İBRAHİM SİNAN AK
CEO of Zorlu Energy Group
(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 USA. Having worked as a Finance Chief at Vestel Komunikasyon between 2000 and 2002 and as a Finance Manager at Vestel Beyaz Eşya between 2002 and 2006, Ak joined the Zorlu Energy 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. Sinan Ak has been serving as the CEO of Zorlu Energy Group, of which Zorlu Enerji Elektrik Üretim AŞ is a member, since December 1, 2016.
General Manager in Charge of Electricity and Gas Distribution Operations
(1959-Kayseri) Fuat Celepci graduated from the Civil Engineering Department at Middle East Technical University in 1982 and received his master’s degree from the Faculty of Law at Bilkent University in 2011. He started his career as a civil engineer at the Turkish Electricity Corporation (TEK) in 1982. In 1984, he joined BOTAŞ, where he served as Deputy General Manager and a Board Member from 1999 to 2005. After retiring as advisor to BOTAŞ General Manager in 2012, Celepci 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 2017. Since January 1, 2017, he has been serving as the General Manager in charge of Gas and Electricity Distribution Operations at Zorlu Energy Group.
General Manager in Charge of 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 Energy Group in 2005 as Project Manager at Zorlu Endüstriyel ve Enerji Tesisleri İnşaat Ticaret AŞ and later served as Engineering Manager at the same company from 2008 to 2011. Akat was named Deputy General Manager in charge of Projects at Zorlu Enerji Elektrik Üretim AŞ in October 2012, a position he held until 2017. From January 1, 2017, he has been serving as the General Manager in charge of Industrial Projects and Applications.
General Manager in Charge of 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 GAMA Group of Companies and later worked at Meteksan AŞ and Güriş İnşaat ve Mühendislik AŞ. Kındap joined Zorlu Energy Group in 2008 as Deputy General Manager at Zorlu Endüstriyel ve Enerji Tesisleri İnşaat Ticaret AŞ. In 2011, he was named Deputy General Manager in charge of Thermal Power Plant Investments at Zorlu Enerji Elektrik Üretim AŞ. Ali Kındap was appointed as the General Manager in charge of Investments, Operations and Maintenance as of January 1, 2017. Mr. Kındap has served as the Chairman of the Association of Geothermal Power Plant Investors (JESDER) between October 2018 and January 2020.
General Manager of Financial Affairs
(1980-Istanbul) 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 2009, she enrolled in the MBA program at Columbia University and received her MBA in 2011. Yener joined Zorlu Holding in the same year and worked as Strategy and Business Development Manager starting in 2012. At Zorlu Enerji, Elif Yener served as Financial Affairs Group Manager and Financial Affairs Director, respectively, before becoming General Manager of Financial Affairs on July 1, 2019.
Director, Trade and Smart Systems
(1981-Istanbul) İnanç Salman graduated from the Department of Management Engineering at Istanbul Technical University and is currently studying for his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering at the same university. 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, where he served as Project Engineer, Organization Development Supervisor and Organization Development Manager. Salman served as the Deputy General Manager in charge of Energy Trade and Planning at Zorlu Enerji from October 2013 to January 2017. He was named Trade and Smart Systems Director as of January 1, 2017.
Government Affairs Director
(1958-Nevşehir) Servet Bahadır graduated from the Department of Electrical Engineering at Kiel University in 1982. He began his career in 1983 as an Electrical Engineer at the Turkish Electricity Corporation (TEK). He later served in various positions at TEAŞ (State Owned Electricity Generation & Transmission Corp.) and TETAŞ (State Owned Trading & Contracting Corp.) and joined Zorlu Group in 2008, serving as the Energy Trade Manager until 2013. Servet Bahadır has been the Government Relations Director of Zorlu Energy Group since October 2013.
Zorlu Solar and Foreign Investments Director
(1978-Istanbul) Evren Evcit graduated from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Istanbul Technical University and earned an MBA from Boğaziçi University. After his graduation, he served as the Chief Operating Officer and later as CEO at Anel Enerji. Evcit served as the Managing Director of Turkey at First Solar from 2014 to 2017. Evren Evcit, who has been serving as Zorlu Solar Director at Zorlu Energy Group since May 2017, has also assumed the role of the Foreign Investments Director as of 1 September 2019.
