Kıvanç Zaimler graduated from Istanbul Technical University Industrial Engineering Department in 1991. He started his career in 1992 and until 2008, he worked in various executive positions in Turkish Electricity Industry, RAM Foreign Trade and Aygaz companies respectively. Kıvanç Zaimler joined Sabancı Group in 2008 and served as the Trade Director of Enerjisa until 2013 and served as the Vice President of Enerjisa Distribution Business Unit between 2013-2016 and the Vice President of the Sales Business Unit until March 2016, by when he was appointed as the CEO of Enerjisa Enerji. Mr. Kıvanç Zaimler has been appointed to Sabancı Holding Energy Group President role effective from July 1st, 2018.
Eric René C. DEPLUET
Dr. Eric René C. DEPLUET, graduated from RWTH Aachen University from Business Administration and holds a PhD. Starting his career at Klöckner & C. AG, he worked as Controlling and Business Administration Manager between 1990-1991 and Senior Vice President of Controlling, Business Administration and Accounting between 1992-1993. He worked as Head of Accounting, Data Management, Procurement at Max Kettner between 1993-1994. He joined Ruhrgas AG in 1994 and worked as Head of Controlling between 1994-1996, Senior Vice President of Controlling between 1997-1999, Senior Vice President of Technical Steering and Support between 1999-2000, Executive Vice President of Corporate Planning and Gas Economical Planning between 2000-2001, Executive Vice President of Corporate Planning, Economical Planning, Analysis and Billing between 2001-2004. Dr. Eric René C. DEPLUET who joined E.ON Hungary in 2004, worked as Board Member of Gas Business and HR between 2004-2007, Senior Vice President of E.ON AG Corporate Social Responsibility between 2007-2009 and CEO of E.ON Hungary between 2009-2018.
Hakan Timur graduated from Istanbul University Economics and received his master degree in Energy and Technology Management from the Sabancı University.
Starting his career in 1997 at Marsa-Kraft Foods International, Hakan Timur worked as ‘’Human Resources Manager’’ at Sabancı Food Group, ‘’Human Resources Manager’’ at Sabancı Holding, ‘’Global Human Resources Director’’ at Kordsa Global, “Human Resources Vice General Manager’’ at Akçansa and “Chief Officer, Human Resources and Corporate Capabilities’’ at Enerjisa respectively.
Mr. Timur was appointed as Human Resources Group President at the Sabancı Holding A.Ş. on February 1, 2018. In addition to his current role, Mr. Timur is also serving as Executive Committee member at Sabancı Holding and Executive Board member at Çimsa, Avivasa, Carrefoursa,Enerjisa Enerji, Enerjisa Üretim Santralleri, Teknosa and Sabancı DX.
Manfred Michael Paasch
Manfred Michael Paasch received his diploma in business administration after studying at the universities of Bochum, Cologne and Münster. His professional career started in 1983, working for the auditing company KPMG. In 1994, he joined the energy company PreussenElektra, which later merged with the E.ON group. After holding several executive positions, he was appointed as the CEO of E.ON Bulgaria AG in 2005. From 2008 until his parting from the E.ON group due to his retirement in the end of the year 2017, he was appointed as the CFO of the energy company E.DIS AG, one of the largest distribution system operators within Germany, and subsidiary of E.ON SE. Since 2010 he is also working as the honorary CEO for PRO BRANDENBURG e.V., the oldest independent economical association in Brandenburg.
