Top Management

İBRAHİM SİNAN AK

CEO of Zorlu Energy Group

(1971 - Ankara) İbrahim Sinan Ak obtained his undergraduate degree in Management Engineering at Istanbul Technical University. He started his career as an investment specialist at Evgin Yatırım Menkul Değerler. He later received his MBA degree from Old Dominion University in the US. Between 2000 and 2002, he worked as Finance Chief at Vestel Komünikasyon and between 2002 and 2006 as Finance Manager at Vestel Beyaz Eşya. Mr. Ak joined Zorlu Energy Group  in 2006. Until 2012, he served as the Deputy General Manager in charge of Financial Affairs at Zorlu Enerji Elektrik Üretim AŞ. In January 2012, he became the General Manager of Zorlu Enerji. 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. 

FUAT CELEPCİ

General Manager Responsible for Electricity and Gas Distribution Operations

(1959 - Kayseri) Fuat Celepci graduated from the Civil Engineering Department at Middle East Technical University in 1982 and obtained a graduate degree in Law from Bilkent University in 2011. He started his career as a civil engineer at Turkish Electricity Corporation (TEK) in 1982. In 1984, he began working for BOTAŞ where he served as Deputy General Manager and a Board Member between 1999 and 2005. Having retired as an advisor to BOTAŞ General Manager in 2012, Mr. Celepci has served as the General Manager of GAZDAŞ Gaziantep Doğal Gaz Dağıtım AŞ and Trakya Bölgesi Doğal Gaz Dağıtım AŞ between 2012-2017. Mr. Celepci was named General Manager responsible for Electricity and Gas Distribution Operations at Zorlu Energy Group as of January 1, 2017.

Aydın Akat

General Manager Responsible for Industrial Projects and Applications

(1970 - Erzincan) Aydın Akat received an associate degree in construction from Middle East Technical University in 1990. He 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. Mr. Akat was named Deputy General Manager responsible for 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 responsible for Industrial Projects and Applications.

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 GAMA Group of Companies and later worked at Meteksan AŞ and Güriş İnşaat ve Mühendislik AŞ. Mr. 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 responsible for Thermal Power Plant Investments at Zorlu Enerji Elektrik Üretim AŞ. Mr. Kindap was appointed as the General Manager responsible for Investments, Operations and Maintenance as of January 1, 2017.

İNANÇ SALMAN

Director for Trading

(1981 - Istanbul) İnanç Salman graduated from the Department of Management Engineering at Istanbul Technical University and obtained a PhD degree in industrial engineering from the same university. Mr. Salman joined Zorlu Group in 2004 and served at the Human Resources Department of Zorlu Holding from 2004 to 2007. In 2007, he joined Zorlu Energy Group, where he served as Project Engineer, Organization Development Supervisor and Organization Development Manager. Mr. Salman served as the Deputy General Manager responsible for Energy Trade and Planning at Zorlu Enerji from October 2013 to January 2017 and has been serving as the Director for Trading since January 1, 2017.

Servet Bahadır

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 Turkish Electricity Corporation (TEK) and later assumed various positions at TEAŞ (State Owned Electricity Generation & Transmission Corp.) and TETAŞ (State Owned Trading & Contracting Corp.). He joined Zorlu Group in 2008 and served as Electrity Trade Manager until 2013. Mr. Bahadır has been Zorlu Energy Group’s Government Affairs Director since October 2013.

ELİF YENER

Financial Affairs General Manager

(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 degree in 2011. She joined Zorlu Holding the same year and was appointed to the position of Strategy & Business Development Manager in 2012. Mrs. Yener became Zorlu Energy Group’s Financial Affairs Group Manager on August 12, 2014 and served as the Group’s Financial Affairs Director from September 2015 to July 2019. Mrs. Yener was appointed as the General Manager responsible for Financial Affairs as of July 1, 2019.

EVREN EVCİT

Zorlu Solar and Purchasing and Logistics Director

(1978 - Istanbul) Evren Evcit graduated from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Istanbul Technical University and obtained an MBA degree from Boğaziçi University. After his graduation, he served as the Chief Operating Officer and CEO at Anel Enerji. Mr. Evcit has been the Managing Director of Turkey at First Solar, where he started in 2014, for three years. Evren Evcit, who has been serving as Zorlu Solar Director at Zorlu Enerji Group since May 2017, has been assumed the role of Purchasing and Logistics Director as of 1 August 2018.

NİHAT TÜRKSEVER

Deputy General Manager Responsible for Investments, Planning & Business Development

(1975 - Bulgaria) 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. Mr. Türksever joined Zorlu Energy Group as Technical Office Manager to work in the Group’s Israeli projects in 2009. He served as Project Manager for the Kızıldere II Geothermal Power Plant Project and as Project Contract Administration Manager following the completion of the project. Nihat Türksever, who was the Purchasing and Logistics Manager from February 2016, was named Deputy General Manager responsible for Investments, Planning and Business Development as of January 1, 2017.

