Senior Management

İBRAHİM SİNAN AK

CEO

(1971-Ankara) İbrahim Sinan Ak graduated from the Department of Management Engineering at Istanbul Technical University. He started his career as an investment specialist at Evgin Yatırım Menkul Değerler. He then received his MBA from Old Dominion University in the U.S. After working as a Finance Chief at Vestel Komünikasyon from 2000 to 2002 and as a Finance Manager at Vestel Beyaz Eşya from 2002 to 2006, Ak joined the Zorlu Enerji Group in 2006. He served as the Deputy General Manager of Finance until 2012 and became the General Manager of Zorlu Enerji in January 2012. Ak has served as the CEO of Zorlu Enerji Group, of which Zorlu Enerji Elektrik Üretim AŞ is a member, since December 1, 2016. Sinan Ak also serves as the Chairman of the DEİK Turkey-Israel Business Council, Board Member at the Association of Distribution System Operators (ELDER) and Member at the Advisory Board of the Electricity Producers Association (EÜD).

FUAT CELEPCİ

General Manager Responsible for Electricity and Gas Distribution Operations

(1959-Kayseri) Fuat Celepci graduated from the Civil Engineering Department of the Middle East Technical University in 1982 and received his master’s degree from the Faculty of Law at Bilkent University in 2011. He began his career as a civil engineer at the Turkish Electricity Corporation (TEK) in 1982. In 1984, he joined BOTAŞ, where he served as the Deputy General Manager and a Board Member from 1999 to 2005. After retiring from his role as an advisor to the BOTAŞ General Manager in 2012, Celepci joined Zorlu Enerji Group in 2012 and served as the General Manager of GAZDAŞ Gaziantep Doğal Gaz Dağıtım A.Ş. and Trakya Bölgesi Doğal Gaz Dağıtım A.Ş., two Zorlu Enerji Group companies, from 2012 to 2016. Since January 1, 2017, he has been servings as the General Manager responsible for Gas and Electricity Distribution at Zorlu Enerji Group. Fuat Celepci serves as a Board Member at the Natural Gas Distribution Companies Association of Turkey (GAZBİR).

AYDIN AKAT

General Manager Responsible for Industrial Projects and Applications

(1970-Erzincan) Aydın Akat received an associate degree in civil engineering from Middle East Technical University in 1990 and graduated from the Department of Civil Engineering at Istanbul University in 1996. He began his career at Cevahirler İnşaat in 1990 and worked in various construction projects at Tekfen İnşaat from 1996 to 2005. He joined Zorlu Enerji Group in 2005 as a Project Manager at Zorlu Endüstriyel ve Enerji Tesisleri İnşaat Ticaret AŞ and later served as an Engineering Manager at the same company from 2008 to 2011. Akat was the Deputy General Manager responsible for Projects at Zorlu Enerji Elektrik Üretim AŞ from October 2011. He has been serving as the General Manager Responsible for Industrial Projects and Applications since January 1, 2017.

ALİ KINDAP

General Manager Responsible for Investments, Operations and Maintenance

(1968-Çankırı) Ali Kındap graduated from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Middle East Technical University in 1990. He began his professional career at the GAMA Group of Companies and later worked at Güriş İnşaat ve Mühendislik AŞ in energy and infrastructure projects. Kındap joined Zorlu Enerji Group in 2008 and served as the Deputy General Manager Responsible for Thermal Power Plant Investments. Ali Kındap was appointed as the General Manager Responsible for Investments, Operations and Maintenance as of January 1, 2017. Ali Kındap became the Chairman of the Board of the Geothermal Energy Association (JED) in July 2020 and also serves as a Board Member at the Turkey Cogeneration Association.

ELİF YENER

General Manager of Financial Affairs

(1980-İstanbul) Elif Yener graduated from the Department of Industrial Engineering at Boğaziçi University in 2004. After working in the Project Finance Department at Denizbank from 2004 to 2010, she enrolled in the MBA program at Columbia University and received her MBA in 2011. She joined Zorlu Holding in 2011. Appointed to the position of Strategy and Business Development Manager in 2012, Yener joined Zorlu Enerji Group in 2014 and served respectively as Financial Affairs Group Manager and Financial Affairs Director, and has been serving as the General Manager of Financial Affairs since July 1, 2019.

İNANÇ SALMAN

General Manager Responsible for Trade, Retail & Smart Systems

(1981-İstanbul) İnanç Salman graduated from the Department of Industrial Engineering at Istanbul Technical University. Following his bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, he received his master’s degree from Istanbul Technical University in 2006. Salman joined Zorlu Group in 2004 and served at the Zorlu Holding Human Resources Department from 2004 to 2007. In 2007, he joined Zorlu Enerji Group, where he served respectively as Project Engineer, Organization Development Supervisor and Organization Development Manager. Salman served as the Deputy General Manager of Energy, Trade and Planning from 2013 to 2017. After serving as Director of Trade from 2017, İnanç Salman was appointed as the General Manager responsible for Trade, Retail & Smart Systems on September 1, 2020.

