Global Investment Holdings was created on 1 October 2004 through the reorganization of the former Global Securities (Global Menkul Değerler A.Ş.).

  • Mehmet KUTMANChairman
    Erol GÖKERVice Chairman
    Ayşegül BENSELBoard Member
    Serdar KIRMAZBoard Member
    Adnan NASBoard Member
    Jerome Bernard Jean Auguste BAYLE Independent Board Member
    Oğuz SatıcıIndependent Board Member
    • Mr. Kutman is a founding shareholder, the Chairman and the Chief Executive Officer of the Company. As well as being actively involved in business development at the Company level, Mr. Kutman 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, İzmir Port and energy sector companies involved in natural gas distribution and hydroelectric power generation.

      Mr. Kutman also serves on the board of directors of Alarko REIT (Alarko Gayrimenkul Yatırım Ortaklığı A.Ş.), an ISE-listed real estate investment trust. He is a member of TÜSİAD (the Turkish Industrialists' and Businessmen's Association) and DEİK (the 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 the tourism and 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.

    • Mr. Göker is a founding shareholder of the Company, and has served as Chairman of the board of directors of the finance division of the Company since its formation. He is also a member of the board of directors of Global Port Holdings, Ege Ports and İzmir Port.

      Beyond the Group, Mr. Göker sits on several committees of the İstanbul Stock Exchange and is a member of TÜSİAD.

      Prior to the establishment of the Company in 1990, Mr. Göker was Head of the Capital Markets Department at Net Holding A.Ş. Previously, he spent 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.

    • Mrs. Bensel originally joined the Board in 1999. Until the sale of Global Life Insurance in March 2007, Mrs. Bensel was Chairman of the board of directors of that entity and had served as its CEO since 2005. Mrs. Bensel has been a member of the board of directors of the finance division of the Company since its formation and is also a member of the board of directors of Global Port Holdings. Previously, Mrs. Bensel was Co-Director of Research at the brokerage business from 1998 to 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 manager in foreign exchange dealing in the Turkish banking sector. Mrs. Bensel holds a BA in Business Administration and Finance from Hacettepe University, Ankara.

    • Serdar Kırmaz graduated from Middle East Technical University in 1987 with a degree in Business Administration. Following a brief employment with OYAK Group in Ankara he joined Pricewaterhouse Coopers ("PWC") Turkey in early 1988 where he became a Partner in 1996. He worked at PWC until 1997, including a short term at PWC Hungary. Serdar Kırmaz worked as a freelance consultant advicing various Turkish companies between 1997 to 1999. He continued his career as a CFO, at STFA Group between 1999 to 2005, followed by Global Investment Holdings between 2005 to 2007 and then at Doğan Group between 2007 to 2010. Serdar Kırmaz has built considerable experience in mergers&acquisitions and company restructurings as well as corporate governance. Mr Kırmaz rejoined Global Investment Holdings in June 2010 and is a Board member at the Holding company and its various subsidiaries.

    • Adnan Nas started his career in Ministry of Finance where he served as Chief Inspector of Finance and as the Deputy President of the Board of Inspection at the Ministry of Finance and Customs following his graduation from Ankara University Political Sciences and Istanbul University Law Faculty. After leaving Ministry of Finance, Nas held senior executive and board member positions in the private sector prior to joining PricewaterhouseCoopers as a partner to lead the tax practice. Adnan Nas is the chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers tax practice for many years. Nas, is the Deputy Chairman of Foreign Investors Association (YASED), a member of TUSIAD International Executive Board (Turkish Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Association) and, the former Chairman at the Am-Cham Turkey, an executive member of the Tax Council at the Ministry of Finance, Vice-President at the Association of Financial Executives (Finance Club), member of the Turkish-American Business Council at DEIK (Foreign Economic Cooperation Council). He is also a board member of Galatasaray Sports Club. Adnan Nas also has many published studies and academic articles.

    • Mr. Jérôme Bayle is the former Managing Director of Tetra Pak Makina Ticaret ve Servis AŞ (Turkey) and held various positions at Tetra Pak from 1974-2005. Since his retirement from Tetra Pak, Mr. Bayle has established Magnetic North Danışmanlık A.Ş. a management consulting firm which provides mentoring and consulting services to large multinational companies in the greater Middle East region, with a particular emphasis on human resources and organizational processes and development. Mr. Bayle, who holds a Master’s Degree in Business and Finance from France’s Dauphine Université (known as Paris IX Université), has been awarded numerous awards during his professional career, and has been recognized for his contribution to business and social organizations during such time.

    • Oğuz Satıcı was born in Istanbul in 1965. He started his education at Reşitpaşa Elementary School, continued with Mahmutpaşa Junior High and Kabataş Erkek Lisesi . He started his business life in his family business in textile sector at an early age. He attended to Washington International University and got his Business Administration degree while he was working professionally. He was the youngest to be elected as an Assembly Member at the Istanbul Chamber of the Commerce (İTO) in 1990. He was a board member of the Economic Development Foundation (İKV) between 1996 and 1998. He was the Chairman of Istanbul Textile and Raw Materials Exporters’ Association between 1999 and 2001. He was elected as the Chairman of Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) for three consecutive terms between 2001 and 2008. During his chairmanship at TİM, he traveled all around the world in order to increase Turkey’s export and he succeeded in that as Turkey’s export figures increased by 500% and reached to USD 130 billion from only USD 26 billion. He was a board member of the Coordination Committee for the Improvement of the Investment Environment of Turkey (YOİKK) between 2001 and 2008. He was a board member of the Investment Advisory Council of Turkey (YDK) between years 2004-2009. At the moment, he is board member of Eximbank

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