Born in Sivas in 1969, Özer holds a Bachelor of Science in Food Engineering from ODTÜ obtained in 1992. Having actively worked in sales from the beginning of his professional life, he has been specialized in multi-channel sales management after he had initially been in the field sales roles.
Throughout twenty-seven years, he held various positions in the insurance sector such as ownership of agency, regional group sales manager and director roles as well as assistant general manager and board member. Most of these positions have been with the world’s leading companies such as Koç-Allianz, Axa and Sompo. Between 2015 and 2020, Özer worked as the Chief Sales & Marketing Officer respectively at Axa and Sompo. He is currently the Managing Partner at Fabula Business & Management Consultancy, providing consultancy to corporates with a special focus on Multiple Distribution Channel Management, Customer Journey (Experience, Analytics, Loyalty, CRM, CVM), Digital Marketing, Brand Management, Sustainability, Effective PR and Corporate Communication Management. Özer Şimşek is also an active speaker on these topics, taking part in numerous conferences, media and press meetings. He is married and is the father of two daughters.