Ömer Harun Örge

Deputy General Manager Responsible for Operations and Maintenance at Zorlu Energy

(1970 – Eskişehir) Ömer Harun Örge graduated from the Department of Chemical Engineering at Yıldız Technical University in 1995. He started his career as Kazakhstan Chief Site Manager at Bechtel Enka JV in 1996, then served as Quality Control/Process Engineer at Bechtel Enka JV between 2001-2002, as Operating Engineer and Chief Operating Engineer at Enka Power between 2002-2011, as Department Manager responsible for Turkey and nearby countries at Pöyry Switzerland between 2011-2017 and as General Manager at Örge Mühendislik in 2017. Ömer Harun Örge has been serving as the Deputy General Manager responsible for Operations and Maintenance at Zorlu Energy Group since September, 2017.

Murat Arıcan

Deputy General Manager Responsible for Site Operations

(1971 - Balıkesir) Murat Arıcan graduated from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Istanbul Technical University in 1993. He started his career at Bagfaş Gübre Fabrikaları as Deputy Manager for Mechanical Maintenance in 1995 and then worked as Project Leader at UMDE Mühendislik between 2004 and 2009, as Technical Manager at Akdeniz Kimya - Nemport Liman İşletmeleri between 2009 and 2012 and at his own company, i.e. Vulcan-Bahm Geri Dönüşüm Şirketi, between 2012 and 2014. Mr. Arıcan joined Zorlu Energy Group as Site Manager in 2014 and has been serving as the Acting Deputy General Manager responsible for Geothermal Project Applications, prior to being named the Deputy General Manager responsible for Site Operations as of March 1, 2018.

Yusuf Ünlü

Deputy General Manager Responsible for Geothermal Projects

(1980 - Istanbul) Yusuf Ünlü graduated from the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering at Kocaeli University in 2003 and completed his master's degree in Control and Automation Engineering at 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 Endüstriyel’s Instrumentation and Control Department in 2008. Mr. 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. Lastly, he was the Acting Deputy General Manager responsible for Geothermal Projects. As of March 1, 2018, Mr. Ünlü was named Deputy General Manager responsible for Geothermal Projects.

Recep Arslantay

Deputy General Manager Responsible for the Natural Gas Group

(1955 - Adana) Recep Arslantay graduated from the Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering at Yıldız Teknik University in 1984. He worked at BOTAŞ during 1984-2005 where he served as the Director of Natural Gas Operations in the last five years of his employment. Mr. Arslantay worked as the Deputy General Manager of İzmir Doğal Gaz Dağıtım AŞ between 2005-2008, as Manager at Energaz Gaz Elektrik Su Dağıtım AŞ between 2008-2010 and as Manager at Medgaz AŞ between 2010-2012. He joined Zorlu Energy Group in 2012 and has been serving as the Deputy General Manager responsible for the natural gas distribution companies of the Group, namely Trakya Bölgesi Doğal Gaz Dağıtım A.Ş. and Gazdaş Gaziantep Doğal Gaz Dağıtım A.Ş. and for the natural gas trade companies of the Group, which are Zorlu Doğal Gaz İthalat İhracat ve Toptan Ticaret A.Ş. and Zorlu Doğal Gaz Tedarik Ticaret A.Ş.

Deputy General Manager Responsible for Finance

(1981, Mersin) Erdinç Çetin graduated from the Department of Industrial Engineering at İstanbul Technical University in 2004 and completed his master’s degree in industrial engineering at the same university in 2006. He began his professional career at BSH as an engineer. Mr. Çetin joined Zorlu Enerji in 2007 and served as a Finance Specialist, Senior Project Finance Assistant Manager and Project Finance Manager respectively until 2014. Having served as Structured Finance Manager at Zorlu Holding between 2014-2016, he later continued his career at Zorlu Enerji as Finance Manager. Mr. Çetin who has been serving as Finance Group Manager since 2017, was appointed as the Deputy General Manager responsible for Finance as of July 1, 2019.

Deputy General Manager Responsible for Accounting

(1963, İzmir) Özdemir Manavcı graduated from the Department of Business Management at Anadolu University in 1991. He began his professional career in 1982 and served as Assistant Accounting Manager and Accounting Group Manager at Raks AŞ. Mr. Manavcı who joined Zorlu Group in 2000, served as Accounting Manager at Vestel Komünikasyon Sanayi ve Ticaret AŞ and Vestel Dijital Üretim AŞ between 2000-2007 and at Zorlu Holding AŞ between 2007-2018.  Mr. Manavcı who has been serving as the Accounting Group Manager at Zorlu Enerji since 2018, was appointed as the Deputy General Manager responsible for Accounting as of July 1, 2019.

Human Resources Director

(1974, Ankara) Seher Deniz Bilgin graduated from the Department of Public Administration in French at Marmara University in 1997. She started her career in Human Resources Department at Delphi Packard Electrical Systems. Then she joined Oyak  Renault Otomobil Fabrikası AŞ and served as the Internal Auditor, Budget - Reporting and Consolidation Specialist between 1999-2003. She continued to work in the same company the Recruitment - Career, International Transfers, HR Business Partner and Industrial and Social Relations Departments, after which she became the Training Manager. Bilgin joined Zorlu Enerji in 2017 as Human Resources Manager and was appointed as the Human Resources Director as of July 1, 2019.