Mr. Semih Yalman - SDSB Speaker Series

Thursday, March 9, 2017

As part of the SDSB speaker series, we are pleased to invite Mr. Semih Yalman to the campus.


Having studied in Universities such as HBS, Darden, INSEAD, Emerson and Hacettepe, Mr. Yalman has worked and assisted previously global institutions such as Gillette, Doğuş, WEF, Ambrosetti, Boyner, GE, VW, CNBC, Dünya, Istanbul University, National Geographic, İstanbul Yacht Club. He has created award winning CSR platforms and turned around negative perception of many personalities and companies. Having spoken in platforms such as TEDx Professor Yalman also is a key note speaker. His expertise, research and experiment topics are: soft power models, Perception strategy, Cause marketing, Inner journeying, Self-innovation, Divine Love, Faith and Destiny, Letting-Go and Control, Underdog-diversity-prejudice, Resonance-sight-movement, Perception manipulation and Branding, customer experience.


As the founder of the Dreams Initiative Corporation, Mr. Yalman is devoted to encourage people to dream, creating a positive perception for imagination that dreaming is the only way to evolve, giving a chance to people to express themselves in their own unique way. ( He leads a perception and soft power strategy consultancy and content platform with patented methodologies servicing institutions at board level. Mr. Yalman also lectures in Koç University College of Administrative Sciences & Economics, Harran University, as well as EADA Business School Barcelona MBA program and State funded Turquality Management Program at Sabancı & Koç University. He is a columnist at Campaigntürkiye and Harvard Business Review Türkiye magazines and is the author of 15 books and composer/artist of 11 music albums reachable electronically at his art/content platform You can view his LinkedIn profile here:


The session is scheduled as follows:

Date: 15th March, 2017, Wednesday

Time: 02:00 PM SHARP

Venue: Aud 103, SDSB Building


This session is open to LUMS students, faculty and staff who are interested to listen to Mr. Yalman's journey and ideas.