President of Food & Beverage Group
Babur Celebi is the president of Food and Beverage Group in Esas Holding and serves on the firm’s operating team. Prior to joining Esas Holding in 2010, Mr. Celebi was the CEO of Dogan Online. Mr. Celebi worked for Unilever Group between 1984 and 2001 in the USA. Between 2001 and 2003, Mr. Celebi was a Board Member and General Manager of the Marketing Division in Evyap. He was also a Executive Vice President of Consumer Products and General Manager of Marketing Division in Ulker from 2003 and 2008.
Mr. Celebi earned both his B.A. and masters degree in Business Administration from Georgia State University. He also completed the Senior Executive MBA program at Columbia University.
Mr. Celebi serves on the boards of Esasli Gıda, Peyman and Bonservis.
Sami Vodina has been the auditor of Esas Holding since 2005. Mr. Vodina
started his career in 1971 and held various positions at Netas and Bimsa.
Prior to joining Esas, he served in Aksigorta as Executive Vice President
between 1985 and 2005.
Mr. Vodina graduated from Istanbul University with a degree in Economics.
He is also a certified public accountant.
Sami Vodina serves on the boards of Esasli Gida, Bonservis, Peyman,
Medline Healthcare Group and Esas Properties.
Director of Finance
Benan Cetin is the Director of Finance at Esas Holding and serves on the
firm’s investment committee. Prior to joining Esas in 2008. Mr. Cetin worked
for Sabanci Bank PLC London, serving in various departments including
Treasury and Foreign Trade for 6 years and Emirates Bank International
London for 2 years. Prior to joining Esas, he was a Treasurer at Sabanci
Foreign Trade Group between 2002 and 2008.
Mr. Cetin graduated from 9 Eylul University with a B.A. degree in
Economics. He received his AMCT degree (Associated Member of
Corporate Treasurers) in 2005.
Director of Investments & Business Development
Cumhur Kuscuoglu is the Director of Investments & Business Development
at Esas Holding and serves on the firm’s investment committee. Prior to
joining Esas in 2009, Mr. Kuscuoglu served in the Audit Department as a
Manager in Arthur Andersen for 6 years. Between 2002 and 2007, he was a
Director at Ernst & Young, supervising the M&A Advisory Services in
Turkey and Southeast Europe. Prior to joining Esas, Mr. Kuscuoglu worked
for Carlyle Group as the Director of MENA Buyout Fund.
Mr. Kuscuoglu earned his B.A. degree in Economics from Bogazici
Mr. Kuscuoglu serves on the boards of Mars Cinema Group, MAC,
Ayakkabi Dunyasi, UN Ro-Ro and Bonservis.
Director of Operations
Gurkan Ergenekon is the Director of Operations at Esas Holding and a
member of firm’s operating team since 2015. Mr. Ergenekon started his
career in Alcatel in Turkey and Belgium. Then, he held various positions in
KocSistem and CPG Ericsson between 1995 and 2002. Mr. Ergenekon also
worked as Executive Vice President at IsNet and Sabanci Telecom for 5
years. He worked at the Medline Healthcare Group, as an Executive Vice
President (between 2007-2010) and CEO (between 2010-2015).
Gurkan Ergenekon received his BSc. and M.S. degrees in Electronics &
Telecommunications Engineering from Istanbul Technical University.
Mr. Ergenekon serves on the board of Medline Healthcare Group.
DIRECTOR OF COMMERCIAL LAW AND FISCAL FUNCTIONS
Dinçer Aydemir is the Director of Commercial Law and Fiscal Functions at Esas Holding. Prior to joining Esas in 2015, Mr. Aydemir was a partner at Mazars Turkey between 2009 and 2015. At Mazars, he focused on international tax issues, tax risk management, M&A projects, and advised various local and multinational companies. Between 1997 and 2009, he was a tax inspector at Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Turkey. He received his BA degree in Political Sciences from Ankara University in 1996 and his MsBA degree in Financial Economics in 2008 from Boston University. Mr. Aydemir is a Sworn Financial Adviser and holds an Independent Auditor Certificate.
Sahbey Teke is a Senior Manager at Esas Holding. He started his
professional career at Esas as an Investment Analyst in 2007, where he
focused on mergers and acquisitions in Turkey, Europe and the US.
Sahbey worked on the acquisitions of Air Berlin, Air Lease Corp, Peyman,
real estate portfolio in UK and US, Ayakkabi Dunyasi, Fuyao Glass, AFM
and Mars Cinema Group.
Sahbey received both his BSc. degree in Mechatronics Engineering and
MBA degree from Sabanci University.
Sahbey serves on Peyman, Mars Cinema Group and MAC operating
Emrah Guney is a Senior Manager at Esas Holding . Prior to joining Esas in
2014, he worked for Corporate and Investment Banking Department at
TEB-BNP Paribas JV. He also worked for Fortis as head of telecom media
technology sector. During his banking experience, he focused on large
corporate client coverage and specialized on investment banking products,
including project & acquisition finance and syndications.
Emrah received his B.A. degree from Economics and Administrative
Science from Gazi University.
Anil Ates is a Manager at Esas Holding. Prior to joining Esas in 2011, Anil
worked as a Senior Consultant in Accenture Management Consulting
Practice in Istanbul and participated strategy and business improvement
projects in Banking and Telecommunications sectors. Anil started his career
as a Corporate Finance Analyst at Ernst & Young.
Anil worked on the acquisition of Ayakkabi Dunyasi.
Anil holds a BSc. degree in Economics from Middle East Technical
Anil serves on Ayakkabi Dunyasi operating team.
Fehmi Duruay is a Manager at Esas Holding. Prior to joining Esas in 2011
as an investment analyst, Fehmi worked for TSKB as a Financial Analyst,
where he focused on project financing and mergers and acquisitions
Fehmi worked on the acquisitions of real estate portfolio in UK, US and
Turkey, Ayakkabi Dunyasi and UN Ro-Ro.
Fehmi received his B.A. in Business Administration from Bogazici University
and holds an M.S. in Finance degree from Koc University.
Fehmi serves on UN Ro-Ro operating team.
H. ÇAĞATAY ÖZDOĞRU
Board Member & CEO
Cagatay Ozdogru is a board member and the CEO of Esas Holding and
leads the firm’s investment committee. Prior to joining Esas in 2005, Mr.
Ozdogru was the President of IT & Telecommunications industry in Sabanci
Holding between 2002 and 2005. Between 1997 and 2001, he held various
positions at France Telecom Group where his last post was Executive Vice
President of REEMEA region. He was also a member of Global Operating
Committee of the Company.
Mr. Ozdogru graduated from Istanbul Technical University with a degree in
Electronics & Telecommunications Engineering and received his MS degree
in Telecommunications Engineering from George Washington University.
Cagatay Özdoğru serves on the board of directors of Pegasus Airlines,
Mars Cinema Group, MAC, UN Ro-Ro, Esaslı Gida, Ayakkabi Dunyasi and
Board Member & CFO
Inan Tanriover is a board member and the CFO of Esas Holding and serves
on the firm’s investment committee. Prior to joining Esas in 2007, Mr.
Tanriover worked for Ziraat Bank between 1977 and 2001 and was
appointed to London twice between 1987 – 1992 and 1996 – 2001 as
Senior Country Manager. He joined Sabanci Holding in 2001 as Finance
Director at the International Trade Group in London. Mr. Tanriover also
worked for Sekerbank as an Executive Board Member between 2006 and
Mr. Tanriover received his B.A. degree in Marketing from Ege University.
Inan Tanriover serves on the board of directors of Esas Properties,
Bonservis and Ayakkabi Dunyasi.