Academic Director

Maria Orhon has been working as an educator since 1977, when she began teaching English at Istanbul International Community School; she continued her connection to the school by serving on the board of trustees after moving to Robert College in 1998. 

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Tanol Türkoğlu

Tanol Türkoğlu

CTO

Tanol Türkoğlu joined Robert College in August 2018, following executive positions at several national banks in Turkey. As Chief Information Officer at Şekerbank, he carried out the digital transformation projects as well as deploying new delivery channels between 2002 and 2014. During 2014 and 2017 he completed data center and core banking software infrastructure transformations in Alternatifbank as Chief Operating Officer.

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Joseph Welch

Joseph Welch

Dean of Student Activities

Joe Welch joined Robert College in the fall of 1999 as a German teacher, after teaching for 2 years at Tarsus American College. Before coming to Turkey he was a lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, teaching German and English as a Second Language. In 2005 the position of Dean of Student Activities was created and Joe was fortunate enough to land the position.

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