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Our Executives

Cemil Kazancı - CEO and Chairman

Cemil Kazancı

Cemil Kazancı - CEO and Chairman

Cemil Kazancı began his career working in the Kazancı Group of companies. His first management position was in generator production and sales. He subsequently played an active role in the formation of Aksa Energy, which was set up to expand the Group’s operations in the energy industry and to generate electricity, and which commenced operation in 1997. In addition to being Chairman of Aksa Energy, Mr. Kazancı is a member of the Boards of Directors of Kazancı Holding and a number of other group companies. He serves as CEO of Aksa Energy since July 2019.

Murat KİRAZLI - Vice President, CEO of Aksa Energy Trading and Sales

Murat KİRAZLI

Murat KİRAZLI - Vice President, CEO of Aksa Energy Trading and Sales

Murat Kirazlı graduated from Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department of Middle Eastern Technical University and earned his Master's degree in Finance from Bilkent University. He started his professional career as Founding Partner in CCM Ltd. Şti., and then worked as Energy Industry Senior Consultant in Deloitte and Enery Trade Director in Espe Enerji San. ve Tic. A.Ş., respectively. Finally, he worked as Energy Trade Director in Limak Energy Group.

Cem Nuri TEZEL - Vice President, Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Cem Nuri TEZEL

Cem Nuri TEZEL - Vice President, Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

After graduating from Marmara University, Mr. Tezel earned his Master’s degree from University of Leeds and started his professional career in the Audit Department of Arthur Andersen İstanbul in 1996. He worked as a Senior Manager at Ernst & Young in 2002 and as Internal Audit Manager at Sabancı Holding between 2004-2005. In October 2005, he was appointed as CFO of Enka Marketing. Between 2008-2011, he served as the CFO of Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport. In 2012, he worked as the CFO of Soyak Holding. Since May 2014, Mr. Tezel had been serving as the CFO at Assan Aluminyum A.Ş. Born in 1971, Mr. Tezel is a member of ISMMMO and DEIK Bahrain Business Council, as well as the founding member of the Corporate Risk Management Association (KRYD).

Soner YILDIZ - Vice President, Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Soner YILDIZ

Soner YILDIZ - Vice President, Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Soner Yıldız graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Yıldız Technical University and earned his MBA from Yeditepe University. He started his professional career as a Mechanical Engineer at Çolakoğlu Metalurji A.Ş. and served as Chief of Maintenance in the same organization between 2000-2004. He then worked as Chief Mechanical Engineer at Enka between 2004-2007; Senior Business Development Engineer at E.ON Holding between 2007-2009; Operations and Maintenance Senior Manager at RWE Turkey between 2009-2011; Thermal Power Plant Manager at Vito A.Ş. between 2011-2012, and Business Development Director at Acwa Power between 2012-2016. He had been serving as COO at Enda Enerji Holding since 2016. Yıldız was appointed as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Aksa Energy in October 2018.

Hikmet APAYDIN - Central Coordination Director

Hikmet APAYDIN

Hikmet APAYDIN - Central Coordination Director

Mr. Hikmet Apaydın received his Bachelor's Degree and MBA Degree in Electrical Engineering at Yıldız Technical University. He began his career as Operations Engineer at Enka Power. He served as Project Manager at ABB Electricity, Power Plants Operation Manager at Akenerji, Engineering Manager at Limak Enerji, and Projects Group Manager at Karadeniz Holding, respectively. Mr. Apaydın had been serving as Risk and Control Manager at Kazancı Holding since January 2018.

Murat ÇAPTUĞ - West Africa Coordination Director

Murat ÇAPTUĞ

Murat ÇAPTUĞ - West Africa Coordination Director

Mr. Murat Çaptuğ graduated with an undergraduate degree from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Kocaeli University. He joined Aksa Energy in June 2002 as Project Engineer of Northern Cyprus Kalecik Heavy Fuel Oil Power Plant and then served as Plant Manager between 2003-2015. Mr. Çaptuğ worked as Country Manager of Aksa Energy Ghana between 2015-2016 and as West Africa Power Plants Coordinator from September 2017 to July 2019.

Senlav GÜNER - Domestic Power Plants Operation and Maintenance Director

Senlav GÜNER

Senlav GÜNER - Domestic Power Plants Operation and Maintenance Director

Senlav Güner graduated from Mechanical Engineering Department of Yıldız Technical University. He started his professional career in 1997 and worked as piping engineer and start-up engineer at Enka İnşaat Sanayii A.Ş. Bursa Combined Cycle Power Plant . He then worked as piping coordinator, process engineer and mechanical maintenance engineer at Intergen-Enka Adapazarı Gebze Power Plant; start-up engineer at ENKA Rijmond Holland Combined Cycle Power Plant; start-up manager at EXXON MOBIL in Sakhalin Island-Russia representing Enka; engineering manager at Enka-Russia Nizhnevartovsk Combined Cycle Power Plant; start-up manager at Enka-Russia Berezniki Combined Cycle Power Plant; deputy project manager at Enka-Erbil Combined Cycle Power Plant and project manager at Gama Zakho ve Hartha Projects. Senlav Güner joined to Aksa Energy in 2017 and appointed as Director of Engineering and Turbine Based Power Plants. Güner is now Domestic Power Plants Operation and Maintenance Director in the Company.

Özlem McCANN - Investor Relations and Corporate Communications Director

Özlem McCANN

Özlem McCANN - Investor Relations and Corporate Communications Director

A graduate of the Izmir American Collegiate Institute, Özlem McCann graduated from the Department of Economics at the Middle East Technical University (METU). With 20 years of experience in capital markets, Özlem McCann worked as senior analyst in various brokerage houses before taking investment banking positions in Paris and London, and then served in various management positions at the International Sales (ICM) departments of HSBC Yatırım Menkul Değerler AŞ and Eczacıbaşı Securities. Ms. McCann, who holds the CMB Advanced Level License and Corporate Management Rating Surveyor License, was appointed as Investor Relations Manager at Aksa Energy in December 2013 and then as Head of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications in 2015. She was appointed as Investor Relations and Corporate Communications Director for both Aksa Energy and Kazancı Holding in 2016.

Cevdet YALÇIN - Financial Affairs Director

Cevdet YALÇIN

Cevdet YALÇIN - Financial Affairs Director

Cevdet Yalçın graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Management from Celal Bayar University. He started his professional career as a Corporate Marketing Specialist in BankPozitif in 2008. He served as Senior Auditor in Deloitte between 2010-2013 and as Audit Manager at Ernst & Young between 2013-2017. Mr. Yalçın had been serving as Financial Affairs Manager at Assan Aluminyum A.Ş. since 2018. He was appointed as Financial Affairs Director of Aksa Energy in January 2019.