Credit Guarantee Fund

TÜRKÇE

Board of Directors

Faik Yavuz
Chairman of the Board of Directors

Faik Yavuz

Represented Institution: TOBB (The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey)

Faik Yavuz, who was born in 1953 in Şereflikoçhisar/Ankara, graduated from the Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Education of Gazi University. He serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ankara Commodity Exchange, Treasurer Member of TOBB Board of Directors, Vice Chairman of ICC, Member of TEPAV Board of Directors, and Member of TOBB ETÜ Board of Trustees.

Recep Biçer
Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors

Recep Biçer

Represented Institution: KOSGEB (Small and Medium Business Development and Support Administration)

He was born in 1967 in Ankara. He graduated from the Department of International Relations, Faculty of Political Sciences of Ankara University. He received a master’s degree at Northeastern University (Boston-USA) in the field of “Economic Policy and Planning” between 1996 and 1998. He continues his doctoral studies at dissertation stage at the Department of Economy of Celal Bayar University. He started working as an Intern Account Inspector at the Ministry of Finance in 1990. He served as an Inspector, Chief Inspector between 1994 and 2004. He worked on the “Public Finance Management Project” at the Ministry of Finance between 1994 and 1996. He became an advisor to the Minister of Health and Minister of Finance in 2002-2003. He served as the Head of Department responsible for Public Accounts, Data Processing Applications/Projects, and the European Union Projects at the General Directorate of Public Accounts of the Ministry of Finance in 2004-2006.

He served as the Head of Department of Financial Affairs at the Islamic Countries Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Education Center of the Islamic Conference Organization between 2006 and 2007. He worked as the Chairman and General Director of the General Directorate of the National Lottery in 2007-2015. He holds the office of KOSGEB Chairman since 28 January 2015. He is married, father of three children, and speaks advanced English and intermediate Arabic.

İsmet Gergerli
Member of the Board of Directors and General Manager

İsmet Gergerli

He was born in Kahta, Adıyaman, in the year 1969. He graduated from the Department of International Relations of the Faculty of Political Sciences in Ankara University in 1989. He studied for master degree in the Department of Sociology in Ankara University.

He began his banking career in Pamukbank. He took charges in marketing and credit department in corporate branches. He acted as the Department Manager of Entrepreneur Credit. He acted in Halkbank as Head of Department of Craftsman Banking and Head of Department of Craftsman and Small Enterprises Banking, Head of Department SME Marketing and Head of Department of Training between the years 2005 and 2011. He carried out the duties in Halkbank as the 3rd Regional Coordinator in Ankara and 1st Regional Coordinator in İstanbul in the period of 2011-2015.

He took charge as a Board Member in Credit Guarantee Fund in period of 2011-2015.

Özer Matlı
Member of the Board of Directors

Özer Matlı

Represented Institution: TOBB (The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey)

Özer Matlı, who was born in 1968 in Karacabey/Bursa, serves as the Chairman of the Matlı Group, one of the leading industry enterprises in the country, and Bursa Chamber of Commerce.

Ahmet Karakoç
Member of the Board of Directors

Ahmet Karakoç

Represented Institution: KOSGEB (Small and Medium Enterprises Development Organization)

He was born in Ankara in 1969. He graduated from the Department of Finance of the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences of Hacettepe University. He completed his master’s degree at the Department of Economy of the Social Sciences Institute of Hacettepe University.

He started working as an Intern Income Inspector at the Ministry of Economy in 1995. He worked at the Ministry of Economy as an Auditing Personnel until 2003. He has continued his career at KOSGEB since 2003 and served as the Accounting Manager in 2003-2008, Head of Department of Strategy Development and Finacial Services in 2008-2014. He holds the office of KOSGEB Vice President since May 2014. He holds an Independent Accountant and Finacial Advisor Licence, and Independent Auditor Certificate. He is married and father of two children.

Turgut Gülcihan
Member of the Board of Directors

Turgut Gülcihan

Represented Institution: THE BANKS ASSOCIATION OF TURKEY

He was born in Artvin/Hopa in 1973. He graduated from the Department of Political Science and Public Administration of the Middle East Technical University with honours. He worked as a Comptroller at the Supervisory Board of the Egebank General Directorate in 1995-1999, as a Branch Manager at the Çorum Branch of Egebank in 1999-2000, as a Branch Manager at the Gaziantep Branch of Egebank in 2000-2001, as a Branch Manager at the K.Maraş Branch of Sümerbank in 2001, as a Branch Manager at the Trabzon Branch of Family Finans Kurumu in 2002, as a Branch Manager at the Gaziantep Branch of Kuveyt Türk Participation Bank in 2002-2007, as a Branch Manager at the Çorlu Branch of Kuveyt Türk Participation Bank in 2007, as a Branch Manager at Halkbank’s Güneşli Commercial Branch in 2010-2011, as the Head of Department at the 1st Department of Halkbank Commercial Marketing, as the Group Manager at the Department of Entrepreneurial Marketing of Ziraat Bankası in 2011-2014. He continues to work as the Group Manager at the Department of Branch Banking of Ziraat Bankası since 2014. Turgut Gülcihan, who speaks advanced English, has many certificates he has received under the auspices of banks he has worked for.

Murat Kulaksız
Member of the Board of Directors

Murat Kulaksız

Represented Institution: THE BANKS ASSOCIATION OF TURKEY

He was born in 1972. He graduated from the Department of Business Administration of the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences of Cukurova University in 1996. He started his professional career in banking as a member of the supervisory board of Toprak Bank Inc. in 1998. He worked at Denizbank A.S. Caglayan, Ayazaga, Maslak Trade Center and Istanbul Public Finance Branches between 2003-2004. He is appointed as Ayazaga Branch manager in 2007. Consequently he also served as branch manager of Maslak Trade Center and Istanbul Public Finance Branchesr. Between 2012 and 2016 he carried out his duty as Avrupa-2 Regional Division Manager. In February of 2016, KULAKSIZ appointed as Deputy General Manager of SME Banking. He is married and has two children. He speaks English and Russian.