EVREN EVCİT

Director of Zorlu Solar and Foreign Investments

(1978-İstanbul) Evren Evcit graduated from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Istanbul Technical University and received his MBA from Boğaziçi University. Following his graduation, he served as the Chief Operating Officer and later as CEO at Anel Enerji. Evcit was the Managing Director of Turkey at First Solar from 2014 to 2017. Evren Evcit, who has been the Director of Zorlu Solar at Zorlu Enerji Group since May 2017, has also assumed the position of the Director of Purchasing and Logistics as of August 1, 2018. Evcit has been serving as the Director of Zorlu Solar and Foreign Investments since September 1, 2019. Evren Evcit is a Board Member at the Turkish Solar Energy Industry Association (GENSED).

SEHER DENİZ BİLGİN

Human Resources Director

(1974-Ankara) Seher Deniz Bilgin graduated from the Department of Public Administration (in French) at Marmara University’s in 1997. Bilgin began her professional career at Delphi Packard Electrical Systems in 1997 and worked as an Internal Audit, Budget-Reporting and Consolidation Specialist in the Finance Directorate at Oyak Renault Automotive Factory AŞ from 1999 to 2003. At the same company, she worked in Recruitment and Career Development, International Transfers, HR Business Partner and Industrial and Social Relations in the Human Resources Directorate until 2017 and later served as a Training Manager. Deniz Bilgin joined Zorlu Enerji as a Human Resources Manager in 2017, and was appointed as the Human Resources Director as of July 1, 2019.

ERSEN ÖZYILMAZ

Director of Purchasing and Logistics

(1975-İstanbul) Ersen Özyılmaz graduated from the Department of Electronic Control Systems at Zonguldak Karaelmas University in 1997. He began his career as a Purchasing Supervisor in the Technical Purchasing department of Gönpa AŞ, where he worked from 1997 to 1999. After joining Zorlu Enerji Group in 2000, Özyılmaz served as Purchasing Specialist, Purchasing Supervisor and Purchasing Manager, respectively. Ersen Özyılmaz, who has been serving as the Deputy Director of Purchasing and Logistics, was appointed as the Director of Purchasing and Logistics as of September 1, 2020.

KAAN GENÇEL

Occupational Health and Safety and Environment Manager

(1980-Rize) Kaan Gençel graduated from the Department of Environmental Engineering at Middle East Technical University in 2004. He began his career in the field of Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Engineering at Enka Enerji from 2005 to 2006. He participated in the MBA Program for International Management of Resources and Environment at the Technical University of Bergakademie Freiberg between 2006 and 2008. Additionally, he worked as an Occupational Health, Safety and Environment Engineer at Enercon Servis from 2008 to 2009, and as an Occupational Health, Safety and Environment Chief Engineer at Petkim from 2010 to 2013. He later worked as an Occupational Health, Safety and Environment Chief Engineer at Tüpraş from 2014 to 2016, after which he served as an Occupational Health, Safety and Environment Manager at Pegasus Airlines. Gençel joined Zorlu Enerji Group as the Occupational Health, Safety and Environment Manager in 2018, and also serves as the Leader of the Zorlu Holding Environment and Working Group.

BAŞAK DALGA

Investor Relations Manager

(1983-Tobruk) Başak Dalga graduated from the Department of Economics at Istanbul University in 2005. After completing her master’s degree in Italy, she began her professional life as an equity analyst at the Research Department of Global Yatırım in 2006. Dalga worked as an equity analyst at Eczacıbaşı Menkul Değerler from 2007 to 2008, and joined Zorlu Enerji in 2008 as Investor Relations and Corporate Finance Senior Specialist. She has been serving as the Investor Relations Manager since 2012. Başak Dalga holds the Capital Market Activities Level 3 License and the Corporate Governance Rating License.

Funda Küçükosmanoğlu

Corporate Communications Group Manager

(1971 - Istanbul) After graduating from the Physics Department at Uludağ University, Funda Küçükosmanoğlu first completed the English MBA program of Yeditepe University and then successfully completed her second university education at the Cultural Heritage and Tourism Department of Istanbul University. Küçükosmanoğlu, who started her career in 1997 at Turkcell İletişim AŞ, has undertaken different roles in the field of customer relations management at Turkcell and affiliated companies. After her experience as a manager in different areas of communication at the Corporate Communications Department of Coca-Cola Turkey, Küçükosmanoğlu joined Nestlé Waters Turkey in 2019 as Corporate Communications Manager and as of January 2021, she joined Zorlu Enerji to serve as the Corporate Communications Group Manager.