We are proud to present the August 2011 Member of the Month: Cem Ozan Asma (Turkey), Project Coordinator (outgoing)
Ariane Cornell, SGAC Executive Director, wrote:
"I would like to nominate Cem Asma. He is our outgoing Project Coordinator. He did an excellent job ofdefining a new and very important role at SGAC. Moreover, he has done an excellent job in training the new project coordinators and handing over the torch. This is just as important as being a strong leader when he was in the role. SGAC is lucky to have been able to benefit from Cem's support and the calibre of leadership excellence that he brought to the position."
Our Chair Michael Brett commented on Cem's success:
“Congratulations to Cem on being recognised for all his hard work as Project Director over the past two years. Through Cem’s leadership, SGAC has substantially increased both the quality and quantity of its output on policy advice and other initiatives. SGAC’s growth and great reputation is built on the fantastic volunteer work of members like Cem.”
And here is Cem's reaction to his nomination:
"I had an amazing year with the SGAC family as the Project Coordinator between May 2010 and August 2011. Although this responsibility was one of the most fulfilling tasks I ever had in my life, being chosen as the Member of the Month is the best gift I could ever imagine from SGAC. I would like to thank all members of the SGAC family who have helped me in my Project Coordination role and in getting the Member of the Month award. The Project Coordination role was always motivational and fulfilling for me because SGAC members have such a huge potential and interest in new projects that will take the SGAC values to higher and higher. I am now leaving this position because I don't think I can spare enough time that the SGAC projects deserve and I also believe that this role should be taken over by younger members who will grow with SGAC and its projects. Nevertheless, I am always at the service of SGAC in any way that I can serve. I am looking forward to many days where we will be celebrating the successful days of SGAC."