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 left his job as an inspector in 1982 and decided to work for the private sector. The Torunlar Group of Companies was founded soon after. He currently serves as the Chairman and member of the Board of Directors of subsidiary companies within the Torunlar Group.
 
Mehmet Torun - Vice Chairman
  Born in 1953 in Ağaçsaray, near Kemah in Erzincan. He started his business life at an early age, taking early steps for success. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Torunlar Food Industry and Trade Inc., Torunlar Energy Industry and Inc., Başkent Natural Gas Distribution Inc. and Kütahya Sugar Factory Inc., all of which are within the Torunlar Group. He is the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Torun Construction Industry and Trade Inc., Deputy 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 Sincanlı, Afyon in 1961, Mr. Karabıyık graduated from the Faculty of Law at Istanbul University in 1982. Following the legal internship he completed in 1983, he has been practicing law with a specialization in Commercial Law, Company Law, Banking and Capital Markets Law and Enforcement-Bankruptcy Law.
 
Haluk Sur - Independent Member of the Board of Directors
  Haluk Sur began his engineering study at Bosphorus University in 1973, and became civil engineer in 1978. Having completed his master studies at Bosphorus University Institute of Environmental Sciences, he became engineer MSc. In 1981, he continued his studies on Environmental Engineering at University of Washington, thanks to NATO scholarship. During his military service in 1982-83, he worked as Central Supervising Engineer at Infrastructure Office of NATO under T.R. Ministry of National Defence. He founded Yapı Teknik Construction Company in 1983 and remained as General Manager until 1991. Between 1991-99 he was an Executive Committee Member of İhlas Holding Real Estate Development and Contsruction Company. He was the founding Chairman and General Manager of İhlas Real Esate Investment Company between 1999 and 2006, and became Vice Chairman at Real Estate and Real Estate Investment Organization (GYODER) in 2004 and continued as Chairman from 2005 – 2007. He is currently the Chairman for Turkey at Urban Land Institute (ULI) and Chairman of Board of Directors at Cushman&Wakefield, Chairman at Gulf Property Marketing GPM and Turkish Green Building Council (ÇEDBİK), Board Member at Öztaş Construction, founding Board Member at Housing Developers and Investors Organization (KONUTDER), and Board Member at GYODER.
 
Prof Dr. Ali Alp - Member of the Board of Directors
  Born in Rize in 1964, Mr. Alp 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 a management trainee at 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, a vice consultant at the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, a Chairman of the Board of Directors at Emlak REIC and a Member of Board of Directors at TRT. In his academic life, having become an associate professor and then a professor, he still works as a lecturer at Bilkent University and in the Department of Business Administration at the Economy and Technology University founded by the Union of Chambers and Commodities of Turkey.
 
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 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 President at İstanbul 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 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 still continues his studies on the aforementioned matters.
 
Assistant Professor Saim Kılıç - Independent Member of Board of Directors
  Born in Ardahan in 1972. Saim Kılıç graduated from Ankara University Faculty of Political Sciences, Department of International Relations with highest honors in 1993. He earned an MS in Finance degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA in 2001 and an MBA degree from Ankara University Faculty of Political Sciences with 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. Saim Kılıç has with more than 20 years of experience at high level positions at the Capital Markets Board of Turkey, Borsa İstanbul and Central Securities Depository of Turkey. Currently, Saim Kılıç works as a full-time faculty member of the Department of Management in the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences at Istanbul Kemerburgaz University.
 
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