Hande Cilingir is the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer at Insider, responsible for running efficient operations, building a strong company culture, managing overseas growth, supporting sales and marketing teams, sharing and developing Insider’s technology. Being a 1X entrepreneur , Hande founded Insider with five fellow co-founders upon their lucrative exit of a highly prestigious language school. Following her studies at London School of Economics, Hande completed her master’s degree at Shanghai Normal University. During her time in China, she worked as an investment consultant in global companies like PepsiCo and Vestel.
After gaining international experience working and living in the Middle East, UK, China, Asia Pacific and Russia, Hande equipped herself with skills and know-how to create a global product company. Being a highly influential tech enthusiast and a thought leader, Hande is invited to speak at leading technology events to discuss latest trends and advancements in the customer experience delivery space. Hande was recently granted the most successful woman entrepreneur of the year by Microsoft and was awarded by Junior Chambers International (JCI). Hande was also selected as an Endeavor Entrepreneur in ISP-2014.
An avid entrepreneur at heart, Hande has been working for Insider’s growth for the past five years and dedicated herself in creating a strong culture which has been a core element of Insider’s success, developing the disruptive technology of Predictive Ad Audiences.