Board of Directors

Prof. Dr. Ahmet Kırman
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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.

Tahsin Burhan Ergene
Vice Chairman
Tahsin Burhan Ergene

Burhan Ergene graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from İstanbul Technical University, in 1989. He completed the International Management Certificate Programme in İstanbul University, in 1990, and the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School in 2012. He joined the Şişecam Group in 1990, where he held various managerial positions in the sales and marketing departments. In 2011, he was appointed as the Marketing and Sales Vice President of the Chemicals Group. He has been serving as President of Chemicals Group since 2014.

Umut Barış Dönmez

Umut Barış Dönmez was born in 1977, in Manisa, and is graduated from Boğaziçi University, Department of Business Administration. Mr Dönmez has joined Şişecam Group in 2006 in the position of Finance Manager of Şişecam Soda Lukavac d.o.o and promoted as the General Manager of Şişecam Soda Lukavac d.o.o on 01.09.2010. Completing his job in Bosnia-Herzogovina on April 1, 2015 and assigning as the Financial Affairs Group Manager at Chemicals Group, Umut Barış Dönmez is still carrying his duty as the Financial Affairs Director in the same group since 01.01.2016.

Aysun Mercan
Independent Member
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A.Mercan holds a graduate degree from Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Administrative Sciences, Department of Management in Ankara and a joint Executive MBA from Manchester Business School and University of Wales UK. She started her banking career in 1982 and held several senior and executive positions in Corporate Banking, Credits, Foreign Transactions, Project Finance-Investment Banking and Corporate Governance areas at various national and international banks. Following the takeover of shareholder rights of various failed banks by the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency and the Savings Deposit Insurance Fund, as a result of banking crisis in 2001, she presided over and managed many projects related to rehabilitation, restructuring of the related financial groups, including the conclusion of repayment contracts,  management, sale of assets, and liquidation of the relevant banks so as to allow for the collection of the debts by those banks' controlling shareholders to the Fund. 
She acted as a member at the Board of Directors and the Board of Liquidators of various companies. She was appointed as the Secretary General of a private bank in 2008 and retired in 2014. She gave lectures within the masters programs of universities regarding investment appraisal, corporate finance and foreign trade finance. She was appointed as a Board Member for MUFG Bank Turkey A.Ş. in January 2016.  Aysun Mercan was appointed as an Independent Member in line with the Corporate Governance Principles of the Capital Markets Board of Turkey at the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders by our company on March 20, 2018

Mehmet Sefa Pamuksuz
Independent Member
Having graduated from the Department of Business Administration at Middle East Technical University, M. Sefa Pamuksuz holds an MSF degree from Boston College. As a managing partner of Policy Analytics Lab (PAL), a consultancy and think tank based in Ankara, Pamuksuz has practical knowledge on State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) and corporate governance and public financial management and is experienced in the regulation, financing, budgeting, monitoring and reporting of SOEs.  M. Sefa Pamuksuz has 25 years of experience at Turkish Treasury in various capacities including as the Director General of State Economic Enterprises. Pamuksuz has recently acted as the Coordinator of G20 Infrastructure and Investment Working Group as well as the Chair of the G20/OECD Task Force on Institutional Investors and Long-Term Investments (LTI). M. Sefa Pamuksuz also worked as the Alternate Executive Director of Turkey in the World Bank Group. M. Sefa Pamuksuz executed SOE Budget of Turkey including current and investment transfers to SOEs, agricultural support institutions, social security institutions and public banks. During his career at the Treasury, he participated in sectoral reform efforts in Turkey such as public financial institutions, energy, agriculture, health, social security sectors, and labor markets.  He worked in various public finance management projects and is also an Adviser for IMF FAD. He provided technical assistance to the governments of Cyprus, Mozambique, Lao PDR, Jamaica and Jordan. M. Sefa Pamuksuz is a CPA and volunteers as a career mentor to the students of Middle East Technical University. Currently working as a consultant on Public Financial Management, Long-Term Investments, Corporate Governance and SOEs at PAL A.Ş., M. Sefa Pamuksuz was appointed as an Independent Member in line with the Corporate Governance Principles of the Capital Markets Board of Turkey at the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders of our company on March 20, 2018.

Canan Mutlu
Canan Mutlu

Canan Mutlu graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from İstanbul Technical University, in 1999. She acquired master’s degree in management from Social Sciences Institute of Istanbul Technical University, in 2000. She has been working in the Subsidiaries Division of Isbank since 2001, currently serving as the Subsidiaries Division Unit Manager. Since 2015 she also holds seats on the Board of Directors of Nemtaş Nemrut Liman İşletmeleri A.Ş. , Softtech Yazılım Teknolojileri Araştırma Geliştirme ve Pazarlama Ticaret A.Ş., and İş Net Elektronik Bilgi Üretim Dağıtım Ticaret ve İletişim Hizmetleri A.Ş.,Kültür Yayınları İş Türk A.Ş.