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MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE

Cenk Alper

Cenk Alper
Chairman of the Board

SabancıDx Chairman of the Board Cenk Alper graduated from Middle East Technical University, Mechanical Engineering Department in 1991. He earned his master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the same university and his MBA degree from Sabancı University. He joined Sabancı Group in 1996 as Process Engineer at Beksa. After serving in various positions at Beksa in Turkey and abroad, he was appointed as Kordsa Global Technology Director in 2007. He held various senior positions at Kordsa and served as the CEO of Kordsa between 2013 and 2017. Mr. Alper was appointed as Sabancı Holding Industry Group President in 2017 of which he will continue this role in addition to his new role as CEO of Sabancı Holding.

Barış Oran

Barış Oran
Managing Director

Bariş Oran graduated from the Department of Business Administration at Bosphorus University and completed his MBA at the University of Georgia. Having begun his professional life in 1995 as an auditor at PriceWaterhouseCooper, Oran worked first in audit and later in finance and treasury/capital markets at Sara Lee Corp., Chicago IL between 1998 and 2003. Between 2003 and 2006, he served as Senior Manager at Ernst and Young first in Minneapolis, MN and later in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India regions.

Oran began to work at Kordsa in 2006 as the Internal Audit Director and continued as Global Finance Director and CFO, respectively. Having been appointed as H.Ö. Sabancı Holding Finance Director in 2011, and H.Ö. Sabancı Holding Head of Planning, Reporting, Finance Department in 2012, Oran has been serving as the H.O. Sabancı Holding Head of Finance Group since 2016.

He serves as a member of the Board at Kordsa, Brisa, Enerjisa Enerji, Enerjisa Üretim, Teknosa, Carrefoursa, Avivasa, and Çimsa. He is a Member of the Board at TÜSİAD, BÜMED, and TÜYİD.

Burak Aydın

Burak Aydın
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Burak Aydın graduated from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, METU and began his professional life as a Network Assistant at METU Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences in 1997. He served as a consultant in various projects at Accenture Germany and Austria Offices in 2001 and worked as the Strategic Planning Consultant at Siemens Business Services in Turkey in 2004. Between 2006 and 2011, Aydın worked at Intel Turkey as the Business Development Director, then he was appointed as Assistant General Director of Business Development and General Manager for Turkey. He served as the General Manager in charge of the EMEA market at Silver Spring Network in 2017 and as the Independent Member of the Board at Teknosa in 2018.

Burak Aydın continues to work as SabancıDx CEO since August 2018.

Attila Bayrak

Attila Bayrak
Assistant General Director, Advanced Data Analytics

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 the Assistant General Director for Advanced Data Analytics (Chief Analytics Officer - CAO) at SabancıDx since August 2018.

Özlem Kalkan

Özlem Kalkan
Chief Strategy & Sales 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 has been working as the Chief Strategy & Sales Officer (CSSO) within SabancıDx family since April 2019.

Mehmet Akdağ

Mehmet Akdağ
Finance Group Manager

Mehmet Akdağ graduated from Istanbul Technical University Petroleum Engineering department and started his professional life at Halk Sigorta T.A.Ş as Financial Affairs and Planning Specialist in 1996 and then later served as Budget Expert, Financial Affairs Specialist, and Financial Affairs Unit Manager. He worked as Financial Affairs Expert at Bimsa between 2002–2008 and continued as Unit Manager between 2008-2011.

Mehmet Akdağ has been working as Finance Group Manager at SabancıDx since February 2011.

Tevfik Kor

Tevfik Kor
Vice General Manager for Digital Transformation

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 Vice General Manager for Digital Transformation.

Gökçe Kaya

Gökçe Kaya
Marketing and Corporate Communications Manager

Gökçe Kaya graduated from the Department of Italian Language and Literature, Ankara University in 2001 and completed her graduate study on Marketing Communications at Galatasaray University in 2007.

Kaya worked in the Marketing and Corporate Communications department at Avea between 2001 and 2010 and served as the Marketing Communications Director and managed Central Asia and Caucasians Marketing Communications activities at Huawei between 2010 and 2013. Kaya served as the Country Communications Director at HP between 2013 and 2014. Kaya joined ING Emeklilik in 2014 as the Brand and Communications Leader and led the company’s NN Hayat ve Emeklilik brand transformation process.

Finally, Kaya served as the Marketing and Corporate Communications Manager at Ziylan Grup and she has been serving as the Marketing and Corporate Communications Manager at SabancıDx since December 2018.

Semin Köseoğlu

Semin Köseoğlu
Human Resources 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. As of February 2019, Köseoğlu has been working as SabancıDx Human Resources Manager.

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