Dr. Saliha Okur Gümrükçüoğlu
President of KADEM

She was born in Istanbul in 1975. She completed her primary education in Belgium and high school education in Istanbul. She graduated from the Faculty of Theology of Marmara University in 1998, and completed her master degree at the “Islamic Law” department of the same university, with her thesis titled “The Legal Analysis of Annulment Rulings in Ceride-i Ilmiyye”.

She completed her PhD study in 2011 at the Marmara University, Faculty of Law with her thesis titled “Ottoman Law and its Implementation in Consideration of Complaint Books”.  During this period, she served as a board member in different non-governmental organizations, given seminars and lectures and participated in panels and workshops related to her area of expertise.

She served as the chairman and lecturer at the Islamic Law Department of Istanbul Medipol University Faculty of Law from 2011 to 2014. She is currently working as a lecturer at the History of Law Department of Istanbul Medeniyet University, Faculty of Law and is a member of the University Senate.

Gümrükçüoğlu speaks English and Arabic, she is married and has three children.