Deputy General Manager in Charge of Investments, Planning and Business Development
(1975-Bulgaristan) Nihat Türksever graduated from the Department of Industrial Engineering at Uludağ University. He held various positions at Enka İnşaat between 1997 and 2008, where he lastly served as Business Manager/Deputy Project Manager. Türksever joined Zorlu Energy Group as Technical Office Manager to work in the Group’s Israeli projects in 2009. He served as the Project Manager for the Kızıldere II Geothermal Power Plant and as the Project Contract Administration Manager following the commissioning of the project. Nihat Türksever, who was the Purchasing and Logistics Manager from February 2016, was named Deputy General Manager in charge of Investments, Planning and Business Development as of January 1, 2017.
Deputy General Manager in Charge of Geothermal Projects
(1980-Istanbul) Yusuf Ünlü graduated from the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering at Kocaeli University in 2003 and received his master’s degree in Control and Automation Engineering from Istanbul Technical University in 2007. He started his career as Control Engineer at ASP Otomasyon in 2003. He then joined Zorlu Group as Engineer at Zorlu Industrial Instrumentation and Control Department in 2008. Ünlü was appointed as the Instrumentation and Control Manager in 2013 and later served as the Project Manager for the Alaşehir and Kızıldere III GPP Projects, and then named the Acting Deputy General Manager in charge of Geothermal Projects. As of March 1, 2018, Ünlü became the Deputy General Manager in charge of Geothermal Projects.
Deputy General Manager in charge of the Natural Gas Group
(1955-Adana) Recep Arslantay graduated from the Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering at Yıldız Technical University in 1984. Arslantay worked at BOTAŞ, where he served as the Director of Natural Gas Operations in the last five years of his employment (1984-2005), Deputy General Manager at Izmir Doğal Gaz Dağıtım AŞ (2005-2008), Manager at Energaz Gaz Elektrik Su Dağıtım AŞ (2008-2010) and Manager at Medgaz AŞ (2010-2012). He joined Zorlu Energy Group in 2012 and has since served as the Deputy General Manager in charge of the natural gas distribution companies (Trakya Bölgesi Doğal Gaz Dağıtım AŞ and Gazdaş Gaziantep Doğal Gaz Dağıtım AŞ) and the natural gas trade companies of the Group (Zorlu Doğal Gaz İthalat İhracat ve Toptan Ticaret AŞ and Zorlu Doğal Gaz Tedarik Ticaret AŞ).
Deputy General Manager of Finance
(1981-Mersin) Erdinç Çetin graduated from the Industrial Engineering Department at Istanbul Technical University in 2004. Following his bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, he received his master’s degree from Istanbul Technical University in 2006. Çetin began his professional career as an engineer at BSH in 2006 and joined Zorlu Enerji in 2007 serving as Finance Specialist, Senior Project Finance Assistant Manager and Project Finance Manager, respectively. Çetin served as Structured Finance Manager at Zorlu Holding between 2014 and 2016. He later continued his career at Zorlu Enerji as Finance Manager. Erdinç Çetin, who has been serving as Finance Group Manager since 2017, was appointed as Deputy General Manager in charge of Finance as of July 1, 2019.
Deputy General Manager of Accounting
(1963-Izmir) Özdemir Manavcı graduated from the Department of Business Administration at Anadolu University in 1991. Manavcı began his professional career in 1982 and served as Accounting Manager and Accounting Group Manager at Raks AŞ. Manavcı joined Zorlu Group in 2000 and served as Accounting Manager at Vestel Komünikasyon and Vestel Digital Üretim AŞ between 2000 and 2007, and at Zorlu Holding AŞ between 2007 and 2018. Özdemir Manavcı, who has been serving as Accounting Group Manager at Zorlu Enerji from 2018, has been appointed as Deputy General Manager in charge of Accounting as of July 1, 2019.
SEHER DENİZ BİLGİN
Human Resources Director
(1974-Ankara) Seher Deniz Bilgin graduated from Department of Public Administration in French at Marmara University in 1997. Bilgin began her professional career at Delphi Packard Electrical Systems in 1997 and worked as 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 the Recruitment and Career Development, International Transfers, HR Business Partner and Industrial and Social Relations Departments in the Human Resources Directorate until 2017 and served as Training Manager afterwards. Bilgin joined Zorlu Enerji as Human Resources Manager in 2017, and was appointed as Human Resources Director as of July 1, 2019.