Sohret Pakis

Director of Marketing & Communications
Polin Waterparks


Sohret studied Economics at Bogazici University in Istanbul, and went on to further study Economic History at the same university. Her first work experience was at Pfizer Pharmaceuticals. She started her carrier at the Human Resources Department.

In 2004, she joined the Polin Waterparks team. She worked respectively as Human Resources, Sales and Marketing until 2013. Şöhret is now the Director of Marketing & Communications at Polin Group. Sohret has served as a committee member of IAAPA EMEA (International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions – Europe, Middle East and Africa) M&S Committee in 2016. Sohret is serving as a board member at Turkish Association of Amusement Parks, Recreation and Attractions. She is the head of waterpark and recreation committees. She is also serving as the head of the international committee at Adventure Parks Association (IPAR).

Sohret is now studying neuroscience in Istanbul and doing research to investigate the relation between neuroscience and recreation and happy cities. She introduced a new term which is called neurorecreation. She is now writing her thesis named “Evaluation of water slide experience in terms of biometric and neural parameters: A neurorecreation study”.


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