Board Of Directors

Board Of Directors
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Chair of the Board

Erhan TOPAÇ

Born in 1953, Erhan Topaç completed his master’s degree at Boğaziçi University Department of Mechanical Engineering and doctorate studies in Mathematical Modeling at the Department of Industrial Engineering of the same university. Having held various positions in Eczacıbaşı Holding between the years of 1979-1989, Topaç served as Marketing Director at Pepsi Cola between the years of 1989-1990. Erhan Topaç served as Vice Chair of the Turkish Capital Markets Association from 2001 to 2003, Chair of the Board at HUB Girişim Sermayesi Yatırım Ortaklığı A.Ş. from 2006 to 2015, and the Chair of the Board at Gedik Portföy Yönetimi A.Ş. from 2008 to 2015. He fulfilled the following roles and functions: Board Member at Borsa Istanbul A.Ş. and Chair of the Turkish Capital Markets Association from 2018 to 2019; Deputy Chair of the Turkish Capital Markets Association from 2019 to 2021; Member of the Board of Trustees at Gedik University from 2010 to 2021; Chair of the Board at Marbaş Menkul Değerler A.Ş. from 2004 to 2022, and Chair of the Board at Gedik Yatırım Menkul Değerler A.Ş. from 1991 to 2022.  

Erhan Topaç has been the Chair of the Board at Inveo Yatırım Holding A.Ş. since its establishment in 1998, and he is also the Chair of the Board at Misyon Yatırım Bankası A.Ş. 

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Vice Chair of the Board and General Manager 

Onur TOPAÇ

Born in Istanbul in 1990, Onur Topaç graduated from the Austrian High School, was awarded a Bachelor of Engineering degree in the Department of Industrial Engineering at Koç University in 2013, and then completed his master’s degree in the Department of Financial Engineering at Özyeğin University. Beginning his finance career at Gedik Yatırım in 2008, Onur Topaç took part in the establishment of the Banking Department in 2013. Topaç, the pioneer of technological transformation, served as the General Manager and Chair of the Board, respectively, at HUB Girişim Sermayesi Yatırım Ortaklığı A.Ş. from 2015 to 2020, and he was also Deputy Chair of the Board at Marbaş Menkul Değerler A.Ş. from 2015 to 2019.  

Serving as the Deputy Chair of the Board and General Manager at Inveo Yatırım Holding A.Ş., Mr. Topaç is also the Chair of the Board and CEO of Gedik Yatırım Menkul Değerler A.Ş., Vice Chair of the Board at Misyon Yatırım Bankası A.Ş., Chair of the Board at hiVC Girişim Sermayesi Yatırım Ortaklığı A.Ş., Board Member at Inveo Ventures Girişim Sermayesi Yatırım Ortaklığı A.Ş., Chair of the Board at Ichain Yatırım Holding A.Ş., Chair of the Board at Inveo Araç Kiralama Hizmetleri A.Ş., and a Board Member Acting On Behalf of Juridicial Person at BV Teknoloji İş Geliştirme Danışmanlık ve Organizasyon Hizmetleri A.Ş. and Chairman of the Board of Directors of GYT Bilişim ve Ticaret A.Ş.

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Board Member

Demet ÖZDEMİR

Born in Ankara in 1969, Demet Özdemir completed her undergraduate education at Middle East Technical University Business Administration after Ankara Atatürk Anatolian High School and completed her master's degree in International Finance at the London School of Economics in 1993. Özdemir, who spent the last 15 years of her 30-year career starting with Arthur Andersen Audit Department and continuing with EY (Ernst&Young) Corporate Finance, provided merger, acquisition, public offering, restructuring and financial consultancy services to nearly one thousand domestic and international companies during this period. Demet Özdemir is actively working on gender equality and empowerment of women in business life and has served as an Advisory Board Member at EY Global Women in Business, as a Management Committee Member of EY Women Fast Forward and Women3 Forum, and also as the EMEIA Leader who implemented the EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women (EWW) Program.  

