Corporate Governance

Management and BOD

 

Board of Directors

 

Muharrem Usta

Chairman, CEO

Muharrem Usta was elected as a member of the Board of Directors for a three year term at the General Assembly meeting held in March 31, 2017. Mr. Usta graduated from Dokuz Eylül University Medical School in 1989 and became an ENT specialist in 1992. In 1993, Mr. Usta switched to hospital management business and took initial steps for the establishment of MLP Care. Mr. Usta served as a Board Member at Saray Sağlık Hizmetleri Ticaret ve Sanayi A.Ş. and as a Chief Physician at Universal Hospital. Mr. Usta, MLP Care's Chairman and CEO, also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of İstinye University, founder and Chairman of F.O.M. Mimarlık Mühendislik A.Ş.

Seymur Tarı

Vice Chairman (representing Sullivan B.V.)

Seymur Tarı was elected as a member of the Board of Directors for a three year term at the General Assembly meeting held in March 31, 2017. Mr. Tarı, currently working at the İstanbul liaison office of Turk Ventures Advisory Ltd., providing consultancy services to TPEF (Turkish Private Equity Fund), previously worked at McKinsey & Company in Istanbul, focusing on corporate portfolio strategy, and at Caterpillar Inc. in Geneva as a product manager with responsibility for the EMEA & CIS regions. Mr. Tarı has an MBA degree from INSEAD and MSc and BSc degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Robotics from ETH Zurich. Mr. Tarı also serves as a Board Member at MNG Kargo Yurtiçi ve Yurtdışı Taşımacılık A.Ş., Mavi Giyim ve Sanayi A.Ş., Flo Mağazacılık ve Pazarlama A.Ş., Koton Mağazacılık Tekstil Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. and Pizza Restaurantları A.Ş..

Hatice Hale Özsoy Bıyıklı

Member (representing Elinor B.V.)

Hatice Hale Özsoy Bıyıklı was elected as a member of the Board of Directors for a three year term at the General Assembly meeting held in March 31, 2017. Ms. Özsoy Bıyıklı currently working at the İstanbul liaison office of Turk Ventures Advisory Ltd., providing consultancy services to TPEF (Turkish Private Equity Fund), previously worked as a Senior Associate at Goldman Sachs Investment Banking division in London, focusing on retail, consumer, luxury goods and leisure industries. In addition, Ms. Özsoy Bıyıklı also worked for The Boston Consulting Group and Andersen Business Consulting in Istanbul and Amsterdam. Ms. Özsoy Bıyıklı holds an MBA degree from Harvard Business School and MSc and BSc degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT. Ms. Özsoy Bıyıklı also serves as a Board Member at MNG Kargo Yurtiçi ve Yurtdışı Taşımacılık A.Ş. and Doğtaş Kelebek Mobilya Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş..

Haydar Sancak

Member (representing Sancak İnşaat)

Haydar Sancak was elected as a member of the Board of Directors for a three year term at the General Assembly meeting held in March 31, 2017. In addition to his position at MLP Care, Mr. Sancak also serves as the General Manager of Esko Itriyat San. ve Tic. A.Ş., Board Member at Es Ecza Deposu Tic. ve San. A.Ş., Chairman at both Hedef Alliance Holding A.Ş. and Sancak İnşaat and Vice Chairman at both Sancak Enerji Hizmetleri A.Ş. and Sanport Gayrimenkul Geliştirme İnşaat Tic. A.Ş..

Meral Kurdaş

Independent Board Member

Meral Kurdaş graduated from Boğaziçi University, Faculty of Administrative Sciences, Department of Business Administration. She later completed the Executive MBA program at the University of Wales, Manchester Business School, and the Executive MIS program at Boğaziçi University. Starting her professional career at Interbank in 1985, Ms. Kurdaş then served as Assistant General Manager at Garanti Investment Bank. In 1997, she joined Yapı Kredi Bank as President of the Corporate Marketing Department. In 2002, she transferred to Sabancı Group as CEO of AK Emeklilik. Ms. Kurdaş served as the CEO of AvivaSA Emeklilik ve Hayat A.Ş. between 2007 and 2016. Meral Kurdaş acted as Human Resources Group President at Sabancı Holding and served as board member in Sabancı Group companies between 2017 and 2018. In 2018, Meral Kurdas started her own Management consultancy firm.

Tayfun Bayazıt

Independent Board Member

After receiving a B.S. Degree in Engineering Mechanics and Materials, Tayfun Bayazıt graduated from Columbia University’s M.B.A. programme. Tayfun Bayazıt, started his banking sector career at Citibank, served 13 years in Çukurova Group as Executive Vice President at Yapı ve Kredi Bankasi, President and Chief Executive Officer at Interbank A.S. and President and Chief Executive Officer at Banque de Commerce et de Placements S.A.. In 1999, Tayfun Bayazıt became Vice Chairman of Doğan Sirketler Grubu Holding A.Ş. and Dışbank Executive Director and he appointed as CEO of Dışbank in 2001. Tayfun Bayazıt, became the Vice Chairman of Dışbank in 2003 and later appointed to Fortis Turkey CEO position following the Dışbank’s acquisition by Fortis in 2005 and Chairman position in 2006. Tayfun Bayazıt appointed as the CEO and Chairman of Yapı Kredi (JV of Koc Holding and UniCredit Group) and became the Chairman of the Bank in 2009. In 2011, Tayfun Bayazıt established his own company providing advisory services. Tayfun Bayazıt also serves as a board member in several companies and actively works in several non-govermental organizations like TÜSİAD, Eğitim Gönüllüleri Vakfı (TEGV), Kurumsal Yönetim Derneği (TKYD), WRI Türkiye and Darüşşafaka.