Minister of Treasury and Finance of the Republic of Turkey
PhD Nureddin NEBATİ
Nureddin Nebati was born in 1964 in Viranşehir, Şanlıurfa.
Mr. Nebati received his Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration from the Faculty of Political Sciences at Istanbul University. He received his Master’s Degree in International Relations from Istanbul University. He completed his Ph.D. Degree in Political Science and Public Administration at Kocaeli University.
He served as a Board Member of the Istanbul Provincial Directorate and the Chairman of the Organization at the Justice and Development Party (AK Party). He was elected as a member of the Central Decision Making and Administrative Committee (MKYK) at the 4th Ordinary Congress of the AK Party. As a Central Executive Board (MYK) Member, he served as the Vice-Chairman of the AK Party in charge of Financial and Administrative Affairs. He was elected as a Member of the Parliament from Istanbul for the 24th, from Şanlıurfa for the 25th, and from Istanbul for the 26th Parliamentary Terms.
He served as the Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Treasury and Finance. During his tenure as Deputy Minister, he met with representatives of the real sector and finance sector in many cities, especially in Istanbul, and held consultation meetings.
He was a member of the Independent Industrialists and Businessmen Association (MÜSİAD) Board of Directors and still a member of MÜSİAD’s High Advisory Board. He is a member of the Alumni Foundation and Association of the Faculty of Political Sciences of Istanbul University, the Society for Dissemination of Science, Ensar Foundation, Turkish Youth Foundation (TÜGVA), Önder Foundation, International Technological Economic and Social Studies Foundation (UTESAV), Turkish Language and Literature Association (TDED), BEK, İDD, İDV, and the Culture, Society, and Family (KÜLT) Foundation.
He is the Chairman of ÜTEV and the Chairman of the Inter-Parliamentary Jerusalem Platform, a member of the Scientific Board of the City Think Tank at Esenler Municipality.
He has studies titled From National Vision to Conservative Democracy, and the Dominant Party System and AK Party as Turkey’s First Dominant Party.
He performed studies on economic management, urbanism, identity, and Islamic Philosophy. He is married and has four children.
Atış Group Companies CEO
Ahmet ATIŞ, was born in Bursa in 1985. ATIŞ started his education life in Bursa where he was born
and completed department of Business Administration at Uludağ University.
He started trading while he was still at high school, and after operating in the retail sector for a short
period, he made the first attempt of his commercial life with the textile company that he founded.
In 2005 Ahmet ATIŞ took a step in contruction bussiness. He had a great success in short time.
Within 17 years ATIŞ YAPI produced 84 qualified projects.
By 2021, ATIŞ YAPI completed corporate structures of ATIŞ GOUP Companies and till now operates in
the sectors as Retail, Tourism, Design, Media and Technology with many brands.
Ahmet ATIŞ, who’s married and father of three children; He continues his duty as the CEO of ATIŞ
Country Chair Shell Turkey
Ahmet Erdem graduated from Istanbul Technical University as a Civil Engineer and also studied
Engineering Management at Istanbul University.
Erdem joined Shell in 1990. He worked in top executive roles in Turkey, Middle East and Europe.
After serving as the Investment Manager of Greece and Turkey and as the Retail Sales Manager in
Turkey; in 2006, he performed a major role in the formation of the Shell & Turcas joint venture
where he is still the Chairman of the Board. After his duties as Retail General Manager and Executive
Committee Member during the integration of the Joint Venture, he served as the Country Chair Shell
Kenya and as the Chairman of Shell Kenya that is the operational center of Shell in East Africa.
In addition to his role as the Country Chair Shell Turkey Erdem also serves as the Chairman of Shell &
Turcas and as an Independent Member of the Board of Directors at Sabancı Holding.
Mr. Erdem served as Chairman of the International Investors Association (YASED) for two terms. He
serves as the Petroleum and Petroleum Products Industry Council President at the Union of
Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB); as the Vice Chairman at Oil Industry
Association (PETDER); as a Board Member at the Sustainable Development Association (WBCSD
Turkey), at the United Nations Global Compact Turkey and at the Energy Efficiency Association
(ENVER) and as an Advisory Board Member at British Chamber of Commerce.
