Board of Directors

​​​Prof. Dr. Ahmet KIRMAN
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Dr. Ahmet Kırman graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Law. He went on to obtain his Master’s degree in EU Competition Law and Ph.D. in Commercial Law from the same institution, becoming Associate Professor and then Professor of Financial Law. Dr. Kırman served as Faculty Member, Division Head, Head of the Finance Department and Institute Director at Ankara University, Faculty of Political Science. He was also a Faculty Member at Galatasaray University, Faculty of Law. Dr. Kırman started his professional career in 1981 as a judge for the Council of State. Subsequently, he joined Türkiye İş Bankası A.Ş. where he held various positions in banking and insurance. He served as the Chairman of Türkiye İş Bankası A.Ş., Milli Reasürans T.A.Ş., Destek Reasürans A.Ş., and Petrol Ofisi A.Ş., and Board Member at several other major companies including Anadolu Sigorta A.Ş. Dr. Kırman has been the Chairman and Managing Director of Türkiye Şişe ve Cam Fabrikaları A.Ş. between the years 2006 and 2011, and Vice Chairman and CEO of Şişecam Group since 2011..In recognition of his outstanding lifetime contributions to the glass science and technology, encouraging the Exchange of knowledge and promotion of national and international glass community, Dr. Kırman was honored with the “President’s Award” by the International Commission on Glass (ICG), which is the most reputable and recognized world-wide organization in the field of glass with the representatives from 33 countries.Dr. Kırman has been awarded with the honor of "Cavaliere" of “the Order of the Star of Italy”, proposed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and bestowed by the President of the Italian Republic, for his contribution to the strengthening of economic bilateral relations and mutual investments between Italy and Turkey.Dr. Kırman has also been honored by the Presidency of Tatarstan with the “Medal of Valorous Labour” in recognition of his valuable contributions to the development of investments and economic cooperation with Tatarstan. Dr. Kırman has served on the Board of Directors at ICC Turkish National Committee, BTHE and IAV. In addition, Dr. Kırman was a member of TEPAV’s Board of Trustees and Board of Directors and the Turkish Shooting and Hunting Federation’s Board of Directors and Council of Legal Affairs. Dr. Kırman is author of 12 books along with numerous scholarly articles and has been invited as a key speaker at numerous scientific as well as business events. Involved in parachuting and shooting sports, Dr. Kırman won the gold medal in shooting in 1978 Balkan Championship.

Vice Chairman
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Görkem Elverici graduated from Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering in 1996 and obtained his MBA from Bilkent University in 1998. In 2015, Mr. Elverici completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School and is currently working on his Ph.D. dissertation on Banking & Finance at Kadir Has University. He began his professional career İşbank in 1998. Throughout his career, he has worked in various middle and senior management positions at İşbank, HSBC, Deloitte Consulting and Accenture Consulting. Mr. Elverici joined Şişecam Group as the CFO of Şişecam Flat Glass Group on March 1, 2013. Mr. Elverici is the CFO of Şişecam Group since May 2014.

​​Gökhan GÜRALP
Board Member
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Gökhan Güralp graduated from Marmara University, Department of Business Administration in 1999. Starting his career at Ernst & Young as an Assistant Auditor in 1999, Güralp held the position of Auditor at Ernst & Young between 2002 and 2003. He continued his career as Financial Affairs Manager at Enka Bechtel between 2003 and 2004, Auditing Manager at Ernst & Young between 2004 and 2007, Auditing Manager at Ernst & Young, Moscow between 2007 and 2008, and as Senior Managaer at Ernst &Young, Istanbul Office between 2008 and 2011. Taking the position of Budget, Strategic Planning and Reporting Manager at Eti Gıda Sanayi Ticaret A.Ş. between 2011 and 2014 , Güralp also held the positions of Finance Director and the Member of the Board of Director at Eti Romania SRL between 2013 and 2014.

After taking office at Zorlu Holding A.Ş. as Internal Auditing Manager between 2014 and 2015, Güralp joined Türkiye Şişe ve Cam Fabrikaları A.Ş. as the Financial Control and Reporting Group Manager on November 2, 2015. Güralp has been serving as Financial Control and Reporting Director of Şişecam Group as of January 3, 2016.