Orhan Kucukosman is the president of American Turkic Business Council DBA Texas Turkish American Chamber of Commerce since July of 2014. He is the editor and publisher for quarterly American Turkic Business Journal.
Orhan Kucukosman was hired as an Executive Director of Raindrop Turkish House Foundation in Houston by the Board on July 2010. In that capacity, he manages the operations and finances of the Foundation including fundraising activities and establishing educational institutions.
Mr. Kucukosman also served as regional president of The Institute of Interfaith Dialog in Oklahoma. He voluntarily organized various activities like International conferences, Capitol Receptions, Luncheons, Panel Discussions, Speaker Series, and International Trips for state and federal officials. He brought internationally recognized journalists, scholars, business people and country elected & appointed officials to Oklahoma. He organizes annual Banquet and award ceremony every year since 2008 in Oklahoma. Participants included the Governor, Lt. Governor, Speaker of the House, Senate President, Federal and State Legislatures as well as business and civic leaders participate at the event. Prior to that, he was the CEO of Sky Foundation from 2008 till 2010.
He was appointed by the Governor of Oklahoma to serve as a Board of Trustee for the Langston University Oklahoma City and Tulsa campus in 2009. He is also a board member of the Interfaith Alliance, working to ensure civil rights, strengthen the public education system, eradicate poverty, and champion a safe and clean environment.
Mr. Kucukosman is a graduate of the Leadership Oklahoma City class 29 which is the most prestigious class for the leaders of Oklahoma City. He received 40 under 40 award by OKC BIZ business magazine in the year of 2011 as a young leader who makes difference in the state of Oklahoma.
Orhan Kucukosman holds bachelor’s degree in chemistry and master’s degree in education leadership. He is currently doing his own consulting business as a founder and CEO of SMS Alternate Resources Inc. He resides in Houston, is married with two children, 6-year-old son and 9 year-old daughter.