İBRAHİM SİNAN AK
(1971 - Ankara) 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 Finance Manager at Vestel Beyaz Eşya from 2002 to 2006, Ak joined Zorlu Energy Group in 2006. Ak 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 Energy Group, of which Zorlu Enerji Elektrik Üretim AŞ is a member, since December 1, 2016. Ak is also the CEO of Electrip Global Limited, a joint venture between Zorlu Enerji and Wren House Infrastructure LP (WH), which provides electric vehicle charging operator services.
Sinan Ak is the Chairman of the Executive Board of the Turkey-Israel Business Council of the Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEİK) and a member of the Energy Business Council, Turkey-Russia Business Council, Turkey-Greece, Turkey-America and Turkey-UK Business Councils. Member of the Board of Directors of the Electricity Distribution Services Association (ELDER) and Vice Chairman of the E Mobility Operators Association (E-MOD), Mr. Ak closely follows sectoral activities as a member of the Electricity Producers Association (EÜD), Turkish Electricity Industry Association (TESAB), Energy Efficiency Association (ENVER), Energy Investors Association (GÜYAD) and International Solar Energy Society (GÜNDER), Solar Energy Industrialists and Industry Association (GENSED), Roof Industrialists and Businessmen Association (ÇATIDER), Turkish Employers' Association of Construction Industries (INTES), Geothermal Energy Association (JED), World Energy Council Turkish National Committee Association (DEK), UN Global Compact, Energy Trade Association, TOBB Energy Assembly and TÜSİAD Energy Working Group, and is actively involved in the activities of Sabancı University Istanbul International Energy and Climate Center (IICEC).
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 started his career at Gama Endüstri and later worked at Güriş Mühendislik ve İnşaat AŞ in energy and infrastructure projects. Kındap joined Zorlu Energy Group in 2008 and served as the Deputy General Manager Responsible for Thermal Power Plant Investments between 2011 and 2016. Ali Kındap was appointed as the General Manager Responsible for Investments, Operations and Maintenance as of January 1, 2017.
Ali Kındap is the Chairman of the Board of the Geothermal Energy Association (JED) and also serves as a Board Member at the Turkey Cogeneration Association Dear Kındap is also a member of Turkish Wind Energy Association (TÜREB), Bioenergy Association (BİYODER), Hydrogen Technologies Association and Energy Industrialists and Business People Association (ENSİA).
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. Akat began his career at Cevahirler İnşaat in 1990 and worked in various construction projects at Tekfen İnşaat from 1996 to 2005. Akat joined Zorlu Energy 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 to the end of 2016. Aydın Akat has been serving as the General Manager Responsible for Industrial Projects and Applications since January 1, 2017.
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 and was appointed to the position of Strategy and Business Development Manager in 2012. Yener joined Zorlu Energy Group in 2014. Elif Yener 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 Yener is a member of the Integrated Reporting Turkey Network (ERTA) and a signatory of the CFO Principles for Integrated SDG Investments and Financing published by the CFO Coalition of the UN Global Compact.
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, Celepci 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 Energy Group in 2012 and served as the General Manager of GAZDAŞ Gaziantep Doğal Gaz Dağıtım AŞ and Trakya Bölgesi Doğal Gaz Dağıtım AŞ, two Zorlu Energy Group companies, from 2012 to 2016. Since January 1, 2017, Celepci has been serving as the General Manager responsible for Electricity and Gas Distribution Operations at Zorlu Energy Group. Fuat Celepci serves as a Board Member at the Natural Gas Distribution Companies Association of Turkey (GAZBİR)
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 Energy Group, where he served respectively as Project Engineer, Organization Development Supervisor and Organization Development Manager. Salman served as the Deputy General Manager Responsible for Energy, Trade and Planning from 2013 to 2017. After serving as the Director of Trade from 2017, İnanç Salman was appointed as the General Manager Responsible for Trade on September 1, 2020 Salman is a member of Sales Network and All Battery Importers and Manufacturers Association (TÜMAKÜDER).
