Mr. M. Tuğrul Tekbulut graduated from Boğaziçi University’s Department of Electrical Engineering in 1980 and received his master’s degree in 1983 from the same department. In 1999, he completed the Owner and President Management program, an executive education program offered by Harvard Business School. He received a master’s degree in bioengineering from the Sabancı University in 2006. In 1984, he established the software initiatives that come under the Logo Group. 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. He is serving as the Chairman of Logo’s Board of Directors and he is a member of Logo Group Committee.
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, he was appointed as the General Manager of the company in 2004 and as the CEO in October 2011. He is currently serving as the Vice Chairman of Logo’s Board of Directors and Logo Group CEO. Also he is a member of Logo Group Committee.
Söz Ar graduated from Koç University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Economics and Business Administration departments with high honors in 2014. Mr. Ar started his career in Eczacıbaşı Building Group in the Financial Analysis and Category Finance departments in 2014. Between 2018-2021, he took part in investment and merger-acquisition projects in the Eczacıbaşı Holding Strategic Planning department as a manager. He still continues his career as Eczacıbaşı VitrA Karo Market Development Manager.
Nezahat has over 20 years of experience as a strategic advisor, investor, business owner and ecosystem builder in Silicon Valley and Europe.
She served as Head of Advisory practice of UniCredit from its foundation. Previously she was Managing Director and Head of Technology Investment Banking for EMEA at Nomura.
Prior to Nomura, Nezahat served as Director at Temasek, spearheading direct TMT investments in Europe, and served on the boards of Secret Escapes and BluJay. Previously, she provided independent strategic advisory services including as a Senior Advisor to Atlantic Bridge Capital in early and growth stage investments, and as a founding member of the Future Fifty Programme of Tech Nation, a Downing Street supported initiative to foster UK tech ecosystem, as well as initiating Tech Nation’s fintech efforts.
Nezahat had previous technology investment banking experience with Credit Suisse and Lehman Brothers where she advised on a number of M&A and capital raisings across software, internet, payments and deep tech verticals. She currently serves as independent NED on the board of Logo Yazilim, largest software company in Turkey, and on the Advisory Board of Emotion Network in Italy, and on the voting panel of UK Tech Awards.
Nezahat has an MS in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University as a Fulbright Scholar and a BS in Industrial Engineering from Middle East Technical University, Turkey, as top of the graduating class.
As an investment banker, Lale Gözübüyük worked in banks such as Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs in London and Switzerland for 7 years, then switched to technology field and worked as the Turkey manager of Afiniti for 3 years, which is one of the world's leading artificial intelligence companies. Gözübüyük has been the Turkey and EMEA regional director of the Silicon Valley-based innovation platform Plug and Play for the last 1 year, and is also a venture mentor in Endeavor and Türk Telekom Pilot programs. Lale Gözübüyük completed her BA in Economics and Business Administration from Oxford University and her MBA from INSEAD. Gözübüyük studied at Oxford with the "Domus" scholarship, which is given only to students who are in the top 10 with their academic success and studied at INSEAD (France and Singapore) with the "Outstanding Leadership Potential" scholarship.
Ergin graduated from Middle East Technical University, School of Business Administration and completed the Executive MBA program at Koç University in 2001. In her 23 years of professional experience at the Borusan Group, she has established the strategy, business development, M&A and innovation functions groupwide and assumed the leadership role in all these functions for many years. Within this role, she was responsible from the preparation and management of the Group portfolio strategy, assessment of the step growth investment feasibilities, managing the merger, acquisition, divestment and partnership projects of the whole Group companies and incubation of new innovative, disruptive business models. She also led the digital transformation project among the Group. Ms Ergin has been appointed as one of the 3 Executive Committee members as of the beginning of 2018 and she has assumed direct responsibility of 4 Group subsidiaries, namely Borusan Lojistik, Borusan EnBW Enerji, Supsan and Borusan Manheim as the Executive Board Member in all these companies. She was also a longterm board member at many of Borusan Group subsidiaries. She has joined ESA Esports & Media, which operates in the esports and video games industry, as Co-Founder and CEO in 2020. ESA, a new media entertainment platform that produces content in the field of esports and video games, also operates as an independent esports organization company with offline and online esports tournaments organized in its own esports arena. Ms. Ergin is also Independent Board Member of Turcas Petrol.