Management Team

​​ Please find below detailed information on our management team.​

Murat Erkan - Genel Müdür 

Murat Erkan - Chief Executive Officer

Murat Erkan was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer on March 15, 2019. Mr. Erkan, who started his professional life at Toshiba, became an Application Engineer at Biltam Mühendislik and then became the first “System Engineer” of Turkey at Cisco Turkey. He served as Chief Officer at Cisco Systems in charge of technology, sales, business development and channel management for ten years. Mr. Erkan had been the Business Unit Manager at Aneltech working on solutions related to Telecommunication, Mobile, ICT, the defense industry and industrial products sectors starting in 2006. Murat Erkan joined Turkcell Group in June 2008 as the General Manager of Turkcell Superonline, and between December 2015-March 2019 he assumed the role of Executive Vice President of Sales. Murat Erkan graduated from the Yıldız Technical University Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering Department in 1992. He completed the Strategic Marketing Program at Harvard Business School in 2010.

 

Osman Yılmaz – Executive Vice President – Finance (CFO)

Osman Yılmaz was appointed as the Chief Financial Officer on August 1, 2018. Mr. Yılmaz started his professional career at Türkiye İş Bankası Treasury Department in 2006. In 2007, he worked at BNP/TEB Treasury Department responsible for Balance Sheet Management. Between 2008-2016, he held several positions at HSBC Global Asset Management including senior fund ma nager in structured products and as Group Head of Fixed Income and Multi Asset Funds. In August 2016, he was appointed as Director responsible for Treasury, Risk and Collection Management in Turkcell. Mr . Yılmaz holds a dual BSc degree in Economics and Management from London School of Economics and Istanbul Bilgi University, MSc in Financial Engineering from Boğaziçi University and a PhD in Finance from Ozyegin University.

 

Serhat Demir - Executive Vice President - Legal and Regulation

Serhat Demir joined Turkcell as the Executive Vice President of Legal and Regulation Function in May 2015. Mr. Demir started his professional career in 1997 at Dun&Bradstreet. He worked as a lawyer and held executive and directorial positions responsible for legal affairs at Yıldız Holding and Çalık Holding A.Ş.. He was a member of the board of directors of Çalık Holding AS and Albtelecom ShA and currently is a member of the board of directors of Banka Kombetare Tregtare ShA and Aktif Yatırım Bankası A.Ş. Serhat Demir graduated from the Faculty of Law at Istanbul University and has a Masters of Business Administration degree.

 

Kadri Özdal - Executive Vice President - Consumer Sales

Kadri Özdal was appointed as the acting Executive Vice President of Consumer Sales on April 1, 2019. He started his professional career at Vodafone in 1999 and worked in sales, marketing and commercial operations departments, and later joined Turk Telekom in sales development, channel optimization and management. He worked as sales development director and then acting as CSO between 2011-2012. Kadri Özdal took part in foundation and management of n11.com which is one of the largest e-commerce platforms in Turkey and worked in the CSO role. In February 2016, he started as Turkcell Alternative Sales Channels Director and subsequently served as non-exclusive and digital sales channels, finally as Retail Channels Sales Director. Kadri Özdal graduated from Dokuz Eylül University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Public Administration.

 

Ceyhun Özata - Executive Vice President - Corporate and Residential Sales

Ceyhun Özata was appointed as the acting Executive Vice President of Corporate and Residential Sales in addition to his existing role on April 1, 2019. He started his professional career at Reuters between 1995 and 1996 and worked as a Customer Advisor. Then later he joined Superonline as an Assistant Manager of Customer Operations between 1996 and 1999. Between 1999 and 2001, he worked as a CRM and Product Management Manager in IXIR AŞ. Since 2002, Özata worked as a Project Manager, Online Sales Manager, CRM & Direct Sales Director, and Marketing Director in Turkcell Superonline respectively. From 2008 to 2015, he played a fundamental role in the acceleration of fiber infrastructure investments and served as the Vice President of Retail Sales Department in Turkcell Superonline. Lastly, he worked as the Sales Director of Turkcell Residential and Small Medium Business Management since 2015. Ceyhun Özata graduated from Boğaziçi University, Department of Electronic.