Director of Purchasing and Logistics
Born in 1975 in Istanbul, Ersen Özyılmaz graduated from the Department of Electronic Control Systems at Zonguldak Karaelmas University in 1997. Özyılmaz started his career as a Purchasing Officer in the Technical Purchasing department at Gönpa AŞ and joined Zorlu Energy Group in 2000. He has worked as Purchasing Specialist, Purchasing Supervisor and Purchasing Manager within Zorlu Energy Group for more than 20 years. Özyılmaz has contributed to Zorlu Enerji's purchasing and logistics operations, most recently as Deputy Director of Purchasing and Logistics. He was appointed as Zorlu Enerji's Purchasing and Logistics Director on September 1, 2020.
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. He was the Managing Director of Turkey at First Solar from 2014 to 2017. Evcit, who has been the Director of Zorlu Solar at Zorlu Energy Group since May 2017, 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 the Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Turkey-Pakistan Business Council of the Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK). He is also a member of DEIK Turkey - Palestine and Turkey - Indonesia Business Councils. Evren Evcit is a Board Member at the Turkish Solar Energy Industry Association (GENSED).
FULYA BIÇAK MUŞTU
Director of Information Technologies and Business Development
(1974-İzmir) Fulya Bıçak Muştu graduated from the Department of Industrial Engineering at Middle East Technical University and completed her MBA at Yeditepe University. Muştu worked as a senior Information Technology Manager at Bimsa, Danonesa, British American Tobacco, Çelebi Holding, Evyap Holding, Balparmak and HD Holding. Having 21 years of management experience, Muştu has served as a Senior Executive responsible for IT in the companies for the last 18 years. She has served as a Member of the Executive Board in various companies. As a result of her professional efforts, she received the USA IDG Global CIO100 Award in 2013; the Dünya Daily Newspaper CIO Award in 2012, 2014, 2017 and 2022; IDC CIO Award in 2016; IDC WIT “Best Business Leader #1” and “Best Transformation Leader #2” awards in 2018. In addition to IT Management, she has also been involved in the structuring of different functions of the management discipline such as Strategy Management, Corporate Process Management, PMO Management in different companies.
Muştu, who has been working as the Director of Information Technologies and Business Development at Zorlu Energy Group since 2020, was included in the 2021 Fortune "Technology Leaders Shaping the Future" list. In 2023, she continues her successful work as one of the "50 Most Influential Technology Leaders" by BMI Business School in cooperation with DataExpert. In addition to her professional management role, she is involved in various volunteering activities such as Kalder EFQM Award Evaluator, ITSMF Turkey Board Member, IDC Advisory Board Member and social responsibility activities for some young people in need.
Marketing and Corporate Communications Director
(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. Küçükosmanoğlu who joined Zorlu Enerji as the Corporate Communications Group Manager in January 2021, has been appointed as the Marketing and Corporate Communications Director as of July 2022. Funda Küçükosmanoğlu is a member of Corporate Communicators Association, Business Council for Sustainable Development (BCSD Turkey), Corporate Responsibility Association of Turkey (TKSD), Private Sector Volunteers Association (ÖSGD) and Public Relations Association of Turkey (TÜHİD).
Human Resources Director
(1975 - Ankara) Serpil Köşker graduated from the Psychological Counseling and Guidance Department at Middle East Technical University in 1997 and completed her master's degree at the same university. After working as a research assistant at the same university, she started her professional career at Brisa Bridgestone Sabancı Lastik Sanayi ve Ticaret AŞ as a Human Resources Generalist in 2000. After that, she worked as the Human Resources Manager at Toyota Tsusho, where she was responsible for establishing all human resources processes and systems and integrating the department with the organization’s global structure. In 2014, she joined Hayat Kimya and took part in corporate transformation and structuring HR processes as the Human Resources Manager of Kocaeli and Mersin Plants. After leading human resources processes and projects at Pirelli Turkey, which she joined in 2017, Köşker started to work in the BSH Group in 2020 as the Human Resources Director. As of October 2021, Köşker joined Zorlu Enerji to serve as the Director of Human Resources. She is also actively coaching and mentoring. She is also a member of Peryön and Sales Network.
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.