Multinet Up Chief Executive Officer
Ali Emre Sever graduated from the Economics Department of Boğaziçi University. In 2005, he
joined the international consulting and audit firm Ernst & Young, and continued until 2013 as
Senior Audit Manager. Then, he held the position of Director of Financial Control for the
Middle East and Turkey zone at Türk Philips. In 2015, he became Group Director of Financial
Affairs at Mobiliz, a technology company working in the traceability systems. As of March
2020, he became Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Directors of Mobiliz.
Since April 2022, Ali Emre Sever has held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Multinet
Yıldız Holding Chair of the Board
Ali Ülker was born in 1969 and educated in the Business Administration Department of the
Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul. He has
also attended various programs at IMD and Harvard. He worked in the Internal Kaizen
Projects at De Boccard & Yorke Consultancy (1992) and on IESC Sales System Development
and Internal Organization Projects (1997).
Mr Ülker joined the group in 1985 as an intern in the Quality Control Department of Ülker
Gıda. From 1986 to 1998 he worked at chocolate production facilities and at Atlas Gıda
Pazarlama in positions including Sales Manager, Sales Coordinator, Product Group
Coordinator, and Product Group Director.
In 1998 Mr Ülker became General Director of Atlas Gıda Pazarlama, and in 2001 became the
General Director of Merkez Gıda Pazarlama. In 2002, he rose to Vice Chairman of the Food
Group and in 2005 Chairman of the Group. After worked as Vice Chairman of the Yıldız
Holding Board of Directors for nine years, as of January 29, 2020 Ali Ülker became the Chair
of Yıldız Holding.
Ali Ülker is married with three children. He enjoys fishing, cinema and literature, as well as
playing basketball and billiards.
Galata Wind Executive Board Member, Chief Executive Officer
Executive Board Member, Chief Executive Officer
He has graduated from Istanbul University, Faculty of Business Administration in
1998 and later completed his MBA program at Virginia Tech University in 2002.
He then obtained a PhD in Business Administration and Finance at Işık
University. Following his graduation, Mr. Kuyan worked as Private Portfolio
Manager at Finans Yatırım Menkul Değerler A.Ş. He joined Doğan Group in 2005
as Assistant Specialist in Strategical Planning and Business Development. Along
with the Group's investments in the energy field, he was appointed as the Energy
Director of Doğan Holding in 2012. Kuyan, who was Chairman of the Board of
Directors and Executive Director of Galata Wind since 2014, has also served as
the General Manager of the Company since 2017. Still serving as the Executive
Board Member and the CEO of Galata Wind as well as Head of all energy
investments and operations of the Doğan Group, Kuyan is also a Board Member
to Energy Trading Association (ETD), Solar Energy Investors Association
(GUYAD) and Electricity Generators Association (EÜD).
Burak Kuyan is married and has one child.
Citi Turkey CEO, Board Member
Emre Karter is the CEO and Board Member of Citi Turkey.
Prior to his current role, he was the Treasury and Trade Solutions Cluster Head for Middle East, North
Africa, based in Dubai, UAE. In this role, Emre Karter was responsible for driving Citi’s market-leading
Treasury and Trade Solutions. In addition to his responsibilities, he was also Governance Head for Citi's
Non-Presence Countries (NPC) in Central Asia and Transcaucasia.
Emre Karter’s other previous experience include; managing the Transaction Services business for Russia,
CIS, Central and Eastern Europe, Turkey; and several Sales & Coverage roles, where he led origination
and execution activities Citi's Multinational, Financial Institutions client segments, based in Turkey.
Emre joined Citi in Turkey in 1996 and held various positions in Corporate Bank as a Banker, followed by
an assignment in Brussels coordinating the multinational (GSG) franchise across Central and Eastern
Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Before joining Citi, Emre worked at Coca-Cola in Turkey and Prudential Securities in the United States.
Emre holds a B.Sc. in Management from Bilkent University and a M.Sc. in International Business and
Finance from New Hampshire College. He is a Board Member for Citi Islamic Investment Bank E.C in
Bahrain - (CIIB).
BSH Turkey CEO
Graduated from Bosphorus University Mechanical Engineering Department, Gökhan Sığın achieved his master’s degree at Bristol University at the department of Business Administration in 1998. Sığın has undertaken significant responsibilities in BSH for more than 20 years. He has been working as BSH Turkey CEO since January 2018. He owns 23 years of planning, marketing and sales operations expreience in the sector. He is leading BSH Turkey’s growth strategies, operational and business developing leadership.
