Board Of Directors

Abdullah Turalı
Chairman of the Board of Directors


Member of the Audit Committee; Member of the Corporate Governance Committee
Elected on April 21, 2010 for a three-year termJointly authorized to represent and bind the company.

Abdullah Turalı, born in Kırklareli in 1956, graduated from Istanbul Vefa High School and then from the Economics Faculty at Istanbul University in 1982. He worked at the Ministry of Labour Employment Agency Istanbul branch office between 1977 and 1982.Upon completing military service between 1983 and 1984, Turalı worked in free trading from 1984 to 1994. Since 1994, Abdullah Turalı has been working as a manager in various departments at Ihlas Holding A.Ş. Currently, he is the chairman of the Board of Directors of Ihlas Home Appliances. Abdullah Turalı is married and has three children. He is fluent in English.

Furthermore, Abdullah Turalı is the vice chairman of the Board of Directors of Ihlas Pazarlama A.Ş., Bisan Bisiklet Moped Otomotiv San.Tic A.Ş, Bisiklet Pazarlama San.ve Tic. A.Ş., and Okan Tekstil San. ve Tic. A.Ş.; a member of the Board of Directors of Ihlas Madencilik A.Ş. and Armutlu Tatil ve Turizm Işletmeleri A.Ş.; and general manager of Mir Iç ve Dış Ticaret Maden San.Ltd.Şti.

Sedat Kurucan
Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors and General Manager


Elected on April 21, 2010 for a three-year term
Jointly authorized to represent and bind the company

Sedat Kurucan, born in Ordu in 1960, completed primary education in Ordu, secondary education at Mustafakemalpasa Middle School in Bursa, and high school education at Atatürk Teacher s High School in Gökçeada, Çanakkale. Kurucan then graduated as a mechanical engineer from Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, in 1982. Furthermore, Sedat Kurucan completed his master s degree in gas turbines at Eskisehir Osman Gazi University. He then worked at the Turkish Air Force Jet Engine Maintenance Plant in Eskişehir for six years. After working at the TUSAŞ F-16 Engine Plant in Eskişehir in Contract and Quality Management under the U.S. Department of Defense for 11 years, Kurucan retired in 1999. Since 1999, he has been in executive management positions at Ihlas Pazarlama A.Ş. and Ihlas Ev Aletleri A.Ş., both Ihlas Holding Group companies. Currently, Kurucan is the general manager of Ihlas Ev Aletleri A.Ş. He is married and has two children. He is fluent in English with a fundamental knowledge of French.

Furthermore, Sedat Kurucan is a member of the Board of Directors of Ihlas Pazarlama Yatırım Holding A.Ş.

Mehmet Küsmez
Member of the Board of Directors Chief Financial Officer


Elected on April 21, 2010 for a three-year term
Jointly authorized to represent and bind the company

Mehmet Küsmez, born in Karabük in 1970, finished primary school through high school in Karabük, graduating from the Karabük Demir Çelik High School in 1987. Then he graduated from Anadolu University, Faculty of Business Department of Accounting and Finance. In 1988, Mehmet Küsmez began working in the Türkiye Gazetesi Sirkeci Sales and Distribution Office. He has been working in middle and executive management positions in the Accounting, Finance, and Planning departments at Ihlas Home Appliances since 1990. Küsmez has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2001 and was assigned his current position as CFO in 2004. He is married and has two children.

H. Alev Volkan
Board Member


Corporate Governance Committee Member
H. Alev Volkan was elected on May 31, 2012 for a three-year term to serve until the General Assembly at the end of the third year.

H. Alev Volkan was born in Istanbul in 1952. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in the Istanbul Academy of Economic and Commercial Sciences. She worked as public officer in the personnel service at the Haseki Hospital from 1970 to 1976. Ms. Volkan officiated as Chief Cost Accountant and Accounting Manager at Penyelüks Hasan Gürel Kombine Tekstil İşletmeleri A.Ş. from 1976 to 1994. Following her resignation from this company, she took office at İhlas Holding A.Ş. in February 1994. Alev Volkan holds a Capitals Market Activities Advanced Level License, as well as a Corporate Governance Rating Expertise License. She is currently officiating as the Assistant Financial Affairs Coordinator.

Salman Çiftçi
Independent Board Member-Audit Committee Chairman


Salman Çiftçi was elected on May 31, 2012 for a three-year term to serve until the General Assembly at the end of the third year.

Salman Çiftçi was born in Sivas in 1971. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in the Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences at Uludağ University in 1993. The same year, he began working as accounting specialist responsible for the bank accounting at İhlas Holding A.Ş. He moved on to serve as tax auditor at BKR Işık Yeminli Mali Müşavirlik A.Ş in 1996. Mr. Çiftçi resigned in 1997 to take office as assistant accounting manager, and then, accounting manager at İhlas Hayat Sigorta A.Ş. He officiated as Director of Finance at the foreign-partnered JFK Hospital in 2004. Mr. Çiftçi took his current office as the Group Accounting Manager at the German Hospitals Group, also a foreign-partnered institution, in 2001. Salman Çiftçi is a certified independent accountant and financial advisor. He holds certificates related to the new Turkish Commercial Code and SME IFRS. Mr. Çiftçi is married with two children.

Tolga Sönmez
Independent Board Member - Audit Committee Member


Tolga Sönmez was elected on May 31, 2012 for a three-year term to serve until the General Assembly at the end of the third year.

Tolga Sönmez was born in Ankara in 1973. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics in the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences at the Anadolu University in 1996. Mr.Sönmez then completed the Banking and Finance Certificate Program at London Guildhall University. He began his professional career as a finance specialist at İhlas Holding A.Ş. in 1997. He worked at FFK Fon Finansal Kiralama A.Ş., the leasing subsidiary of Ülker Group, in 2002. Upon his resignation in 2008, he took up office as finance manager at Baklavacı Güllüoğlu A.Ş. until March 2011. He is currently officiating as Financial Affairs Coordinator at Boer Electronics. Mr. Sönmez is married with one daughter. Tolga Sönmez attended numerous local and international seminars. He also participated as a speaker in the Finance Summits held by the Finance Club of the Middle Eastern Technical University..

A.Murat Memioğlu
Member of Board - Independent Member - Governance Committee


Chairman of the Corporate Governance Committee

He was elected on March 04, 2013 to serve till 31.05.2015 and General Shareholders Meeting to be held at the end of two years period.

A.Murat Memioğlu was born in İstanbul on February 09, 1977. He completed his eductaion at Denizli Anotolian High School and went on to graduate from the Computer Engineering Department at the Faculty of Engineering at Technical University of Yıldız. He has 16 years of experience on different fileds such as CRM, ERP, e-trading, internet & intranet applications, data mining and integration project of different financial systems. He has worked at various senior management directorate positions in the IT industry and currently serves as IT Manager in a leading e-trade company. Mr. Murat Memioğlu is fluent in English and has a basic knowledge of German

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