Barış Oran graduated from Boğaziçi University, department of business administration, and completed his MBA studies at the University of Georgia. In 1995, he started his career as an auditor at Pricewaterhouse Coopers and from 1998 to 2003, worked at Sara Lee Corp in Chicago IL, as an auditor and in finance and treasury/capital markets. Between 2003 and 2006, he worked as senior manager at Ernst and Young first at Minneapolis, MN and then in Europe, Middle East, Africa and India regions. He started working at Kordsa Global in 2006, and held positions of internal audit director, global finance director and CFO respectively. Mr. Oran was appointed as budgeting, consolidation and IR Director of Sabancı Holding in 2011; as the head of finance of Sabancı Holding in 2012 and as the CFO of Sabancı Holding in 2016. He is a member of Brisa, Enerjisa, Enerjisa Electricity Generation Company, Teknosa, Carrefoursa, Avivasa, Çimsa, Temsa and TÜSİAD (Turkish Industry and Business Association) board of directors and he is the chairman of Bimsa.
Eva-Maria Verena Volpert
Verena Volpert is the senior vice president of group finance of E.ON. She holds a degree in business administration. She joined E.ON in 2006 and is responsible for treasury, corporate and structured finance, finance controlling, financial settlements, asset management and insurance. Volpert, is a member of the board of directors of Enerjisa Enerji A.Ş., Enerjisa Üretim Santralleri A.Ş., Vibracoustic AG, E.ON Energie AG, PreussenElektra GmbH, E.ON International Finance B.V. and E.ON Verwaltungs SE. Before joining E.ON, she headed the finance department of the media company Bertelsmann.
joined E.ON in 2006 and is responsible for treasury, corporate and structured finance, financing, controlling, financial settlements, asset management and insurance. Before joining E.ON, she headed the finance department of the media company Bertelsmann.
Fatma Dilek Yardım
Born in Istanbul in 1963, Dilek Yardım graduated from Sankt Georg Austrian High School and Business Administration Department of Bosphorus University and completed the joint MBA program of Manchester Business School & University of Bangor. She started her professional career as an Auditor at Interbank in 1988. She worked as the Project Finance and Corporate Banking Director at Bankers Trust between 1990-1999. She worked as the Deputy General Manager Corporate Finance at Deutsche Bank between 1999-2001. During 2001 - 2016, she worked as the General Manager and the Board Member at Deutsche Bank, Credit Agricole CIN and Standard Chartered Bank respectively. Since 2017 she has been working as an advisor in Experian.
Yardım has served as the president of various working groups and as an alternate member of the Board of Directors in TÜSİAD since 2001. She became a member of YASED in 2001 and served as a member of the Board of Directors for three consecutive terms between the years 2007-2012. She served as a member of the Turkish-British business council in DEIK between the years 2012-2016.
Mehmet Sami is the Founding Partner of Pretium Corporate Advisory in Istanbul, Turkey. Mr. Sami has more than 30 years of experience in corporate finance, private equity advisory (including raising the first fund for Turkey) and capital markets. Within 30 years, under Investment Banks, Brokerage Firm, the Big 4 Corporate Finance Division and his own Boutique Consulting firm, assisted establishing international - local client base and presence (New York, Dubai & Tokyo Rep Offices), while undertaken various Turkish privatization, cross-border M&A and large international joint ventures in Turkey. Deep understanding of macro, micro issues and deal dynamics, has built an impressive local and international business network.
After Finansbank and Euroturk Bank (JV of ABN Amro, Indosuez, Generale Bank) initiated and founded the Investment Banking, Research and Institutional Cash Equity Trading divisions of Ata Invest, which became one of the largest independent firms in Turkey. After nearly 19 years at Ata Invest, he moved to Deloitte Corporate Finance to become the Lead M&A and Debt Advisory Partner in 2012 and served on the Deloitte Global M&A Executive Council. Since 2015, under his own firm, has been consulting foreign banks and multinationals on portfolio review & monitoring services, macro-micro risks and possible impacts, while consulting on corporate finance alternatives.
As an Independent Board Member, restructured and set corporate governance standards in Turkish firms (both listed and private). Besides serving on the Board of Turkish Corporate Governance Association, has become the Founding Member of Board Directors Association of Turkey. Mehmet Sami has been a Board Member of Enerjisa since May 2018, and serves as the Chairman of Corporate Governance Committee and Member of the Audit and Early Risk Detection Committees.