Industry Update
Appointment23 October 2020

Harun Dursun

Appointed General Manager
At Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus, Istanbul, Turkey

Harun Dursun

After completing his undergraduate studies in Tourism and Hotel Management at Çukurova University in Mersin, Turkey, Mr. Dursun went on to the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland for his master's degree in International Hospitality Management where he graduated with honours.

After playing an integral role in many key hotel openings and renovations in Turkey, Jordan, UK, UAE and Russia, Mr. Dursun joined Mandarin Oriental in 2018 as General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum. His 20-plus years of international management experience contributed to the resort's fast rise to the top of hospitality 'Best Of" lists, earning both guest acclaim and award accolades; of note Mr. Dursun was named 'Best General Manager in Turkey' by the World Luxury Hotel Awards in 2019. Harun Dursun carries the title of 'Turkey's First Official Sommelier' and is one of the founding members of the Turkish Sommeliers Association. He has served as vice president of the association and represented his country in three European and two world championships.
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University of Strathclyde Business School

Harun Dursun (Class of 1997) is a graduate of University of Strathclyde Business School in Glasgow - United Kingdom
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Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the most luxurious hotels, resorts and residences. The Group has grown from a well-respected Asian hotel company into a global brand and now operates, or has under development, 44 hotels representing close to 11,000 rooms in 25 countries, with 20 hotels in Asia, ten in The Americas and 14 in Europe, Middle East and North Africa.
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