Mine Kalpakcıoglu was born in the USA and lived in Washington DC, Brussels, London, Athens and Paris in her early childhood and youth due to her father’s public service as a diplomat.

She has been changing cities, schools and friends constantly hence she taught herself to adapt to the changing environments. She took her first steps in the communication business by promoting her country ‘Turkey’ to her foreign friends in different countries.

She started her university career in medicine, however her passion for communications that she gained unintentionally during her childhood led her to give up medicine school and she found herself studying communications and business in London.

After graduating she worked several years in London, she then returned to Turkey and started working in one of the top agencies as an account manager, working her way up to become the Vice President.

She founded her own agency T.I.M.E. PR in 2002 and made T.I.M.E.PR the premier PR firm in Istanbul. Having 34 years in the PR, Advertising and Marketing Business, Mine Kalpakcioglu has become a leader in this sector.