ERDOĞAN ÖZEGEN

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Erdoğan Özegen was born in Niğde on 29 November, 1965

He graduated from the Public Administration Department of the Faculty of Economics.

He presided as Deputy of Niğde for the 22nd, 25th and 26th terms, and has held various political positions, being a member of the Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Affairs Commission and the Health, Family, Labour and Social Affairs Commission; a member of the Parliamentary Group Board, a member of the Bureau of the Turkish Grand National Assembly (TBMM )- Assembly Chief of Administration ,  President of the International Commission of the Assembly, President of the Turkish Group of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean, and General Secretary of Turkey-China Friendship Group.

He has served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Niğde Commodity Exchange, as a member of the Agricultural Council of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB), as Chief Advisor on Corporate Relations in TOBB, as a member of the TOBB Strategy Development High Council, as Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board of TOBB ETÜ Hospital, as a member of the Council of the Ankara Chamber of Commerce (ATO), and as a member of various Social and Cultural Assistance Associations, such as the TOBB Education and Culture Foundation (TOBEV).

He is currently a member of the General Administrative Council of TOBB, a founder and member of the Board of Trustees of GS1 Turkey, a member of the High Council of TOBB Strategy,  a founder and member of the Selimiye Foundation for the Protection of Monuments (SISEV) and the Board of Trustees, and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Smart Buildings Facility.

He is married and has three children.

 

HASAN BASRİ KURT

Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors

 Hasan Basri Kurt was born in Samsun on 20 April, 1978.

He is a political scientist, and holds bachelor's and master's degrees in International Relations.

He has held different managerial positions in the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, and worked as a Business Development Manager, Social Services Projects Manager and Project Coordination Manager in Sağlık A.Ş. – a subsidiary of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality – managing various projects in such areas as home care, women's health and the disabled.

He led the Social Aid Coupon project, under which people in need are able to shop directly from markets.

He has been a founding partner and a board member of various companies, working as a freelance entrepreneur in the fields of IT, food and construction.

He was elected as the Deputy for Samsun for the 25th and 26th terms as an AK Party candidate.

He served as a member of the AK Party Group Board of Directors, and was a Secretary Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Turkish Grand National Assembly (TBMM).

During his term as a deputy, he worked specifically in the fisheries and medical sectors.

He was appointed President of the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Organization of Turkey (KOSGEB) while working as the General Manager in charge of Management Services in the Ministry of Industry and Technology.

Kurt speaks English and is married with two children.

 

ÖZGE DEMİR KUZUCU

General Manager and Member of the Board of Directors

Özge Demir Kuzucu was born in 1983 in Konya. She graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Political Science, Department of Public Administration in 2006. She completed her master's degree in Business Administration (MBA) at Atılım University in 2013.

She started her career at Halkbank at the Board of Inspectors and served as assistant inspector, inspector, senior inspector and director inspector, consecutively. She joined KGF in 2016 and she served as the Manager of the Internal Audit Division. Özge Demir Kuzucu has been acting as General Manager and Board Member of KGF since 11.08.2021.

She is married and has one child.

 

 

MAHMUT MÜCAHİT FINDIKLI

Member of the Board of Directors

M. Mücahit Fındıklı was born on 15 August 1957 in Malatya. The names of his parents are Hasan Tahsin and Kamuran.

He graduated from Fırat University-Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, as an engineer. He has been a constructor for many years.

He served as President of the Board of Directors of Malatya Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He was a member of TOBB (The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey). He was the Chairman of the Board of UMAT TÜRK A.S., subsidiary of TOBB. He has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors at Customs and Tourism Enterprises.

He was the member of 23rd and 24th Parliament for AK Parti Malatya. During the 24th term, he served as Chairman of the Industry, Trade, Energy, Natural Resources, Information and Technology Commission of The Grand National Assembly of Turkey. Since 2015, he has been serving as Deputy Chairman of Economic Affairs at AK Parti. While being married and having three children, he speaks English.

 

HAKAN ERTÜRK

Member of the Board of Directors

Hakan Ertürk, who was born in Ankara in 1977, graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Political Sciences, Department of Economics in 2000. From 2006 to 2008, he successfully completed an MBA (Finance) program in University of Illinois in the United States. He successfully completed his Business Administration doctorate program at Ankara University, Institute of Social Sciences in 2018 with his doctoral dissertation in the field of venture capital. In September 2000, he started his professional career at CBRT and having passed Intern Treasury Controller Exam, soon occupied a position at the Undersecretariat of Treasury. He worked as an Intern Treasury Controller between 2000-2006 and as an Internal Auditor between 2009-2011. In 2011 he was appointed to the Undersecretariat of Treasury Financial Instruments and Markets Development Department. In 2016 he served as a substitute for the General Manager of Financial Markets and Foreign Exchange. During this period of working as the General Directorate, he played an important role in bringing many new financial instruments which faciliated access to finance to our country. He managed and assisted in the formation of the basic frameworks of the individual participation capital system (Angel Investors), venture capital funds programs to support the fund (Venture Fund of Capital and Fund), the subsidized loan on Portfolio Gurantee System, the Secured Transactions and General Registry System and Turkey Investment and Development Bank site in Turkey, he actively participated in the creation of the foundation of the legal infrastructure of the Development Fund. Within the scope of the duties under the position of the General Directorate, he prepared and executed the foreign exchange system regulations and the works of the financial stability committee. During his tenure, he actively contributed to many regulations related to financial markets. Since August 2019, he has been acting as the Head of the Central Finance and Contracts Unit which is responsible for the execution of European Union Programs. While being married and having three children and speaks English well.

RECEP ALİ ERDOĞAN

Member of the Board of Directors

Born in Istanbul on 01.07.1980, Recep Ali ERDOĞAN has graduated from Department of Public Administration at Anadolu University and consequtively he took master's degree in Business Administration.

