BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Mahmut KAYACIK

Mahmut KAYACIK

Chairman

Mahmut KAYACIK holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Department of Political Science and International Relations at Boğaziçi University and a master’s degree in the Department of International Economics at Marmara University. Successfully completed INSEAD Senior Executive Program, Mr. KAYACIK is currently pursuing his doctoral degree on Banking and Finance at Medipol University. Started his career at Yıldız Holding where he led notable M&A and IPO projects, Mr. KAYACIK acted as the General Manager and a Member of Board of Directors of Takasbank between 2016 – 2019. Before joining Türkiye Wealth Fund, Mahmut KAYACIK was serving as Founding General Manager and a Member of the Board of Directors at Kızılay Real Estate and Venture Capital Portfolio Management as well as the Board Member of Kızılay Investments Holding. Mr. KAYACIK also served as a Member of the Investment Committee at Turkey’s leading technology-based Venture Capital Investment Fund. Deemed worthy of The Honor Award by Turkish Capital Markets Association in 2019, on March 29, 2021, Mr. KAYACIK was chosen as Chairman of Takasbank representing Borsa İstanbul.

Korkmaz ERGUN

Korkmaz ERGUN

Deputy Chairman

Korkmaz ERGUN earned his undergraduate degree at Ankara University Faculty of Political Science, Department of Business Administration in 1997 and started his career at Borsa İstanbul the same year. He completed his masters’ degree on Economics at Marmara University. Having administered the evaluation of the public offering of numerous companies and examination and market activities of the companies traded on Borsa İstanbul, ERGUN has twenty four years’ experience in the stock exchange business and capital markets. ERGUN was chosen as a Deputy of Chairman of Takasbank on 29 March 2021.

Avşar R. SUNGURLU

Avşar R. SUNGURLU

CEO and Member

Avşar SUNGURLU was born in Gümüşhane, he completed Ankara Atatürk Anatolian High School. He was graduated from Middle East Technical University, Aeronautical Engineering and he recevied his master degree in 1993 at the same department. SUNGURLU, who completed his master's degree in Business Administration at Long Island University in New York in 1995, worked as a design engineer at Tusaş Aviation and Space Industry (TAI) for a while and started his career in the finance sector as a research specialist at Inter Investment in 1997. Between 2003-2015 he served in Bizim Menkul Değerler A.Ş. and at the same time served as CEO and Board Member since 2017. Avşar SUNGURLU, who served as Deputy General Manager at Albaraka Portföy Yönetimi A.Ş., was a member of Albaraka Venture Project Albaraka Garaj Mentor Group Member, took part in the evaluation and selection process of venture projects. SUNGURLU has been chosen as CEO of Takasbank and Board Member since March 29, 2021.

Bekir BAYRAKDAR

Bekir BAYRAKDAR

Member

Bekir BAYRAKDAR was born in 1971 in Kocaeli, Karamürsel. He graduated from Istanbul University, Faculty of Political Sciences in 1995. He completed his primary and secondary education in Ereğli and high school education in İzmit Industrial Vocational High School. In 1996, he was appointed as an Assistant Accountant and he served as an Accountant Specialist in 2001. Between 2005 and 2008 he served as the Head of Kocaeli Tax Office. BAYRAKDAR was appointed as the Provincial Treasurer of Istanbul on March 3, 2008. In 2014, he was assigned as the General Manager in Directorate General of Public Accounts. Additionally, he was assigned as Head of Revenue Administration on 4 February 2020. BAYRAKDAR was chosen as a board member at Takasbank on 29 March 2021.

Gülseren TOPUZ

Gülseren TOPUZ

Independent Member

Gülseren TOPUZ was born in İstanbul in 1957. She received her High school degree in Behçet Kemal Çağlar and she received Bachelor’s degree in Faculty of Economics at Ankara University. She received her Master’s degree in Statistics at Marmara University and Personnel management at İstanbul University. She received her doctorate degree in Money and Banking at İstanbul University. She served as research assistant at İstanbul University, Institute of Atatürk’s Principles and Reforms. She was the faculty member at Kocaeli University, Faculty of Economics, Head of the department of Economic History, and co-head of department of Economics. She served as consultant at İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality and board member at Central Registry Agency. Also, she was the 22th term Parliamentarian of İstanbul. She was married with two children. TOPUZ was chosen as board member and supervisory board member at Takasbank in 29 March 2021.

