"Fashion is a reflection of our society and part ofour culture. Through enabling and supporting creatives and business leaders of the fashion industry, we will advance our culture in alignment with the values of our times."
Before joining the Saudi Fashion Commission as CEO, Burak Çakmak was the Dean of Fashion at Parsons School of Design between 2015 – 2020. Prior to this, he has held several key positions in the fashion industry, including vice president of corporate responsibility at Swarovski , corporate responsibility director at Kering, and general manager for the UK and Benelux countries at MADE-BY. Çakmak has vast experience in fashion industry including some of the leading luxury brands such as Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Boucheron, Alexander Mcqueen among others . He also led the Swarovski Waterschool Initiative’s education program, and continues to act as an expert jury for LVMH Prize. Çakmak was also a visiting professor at SKEMA Business School in France and China and he helped create scholarships at Parsons and Central Saint Martins. He holds an MBA degrees in International Business from San Francisco State University.