Ayse Asli Basak

Role Port Captain and Shipping Operations Manager
Organisation Mid-Ship Group LLC

Ayse Asli Basak, Port Captain and Shipping Operations Manager in Turkey after her sailing career on Supramax bulk carrier ships and ashore as Safety Superintendent. As a certified Marine Inspector, handling supervision of steel scrap shipments in ports of France, Belgium and Turkey and scrap-steel operations on behalf of exclusive customers of Mid-Ship Group LLC. She is very active in Turkish maritime industry as Board Member of Turkish Chamber of Marine Engineers and Vice President of Young Entrepreneurs Council Networking Group in The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges TOBB, Turkey. Selected in “10 Women to Watch List in Shipping” by Young-Ship Oslo & Nor-Shipping venture in Jun’19 in Oslo, Norway. Invited being speaker at “Women Offshore Unite Conference” in Houston, US by IMO and Women Offshore Platform under UNDP as representative of Turkey. Awarded as “Young Gender Balanced Leader of the Year in 2019” by the Professional Women’s Network Global in Dublin, Ireland with her dedicated projects on women in shipping. 

Ayse is the Co-Founder of “SheFarers Platform” in Turkey which is non-profit and aims to create awareness on women who work at sea and maritime work fields, to promote their careers on board and ashore with mentorship programs. She has Bachelor Degree in Maritime Transport Engineering from Istanbul Technical University, Master’s degree in International Trade & Logistics Management and completed Strategic Management & Innovation Specialization at Copenhagen Business School. She also conducted different academic researches and wrote articles on shipping finance, ship investment, strategic competitiveness of maritime companies, big data, digitalization and innovation in the shipping industry. She has attended many Hackathon events in the global and her 'dream project' 'SeaCode' which is an Anti-Harassment App for women in maritime has become the Winner at Women in Maritime Hackathon in 2020 between 56 projects. The App is now in the developing process with Shell UK, Hafnia and Ivory Start-up teams. Her innovative social projects for the maritime industry is attracted by Google and Medicat's #SheMakes initiative in 2021 as she is selected between 15 Future Female Leaders in Turkey.

Expertise: Autonomy; Future leisure marine demand; Technology; Trade; Vessel operation; Safety; Supply chains; Careers; Mental Health and Wellbeing; Gender equality; Ethnicity and Race