Asli brings over 15 years of working in hospitality to Cycas, as well as a range of skills and experiences developed in places as far afield as Turkey, the United States of America, Europe and Africa. This geographical spread combines with a rich and varied range of expertise to create the kind of skill set required by Cycas. Specifically this involves the ability to specialise in full service and extended stay hotel operations.
Before joining Cycas, Asli spent two years as a lecturer at the Akilah Institution for Women in Rwanda, teaching hospitality and entrepreneurship. She also established her own consultancy, working with private investors interested in the food, beverage and hotel sector.
Moving to London, Asli became general manager for Frasers Hospitality. This entailed being responsible for Frasers Suites Kensington and five other London properties, and opening and managing two country house hotels in Warwickshire.
Whilst in the United States, moreover, Asli was part of the management team at the Vanderbilt Hall, a luxury boutique hotel with an award winning restaurant.
Asli blends all of this hands-on experience with a Finance MBA from Liverpool University and the ability to speak English, French and Turkish. Her responsibilities at Cycas include acquisition, negotiation and the execution of deals.