In 2002, he started his career at KOSGEB Boğaziçi University Technology Development Directorate and resumed his duty as assistant specialist in the Budget and Performance Service of Strategy Development and Financial Services Department at KOSGEB from 2007 to 2010. He served as Legal Affairs Manager and In-Service Training Manager between 2010 and 2014.

From 2014 to 2016, he served as Head of Human Resources Department and Head of SME Finance Department at KOSGEB. He has been carrying out his duty as Vice Chairman of KOSGEB Administration since 09.06.2017.

He is also the President of the Association for the Cooperation and Solidarity Alliance for the Members of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises Development and Support and is a Board Member in Federation of School Sports.

He is married and father of two children.

 

ÖMER SERDAR

Member of the Board of Directors

Ömer Serdar was born in Elazığ, Palu in 1963 He graduated from the Faculty of Law of Istanbul University, and started his career as a lawyer in 1991. He has served as the General Secretary of the Bar Association and as a Delegate of the Union of Bar Associations.

In his political life, he has served as the Provincial Director of the Refah Party and was the Deputy Chairman of the Anavatan Party.

In addition to his political activities, he has worked with various non-governmental organizations and has published articles in numerous art and literature magazines.

In the general elections of 1 November, 2016, hewas elected as the Deputy for Elazığ for the 26th Term as an AK Party candidate. During his first legislative year, he was a member of the TBMM Presidency Council and a member of the Culture, Art and Publishing Board of the TBMM. In the 26th Term Second Legislative Year, he was elected as President of the Human Rights Committee of the Turkish Grand National Assembly (TBMM).  

Activities carried out during his Presidency of the TBMM Human Rights Inquiry Commission:

Establishment of the "Sub-Commission for the Investigation of Rights Violations and Grievances During the 28 February Process" – responsible for reviewing and reporting on the claims of Turkish citizens who were negatively affected by the 28 February post-modern coup, and who suffered losses of rights of different forms.

Establishment of the "Sub-Commission for the Examination of Islamophobia in Western Countries" – responsible for carrying out investigations and compiling reports related to the “investigation of Islamophobia in foreign countries".

Establishment of the Migration and Integration Commission for the Inspection, Investigation and Reporting of Refugee Problems.

Serdar is currently serving as the AK Party's Deputy Head of Political and Legal Affairs. He is married and has two children.

 

 

MÜCAHİT DUMAN

Member of the Board of Directors

Mücahit Duman was born in 1983 in Ankara, he was graduated from METU Industrial Engineering Department.

Duman embarked upon his career at Turkish Patent Institute. After working in The Central Finance and Contracts Unit as a specialist, he started working in the Undersecretariat of Treasury in 2008.  Following his positions as Treasury Assistant Specialist and Specialist, he worked temporarily as a Commission Expert in the Information and Internet Research Commission established within the Turkish Grand National Assembly.

Between 2013 and 2016, he served as Deputy President in charge of the Information Management and e-Transformation along with Internal Control and Risk Management at the Department of Strategy Development of the Undersecretariat of Treasury. He took over the management and design of projects on strategic management, process management, performance management, risk management, business analysis, corporate communication, information management and decision support system.  

Thereafter, in the General Directorate of Financial Markets and Foreign Exchange, he served as the Head of Financial Market Policies and Coordination Department responsible for financial stability, participation finance and financial inclusion.

Currently, he is serving as the Head of the Departments of Financial Markets and Policies and Access to Credit and Financing Solutions, which includes Treasury backed guarantee system, under General Directorate of Financial Markets and Foreign Exchange.

While being married and having one child, he speaks English well.

 

 

 

NECDET KARADENİZ

Member of the Board of Directors

 Necdet Karadeniz was born in Iğdır in 1959. He graduated from the Metallurgical Engineering Department of the Metallurgy Faculty of Istanbul Technical University, and has a master’s degree in Business Management from Istanbul University. He started his banking career at T. Emlak Bankası AŞ in 1988, and worked in the loans department of Alternatifbank between 1992 and 2001, reaching the position of Credit Management Manager. Between 2002 and 2006 he worked as a Credit Allocation Manager in Türkiye Finans Katılım Bankası A.Ş., and continued his carrier as the Credit Allocation and Monitoring Manager between 2006 and 2007 at Ak Finans Kiralama A.Ş. and FFK Fon Finansal Kiralama A.Ş. Between 2007 and 2012, he served as Head of the Commercial Loan Department and as a Commercial Branch Manager at Ziraat Bank. Since 2012 he has been employed as the Deputy General Manager of Credit Allocations in the Export Credit Bank of Turkey (TURK EXIMBANK). He is married and has one child.

 

 

 

ŞÜKRÜ TUĞBAY KUMOĞLU

Member of the Board of Directors

 Şükrü Tuğbay Kumoğlu is a graduate of the Department of Finance of the Gazi University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences. He started his banking career with Garanti Bank in 1999, and held different roles in the branches, regional offices and headquarters of the bank. He was appointed Regional Director of Türk Ekonomi Bankası A.Ş. (TEB) in 2006, and after serving in that position for a year, he was appointed as the Retail Banking Sales Director of the same bank in 2007. In addition to his role as Sales Director, he served as the Member of the Board responsible for the expansion of retail banking activities in TEB Sha Kosova between 2013 and 2018, and more recently, he served as Group Director of the TEB Retail Banking Sales and Call Centre.

Kumoğlu was appointed Deputy General Manager in charge of Şekerbank Retail and Agriculture Banking in December 2019, and has been responsible for SME Banking since July 2020. Kumoğlu is also serving as a Member of the Board of Directors of Kredi Kayıt Bürosu A.Ş.