Deputy Minister of Family, Labour and Social Services
Assumed office on: July 25, 2018
Ayşe Kardaş Ergezen was born in Gönen/Balıkesir in 1980. She started her primary education in Tripoli/Libya due to her father’s post, then she completed her primary education in Gönen and secondary education in İstanbul. Having graduated from Boğaziçi University, Department of Business Administration - Management Information Systems in 2004, she studied International Trade at Jönköping University in Sweden. She received her master’s degree in the field of Global Politics at Bahçeşehir University and attended diplomacy course at Oxford University.
She started her career as a manager at Finansbank. Afterwards, she set up her own business. In this period, she was elected as the Member of Municipal Council in Ümraniye/İstanbul. In 2009, she was appointed as Advisor to the Prime Minister. She ran for a seat at the Parliament from the province of Balıkesir in June 2015 general elections.
Mrs. Kardaş Ergezen has taken active roles in several non-governmental organizations. Among these duties are; Vice-Presidency of Üsküdar City Council, Chief Representative of Women and Democracy Association (KADEM) as well as Executive Board Memberships of KADEM and Turkey Youth and Education Service Foundation (TÜRGEV). She is still a Substitute Member of the Executive Board of KADEM, Vice-President of the Turkish Chess Federation and member of the General Assembly of TÜRGEV.
She is one of the founders of July 15 Foundation and has been a member of its Executive Board.
Mrs. Kardaş Ergezen was appointed as the Deputy Undersecretary (Acting) of the Ministry of Family and Social Policies in March 2016. Her portfolio included the units of Directorate General of Services for Persons with Disabilities and the Elderly, Directorate General of Family and Community Services, Department of Support Services, Department of Relatives of Martyrs and Veterans, Department of Training and Publication and Central Directorate of Working Capital of the Ministry. She has coordinated the works of these units. As of 25.07.2018, she has been appointed as the Deputy Minister of Family, Labour and Social Services. Being fluent in English, Ayşe Kardaş Ergezen is married and mother of a son.