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  • Received his BSc degree from Middle East Technical University, Mechanical Engineering Department in 1983.
  • Started his professional career in Soyut Holding as Project Engineer in 1984.
  • Joined Kordsa Turkey in 1986 as Technical Office Engineer.
  • After the establishment of Dusa (SA- DUPONT Joint Venture) in October 1987, he was transferred to Dusa as Project Engineer.
  • Starting from 1989, he assumed managerial roles in polymer production, yarn production, engineering maintenance and support, project and production departments of Dusa and Kordsa Turkey. In 2005, he was promoted as Operations Director, Kordsa Turkey.
  • In 2009 he was appointed as Operations Director, Kordsa Turkey & Nilekordsa.
  • From March 2010 to June 2013, he held the position of Operations Director, of Indo Kordsa and Indo Kordsa Polyester.
  • In June 2013 he was appointed as the Vice President in charge of operations.
  • From July 2015 until April 1, 2017, he served as Executive Vice President responsible for Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA).
  • Çalışkan has been appointed as Kordsa CEO since 1 April 2017.
  • Received his BSc degree from Middle East Technical University, Mechanical Engineering Department in 1993.
  • Starting his professional life at Insa in 1995, he joined Kordsa Turkey Yarn Production Line-2 as Mechanical Engineer in 1996.
  • He was appointed as Production Manager in Yarn Production Line-2 in 2003, transferred to Production Manager position at Yarn Production Line-1 in 2005, and appointed as Production Manager in PET Production in 2006.
  • In 2009 Kadir was appointed as Operations Director, Kordsa Brasil, and since January 2012 he has been working as Operations Director, Interkordsa.
  • Effective from February 2014, with the position of Operations Director, Interkordsa, he also repatriated to Turkey as Operations Director, Kordsa Turkey.
  • From July 2015 until April 1, 2017, he served as Global Supply Chain Director.
  • Since April 1, 2017, he has been appointed as Executive Vice President, Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA).
  • Graduated from Istanbul Technical University Department of Business Engineering in 1999.
  • Started his professional career at JICA in 2001 as Project Assistant.
  • Joining Kordsa in 2003 he served, between 2003 and 2009 as Financial Affairs Specialist, between 2009 and 2011 as the Finance Manager, between 2011 and 2014 as Global Finance Manager.
  • Between 2014 and 2017 he served as Finance Director of P. IndoKordsa Tbk.
  • He was appointed as Chief Financial Officer as of 1 October 2017.
  • He received his BSc degree from Middle East Technical University, Chemical Engineering Department and his MBA degree from Sabancı University in 1993 and 2005 respectively.
  • He started his professional career at Rafine Chemicals in 1994 and worked in different manufacturing companies.
  • Between 1998 and 2007, he served in Sakosa as Technical Engineer and Production Engineer.
  • He was appointed as Technical Manager at Kordsa Turkey in 2007.
  • In 2008, he was transferred to Global Technology Center as New Product Development Manager.
  • In 2009, he was appointed as New Product and Process Development Director.
  • In 2011, he was appointed as Technology Development Director.
  • Yıldırım was appointed as Chief Technology Officer in October 2013 and worked as Chief Technology Officer and Composites Business Unit Leader from July 2015 until September 2017
  • In October 2017, he has been appointed for the vacant Chief Operating Officer of South America in addition to his current duties.
  • Zeki, received his BSc degree from Middle East Technical University, Mechanical Engineering Department in 1986.
  • Starting his professional life in Çukurova İthalat in 1987, he worked at Brisa between 1988-1994, in Lubrekip between 1995-1998 and in Tekstil Servis between 2003-2006.
  • Between 1998-2003 he worked as Mechanical Engineer and then appointed as Line-1 Yarn Production Manager at Kordsa Turkey.
  • He worked as Manufacturing Director, Kordsa Turkey between 2009-2010 and in October, 2010 he was assigned as Operations Director, Thai Indo Kordsa
  • As of July 2015, he was appointed as Chief Operating Officer, Asia Pasific.
  • Jim received his BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA in 1979.
  • He started his professional career with Milliken and joined Celanese as Process and Quality Engineer with Cellulose Acetate in 1980, moved to Polyester production with Hoechst Celanese in 1988 as Site Engineering and Maintenance Manager and Operations Manager for Polyester Staple.
  • In 2000, he became Tire Cord Business Director with KoSa, Technology Licensing Business Director and then Director of Manufacturing PET Bottle Resin with Invista and joined Western Nonwovens as Director of Operations in 2004.
  • In Kordsa, he was appointed as Regional Manufacturing Manager, North America in March, 2009. Since November, 2009 he had been holding Operations Director, North America position. As of July 2015, he was appointed to Chief Operating Officer, North America.
  • Received his BSc degree from Istanbul Technical University, Mechanical Engineering Department in 1997.
  • Started his professional career at Beksa in 1998 as Sales Engineer.
  • In year 2000 completed his MSc degree at Istanbul Technical University, Mechanical Engineering and in 2003, MBA degree at Sabanci University.
  • In 2003, Ufuk joined Kordsa as Sales Specialist.
  • Between 2005 – 2007 he worked as Business Development Coordinator.
  • Between 2007 – 2015 he served as EMEA Sales Manager, Global Account Manager-Continenal, Sales Director, EMEA.
  • In 2015 until July 2017 he expatriated as PLV and Asia Pacific Sales Director.
  • In July 2017 Ufuk is assigned as Global Supply Chain Director and repatriated.
  • Graduated from Istanbul British High School and studied Mathematics at Stuttgart University.
  • In 1987 he joined Kordsa as Marketing Specialist and in 1999 he was appointed as Marketing Manager at Sakosa. He rejoined Kordsa in 2005 as Sales Manager and appointed as Marketing & Sales Director in 2008.
  • He carried out Sales Director, EMEA role between 2010-2012 (also assumed GAM Micheline role until July, 2011) and he held Market Development Director position between October, 2012 and March, 2014.
  • In April, 2014 Vahe was appointed as Global Marketing Director. As of July 2015, he was appointed to Global Accounts and Marketing Director.
  • He graduated from Bilkent University Business Administration Department in 1993 and completed E-MBA Program at Koç University in 2004.
  • Starting his professional career at Tofaş as Strategic Planning and Management Development Expert in 1996, Murat assigned as Foreign Trade and Contract Manager in 2000.
  • As one of the Co-Founders of Hexagon Consulting Turkey, he assumed CEO role between 2005-2013 and led to establishment Of Turkish National Nanotechnology Initiative and Turkish Wind Energy Technology Platform as well. Since January 2014 Murat has been assuming Senior Business Associate role in Pera EEMEA and providing consultancy to Erdemir Group as of September 2014.
  • Effective from January 2015, he joined Kordsa as Business Development Director.
  • As of July 2015, he was assigned as Business and Market Development Director and Construction Business Unit Leader.
  • Graduated from Business Administration Department from Hacettepe University.
  • Nazan started her professional life in 1989 at Dusa. After the establishment of Sakosa in 1997, she was transferred to Sakosa as Human Resources Specialist, being responsible for Human Resources and Industrial Relations. In 2004, she was appointed as Human Resources Manager, continued this role as Human Resources and Industrial Relations Manager after the Kordsa - Sakosa joint venture.
  • She had undertaken the responsibility of Human Resources and Industrial Relations Director in 2011 in Kordsa Turkey. She was assigned for Human Resources and Information Technologies Director position in 2015
  • Since 1 October 2017, she has been serving as the Director of Global Human Resources and Information Technologies.