Board of Directors Turkey

Prof. Dr. Ahmet Kırman
Chairman
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Prof. Dr. Ahmet Kırman is a graduate of Ankara University, Faculty of Law. He holds a master’s degree in EU Competition Law, and Ph.D. in Commercial Law from Ankara University where he became Professor in Public Finance/Tax Law and served as a Faculty Member, Division Head, Head of the Finance Department and Institute Director. He also served as a faculty member at the Galatasaray University, Faculty of Law. Kırman started his career at İşbank in 1982, where he held various positions in banking and insurance operations. He served as Chairman and Board Member in several prominent companies, foremost amongst them being İşbank, Milli Reasürans T.A.Ş. and Petrol Ofisi A.Ş. Prof. Dr. Kırman served Şişecam Group as Chairman between 2006 and 2008, as Chairman and Managing Director between 2008 and 2011 and he became the Vice Chairman and the Chief Executive Officer of Şişecam Group in April 2011. He also serves on TEPAV’s Board of Trustees and Board of Directors, BTHE’s and IAV’s and ICC Turkish National Committee’s Board of Directors, and the Turkish Shooting and Hunting Federation’s Board of Directors and Board of Legal Affairs. Prof. Dr. Kırman is the author of a large number of publications, including 12 books and numerous articles.
Abdullah Kılınç
Vice Chairman
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Abdullah Kılınç received his degree in mechanical engineering from the Middle East Technical University in 1990 and completed the Advance Management Programme of Harvard Business School in 2012. He joined Anadolu Cam Sanayii A.Ş. as a production engineer at the Mersin Plant in 1992, where he later functioned as production supervisor in 1995. He was appointed as an Assistant General Manager to Mina Ksani Glass Container Company in Georgia in 1999. Brought to the position of Business Development Manager of Anadolu Cam Sanayii A.Ş. in 2003, Kılınç then served as the General Manager of Ruscam Ufa Plant, Operations Director of Russia Operations and Operations Director of the Glass Packaging Group. Mr. Kılınç has been serving as the President of the Glass Packaging Group-Turkey since January 2014.
Zeynep Hansu Uçar
Member
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Zeynep Hansu Uçar is a graduate of the Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences, Department of Business Administration. She started her career as an Assistant Investment Specialist in the Subsidiaries Division of İşbank in 1994. She held several managerial positions responsible for various group companies at the same department. Uçar has been serving as the Subsidiaries Division Unit Manager since 2007. Having functioned as a Board Member and Auditor at various companies of Şişecam Group since 2010, she also holds seats on the Board of Directors of Türkiye Sınai Kalkınma Bankası A.Ş. since 27 November 2015, İş Faktoring A.Ş. since 29 July 2013, İş Finansal Kiralama A.Ş. since 30 July 2013, and Camiş Yatırım Holding A.Ş. since 27 March 2012, all being İşbank subsidiaries.
Ali Sözen
Member
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Sözen is a graduate of the Istanbul University Faculty of Law. A registered member of the Istanbul Bar Association, he remains active in the legal profession. According to the Capital Market Board Corporate Governance Principles, Ali Sözen is not an independent member. Sözen served as a member of the Board of Directors of Türkiye İş Bankası A.Ş. from March 28, 2008 until March 31, 2011 and later as a member of the Board of İş Gayrimenkul Yatırım Ortaklığı A.Ş. from May 27, 2011 until March 28, 2012.
Prof. Dr. Halil Ercüment Erdem
Independent Member
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Prof. Dr. H. Ercüment Erdem graduated from the Faculty of Law at Dokuz Eylül University in 1984, where he first worked as a research assistant between 1984 and 1997. He then taught commercial law and French for professional purpose as an Assistant Professor, while he offered courses in the graduate program and was a thesis advisor. He became Associate Professor of Commercial Law in 1997 and Professor of Commercial Law in 2003. He taught courses in undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate programs at Galatasaray University, Faculty of Law, first as an Associate Professor and then as a Professor of Commercial Law from 1997 until 2011. He also advised a number of master’s and doctorate dissertations. He completed his master studies in Private Law at the Institute of Social Sciences at Ankara University, doctorate studies at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland, and did research on American Law at Yale Law School. Since 1998,he has been one of the founding partners of the Erdem & Erdem Law Office, where he practices in various branches of Commercial Law, particularly Private Law serving a number of domestic and overseas clients. He has been serving as an independent board member at CMACMG since 2011, and at Yılport Holding A.Ş. since 2013. Ercüment Erdem is the Vice President of the International Chamber of Commerce Commission on Commercial Law and Practice, and is a member of İstanbul Bar Association. He is a member of the International Chamber of Commerce Council, International Bar Association, and Banking and Commercial Law Institute Advisory Board, as well as various professional associations. Prof. Dr. Halil Ercüment Erdem has nine scientific books, over 50 articles and 4 translated works published on various dates.
Faik Byrns
Independent Member
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Byrns graduated from Portland State University with a degree in political science in 1973, and began his professional life in 1974. He served as flight officer in the US Navy until 2004 and as certified public accountant, CFO, and senior executive in multinational corporations. Byrns is a member of the Board of Directors at Anadolu Cam Sanayii A.Ş. and has authored two books - the first, dealing with his personal experiences, was published in 2010, and the second, covering his successful career, was published in 2015.