Demet Özdemir, who resigned from her role at EY at the beginning of 2021, is currently serving as a Board Member at Inveo Yatırım Holding A.Ş., Osmanlı Yatırım Menkul Değerler A.Ş., Sun Tekstil A.Ş., and the British Turkish Chamber of Commerce, and as an Independent Board Member at Gelecek Varlık Yönetimi A.Ş., Çelebi Hava Servisi A.Ş. ve Akenerji Elektrik Üretim A.Ş. 

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Bora ORUÇ

He graduated from Middle East Technical University, Department of Economics in 1999. Bora Oruç, who started to work at the Capital Markets Board in the same year, served as the Vice President of Capital Markets Board between April 2014 and November 2020, responsible for the development, regulation, supervision, issue and registration processes and activities of publicly traded companies, capital market instrument issuances, investment institutions, institutional investors and financial infrastructure institutions, and relations with international financial institutions. Bora Oruç, who served as a member of the G20 Financial Stability Board Regulatory Cooperation Standing Committee between October 2017 and November 2020, earned his MBA degree from the Cambridge University Judge Business School in 2009. 

Bora Oruç currently serves as a Managing Partner at OMG Danışmanlık A.Ş., Partner and Deputy Chair of the Board at Gri Portföy Yönetimi A.Ş., Partner at İnova Deri ve Tekstil Sanayi A.Ş., and as an Independent Board Member at Eliptik Yazılım ve Ticaret A.Ş. and İş Yatırım Ortaklığı A.Ş. 

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Independent Board Member

Rüya ESER

After graduating from Istanbul University, Faculty of Economics, Rüya Eser received her post graduate degree by completing the Social Sciences Institute Business Finance Program at the same university, and also completed the post graduate program on Money Banking and Finance at the University of Birmingham in the UK. Then she received her PhD from Yıldız Technical University, Institute of Social Sciences, Department of Economics. Eser started her career at T. Vakıflar Bankası as an assistant financial analyst in 1985, then worked in the Capital Markets Board as a specialist and chief expert in research and audit departments from 1987 to 2013. 

She worked as Quality Control and Corporate Governance Director at an independent audit company from 2013 to 2017. She also served as an independent member of the Board of Directors at the Turkish Capital Markets Association between 2016 and 2018. She has articles published in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters on capital markets, independent auditing, and complexity economics, as well as papers presented and published at national and international scientific meetings. Currently, she gives lectures on capital markets and risk analysis in the undergraduate program as a part-time lecturer at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Department of Statistics and the Money and Capital Markets graduate program at Kültür University. Additionally, she holds a SMMM license, independent auditor certificate, and other various licenses issued by the Capital Markets Licensing and Training Company, and is also a member of the Independent Audit Companies Association and the Turkish Economic Association. Rüya Eser is currently an Independent Board Member at Inveo Yatırım Holding A.Ş., Gedik Yatırım Menkul Değerler A.Ş., and Kartonsan Karton Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. 

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Independent Board Member

Ülkü Feyyaz TAKTAK

Ülkü Feyyaz Taktak, born in 1952, graduated from Şişli Terakki High School and completed his undergraduate education at Boğaziçi University in 1975 and post-graduate education at the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the same university in 1979. He worked as a Project Engineer at Tekfen İnşaat İmalat ve Mühendislik in 1979; Project Engineer at Türkiye Şişecam Fabrikaları between 1983-1985, Wage Management Director and Manpower Planning Director at İktisat Bank between 1985-1987, Personnel Manager at Anadolu Bank and Personnel Manager and Human Resources Planning Manager and Consultant to the General Manager at Emlak Bank between 1987-1989, Personnel Manager at Marmara Management Financial Services between 1989-1990, Administrative Affairs Coordinator at Veb Holding between 1990-1991, and Human Resources Department Director and Human Resources Assistant General Manager respectively at Yapı Kredi between 1991-2014. 

Ülkü Feyyaz Taktak served as the Human Resources Director, Coordinator and Group President at Eczacıbaşı Holding between 2004 and 2017, and retired from this position in 2017. He has been an Independent Board Member at Gedik Yatırım Menkul Değerler A.Ş. since 2018. Ülkü Feyyaz Taktak also serves as a Board Member at MESS Education Foundation and Marbaş Menkul Değerler A.Ş., and is an Independent Board Member at Inveo Yatırım Holding A.Ş. 

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