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Cenk Alper received his BSc and MSc degrees in Mechanical Engineering at Middle East Technical University, in 1991 and 1994 respectively and completed his MBA at Sabancı University in 2002.

Starting his career as Process Engineer at Beksa in 1996, he worked Bekaert' overseas organizations at different managerial positions between 2000 and 2007.

Mr. Alper, who joined Kordsa Global in 2007, worked as Global Technology Director, Vice President of Technology and Market Development and Vice President in charge of operations.

On June 17th 2013, he was appointed as the CEO of Kordsa Global.

Mr. Alper was appointed as the Sabancı Holding Industry Group President on April 1st 2017.

  • Baris Oran graduated from Boğaziçi University, Department of Business Administration and completed his MBA studies at the University of Georgia. In 1995, he started his career as an auditor at Price Waterhouse Coopers and from 1998 to 2003, worked at Sara Lee Corp in Chicago IL, as an auditor and in finance and treasury/capital markets.
  • Between 2003 and 2006, he worked as Senior Manager at Ernst and Young first at Minneapolis, MN and then in Europe, Middle East, Africa and India regions.
  • He started working at Kordsa in 2006, and held positions of Internal Audit Director, Global Finance Director and CFO respectively.
  • Oran was appointed as Budgeting, Consolidation and IR Director of Sabancı Holding in 2011; as the Head of Finance of Sabancı Holding in 2012 and as the Chief Financial Officer of Sabancı Holding in 2016
  • He is the member of Akcansa, Avivasa, Brisa, Carrefoursa, Cimsa, Enerjisa and Teknosa Board of Directors.

Meral Kurdaş graduated from Bosphorus University Business Administration Department in 1985, attained her Executive MBA at Manchester Business School and her Executive MIS at Bosphorus University in 2001.

She started her career in 1985 as Management Trainee at Interbank, worked at Garanti Yatırım as Assistant General Manager of markting and private banking department between the years 1994-1997.

During 1997-2000 she worked as Head of Corporate Marketing at Yapı Kredi Bank.

She joined Sabancı Group in 2002 and worked as General Manager of Ak Pension until 2007.

After the merger of Ak Pension and Aviva Life and Pension, she has worked as General Manager of Avivasa since October 31st, 2007.

As of January 1st 2017, she has been working as Human Resources Group President at Sabancı Holding

Born in Diyarbakir in 1972, and received his primary, secondary and high school education in Ereğli/Zonguldak, Mehmet Yıldız completed his undergraduate education in 1996 with first rank in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department at Yıldız Technical University and received his MSc. degree also from Metallurgical and Materials Engineering department at Istanbul Technical University in 2000. He worked in two different companies between 1996-2000 as an R&D engineer and a project leader in the fields of welding and non-destructive testing. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in 2005 from Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Victoria, BC, Canada in the fields of computational fluid mechanics and single crystal semiconductor growth and then worked as a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer in the same department until 2007.

In 2007, he joined Sabancı University, Faculty of Engineering Natural Sciences as a faculty member and since 2014, has been leading the effort of establishing SU-Kordsa Composite Technologies Center of Excellence, which is an industrial leg of SU-Integrated Manufacturing Technologies Research and Application Center. Currently, he is serving as the founding director of these centers. He has contributed to the establishment of Manufacturing Engineering graduate program. Dr. Yildiz's areas of expertise include advanced composite materials, nanocomposites, structural health monitoring and computational mechanics. He published more than 60 SCI indexed high impact factor journals, prepared and presented over 100 conference papers and graduated around 28 MSc. and Ph.D. students.

  • Born in 1938 in Ankara, Atıl Saryal completed his elementary and high school education in Ankara and later received his engineering degree from the University of Texas.
  • On his return to Turkey, he first began working in the banking industry, and then joined Sabancı Group. He served as General Manager at Adana Sasa and Marsa, and he was the President of Adana Chamber of Industry for 8 years.
  • He was also Board Member at Philsa, Exsa, and Plassa. Mr. Saryal was later appointed as the President of Food and Retail Group, and served as Chairman of Kraftsa, Danonesa, Diasa, Carrefoursa, Marsa, and Sapeksa.
  • In 2002 Mr. Saryal retired from his duties as Group President, and in 2004 from his duties as Chairman and Board Member. He also quit his Board Membership at TÜSIAD (Turkish Industry and Business Association).
  • Mr. Saryal currently serves as Independent Board Member at Kordsa, Akçansa and Teknosa, and also as consultant at Carrefoursa France Turkey
  • Hüsnü Ertugrul Ergöz graduated from Robert College, Department of Chemistry in 1963.
  • He received his Master's degree from Middle East Technical University (METU) in 1965 and his PhD degree from Florida State University in 1970.
  • Between 1972 and 1976, Mr. Ergöz was a professor at METU, Department of Chemistry. - He began his professional career as Technical Studies and Projects Specialist at Kordsa and later assumed various roles within Sabancı Holding and its companies, such as Brisa.
  • Mr. Ergöz retired from his latest position as General Secretary of Sabancı Holding in 2003.
  • After his retirement, Mr. Ergöz served as Board Member at Pressan A.Ş. and he currently carries out studies on "Institutionalization of Family Businesses".