BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

Mustafa ÜNAL

Chairman
Having completed his bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Boğazici University and an MBA from Bilkent University, Mr. Ünal thereafter, took on a carrier in banking and finance sector. He worked in Garanti Bank as an executive manager. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors at Verusa Holding and various group companies.

 

Reha ÇIRAK

Deputy Chairman
Having graduated from Izmir American High School and Bilkent University department of Business Administration, Mr. Çırak begun his career in a finance company in New York and worked in multi international finance companies in Istanbul for 7 years. He earned his master’s degree in Accounting and Finance at Marmara University and joined various seminars and course programs at UPENN Wharton, NYU Stern ve Columbia University. Reha Çırak serves as Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors at Verusa Holding and various group companies.

 

Ömer ÖZBAY (CEO)

Board Member
Mr. Ömer Özbay serves as the CEO of Verusa Holding. He received his bachelor degree from Sociology Department of Middle East Technical University. He held vice president position in Borsa Istanbul Stock Exchange and worked as a consultant in Takas Bank (Istanbul Stock Exchange Clearing House) from 2003 to 2011. Prior to joining Verusa Group Mr. Özbay held position as the consultant to the Prime Minister of Turkey from 2011 to 2017. He serves as Board Member at Verusa Holding and various group companies.

 

Mustafa Necip ULUDAĞ, PhD

Board Member
Having graduated from Istanbul Technical University’s Mechanical Engineering Department, Mr. Necip Uludağ earned his masters degree from Harvard and Istanbul University, and earned his PhD from Milan and Istanbul University joint graduate programmes in Business Administration. He began his career at Boyner Holding, where he worked as the Coordinator of Alboy A.S. and followed by the Group Coordinator of Benetton. Between 2001 and 2003, he worked as the General Manager of NafNaf and Chevignon. Dr. Uludağ also served as the Executive Board Member of Alfa Investment Fund, based in Azerbaijan, IPF international & CANAM Investment Fund in USA Texas. He has been the Vice President of GYIAD from 2004 to 2007 and now he serves as Board Member at Verusa Holding and various group companies.

 

Ahmet Gültekin KARAŞİN, PhD

Independent Board Member
 

 

Sezai BEKGÖZ, PhD

Independent Board Member
Mr. Bekgöz received B.A. from Faculty of Political Sciences Ankara University and M.A. in Economics from Istanbul University. Mr. Bekgöz holds PhD from Marmara University, Institute of Banking and Insurance. He worked in the CMB of Turkey from 1983 to 1992, and in Borsa Istanbul from 1992 to 1998 as an Inspector and as Chairman of the Inspection Committee at Borsa Istanbul. Thereafter, he served as an Assistant General Manager of Takasbank until 2016.