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.

Burcu Öztürk

CFO

Burcu Öztürk graduated from Orta Doğu Technical University Department of Political Science and Public Administration and joined PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) as an independent auditor in 2004. Until 2007, Ms. Öztürk conducted independent audits of leading Turkish companies. In May 2007, Ms. Öztürk started working at PwC's M&A Advisory department. Later, Ms. Öztürk was appointed as a Director to New York Office of PwC in September 2010 and served as an advisor at M&A projects for two years. Ms. Öztürk served as the Director of M&A Department in PwC's Istanbul Office between 2013 and 2014 and conducted special financial investigation studies for multinational corporations.

Ms. Öztürk serves as the CFO of MLP Care since 2014.  MLP Care is the largest Turkish private healthcare group, with 31 Hospitals and more than 5,900 beds, located in 17 Turkish cities. MLP Care employs more than 18,000 staff, including more than 2,000 doctors in 31 hospitals. Between the years of 2014-2018, Burcu Öztürk was the project leader in the opening financing of the 10 hospitals  and in the refinancing of the Group debts.

In February 2018, Ms. Öztürk has played an active role in the successful execution of the Initial Public Offering process of MLP Saglik Hizmetleri A.Ş.’s 35% shares.

In 2018, Burcu Öztürk has entered the list of "Turkey's most powerful 50 CFO” prepared by Fortune magazine and Dataexpert Human Resources firm. Ms. Öztürk has been a member of Women’s Entrepreneurs Association of Turkey, KAGIDER, since 2016 and is an active member of the Training and Mentorship Strategy Group.

Adem Elbaşı

Chief Operations Officer

Adem Elbaşı received his PhD degree from Osmangazi University in 1994. In addition, Mr. Elbaşı earned his master's degree in Global Politics and International Relations from Bahçeşehir University. Mr. Elbaşı served as a Director at Koçak Farma İlaç ve Kimya San. A.Ş. and as the founder of Saray Sağlık Hizmetleri Ticaret ve Sanayi A.Ş.. Mr. Elbaşı currently serves as a Board Member at F.O.M. Mimarlık Mühendislik A.Ş. and he is one of the founding shareholders of Avea Özel Sağ. Hiz. Tic. San. Ltd. Şti.. In addition, he is also a founding shareholder of both BTN Sigorta and MLP Care, together with Muharrem Usta.

Hikmet Çavuş

Chief Strategy and Performance Officer

Hikmet Çavuş graduated from 19 Mayıs University Faculty of Medicine in 1993 and served as a community clinic physician in Samsun and emergency physician at Samsun State Hospital between 1993 and 1997. Hikmet Çavuş became an Urology specialist in 2003 and worked as an urology specialist at Batman Medical Park Hospital between 2003 and 2008. Prior to his current position at MLP Care, as a founding shareholder, Mr. Çavuş served as the General Manager of the Samsun Medical Park Hospital between 2008 and 2013. Since 2013, Mr. Çavuş is the Chief Strategy and Performance Officer of MLP Care. In addition, Mr. Çavuş also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Samsunpark A.Ş. and the Vice Chairman of the Board of Samsun BİL A.Ş.

Barış Turgutoğlu

International Patient and Planning Coordinator

Barış Turgutoğlu graduated from Industrial Engineering Department of Middle East Technical University in 1995 and started his career at Ankara Sevgi Hospital. After completing the MBA program in Bilkent University, Mr. Turgutoğlu continued his career as Coordinator of Operations in İstanbul Cerrahi Hospital and İzmir Kent Hospital, as Deputy General Manager in Bayındır Health Group and as Central Director in Acıbadem Health Group. Since 2015, Mr. Turgutoğlu serves as the Planning and International Patients Group Coordinator in MLP Care.

Barış Bezel

Corporate Publicity and Brand Management Coordinator

Barış Bezel earned his undergraduate degree at Orta Doğu Technical University Business Administration program in 1997. Mr. Bezel worked as a Marketing Specialist, Marketing Manager, Retail Marketing Director and Consumer Marketing Director at Turkcell. Since 2016, Mr. Bezel is the Chief Marketing Officer of MLP Care.

Ruhsan Gezgin

Private Medical Insurers - Contracted Institutions Coordinator

Ruhsan Gezgin earned her PhD degree in Public Health from Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Medicine, after graduating from Ege University Faculty of Medicine in 1990. Ms. Gezgin started working in banking industry in 1998 and worked as a manager in Yapı Kredi Sigorta A.Ş. for 12 years. Ms. Gezgin works at MLP Care since 2012 and as of July 2017 appointed as the Private Medical Insurers - Contracted Institutions Coordinator.

Şehnaz Bulak

Chief Human Resources Officer

Şehnaz Bulak has graduated from Boğaziçi University, Department of Guidance and  Psychological Counseling in June 1997 and started her career in Garanti Bank as Management Trainee in Human Resources Department. Ms Bulak continued her career in Humanitas, a Dogus Group Human Resources Consulting Company, as Organizational Development Senior Consultant where she managed different organization and HR projects for banking and finance sector in and outside of Turkey. Later, she started working at Akbank Human Resources Department as HR Systems’ Development Manager until May 2005. She served as Senior Business Consultant in IBM Global Business Services until July 2010 where she worked as a Project Manager for different change management projects in banking sector. During 2010 and 2013, she was appointed as the Regional HR Manager for Production Offices in Europe where she was responsible from 5 countries (Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania, Italy and Portugal). Later, she joined Akbank back again as Organizational Development Senior Vice President in Akbank until May 2015. She then worked for Pozitif Music A.S, a Dogus Group Company, as Chief Human Resources Officer. Since November 2018, Ms Bulak serves as the Chief Human Resources Officer at MLP Care.

Jale Güney

Internal Audit Director

Jale Güney graduated from Business Management and Controlling (in German) program of Marmara University in 2001. After graduation, Ms. Güney worked as Internal Audit Specialist and Internal Audit Assistant Manager at Metro Cash & Carry Turkey. In 2008 she was appointed as the Internal Audit Senior Manager and later Head of Internal Audit Department at Media-Saturn Turkey. Ms. Güney works as the Internal Audit Director at MLP Care since 2016.

Deniz Can Yücel

Strategy and Investor Relations Director

Deniz Can Yücel graduated from Business Management and Controlling (in German) program of Marmara University in 1999. Mr. Yücel earned his master's degree on Capital Markets and Stock Exchange from Marmara University, and completed PhD program in Banking and Insurance Institute at the same university. After working in the audit, finance and equity research departments of various multinational companies and brokerage houses, worked as Head of Investor Relations at Coca-Cola İçecek A.Ş. Having numerous degrees in the field of investor relations, he was elected by Extel in 2013 as the investor relations professional of the year in Turkey. Since November 2017, Mr. Yücel works as the Strategy and Investor Relations Director of MLP Care.