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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Prof.Dr. Mehmet Emin BİRPINAR – The Chairman of the Board of Directors

Having graduated from the Department of Civil Engineering of Yıldız Technical University in İstanbul in 1988, Professor Mehmet Emin Birpinar completed the master’s degree and PhD in the Department of Civil Engineering of Yıldız Technical University. He also completed the master’s degree on civil engineering in Italy in 1991 and in the Delft University of Technology in Netherlands in 1994. Being assigned as Professor in 2009, he is still a faculty member at Yıldız Technical University.
Having been appointed as Director of Istanbul Provincial Directorate of Environment and Forestry in 2003 and as Provincial Director of Istanbul Provincial Directorate of Environment and Urbanization in 2011, Prof. Birpinar has been appointed as the Deputy Undersecretary to the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization in 2013. He was elected as the President of the Bureau of the Barcelona Convention (Convention for the Protection from Marine Pollution of the Mediterranean Sea) for the term of 2014-2015 in the 18th Meeting of the Contracting Parties held in Istanbul in December 2013.
On 9th April 2015, Professor Birpınar was also assigned as the chief negotiator to represent Turkey during the international climate change negotiations held within the scope of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Being a member of the Water Engineering Research and Development Centre (WERDEC), International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR) and American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Professor Birpınar is also a member of the board of directors in several institutions and foundations. He has published more than a hundred articles or scientific papers in national and international congresses or scientific magazines. He also deals with writing articles for newspapers. He has been serving as the member of the Board of Directors at Türkiye Emlak Katılım Bankası since 3 September 2018.

Abdullah Erdem CANTİMUR – Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors

Having graduated from Kütahya Administrative Sciences School Department of Business, Abdullah Erdem CANTİMUR completed his postgraduate education in Department of Business. He worked as Independent Financial Advisor between January 1980 and November 2002. He served in Anadolu University Kütahya Administrative Sciences School between September 1982 and September 1986; served as Board Member in Chamber of Certified Public Accountants of Kütahya between April 1996 and November 2002; served as lecturer and taught Financial Statement Analysis, Taxes on Income, Computer and Computerized Accounting Applications at THK University Master in Business between January 2013 and April 2014 and at Dumlupınar University Simav Vocational School between September 2001 and October 2002. He served as Kütahya deputy in 22nd period of Grand National Assembly of turkey between November 2002 and July 2007. He also served as Deputy Chairman at Committee on Public Enterprises (KİT) of Halkbank, Ziraat Bank and İller Bank and spokesperson of Committee on Public Enterprises between the same period. He continues to work as sworn-certified public accountant since October 2007 and as independent auditor since May 2013. Having been appointed as Deputy Finance Minister between May 2012 and September 2015, Abdullah Erdem Cantimur served as the Chairman of the Board of Karadeniz Bakır İşl. A.Ş. in liquidation between August 2014 and June 2016, as Board Member of Emlak Bank in liquidation between April 2016 and September 2018 and Board Member of Türkiye Emlak Bankası between September 2018 and August 2019. He has been serving as the Member and Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of Türkiye Emlak Katılım bankası since 3 September 2018.

Mehmet Ali KAHRAMAN – Board Member

Kahraman graduated from the Department of Urban and Regional Planning of METU, and did his master’s study on planning at METU. In 1997, he started to serve as Specialist at Housing Development Administration of Turkey (TOKİ) and worked in the positions of Advisor to Chairman and Head of Strategy Development Department. Between 2011-2014, he served as Deputy Undersecretary of Ministry of Environment and Urbanization and General Director of Spatial Planning. Then, he worked as Board Member of TOBAŞ A.Ş. between 2009-2011, Board Member of Emlak Konut GYO A.Ş. between 2011-2015 and Member of Industrial Zones Coordination Board and Member of Superior Board of Protection of Cultural Heritage between 2011-2014. Between 2014-2018, Kahraman served as the Advisor to Minister and part-time faculty member at Çankaya University. He currently works as the General Director of Protection of Natural Heritage at Ministry of Environment and Urbanization.

As of November 23, 2020, he is the Board Member of Türkiye Emlak Katılım Bank.

Mehmet Nuri YAZICI – Board Member

Mehmet Nuri Yazıcı graduated from İstanbul University, Academy of Economics and Commercial Sciences in 1974 and started to work at D.B. Deniz Nakliyat T.A.Ş. in 1978. He worked as Director at Atlas Kollektif Şti. Between 1986 and 1990 and then worked in Consulate General of Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Brussels from 1990 to 1991. He also served as Managing Partner at Denizatı Turizm İŞletmeciliği Ltd. Şti. between 1991 and 1994 and served as Councillor and Advisor to the Chairman at Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality between 1994 and 2009. He held Board Member positions at Yazıcılar A.Ş. between 2009 and 2013 and Turkish Airlines between 2013 and 2015.

He has been serving as Board Member at Türkiye Emlak Katılım Bankası since 19 June 2019.

Prof. Dr. Murat BALCI – Board Member

Having graduated from Marmara university faculty of Law in 2002, Mr. Balcı received his postgraduate degree from Marmara University Institute of Social Sciences Department of Public Law in 2004 and doctoral degree from the same Institute in 2009. He worked as lecturer at Doğuş University faculty of Law between years 2009 and 2013. He received “associate professorship” degree from Interuniversity Board in 2014. He has been serving as lecturer in Fatih Sultan Mehmet Foundation University Faculty of Law since 2014. He has also been working as self-employed lawyer as founder and director of BAHU LAW Office. He wrote “Justified, Decisional Law of Banking and Relevant Legislation” and “Capital markets Law Statement” in Law of Banking and received Professorship title as of year 2019. He has been serving as Board member at Türkiye Emlak Katılım Bankası since 3 September 2018.

Mustafa GÜLEN – Board Member

Mustafa Gülen, who graduated from Istanbul technical University Department of Management Engineering, started to work at Kuveyt Türk Evkaf ve Finans Kurumu in 1994. He continued to work as Chief at Directorate of Financial Analysis and Intelligence in 1999. He worked as Deputy Manager at Türkiye Finans Katılım Bankası between 2000 and 2005; as Deputy Manager at Directorate of Financial Analysis and Intelligence between 2005 and 2009; as Director at Directorate of Credit Monitoring and Collections between 2009 and 2012 and as Director at Directorate of Collections between 2012 and 2013.

Having offered Corporate Governance and Financial Consultancy services since 2013, Mr. Gülen has been serving as Board Member at Türkiye Emlak Katılım Bankası since 26 June 2020.

Nevzat BAYRAKTAR – Board Member/CEO

Nevzat Bayraktar graduated from Eskişehir Anadolu University, Economics and Administrative Sciences Faculty, Department of Business Administration in 1993. Mr. Bayraktar studied English at Leeds Metropolitan University in England between 1993 and 1994. He started his career in External Transactions Department at Esbank in 1995. He joined the Project and Marketing Department at Albaraka Türk as Assistant Expert in 1996. In 2003 Mr. Bayraktar became the Assistant Manager and in 2010 the Manager of the Central Branch of Albaraka Türk. In January 2017 he was appointed as the Assistant General Manager responsible for Corporate, Commercial and Retail Sales Departments and regional directorates and branches.

Mr. Bayraktar has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Board Member of Emlak Katılım as of 11 February 2020.