Certification Council

Supporting the mission of the HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®), the HRCI Certification Council oversees the development, maintenance and administration of certification programs for the human resource profession, both in the U.S. and globally.

Cigdem Ozdemir, SPHRi

Cigdem Ozdemir Evren

Certification Council Member

Cigdem Ozdemir is the Head of HR for Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline Project (TANAP), a joint venture of SOCAR, BP and BOTAS. Based in Ankara, she was previously the Organizational Development and Talent Management Coordinator for SOCAR Türkiye and Organizational Development Unit Manager for FNSS Savunma Sistemleri A.Ş. Evren worked as Assistant Turkish Programs Officer for the Turkish Fulbright Commission. She holds an MBA from Bilkent Üniversitesi. She was one of the original Subject Matter Experts who developed the Exam Content Outline for the HRBP (now PHRi) exam and earned her PHRi during the pilot administration in May, 2012. Evren then added the SPHRi to her credential portfolio. She most recently served as an Exam Forms Reviewer for PHRi.  Evren is also an active blogger on HR topics, her blog is one of the most-read HR blogs in Turkey.