Born in 1960 in Istanbul, Işıl Arıdağ graduated from Robert College in 1978, and received her Bachelor’s Degree from the Boğaziçi University Faculty of Administrative Sciences Department of Business Administration in 1982. She also attended Bogazici University for her Master’s Degree in Psychology.
After various professional duties in advertising and public relations sectors, in 1998 Ms. Arıdağ became the founder partner of UNİTE İletişim, offering communications consultancy services to leading national and international companies and brands.
Arıdağ has worked as a part-time academician at the Bahçeşehir University Faculty of Communications from 2002 to 2006. Currently gives lectures as a keynote speaker within the communications field.
Arıdağ has an active role in the business life as the Chief Executive Officer of UNITE İletişim, offering communications consultancy and PR services under Unite brand, and advertising, event management and digital communications services under CreativeUnit and CoffeeShop brands.
Following her position as a board member between 2010-2012, she was selected the President of IDA-Communication Consultancies Association of Turkey as of December 2014 and assumes responsibility to represent public relations sector.