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Altuğ is a legal and compliance professional with more than 19 years of experience. He started his career as a practicing lawyer in Özgun law firm and then continued as an in-house counsel in multinational organizations. He served as Legal Counsel and a Board member in Eastpharma (Deva Holding) then switched from pharma to medical devices in Beckman Coulter (a Danaher company) where he worked as Legal & Compliance Manager.

Altuğ continued his career as Head of Legal & Compliance at Sandoz (a Novartis division) where he focused primarily on legal department management, building, and fostering the ethical culture and compliance program. Later he decided to concentrate more on compliance and worked as an Ethics & Compliance Director in Astellas Pharma; a Japanese R&D pharmaceutical company where he joined Cetinkaya from. After a long and solid in-house experience, Altuğ accepted this new challenge to work in a dynamic and client-focused environment and in the legal sector to level the playing field for ethics and compliance. He believes the future of legal and compliance services depends on meeting the changing needs of clients, so his motto is “I’ve been there that is why I am here now”.

His practice focuses on third-party risk management, company law, labour law, healthcare regulations, anti-corruption law, employment law, white-collar crime, litigation, data privacy law, compliance, and competition law matters. He is a graduate of Marmara University and attended classes in an LL.M. program from Marmara University European Union Law Institute. He is a member of the Istanbul Bar Association and a board member of the Ethics & Reputation Society, where he also lectures Turkey’s first and only "Ethics and Compliance Manager Certificate Program" for the seventh time, targeted at professionals from the Turkish business network.