Mr. Kutman is a founding shareholder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Global Investment Holdings. Actively involved in business development at the Company level, Mr. Kutman also serves on the boards of directors of several of Global Investment Holdings' operating subsidiaries and affiliates, including Global Port Holdings, Ege Ports, Port Akdeniz, Bodrum Cruise Port, and energy sector companies involved in natural gas distribution, power generation and mining.

Mr. Kutman also served on the board of directors of Alarko REIT (Alarko Gayrimenkul Yatırım Ortaklığı A.Ş.), a BİST listed real estate investment trust. He is a member of TUSIAD (Turkish Industry & Business Association) and DEIK (Foreign Economic Relations Board).

Prior to founding the antecessor to the Company in 1990, Mr. Kutman was Project Manager at Net Holding A.Ş., a Turkish corporate group involved in tourism and other related sectors, from 1989 to 1990. Between 1984 and 1989, he resided in the United States, where he served as Vice President at North Carolina National Bank, Sexton Roses Inc. and Philip Bush & Associates. Mr. Kutman holds a BA (Hons.) from Boğaziçi University and an MBA from the University of Texas.

Vice Chairman

Mr. Göker is a founding shareholder of the Company, and has served as Chairman of the Group's finance division since its formation. In addition to his representation on the Board of Directors of various Group companies, Mr. Göker holds memberships on several committees of the Borsa Istanbul and is a member of TÜSİAD.

Prior to founding the precursor to the Company in 1990, Mr. Göker was Head of the Capital Markets Department at Net Holding A.Ş. Before joining Net Holding A.Ş., he served four years at the Capital Markets Board and four years at the Ministry of Finance in the Tax Auditing Department. Mr. Göker holds a BA in Political Science and an MA in Economics, both from Ankara University.

Board Member

Mrs. Bensel joined the Board in 1999 and serves on the Boards of various subsidiaries.

Mrs. Bensel served as the Chairman and after 2005 also as the CEO of Global Life Insurance until the Group exited the company in March 2007. Previously, Mrs. Bensel was Co-Director of Research at Global Securities between 1998 and 1999, and Assistant Director of Research from 1993 to 1998. Prior to joining the Group as an equity research analyst in 1991, Mrs. Bensel was a foreign exchange dealing manager in the Turkish banking sector. Mrs. Bensel holds a BA in Business Administration and Finance from Hacettepe University, Ankara.

Board Member

Mr. Kırmaz joined the Board in 2010 and has also served on the Boards of various subsidiaries since then.

Mr. Kırmaz served as the CFO and on the Boards of various subsidiaries of Doğan Group from 2007 to 2010, of Global Investments Holdings from 2005 to 2007, and of STFA Group between 1999 and 2005. From 1997 to 1999, he assumed advisory positions at various Turkish groups prior to which he was a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers ("PWC") which he joined in 1988. Mr. Kırmaz holds a BA in Business Administration from Middle East Technical University, Ankara.

Board Member

Dalinc Ariburnu has over 20 years' financial services industry experience. He co-founded Centricus in 2016.

Previously Dalinc was a senior partner and global co-head of fixed income, currency and commodity sales at Goldman Sachs. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs in 2009, Ariburnu was Global Head of Emerging Markets Group at Deutsche Bank and a member of the Securities Division Global Executive Committee. Ariburnu joined Deutsche Bank in 1999 when they acquired Bankers Trust Company, where he had worked since 1993.

Dalinc served as member of Goldman Sachs' European Management Committee, Partnership Committee and Securities Division Global Executive Committee. He also represented Goldman Sachs as a board member of Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities Markets Standards Board (FMSB).

Independent Board Member

Shay Badie has over 16 years' financial services experience ranging across corporate finance, including structured and project finance, to financial markets including FX structuring, interest rate structuring and emerging markets structuring.

Most recently he was at Goldman Sachs, where he was responsible for structuring and executing strategic financing solutions, principal investments, hedging and asset liability management, as well as complex derivatives in Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa regions. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Shay was Head of Local Rates and FX Derivative Structuring for Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Deutsche Bank.

Prior to this, Shay held roles in structured and project finance, FX structuring and interest rate structuring at Deutsche Bank.Shay holds a PhD and Masters in Engineering (First Class Honours) both in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine.

Independent Board Member

Mr. Satıcı has been an independent Board member since 2012.

Mr. Satıcı started his career in his family business in the textile sector which he successfully expanded. Mr. Satıcı was notably the youngest person to be elected as an Assembly Member of the Istanbul Chamber of the Commerce (İTO) in 1990 and served as a board member of the Economic Development Foundation (İKV) between 1996 and 1998 and as the Chairman of the Istanbul Textile and Raw Materials Exporters' Association between 1999 and 2001. He was the Chairman of the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) for three consecutive terms between 2001 and 2008 during which period his significant contribution to the more than 500% increase in export volume of Turkey is well acknowledged by the Turkish political and business community. Mr. Satıcı also served as a board member of the Coordination Committee for Improvement of the Investment Environment of Turkey (YOİKK) between 2001 and 2008 and of the Investment Advisory Council of Turkey (YDK) from 2004 to 2009.

Mr. Satıcı is currently also a board member of Turkish Eximbank and holds a BA in Business Administration from Washington International University.


Cruise and commercial port operating activities


Clean and renewable energy production, compressed natural gas sales and distribution, energy efficiency and mining


Developing and operating commercial real estate projects


Non-banking financial services such as brokerage, advisory and asset management

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