Kenan Kolat

Kenan Kolat (* August 24, 1959 in Istanbul) was the Federal Chairman of the Türkische Gemeinde in Deutschland e.V. (TGD) (Organisation of the Turkish Community in Germany) from 2005 to 2014. Currently, he is the spokesperson of the Verband für interkulturelle Wohlfahrtspflege (VIW) (Association for Intercultural Welfare) and a self-employed policy and strategy consultant.
Kolat, who holds an engineering degree (maritime technology), is a German and Turkish citizen. He is a member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD).

Professional life:

  • Social counsellor at HDB
  • Social counsellor at the integration assistance
  • Social counsellor at the Turkish Parents’ Association Berlin-Brandenburg (Türkischer Elternverein Berlin-Brandenburg e.V.)
  • Director of Turkish Union in Berlin-Brandenburg
  • Owner of "Kolat – Politik- und Strategieberatung"