MANAGEMENT and EXECUTIVE BOARD

M.Tuğrul Tekbulut - Chairman

M.Tuğrul Tekbulut

Chairman

Mr. M. Tuğrul Tekbulut is one of the founding partners of Logo. He graduated from Bosporus University’s Department of Electrical Engineering in 1980 and received his master’s degree in 1983 from the same department. He received a master’s degree in bioengineering from the Sabancı University in 2006.He is also a graduate of the Owner and President Management program, an executive education program offered by Harvard Business School. In 1984, he established the software initiatives that come under the Logo Group together with his colleagues. Mr. Tekbulut also led the establishment of various civil initiatives regarding informatics, innovation and entrepreneurship. He founded TÜSİAD Entrepreneurship and Innovation Working Group and co-founded Turkish Informatics Foundation and Software Industrialists Association between 2006 and 2009. During the same period Mr. Tekbulut served as the Chairman of TÜBİSAD Informatics Industry Association.

Murat Erkurt - Vice-Chairman

Murat Erkurt

Vice-Chairman

Mr. Murat Erkurt is the founding partner of Mediterra Capital Partners. He graduated from the Middle East Technical University Electrical Engineering Department. He also holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, a MSc in Mathematics from Imperial College and a MSc in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University. Formerly Managing Director in the Private Equity Division of Lehman Brothers, where he worked for 15 years of which 14 years as a private equity investment professional in New York and London, as lead deal partner in investments in 12 companies. He served on the boards of portfolio companies and funds in various jurisdictions, including the UK, Spain, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Czech Republic, Israel, Luxemburg and Guernsey.

S. Leyla Tekbulut - Board Member

S. Leyla Tekbulut

Board Member

Graduated from Istanbul Erkek Lisesi in 1976 and Bosphorus University Electrical Engineering Department in 1981, Ms. Leyla Tekbulut continued her career as a professional manager between 1981 and 1987. In 1987, she founded her own company in Medical Devices industry, which she continued until 2006. Currently, Ms. Tekbulut serves on the board of Logo Group.

Orhan Ayanlar - Board Member

Orhan Ayanlar

Board Member

Mr. Orhan Ayanlar is a partner at Mediterra Capital Partners. He received his bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finance from Boston University and completed the CFA program. He worked at various private equity funds and investment banks between 2000 and 2006, including İş Private Equity, Standard Ünlü Corporate Finance Department and Bear Stearns New York Office at debt capital markets division. Prior to joining Mediterra in 2011, he worked for 5 years at 320 million dollars private equity fund Bedminster Capital Management that focused on the Southeastern Europe and Turkey.

M. Cengiz Ultav - Independent Board Member

M. Cengiz Ultav

Independent Board Member

Mr. Ultav was born in Eskişehir on February 26th, 1950. He graduated from Ankara Science High School and received his BSc and MSc degrees from the Electrical Engineering Department (Computer and Control Option) of Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. He also has a diploma from Philips International Institute, Eindhoven, Netherlands. After working in technical and administrative departments of Bimsa and Info in Turkey, and Dornier System GmbH in Germany, he served as the Assistant General Manager of NCR, Turkey and as the General Manager of Sun Microsystems, Turkey. During the same period, he offered consultancy services to major groups such as Koç, Sabancı, and Eczacıbaşı. He has been supporting Vestel Elektronik’s Executive Committee since 1995 in the areas of strategic planning and investor relations and he was a Board Member of Vestel Elektronik till May 2016. He continues his post as a Board Member of Vestel Ventures ARGE. As an UNDP consultant in Vietnam, he conducted a study for the development of local electronics industry. He is the founding member of both Turkish Informatics Society (TBV) and Turkish Unix Users Group. He is also a certificated consultant of Microsoft in the area of Solution Development Discipline. Awarded by TUBİSAD with the "Lifelong Service Reward" in 2005, Mr. Ultav has been serving as the Chairman of the Executive Board of TTGV since August 2005.

Kutlu Kazancı -  Independent Board Member

Kutlu Kazancı

Independent Board Member

Kutlu Kazancı graduated from Stanford University with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering with distinction in 2000. He then worked in investment banking for JPMorgan and BCP Securities in New York until 2005 and gained experience finding investors and funds for industrial, engineering, retail and technology companies in North and South America. Following a one-year assignment as a research analyst to the World Bank Jakarta, Mr. Kazancı returned to Turkey to join the founding team of Endeavor’s Turkey office from 2006 to 2008. Endeavor is an international NGO that supports entrepreneurs in developing countries. Since 2009, he has been providing lean transformation services via his consulting company Endogen. In 2010, Mr. Kazancı cofounded We-decide, a Danish Turkish company that offers group innovation and decision making platforms. In 2011, he was one of the founders of Galata Angel Investment Club. In 2012, he launched Founder Institute Turkey and has been co-running it. In 2013, Mr. Kazancı joined Sabanci University Entrepreneurship Committee as director to set up and coordinate the entrepreneurship activities, including the SUCool Startup Acceleration program. In 2016, Mr. Kazancı set up UKBasecamp, a boutique consultancy and acceleration platforms for international founders to access international investors, customers and markets. Mr. Kazancı was born in 1978.