DenizBank Financial Services Group CEO
Born in 1959, Mr. ATEŞ graduated from Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Economics and
Administrative Sciences, Department of Business Administration after completing his studies at TED
Ankara College. He started his banking career in 1981 as an Internal Auditor at İşbank. After serving
at various department of Interbank units from 1986 to 1993, he established Interbank’s Cash
Management System and was promoted in 1993 to Executive Vice President in charge of Central
Operations. Mr. ATEŞ worked as Executive Vice President in charge of Financial Affairs and
Operations at Bank Ekspres between the years of 1994 and 1996 and led the bank’s restructuring
project under the consultation of Bank of America. He established Garanti Bank Moscow in Russia
and worked as CEO for one year starting from June 1996. He has continued his duties as the
President & CEO at DenizBank, where he started in June 1997 as the Founder President. Serving as
the Chairman of the Board of Directors at DenizBank subsidiaries Deniz Yatırım Menkul Kıymetler
A.Ş., Intertech A.Ş, DenizBank Moscow and DenizBank AG Vienna, Hakan ATEŞ also assumes the duty
of Member of Board of Directors at ENBD Egyp as of September, 2020. DenizBank shares were
successfully transferred from Zorlu Holding to Dexia in 2006 (for 3.250 Billion Dollars with 4,7 times
its book value which is a record for banking in Turkey), from Dexia to Sberbank in 2012 and from
Sberbank to Emirates NBD in 2019 during Hakan Ateş’s leadership.
Yıldızlar Yatırım Holding Board Member
Kökleri 1890 yılına dayanan Yıldızlar Yatırım Holding’in dördüncü kuşak temsilcilerinden olan Hakkı
Yıldız, 1975 yılında Samsun’da dünyaya geldi. Lisans eğitimini İstanbul’da, Yeditepe
Üniversitesi’nde tamamlayan Yıldız, gençlik yıllarından itibaren aile şirketi olan Yıldızlar Yatırım
Holding’in farklı kademelerinde görev aldı. Yıllar içinde edindiği deneyim ve yürüttüğü kapsamlı
çalışmalar sayesinde, Yıldızlar Yatırım Holding’in Türkiye’nin en büyük sanayi gruplarından birine
dönüşmesine öncülük etti. Holding’in yurt dışı yapılanma sürecinde de kritik görevler üstlendi.
İGSAŞ’ın şirket bünyesine katılmasında ve Yıldızlar Yatırım Holding’in 2016 yılında adım attığı son
sektör olan demir çelik yatırımında da aktif bir rol üstlenen Yıldız, halen Yıldızlar Yatırım Holding
Yönetim Kurulu Üyesi olarak şirketteki görevine devam ediyor. Yıldızlar Yatırım Holding
iştiraklerinden İGSAŞ ve Yıldız Entegre, İSO 500 listesinde ilk 100’e girme başarısını gösterirken,
Yıldız Demir Çelik ise kurulduktan iki yıl sonra ülkenin en çok ihracat yapan şirketlerinden biri
olmayı başardı ve bu başarıda Yıldız’ın liderliğinin ve vizyonunun önemli bir payı bulunuyor.
Hakkı Yıldız, yenilikçi bakış açısıyla Yıldızlar Yatırım Holding’in dijitalleşme ve değişim yönetimi
süreçlerine liderlik ediyor. Sürekli öğrenmenin gücüne inanan Yıldız, eğitim projelerine destek
olmanın geleceğe yapılabilecek en iyi yatırımlardan olduğunu düşünüyor. Bu yaklaşımdan
hareketle kurulan Akademi Yıldız, holding ve grup şirketlerdeki çalışanların kariyer yolculuğunu
Forbes dergisi tarafından iş dünyasında Türkiye’nin ekonomi tarihine yön veren ve yaptıklarıyla iz
bırakan isimlerine verilen “Yaşayan En Büyük Zihinler” ödülüne layık görülen Hakkı Yıldız, TÜSİAD,
MÜSİAD, DEİK, TAİK ve Kocaeli Sanayi Odası üyesidir.
Yıldız, evli ve üç çocuk babasıdır
The World of Business and Economics Meets in Sapanca on 16-19 March 2023