SabancıDx Chairman of the Board
SabancıDx Chairman of the Board Kıvanç Zaimler graduated from Istanbul Technical University, Department of Industrial Engineering in 1991. Mr. Zaimler started his professional career in 1992 after studying at Berlin Technical University. Until 2008, he held various managerial positions at Türk Elektrik Endüstrisi, RAM Dış Ticaret and Aygaz companies.
Kıvanç Zaimler joined Sabancı Group in 2008 and served as Trade Director, Distribution Companies General Manager, Sales Companies General Manager and CEO at Enerjisa respectively. As of July 2018, Zaimler was appointed President of the Energy Group at Sabancı Holding.
Taking active roles in NGOs, Zaimler serves as Turkish Vice President at World Energy Council; Chairman at TÜSİAD Energy Working Group; Board Member at YASED, Elder, Sabancı University Istanbul International Energy and Climate Center (IICEC) and Advisory Council Member at SHURA. He is also Chairman of the Board at Enerjisa Enerji serves as Deputy Chairman of the Board at Enerjisa Üretim and is a Member of the Board of Directors at Aksigorta.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Having graduated from the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering Department at İstanbul Technical University, Doğuş Kuran completed his master’s degree Engineering Management at Portland State University. Starting his professional career in 1998, Doğuş Kuran worked as the Enterprise and Consumer Project Coordinator and Sales Manager at Alcatel. Having taken the positions of Telecom, Enterprise & Internet Business Solutions Group Manager and Telecom Industry Service Provider Group Sales Director at Cisco Turkey between 2000 and 2008, Mr. Kuran continued his career as the Sales Director for Services and Solutions at Microsoft Turkey Professional Services and Consultancy Group. After that, Mr. Kuran assumed the post of Deputy General Manager responsible for Sales and Operations of Ericsson Middle East and Africa Region, Managing Partner at Accenture Turkey and IGEM Region Communication, Media and Technology Group respectively. Continuing his professional career as the Deputy General Manager responsible for Customer Experience and Digitalization & Analytical Center of Excellence at Turkcell between 2015-2019, Kuran founded his own company Lancra Ltd. in 2020.
Doğuş Kuran has been working as the CEO of SabancıDx as of April 2021.
Chief Analytics Officer (CAO)
Attila Bayrak graduated from the Department of Mining Engineering, Istanbul University and completed his MBA study as well as a graduate study on Banking and Economics at Marmara University. He began his professional life as the CRM and Marketing Manager at Garanti Bank between 2000 and 2005 and as the CRM Manager at Finansbank between 2005 and 2007. He joined Akbank as the Head of the CRM Department in 2007 and served as the Head of Analytics Department at Akbank between 2016 and 2018.
Attila Bayrak has been Chief Analytics Officer (CAO) at SabancıDx since August 2018.
Chief Sales and Marketing Officer
One of the first graduates of Sabanci University Microelectronic Engineering Department, Özlem Kalkan completed Sabanci University Telecommunication Engineering and Management Sciences Double Master's Degree program in 2005 and Strategic Leadership Program at Insead University in 2016.
Starting her professional career as the Executive of Value Added Services in Borusan Telekom during her master's degree education, Özlem Kalkan worked as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development in Teletek Telekomünikasyon Hizmetleri between 2005-2006 and in Grid Telekomünikasyon Hizmetleri between 2006-2008, then worked as Business and Product Development Manager in Global İletişim Hizmetleri between 2008-2010. She worked as the New Product Development Director, Strategic Areas Director, Strategic Partnership Head, Tivibu Director and Products and Services Director, respectively, in Turk Telekom Group between 2010-2019.
Özlem Kalkan who joined SabancıDx family as the Chief Strategy & Sales Officer (CSSO) in April 2019, was appointed as Chief Sales & Product Management Officer in February 2020. As of September 2021 Özlem Kalkan started assuming Chief Sales and Marketing Officer responsibility.
Chief Digital Officer (CDO)
Tevfik Kor received his bachelor's degree from the Industrial Engineering Department of Istanbul Technical University in 1999. Starting his professional career as a consultant at Arthur Andersen/Ernst&Young in 2000, Tevfik Kor worked as Project Manager at Siemens Business Services from 2004 to 2007. After his role as Account Manager in Consulting and System Integration Division of Hewlett-Packard between 2007-2010, Tevfik Kor was promoted as Business Solutions Manager. He worked as Industry Manager for Telecommunications, Finance and Energy, and as Standard Software Director in Atos between 2010-2015. Tevfik Kor worked in Teknosis from 2015 to 2018 as the founding partner.
Tevfik Kor worked for SabancıDx as Digital Transformation Director from December 2018 to September 2019 and he is currently the Chief Digital Officer.
SabancıDx Finance Director
Ebru Yiğit, completed her undergraduate education at Marmara University Faculty of Economics in 2006. She completed the Sabanci University EMBA program in 2021. She started her professional career as an Auditor at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu in 2006. She worked as Global Finance Specialist at Kordsa Global between 2008-2012, Finance Manager at Sabancı Holding between 2012-2016, Commercial Finance Manager at Brisa between 2016-2019, and Financial Planning and Analysis Manager at Brisa between 2019-2021, respectively.
Ebru Yiğit joined SabancıDx family as Finance Director in September 2021.
People Experience Group Manager
Semin Köseoğlu graduated from Boğaziçi University, Faculty of Education. After completing her Bachelor's degree, she continued to study Human Resources at Boğaziçi University. She worked as Human Resources Specialist at McCann Erickson between 2008-2011 and then as Human Resources Manager between 2011-2012 at the same company. Between 2012-2018, she continued her career as Strategic Human Resources Specialist, Recruitment and Organizational Development Team Leader and then Organizational Development Manager at Enerjisa. Between 2018 and 2019, she worked as Borusan Academy Training and Development Manager at Borusan Holding.
Semin Köseoğlu worked for SabancıDx as Human Resources Manager from February 2019 to February 2020, is currently SabancıDx People Experience Group Manager.
Business Development Group Manager
Ceren Önen is leading business development & strategic business initiatives in SabancıDx. He started working as a management consultant in multinational consulting companies leading projects in strategy, technology transformation and organizational development. He then joined to telecommunication industry focusing to bring innovative services and businesses and gained experience in product strategy, product management and project/ program management in telco, media and consumer services and applications. Followed by telco experience, he started working with startups & corporate customers to create joint value and designed and run corporate intrapreneurship & startup engagement programs to foster open innovation.
Ceren Önen is now responsible for business development activities to create & run new strategic initiatives, ecosystem management, partnership development & program/project management office.