M. Buğra Koyuncu - Chief Executive Officer

M. Buğra Koyuncu

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. M. Buğra Koyuncu graduated from Istanbul Technical University Department of Control and Computer Engineering Department in 1994. In 1993 he joined Logo as a system analyst. Following his service as a project manager and then as a product development manager, in 2004 he was appointed as the general manager of the company. Since October 2011, he has been serving as the Chief Executive Officer.

Gülnur Anlaş - Chief Financial Officer

Gülnur Anlaş

Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Gülnur Anlaş graduated from Middle East Technical University Faculty of Administrative Sciences, Department of Business in 1984. She received her MBA degree from Texas Tech University in 1989. In 1991 she completed her master’s degree in economics at the University of Delaware. In 1984, she started her career at Interbank as an assistant auditor. Then she joined Chemical Bank and Westdeutsche Landesbank respectively, where she has handled numerous project development and financing transactions in corporate finance departments. Between 2001 and 2005, she served as the vice president of financial affairs at Teba Group. Ms. Anlaş has been serving as a member of the executive board in charge of finance and legal affairs since 2006.

Akın Sertcan - Executive Committee Member, Sales and Channel Operations

Akın Sertcan

Executive Committee Member, Sales and Channel Operations

In 1990, Mr. Akın Sertcan graduated from İzmir Dokuz Eylül University Department of Computer Programming. In 1989, he started to work in the IT industry as a sales representative and then served as a sales manager and as a sales coordinator in various companies. In 1996, he joined Logo as a sales channel manager responsible for the Aegean Region. In 2008, he was appointed as the regional manager of the Aegean Region. Since January 1, 2012, he has been serving as an executive committee member.

Esra Akar - Executive Committee Member,  Human Resources and Administrative Affairs

Esra Akar

Executive Committee Member, Human Resources and Administrative Affairs

Ms. Esra Akar graduated from Istanbul Technical University Department of Chemical Engineering in 1989 and completed her master’s degree from Istanbul University Faculty of Business Administration, Operations Management Department in 1991. Having worked for a while in the chemical industry on R&D, she joined Logo in 1993 as a support analyst. She has served in various positions including as a call center manager, product support manager, implementation advisor, project and coordination manager, project manager and after sales services team member. In 2009, she started to serve as the supply chain manager in charge of order, development, and delivery departments. In July 2010, she became the operations director. Since January 1, 2012, she has been a member of the executive committee in charge of Human Resources and Administrative Affairs.

Arslan Arslan - Executive Committee Member, Retail Solutions

Arslan Arslan

Executive Committee Member, Retail Solutions

Arslan Arslan graduated from the Middle East Technical University - Department of Computer Engineering in 1996 and completed his master’s degree in the Middle East Technical University - Department of Computer Engineering in 1999. He is one of the founding partners of Özgün Yazılım Software Company, a Logo solutions partner. In 1998, he joined Logo as an R&D Software Engineer. Between 2000 and 2005 he worked on R&D projects at Logo’s Frankfurt office. He returned to Turkey in 2005 to work as R&D group manager at Logo’s Ankara office, prior to his appointment as the Director of Infrastructure and Tools in 2006. Since January 1, 2012, he has been serving as an executive committee member.

Uğur Nuri Sipahi - Executive Committee Member,  Information Technology and Business Processes

Uğur Nuri Sipahi

Executive Committee Member, Information Technology and Business Processes

Mr. Uğur Nuri Sipahi graduated from Bosphorus University Department of Industrial Engineering in 1993 and received his master’s degree in the field of industrial engineering from Marmara University in 1997. Between 1995 and 1997, he worked in the automotive supply industry on quality management. In 1997, he joined Logo as a system analyst and has served for 10 years in the product development department at different levels. Between 2007 and 2009, he has served as a business solutions advisor and between 2009 and 2012 as a product manager. Since January 1, 2012, he has been serving as a member of the executive committee.

Tolga Gören - Member of the Executive Committee Support and Projects

Tolga Gören

Member of the Executive Committee Support and Projects

Graduated from Ege University Faculty of Science, Statistics Department in 1995, Tolga Gören started his career at IDB Software during his education and joined Netsis Software in 1997 as support analyst. He worked at different departments such as channel support and corporate sales. Mr. Gören started his management career as a Call Center Manager. Consequently, he was appointed as a Customer Relationship Manager in 2010 and as a Customer Relationship Director in 2011. In 2014, he assumed the Projects and Services Director position at Logo Business Solutions. Since November 2016, he has been serving as an Executive Committee Member in charge of Support and Projects at Logo Business Solutions.

Başak Kural - Executive Committee Member, e-Logo General Manager

Başak Kural

Executive Committee Member, e-Logo General Manager

Graduated from İstanbul Technical University Faculty of Business Administration, Industrial Engineering Department in 2003, Başak Kural started her career as a product manager in Beko Elektronik A.Ş. Kural, who started to work in the marketing department of Turkcell İletişim A.Ş. as of 2007, served as the Group Manager responsible from Mobile Internet Revenues in Avea between 2010 and 2014 and then as the Startegy Direcetor responsible from Technology and Regulation Strategies in Turk Telekom Group between 2014-2017. Since March 2017, she has been serving as an Executive Committee Member in Logo and the General Manager of Logo Elektronik.