 

Ömer Barbaros Yiş - Executive Vice President - Marketing

Ömer Barbaros Yiş graduated from Koç University with a double major in Business Administration and Economics and received his master’s degree in Economics from Universitat Autonoma De Barcelona. Having started his career in 2006 as Corporate and Consumer Pricing Specialist in Turkcell, he held various Senior Product Manager roles in the marketing department. From 2010 to 2013, he continued his career as the Global Telecom Industry Director in Peppers & Rogers Group. In 2013 he joined Turk Telekom, where he served as Existing Customer Management Director, Premium Segment Customer Management Director and then Fixed Products Revenue Management Director. In 2017, Yiş began working at Turkcell as Strategic and Focused Marketing Director and then he has assumed Consumer Marketing Director role. In addition to his existing role, he has been appointed as the acting Executive Vice President of Marketing, effective as of December 18, 2018.

 

Ataç Tansuğ - Executive Vice President - Digital Services and Solutions

Ataç Tansuğ was appointed as the acting Executive Vice President of Digital Services and Solutions in addition to his existing role on April 1, 2019. Mr. Tansuğ started his professional career as System Support Engineer at Dataport in 1999. Between 2002 - 2009, he managed Service Support Engineering Teams at International NGN/IMS in Alcatel-Lucent and between 2009 - 2011, he held Product Service Director and Global Customer Service Director roles responsible from Turkey and Azerbaijan. He joined Turkcell Group as the Chief Technology Officer of Turkcell Superonline in 2013. Later he was appointed as Transmission & Core Network Planning Director at Turkcell in 2016. He holds Digital Services & Solutions Technology Director position since 2017. He graduated from the Department of Civil Engineering at Boğaziçi University in 1997.

 

Serkan Öztürk - Executive Vice President - Customer Experience and Information Technologies

Serkan Öztürk joined Turkcell in 2000 as Project Supervisor. In August 2017, he was appointed as the Executive Vice President of Customer Experience and Information Technologies. Previously, he worked as project supervisor and manager at Turkcell Project Management office between 2000-2009. He served as Chief Information Technologies Officer in Astelit between 2009-2010 and in Turkcell Superonline between 2010-2011. Prior his to his last appointment, he served as director of Customer Relations Management and Business Intelligence Solutions (CRM & BIS) and Executive Vice President of Information and Communication Technologies. Serkan Öztürk graduated from Middle East Technical University Electrical and Electronics Engineering department. He received his MBA degree from Istanbul University.

 

Gediz Sezgin - Executive Vice President - Network Technologies

Gediz Sezgin joined Turkcell as Network Engineer in 1995. In October 2015, he was appointed as the Executive Vice President of Network Technologies. Previously, he was Senior Vice President of Information and Communication Technologies, Chief Information and Communication Technologies Officer, Director of Application Operations, Director of Service Network under the ICT Function and held various executive positions in the Technology Function. Mr. Sezgin started his career at Alcatel Teletaş in 1991. He graduated from İstanbul Technical University in Electronics and Communication Engineering and received his Master’s degree from the same university.

 

Seyfettin Sağlam - Executive Vice President - Human Resources

Seyfettin Sağlam joined Turkcell as the Chief Group Human Resources Officer in July 2014. He began his career in MSC Consulting lnc. in 1998. He worked as a HR professional at Tekstilbank and as the Human Resources Group Manager at Yıldız Holding, responsible for the Packaging, IT, Finance and Retail Groups. He served as the Assistant General Manager of T.C. Ziraat Bankası. Subsequently, he was appointed Vice Chairman and Member of the Executive Committee at Rixos Hotels and Sembol Construction Inc. Mr. Sağlam served as an Executive Vice President of Borsa İstanbul. He graduated from the Department of Sociology at Middle East Technical University. He received a Master’s degree from the Marmara University Business Administration Department in International Quality Management. He completed the HR Management & Leadership Programs at INSEAD. He is also an Executive Board Member of PERYÖN.

 

Ali Türk - Executive Vice President - Supply Chain Management

Ali Türk joined Turkcell as the Senior Vice President of Supply Chain Management in May 2016. He was appointed as the Executive Vice President of Supply Chain Management in March 2017. Ali Türk graduated from the Industrial Engineering Department of Istanbul Technical University in 1999 and completed Istanbul Technical University Executive MBA program in 2001. Mr. Türk started his career at Başak Hayat Sigorta in 1999. Between 2002 and 2007, he held various management positions responsible for logistics planning, warehouse and supply chain management processes at Ülker Group Companies. Between 2007 and 2011, he worked at Ceva Lojistik as Warehouse and Value Added Operations group manager. Joining Turkish Airlines in 2011 as Cargo Operations Vice President, Mr. Türk has served as Turkish Airlines Cargo Operations President since 2012.

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