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​​​​​​​​​​Prof. Dr. Ahmet Kırman​
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Prof. Dr. Ahmet Kırman is a graduate of Ankara University, Faculty of Law. He holds a master’s degree in EU Competition Law, and Ph.D. in Commercial Law from Ankara University where he became Professor in Public Finance/Tax Law and served as a Faculty Member, Division Head, Head of the Finance Department and Institute Director. He also served as a faculty member at the Galatasaray University, Faculty of Law. Kırman started his career at İşbank in 1982, where he held various positions in banking and insurance operations. He served as Chairman and Board Member in several prominent companies, foremost amongst them being İşbank, Milli Reasürans T.A.Ş. and Petrol Ofisi A.Ş. Prof. Dr. Kırman served Şişecam Group as Chairman between 2006 and 2008, as Chairman and Managing Director between 2008 and 2011 and he became the Vice Chairman and the Chief Executive Officer of Şişecam Group in April 2011. He also serves on TEPAV’s Board of Trustees and Board of Directors, BTHE’s and IAV’s and ICC Turkish National Committee’s Board of Directors, and the Turkish Shooting and Hunting Federation’s Board of Directors and Board of Legal Affairs. Prof. Dr. Kırman is the author of a large number of publications, including 12 books and numerous articles.​

Tahsin Burhan Ergene
Vice Chairman
Tahsin Burhan Ergene

Burhan Ergene graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from İstanbul Technical University, in 1989. He completed the International Management Certificate Programme in İstanbul University, in 1990, and the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School in 2012. He joined the Şişecam Group in 1990, where he held various managerial positions in the sales and marketing departments. In 2011, he was appointed as the Marketing and Sales Vice President of the Chemicals Group. He has been serving as President of Chemicals Group since 2014.

Umut Barış Dönmez

​Umut Barış Dönmez was born in 1977, in Manisa, and is graduated from Boğaziçi University, Department of Business Administration. Mr Dönmez has joined Şişecam Group in 2006 in the position of Finance Manager of Şişecam Soda Lukavac d.o.o and promoted as the General Manager of Şişecam Soda Lukavac d.o.o on 01.09.2010. Completing his job in Bosnia-Herzogovina on April 1, 2015 and assigning as the Financial Affairs Group Manager at Chemicals Group, Umut Barış Dönmez is still carrying his duty as the Financial Affairs Director in the same group since 01.01.2016.

Prof. Dr. Halil Ercüment ERDEM
Independent Member
Prof. Dr. Halil Ercüment ERDEM

Prof. Dr. H. Ercüment Erdem graduated from the Faculty of Law at Dokuz Eylül University in 1984, where he first worked as a research assistant between 1984 and 1997. He then taught commercial law and French for professional purpose as an Assistant Professor, while he offered courses in the graduate program and was a thesis advisor. He became Associate Professor of Commercial Law in 1997 and Professor of Commercial Law in 2003. He taught courses in undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate programs at Galatasaray University, Faculty of Law, first as an Associate Professor and then as a Professor of Commercial Law from 1997 until 2011. He also advised a number of master’s and doctorate dissertations. He completed his master studies in Private Law at the Institute of Social Sciences at Ankara University, doctorate studies at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland, and did research on American Law at Yale Law School. Since 1998,he has been one of the founding partners of the Erdem & Erdem Law Office, where he practices in various branches of Commercial Law, particularly Private Law serving a number of domestic and overseas clients. He has been serving as an independent board member at CMACMG since 2011, and at Yılport Holding A.Ş. since 2013. Ercüment Erdem is the Vice President of the International Chamber of Commerce Commission on Commercial Law and Practice, and is a member of İstanbul Bar Association. He is a member of the International Chamber of Commerce Council, International Bar Association, and Banking and Commercial Law Institute Advisory Board, as well as various professional associations. Prof. Dr. Halil Ercüment Erdem has nine scientific books, over 50 articles and 4 translated works published on various dates.

Üzeyir Baysal
Independent ​Member
Üzeyir Baysal

Üzeyir Baysal graduated with a degree in economics and public finance from the Faculty of Political Science at Ankara University in 1984. He began his career as an assistant auditor at the Board of Sworn Bank Auditors in 1985, where he served as a sworn bank auditor between 1988 and 1996. He was appointed as the Head of Sworn Bank Auditors at the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency in 1996, a position which he left on 30 March 2012. He is not affiliated in any way with Soda Sanayii and its related parties.