Board of Directors
Aziz Torun - Chairman and CEO
  Born in Kemah, Erzincan in 1950, Mr. Torun graduated from the Faculty of Economics at İstanbul University, in 1975. He worked as an inspector at the Ministry of Labor and Social Security between 1976 and 1982. He then decided to work in the private sector and quit his job in 1982. Together with his brother Mehmet Torun, he laid the foundations of the Torunlar Group of Companies. He currently serves as Chairman and Member of the Board of Directors of several subsidiaries of Torunlar Group. He is also Chairman of the Board of Directors at GYODER (The Association of Real Estate and Real Estate Investment Companies).
 
Mehmet Torun - Vice Chairman
  Born in 1953 in Ağaçsaray, near Kemah in Erzincan. He started his business career at an early age. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Torunlar Food Industry and Trade Inc., Torunlar Energy Industry and Trade Inc. and Başkent Natural Gas Distribution REIC; all of which are within Torunlar Group. He is the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kütahya Sugar Factory Inc., Torun Construction Industry and Trade Inc., Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nokta Construction Inc. and member of the Board of Directors of Netsel Tourism Inc. He is also a founding partner of Torunlar Real Estate Investment Company.
 
Mahmut Karabıyık - Member of the Board of Directors
  Born in 1961, Afyon – Sincanlı. Graduated from İstanbul University Faculty of Law in 1982. Since completing his lawyer internship in 1983, he has been working as a lawyer particularly in the areas of Commercial Law, Corporate Law, Banking and Capital Markets Law and Enforcement-Bankruptcy Law. Mr. Karabıyık is a member of the Board of Directors of Yeni Gimat REIC and Başkent Natural Gas Distribution REIC.
 
Haluk Sur - Independent Member of the Board of Directors
  Born in 1956 in Bandırma, Haluk Sur received his Bachelor’s degree from Boğaziçi University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, and his Master’s degree from Boğaziçi University, Institute of Environmental Sciences. In 1981, he continued his studies in Environmental Engineering at University of Washington, thanks to a NATO scholarship. He worked as Founder, Chairman and CEO of İhlas REIC, one of Turkey’s very first real estate investment companies. Sur also served the Association of Real Estate Investors, GYODER as Vice Chairman in 2004 and as Chairman from 2005 until 2007. Currently, Haluk Sur is Chairman of REDİ Real Estate Development and Investment, Executive Committee Member of the Association of Real Estate Investors (GYODER), Board Member of Torunlar Real Estate Investment Company, Bimeks Founding Partner and Board Member, Founder and Board Member of Housing Developers and Investors Association, Chairman of Gulf Property Marketing GPM and Executive Committee Member of Forum İstanbul.
 
Prof Dr. Ali Alp - Member of the Board of Directors
  Born in 1964 in Rize, he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Faculty of Political Sciences at Ankara University in 1987, before going on to complete a Master’s degree in Business Management at Marmara University in 1991, and a Doctorate in Business Administration at Ankara University in 1995. Having started his career as an assistant specialist at the Undersecretariat of the Treasury in 1987, he then worked as a specialist at the Capital Markets Board between 1988 and 1996. After 1996, he served as a consultant to the Minister of Economy, vice president at General Directorate of Public Housing (TOKİ), an assistant adviser at the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Executive Committee Member at World Tourism Organization, Chairman of Emlak REIC and Board Member at TRT, and Council Member at Turkish Accounting Standards Council. He worked as faculty member at Maastricht Faculty of Business Administration, and University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign. He is currently a faculty member at Economy and Technology University founded by the Union of Chambers and Commodities of Turkey, and gives lectures on finance at Bilkent University and Vienna University of Economics and Business as a visiting scholar. Furthermore, he is Board Member at Yeni Gimat REIC, Başkent Natural Gas Distribution REIC, and Özak REIC.
 
Aziz Yeniay – Independent Member of the Board of Directors
  Born in Malatya in 1963. Aziz Yeniay completed his undergraduate and postgraduate studies in the Faculty of Civil Engineering at Yıldız Technical University. After working as a freelance engineer and constructor, he was elected to the Cabinet as a Member in Güngören district in 1992, and continued as Cabinet Member in Esenler district in 1992 and in Zeytinburnu district in 1999. Between 1995-2009, he was the Head of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Zoning Commission, he worked as the Mayor in Küçükçekmece district for 2 consecutive terms from 2004 until the local elections in March 2014. He started working freelance by withdrawing from politics prior to the 2014 elections. During his tenure of office, he conducted several projects and implementations on planned urbanization, minimization of urbanizational risks, composition of urban awareness, green buildings and environmental values, holistic urban planning, urban regeneration projects, sustainable cities and urbanizational living. He is a partner and Board Member at Group companies engaged in real estate portfolio management and real estate development.
 
ASSOC. Professor Saim Kılıç - Independent Member of Board of Directors
  Born in 1972 in Ardahan, Dr. Kılıç graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Political Science, Department of International Relations with the highest honors in 1993. He received an M.S.F. degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2001, and an MBA from Ankara University, Faculty of Political Science with the highest honors in 2002. He studied “Financial Regulations and Market Abuse” at the University of Greenwich, England during the 2005-2006 academic year on an EU scholarship. He received his PhD on Accounting and Finance in 2007, and became an Associate Professor in Finance in 2012. Moreover, he served in senior positions at CMB, Borsa İstanbul and CRA for over twenty years. He has published a large number of books and articles on capital markets, stock exchanges and corporate governance. Currently, he works as a full-time faculty member at Kemerburgaz University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Business Administration.
 
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