Certification Council

Supporting the mission of HRCI®, 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, PHRi

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. She was previously the Organizational Development and Talent Management Coordinator for SOCAR Türkiye and Organizational Development Unit Manager for FNSS Savunma Sistemleri A.Ş. 

Ozdemir worked as Assistant Turkish Programs Officer for the Turkish Fulbright Commission. She was one of the original Subject Matter Experts who participated in the development of the HRBP (now PHRi™) Exam Content Outline. She also served as an Exam Forms Reviewer for the PHRi. 
She is an active blogger on HR topics in her native Turkey. She earned an MBA from Bilkent Üniversitesi and holds the PHRi and SPHRi.