Executive Officers

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* Resigned from his role as of Feb 29, 2016.


Chief Executive Officer

Kaan Terzioğlu was appointed Turkcell’s Chief Executive Officer on April 1, 2015. He began his professional life in 1990 as an Independent Auditor and CPA at Arthur Andersen Turkey. In 1992, Mr. Terzioğlu joined Arthur Andersen USA as the IT Strategies and Security Specialist, and in 1994, began working at Arthur Andersen Belgium as the Leader of Information Management and Digital Strategy Services. In 1998, he was appointed Vice President of Consultancy Services Turkey Operations. Between 1999 and 2012, he served as the Team Leader of E-Commerce Strategies for the EMEA region, Sales Director of Advanced Technologies for the EMEA region, Managing Director of Technology Marketing Organization for the EMEA region, and Vice President of Central and Eastern Europe at the Cisco Systems Brussels branch, respectively. Between April 3, 2012 and April 1, 2015, Mr. Terzioğlu was a Member of the Board of Directors at Akbank, Aksigorta A.Ş., Teknosa İç ve Dış Ticaret A.Ş. and Carrefoursa A.Ş. Kaan Terzioğlu graduated from the Department of Business Administration at Boğaziçi University.


Executive Vice President - Finance

Murat Doğan Erden started his career at the Treasury and Capital Markets Department of Bankers Trust Turkey. He joined Turkcell as the Director of Treasury and Risk Management in 2001. Since 2006, Mr. Erden has served as a Member of the Board of Directors of Turkcell Group companies and continues his Board of Directors activities. Mr. Erden is a graduate of Istanbul High School and the Department of Economics at Boğaziçi University and received his MBA degree from San Diego State University in 1995. He completed the Wharton Executive Development Program and holds certificates in Mergers and Acquisitions and Strategic Finance and Derivatives from similar international institutions. Fluent in English and German, Murat Doğan Erden is married with two children.


Executive Vice President - Legal and Regulation

Serhat Demir joined Turkcell as the Executive Vice President of Legal and Regulation Function in May 2015. Mr. Demir started his career in 1997 at Dun&Bradstreet’s Turkey office. He worked in Legal Advisory at Yıldız Holding between 2003 and 2007 and became Legal Advisor of Çalık Holding in 2007. Between 2009 and 2015, he served as Director of Legal Affairs at Çalık Holding, and at the same time, as a board of directors member at various group companies operating in the holding, telecom and finance sectors. Serhat Demir graduated from the Faculty of Law at Istanbul University.


Executive Vice President - Sales

Murat Erkan joined Turkcell Group in June 2008 as the General Manager of Turkcell Superonline and as of December 1, 2015, he was appointed Executive Vice President of Sales. Prior to this position, he had served as the Senior Vice President of Retail and Active Sales and Senior Vice President of Home and Consumer Business, respectively. Mr. Erkan, who started his professional life at Toshiba, became an Application Engineer at Biltam Mühendislik and then became the first “System Engineer” of Turkey at Cisco Turkey. He served as Chief Officer at Cisco Systems in charge of technology, sales, business development and channel management for ten years. Prior to his position at Turkcell Superonline, Mr. Erkan had been the Business Unit Manager at Aneltech working on solutions related to Telecommunication, Mobile, ICT, the defense industry and industrial products sectors since 2006. Murat Erkan graduated from the Yıldız Technical University Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering Department in 1992. He completed the Strategic Marketing Program at Harvard Business School in 2010.


Senior Vice President - Customer Services

Doğuş Kuran joined Turkcell as Senior Vice President of Customer Services Function as of October 1, 2015. He had begun his career at Alcatel-Teletaş. After holding executive positions in sales, business development and internet solutions consultancy within Cisco Systems and Microsoft Turkey organizations, he served as Chief Sales and Operations Officer at Ericsson Turkey. Prior to his position in Turkcell, he worked as a partner at the Accenture Turkey Office responsible for the telecommunication, media and technology sectors. Mr. Kuran graduated from the Istanbul Technical University, Electrical and Electronics Engineering department in 1995. He received his Master’s degree in Management Engineering from Portland State University in 1997.


Executive Vice President - Business Support

Seyfettin Sağlam joined Turkcell as Chief Group Human Resources Officer in July 2014. He was appointed Executive Vice President of Business Support Officer in April 2015. He began his career in MSC Consulting lnc. in 1998. He worked as a HR professional at Tekstilbank and as the Human Resources Group Manager at Yıldız Holding, responsible for the Packaging, IT, Finance and Retail Groups. He served as the Assistant General Manager of T.C. Ziraat Bankası. Subsequently, he was appointed Vice Chairman and Member of the Executive Committee at Rixos Hotels and Sembol Construction Inc. Mr. Sağlam served as an Executive Vice President of Borsa İstanbul. He graduated from the Department of Sociology at Middle East Technical University. He received a Master’s degree from the Marmara University Business Administration Department in International Quality Management. He completed the HR Management & Leadership Programs at INSEAD.


Executive Vice President - Technology

İlker Kuruöz joined Turkcell as Services and Product Development Division Head in 2006. He has been serving as the Executive Vice President of Technology since December 2013. Previously, he was the Chief Information and Communication Technologies Officer of Turkcell. İlker Kuruöz started his professional life in 1994 at ABT. He then worked at NCR as System Consultant, at Garanti Teknoloji as Division Manager, and in Accenture as Senior Manager. İlker Kuruöz graduated from Bilkent University in Computer Engineering and Information Sciences and received a Master’s degree from the same university.


Executive Vice President - Strategy

İlter Terzioğlu had worked for Ericsson Turkey as the Assistant General Manager responsible for Turkcell between 1994 and 2002 and joined Turkcell as Business Strategies, Regulation and Risk Consolidation Division Head in 2003. In October 2015, he was appointed as the Executive Vice President of Strategy. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President of International Business under the Strategy Function. He has also undertaken the roles of acting Chief of International Business, Chief Strategic Projects Officer and Chief Network Operations Officer at Turkcell. Prior to joining Turkcell, he had worked as Assistant General Manager at Turkcell Group companies, including Show TV and Superonline. He graduated from the Department of Econometrics at Istanbul University.