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 the Middle East Technical University, Department of Political Science and Public Administration and joined PricewaterhouseCoopers the same year as an independent auditor. During her 10 years of service at PwC Burcu worked as a consultant specializing in M&A activities and financial advisory services for Turkey’s leading companies and investors. Burcu Öztürk was transferred to PwC New York office in September 2010; where she provided consultancy services to US based investors as a Director for 2 years. Since 2014, Burcu holds the CFO position at MLP Care, which operates with 30 hospitals and c.18,000 employees, making it the largest private hospital group in Turkey. Burcu is a member of TUSIAD Healthcare Committee as well as and Private Hospitals and Healthcare Institutions Association (OHSAD), which focus on the development of healthcare sector in Turkey. Since 2019, Burcu has been giving courses on “Financial Management of Healthcare Institutions” as a guest lecturer at Istinye University.

In 2019, Burcu was ranked among the top 10 “CFOs Best For Investor Relations” in Medtech & Services sector, in the global survey conveyed by Extel, one of the world’s most prestigious research companies in the field of investor relations. In 2020, Burcu was awarded as the “Best CFO” of 2020 in both Turkey and EMEA region by Institutional Investor. In both 2018 and 2020, Burcu has entered the list of "Turkey's most powerful 50 CFOs” prepared by Dataexpert and Fortune magazine.

In 2021, Burcu was selected as a "Young Global Leader" by the World Economic Forum, a community of most promising international leaders under the age of 40, who have the potential to shape the future of the world.

Alongside her busy work schedule, Burcu also serves as an active NGO volunteer. She is a member of Women Entrepreneurs Association of Turkey (KAGIDER) since 2016 and works as an active member in Access to Finance Strategy Group, contributing to the development of women entrepreneur ecosystem in Turkey. Burcu is also a member of Turkish Food Banking Foundation and attends charity runs for this foundation.

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.

Şerafettin Demiray

Human Resources Coordinator

Şerafettin Demiray graduated from Dokuz Eylül University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Economics in 1997. He started his professional life by acting as Human Resources Manager at Marmaris Altınyunus Hotel, which is one of the subsidiaries of Koç Holding, between 1998-2004 and actively involved in projects of Koç 2000 and Total Quality Management. Mr. Demiray worked as Human Resources Manager at Antalya Dedeman Hotel between 2004-2007. He also participated in Reconstruction Project of Human Resources while proceeding his job in this company as well.

Mr. Demiray switched to healthcare sector by taking place in the founding team of Antalya Medical Park Hospital. He performed at Oracle ERP project; took part in the team of Human Resources Implementation Team and served as the leader of extensification team in the same company. Şerafettin DEMİRAY, who worked as Human Resources Director at Medicana Health Group in 2012-2016, has built and managed all Human Resources systems in the group. After that, he continued his duty as General Manager in Sivas Hospital of Medicana Health Group between 2016-2021. Mr. Demiray, currently works as Human Resources Coordinator in MLP Care since July 2021.

Gürkan Cağlıoğlu

Information Technologies and Digital Transformation Coordinator

Gürkan Cağlıoğlu graduated from the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering of Kocaeli University in 2000, and started his career as "Software Engineer" in Hewlett Packard Turkey and continued his professional life as "IT Manager" in TUI Robinson Club hotels as of 2005, "IT Director” in American Hospital, Koc University and affiliated health institutions as of 2008 and acted as a member of the Holding IT Committee and the Digital Transformation Committee during the same period. He has completed Global MBA in LSBF, MBA in Istanbul Technical University as well as Koc Holding's Executive Education programs.

He has received global trainings in the fields of Disruptive Technologies, Design Thinking and Innovation and have technical certificates such as CISA-CISSP-COBIT-ITIL-PMP and IT governance certificates. He has been working as the "Information Technologies and Digital Transformation Coordinator“ as of May 2019.  

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 then his PhD in Banking at the Banking and Insurance Institute. In 2019-2021, he completed INSEAD's Strategy in the Age of Digital Disruption, HEC Paris' Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and Koc University's TURQUALITY Executive Development programs.

Mr. Yücel started his career at Nurol Investment as an equity analyst in 1999 and later worked as a specialist and manager in equity research, commercial finance and corporate finance departments of Yapı Kredi Investment, Coca-Cola İçecek, BNP Pariba, and Yatırım Finansman Securities. Between 2009 and 2017, he worked as Head of Investor Relations at Coca-Cola Icecek.

Mr. Yücel has been working as the Strategy and Investor Relations Director of MLP Care, responsible for the strategic planning, investor relations, and sustainability departments since November 2017.

Deniz Can Yücel, who has various degrees in the field of investor relations, was selected as the best investor relations professional by receiving the highest votes in Turkey and Emerging EMEA region in 2020 and 2021.

Hakan Ercan

Internal Audit Director

Hakan Ercan graduated from Hüseyin Avni Sözen Anadolu Lisesi in 1994. He completed Department of Economics (English language) at Istanbul University in 1999. He earned his master’s degree on Risk Management branch from the same school’s Political Sciences Faculty in 2002.

Mr. Ercan started his career at retail banking as a Management Trainee in 1999. He joined KPMG in 2000 and carried out his audit career until 2006 as an independent auditor. He witnessed the foundation of advisory department and specialized in financial advisory services until 2010. His major practices at KPMG as an auditor and consultant to many companies, particularly in the telecommunications, healthcare, FMCG sectors and the privatization of the largest energy companies.

Mr. Ercan joined Türk Telekom in 2010 and led the internal audit department during 2011-2018 as an internal audit director. Additionally, he conducted audits at the subsidiaries of the group that handle international data & wholesale voice, call centre operations, IT system solutions, R&D services, education technologies and game content production.

In 2018, he provided consultancy to the Board of Directors during the establishment of the Internal Audit department at Peyman, owned by a private equity fund namely Bridgepoint and led the Company's Internal Audit function for 3 years. Mr. Ercan has been working as an Internal Audit Director of MLP Care since 2021.

Mr. Ercan received an approval from the Ministry of Trade in 2020 as a “Turquality Consultant”. He was granted as an “Independent Auditor” by the Public Oversight Board in 2018, “Certified Risk Management Assurance Professional” by the Institute of Internal Auditors in 2013, the designation of “Certified Internal Control Auditor” by AAIFM in 2013 and “SMMM” from TÜRMOB in 2006. In 2016, he was awarded with the awareness prize in Continuous Professional Education by IIA Türkiye.