Münevver ÇETİN

Münevver ÇETİN

Independent Member

Münevver ÇETİN completed her master's degree at Ankara University Institute of Social Sciences in 1985, and her doctorate at Istanbul University Institute of Social Sciences in 1988. She received the title of Associate Professor in 1998. Since 1998, she has also given lectures on insurance seminar, insurance business management, human resources management, total quality management, introduction to business, at the Marmara University Banking Insurance Institute and the School of Banking Insurance. In the meantime, she also worked as a jury member on master and doctorate thesis consultancy and doctorate thesis monitoring, proficiency and final exams on bank and insurance issues. She also served as the Head of Insurance Department (2004-2007) and Board Member (2002-2007) at the Banking and Insurance Institute. Meanwhile; Beykent University Institute of Social Sciences, Doğuş University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Maltepe University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences; In addition to teaching strategic management, organizational theories, management and organization, customer relationship management, total quality management, human resources management, organizational behavior courses, she also managed postgraduate theses on these topics. In addition to teaching strategic planning, organizational behavior, total quality management courses at Kadir Has University Institute of Social Sciences (2003-2008), he also served as a jury member in thesis consultancy and thesis monitoring, proficiency, and thesis defense exams. In addition, she provided training to those working in the banking school of Ziraat Bank. She worked as a project manager on the Scale Economies and Efficiency in the Insurance Sector at Marmara University (2005). She still teaches at the School of Banking and has been a Member of the Board for 19 years. In 2006, she received the title of Professor. Some of her finance theses: Unemployment Risk in the Real Sector and Banking Sector (2009), Private Sector Bond Pricing in Terms of Alternative Financing Sources in International Markets; Application (2007), E-Business and Development of Alternative Distribution Channels and Its Effect on Financial Sector in Turkey (2006), The Place of Mortgage Banking in Emerging Economies in Housing Finance (2009), An Application for the Determination and Distribution of Capital in the Determination of the Financial Adequacy of the Insurance Companies (2008) The paper presented jointly at the Eighth Strategy Congress (2008) is "The Effects of Leadership Styles and the Communication Competency of Bank Managers on the Employee's Job Satisfaction: The Case of Turkish Banks". Between 2014 and 2016, she served as the Advisor to the Head of Disaster and Emergency Management. Between 2016 and 2017, she served as advisor to the Undersecretary of the Prime Ministry. ÇETİN was chosen as board member and supervisory board member at Takasbank in 29 March 2021.

Murat ONUK

Murat ONUK

Member

Murat ONUK, born in Istanbul in 1974, graduated from the Faculty of Economics at Istanbul University. Since 1993, he has worked in various managerial and executive leadership positions in the IT and finance sectors. After having worked in managerial positions in Microsoft Turkey (1999-2004), he subsequently held a variety of senior executive positions at Microsoft Headquarters (Redmond, USA), including responsibility initially for EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) followed by assumption of Global responsibility (2004-2009). He served as Executive Vice President at TTNET between 2009-2010 and as an appointed Consultant to the CEO at Türk Telekom between 2010-2012. From 2013 to 2016, he was involved in angel investment activities in various organizations while serving as a member of the boards of directors in affiliated enterprises. He joined Arz Asset Management in 2017 where he is a Managing Partner at present. In May 2020, he was appointed President of the Legislative and Regulatory Commission in the Turkey Venture Capital Council at The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB). He has also been appointed a Member of the Board of Auditors in the Turkey Capital Market Association (TCMA) and a Board Member at Takasbank, in September 2020 and March 2021, respectively.

Murat TACİR

Murat TACİR

Member

Murat TACİR was born in 1970 in Istanbul, he completed his high school education in Kadıköy Anatolian High School and his undergraduate education in Istanbul University, Department of Business Administration in English in 1993. Murat TACİR completed the Marketing certificate program at the University of California Berkeley and then he started his career by working in the Marketing and Finance departments of Sümer Plastik A.Ş. In 1995, he met capital markets at Tacirler Yatırım Menkul Değerler A.Ş. He worked in different positions and he still works as the Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors in the same company at Tacirler Yatırım Menkul Değerler A.Ş. In the last period of IMKB, he was the Auditor of Board(2012-2013), Board Member in Borsa İstanbul (2014-2017) and he still works as Deputy President of Capital Market Council at The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey. He was married with two children. TACİR was chosen as a Board Member at Takasbank on 29 March 2021.