Board of Directors

Namık Kemal Gökalp (Chairman)

Namık Kemal Gökalp completed his undergraduate studies at Anadolu University’s Department of Business Administration (1989-1994). Subsequently, he earned his master’s degree on Capital Markets and Stock Exchange at Marmara University’s Institute of Banking and Insurance (2003-2004). He has a PhD in Finance and Banking from Kadir Has University.

He worked as a Corporate Finance consultant, coordinator and senior manager in the finance sector. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of İnfo Yatırım Menkul Değerler A.Ş., Hedef Girişim Sermayesi Yatırım Ort. A.Ş., Seyitler Kimya Sanayi A.Ş. and İdeal Finansal Teknolojier ve Danışmanlık A.Ş.

Mehmet Ziya Gökalp (Vice Chairman of the Board )

Mehmet Ziya Gökalp received his bachelor’s degree from Dokuz Eylül University’s Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences and his master’s degree from İstanbul University’s Department of Monetary and Capital Markets. He continues his doctoral studies in the field of Social Policy at Kocaeli University.

After working as a senior manager in various investment organizations, he served as general manager and economy writer at Yeni Şafak Newspaper. He was as a member of the CBRT Supervisory Board. In addition to his position at the Issuer, Gökalp serves as a board member at İnfo Yatırım Menkul Değerler A.Ş., Hedef Girişim Sermayesi Yatırım Ort. A.Ş. and İdeal Finansal Teknolojiler ve Danışmanlık A.Ş.

Sibel Gökalp 

Sibel Gökalp graduated from İstanbul University’s Department of International Relations and worked as a senior executive in the finance sector for many years. She served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors and General Manager of Hedef Menkul Kıymetler Yatırım Ortaklığı A.Ş., EVG Yatırım Ortaklığı A.Ş. and Taksim Yatırım Ortaklığı A.Ş., all of which were previously owned by the Group. 
In addition to her position at the Issuer, she serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors at Hedef Portföy Yönetimi, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors at Hedef Girişim Sermayesi Yatırım Ort.A.Ş., Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors at İdeal Finansal Teknolojiler ve Danışmanlık A.Ş. and Board Member at Seyitler Kimya Sanayi A.Ş.

Bülent Kırımlı

Born in 1971, Bülent Kırımlı graduated from Ankara University’s Faculty of Political Sciences, Department of Economics. After starting his career in the capital markets in 1994 at Global Yatırım, he worked as a Dealer at Demir Yatırım between 1996 and 1998, Director in the Sales and Marketing Department at Sümer Yatırım between 1998 and 1999, Sales and Marketing Manager at Meksa Yatırım between 1999 and 2002, Assistant General Manager at MNG Yatırım between 2002 and 2004, and Assistant General Manager at Turkish Yatırım between 2004 and 2012. Between 2012 and 2019, Kırımlı served as General Manager, Board Member and Board Consultant at A1 Yatırım Menkul Değerler, which he founded, and as of April 2019, he continues to serve as a Board Member at INFO Yatırım Menkul Değerler.

Cihangir Yersel (Independent Member)

Cihangir Yersel graduated from Anadolu University’s Faculty of Economics, Department of Public Administration. He started his career in 1998 and worked as a senior manager in various food companies. He transitioned to the finance sector with Hedef Group. Since 2018, he has been serving as an Independent Board Member at Hedef Holding.

Sümeyye Atar Avcı (Independent Member)

Sümeyye Atar Avcı graduated from İstanbul University’s Faculty of Law in 2015, completed her legal internship after graduation and registered with the İstanbul Bar Association and worked in various law offices in the fields of Labor Law, Compensation Law, Commercial Law and Family Law. She is currently working as a freelance lawyer and continues her education at İstanbul University’s Department of Human Resources Management. She has also received training on concordat commissariat and holds certificates on CCP and the Communiqué on Equity-Based Crowdfunding and Related Principles provided by Capital Markets Licensing Registry and Training Agency. She is currently an independent board member at İdealist Danışmanlık A.Ş.