Ilke specialises in corporate research and is coordinator of research methods and quality.

Before joining SOMO in 2017, Ilke worked as a lecturer and researcher in the Innovation Studies group at Utrecht University’s Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development. Besides teaching on topics such as sustainable practices, business models, and innovation theories, she also taught research methods. Ilke has also worked as a freelance sustainability strategist in Philadelphia and New York.

Ilke holds a Masters in Environmental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania specialised in Business and Sustainability Management, and a M.Sc. in International Development Studies from Utrecht University.