Russian Automotive Forum

The premier international gathering for the Russian automotive industry

19 - 20 March 2019

Forum Speakers 2019

Orhan Sabuncu was born in 1951 in Bursa. After completing his primary and secondary education in Bursa, he entered the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Yıldız Technical University in 1970. After finishing the university in 1975, he worked for two years in an engineering firm in Istanbul. He started to work as a construction engineer in Teknik Malzeme Company in Bursa in 1978. He was appointed General Manager in 1985. Since 2002 he has been appointed as the chairman of Orhan Holding automotive seat group and he is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Holding companies.

Orhan Sabuncu from 2006 to 2010, he was a member of the Board of Directors of TAYSAD and OİB. He has been serving as the Chairman of OIB Board since 2010. Orhan Sabuncu has also been serving as Coordinator of Uludağ Exporters' Associations since 4 June 2014.

Married and father of two children, Orhan Sabuncu speaks English.

Viacheslav Kutsependik – Executive Director at NPO BelMag

He was born in 1978, graduated from faculty of technology of Magnitogorsk State Technical University (honours degree) and of faculty of economics of Chelyabinsk State University.

PhD in Engineering Science

He works on management positions at BelMag since 2000. Business Development Director - since March 2010. He is in charge of key local and foreign customers and strategic partners relations, government authorities interaction, incorporate management.

Dobrivoje Jovanovic

Global Product Manager
Body Shop Adhesives & Sealants

SIKA Automotive AG
Kreuzlingerstrasse 35
8590 Romanshorn/ Switzerland

Graduated as Technical Engineer from the Hochschule Zürich
27 years working experience at suppliera to the automotive industry
10 year experience in R&D with focus on 1 K PU for structural glazing for window cars 1991 – 2001 at Gurit-Essex
Last 17 years in marketing & product management at SIKA as global product manager body shop adhesives and sealants

Dipl. Ing.
Sika Automotive AG
January 2002 – Present (17 years and 2 months)
Global Product Manager for Automotive Body Shop Adhesives & Sealants


Marketing Strategy, Product Management, coordination between customers, sales and R&D, leading of Technolgy Expert Teams, presentations at the customers, congresses, seminars, sales and customer trainings. Product portfolio and Product Management activities in North America(USA), South America(Brazil), Asia and all European Automotive OEM countries.

Leader 1C PUR Development
Gurit-Essex AG
November 1991 – December 2001 (10 years 2 months)

Leading of 1C PUR Direct Glazing low and non-conductive adhesives for European Automotive OEMs. Tailor made product development according to customer specifications and time lines. Product presentations at major Automotive OEMs technical centers and process departments. Production instructions, production trials, line trials, SOPs and portfolio management. Management by objectives and clear target agreements. International shows and exhibitions.

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