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MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE

Kıvanç Zaimler

Kıvanç Zaimler
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.

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
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.

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 who joined SabancıDx family as the Chief Strategy & Sales Officer (CSSO) in April 2019, has been serving as Chief Sales & Product Management Officer since February 2020

Tevfik Kor

Tevfik Kor
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.

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.

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
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.

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