Riza İhsan Kutlusoy graduated from Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Business Administration. Starting his career at Türkiye İş Bankası A.Ş. as an Assistant Internal Auditor in 1988, Mr. Kutlusoy was appointed to Capital Markets Department as Deputy Manager in 1996, and he was promoted to the position of Group Manager at the same department in 1998, and became Manager in 2002 and he was appointed to Branch of Galata as Manager in 2006. Having took office at Risk Management Directorate as Manager in 2008, Mr.Kutlusoy was promoted to the position of Deputy Chief Executive at Türkiye İş Bankası A.Ş. Riza İhsan Kutlusoy was assigned to İş Yatırım Menkul Değerler A.Ş. as CEO in April, 2006. Companies for which he performed duty as Board Member and periods of office are as follows: 2002-2006 İş Yatırım Menkul Değerler A.Ş.(Deputy Chairman), İş Yatırım Ortaklığı A.Ş.(Chairman) ve İş Portföy Yönetimi A.Ş.( Deputy Chairman), 2004-2007 İstanbul Takas ve Saklama Bankası A.Ş.(Member), 2006-2008 Gemport Gemlik Liman Depolama İşletmeleri A.Ş.(Cahirman), 2006-2011 Nemtaş Nemrut Liman İşletmeleri A.Ş.(Chairman), 2011-2013 Türkiye Şişe ve Cam Fabrikaları A.Ş.(Member), 2011- Bayek Tedavi Sağlık Hizmetleri ve İşletmeciliği A.Ş.(Chairman), 2016- İş Girişim Sermayesi Yatırım Ortaklığı A.Ş.(Chairman).
Having graduated from Middle East Technical University Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, and taking masters and doctorate degrees at Syracuse University, Mr. Çakmakçı had worked at this university as a research assistant and lecturer between the years of 1990-1997. Mr. Çakmakcı had worked at Savunma Teknolojileri Mühendislik ve Ticaret A.Ş. between 1999-2003 as engineer and business development manager, worked for Technology Development Foundation of Turkey as Technology Policies and International Relations Coordinator in 2003, appointed to Assistant Secretary General position in 2005; he was appointed to the office of Secretary General and still continues to perform his duties at this position. Mr. Çakmakçı was elected as Board Member on 28.04.2006 and still continues to perform his duties as Vice Chairman. Mr. Çakmakçı was in charge of Mobiga Oyun Teknolojileri ve Ticaret A.Ş. as Chairman of the Board of Directors between 2008-2011, and he has carried out his duties at Teknoloji Yatırım A.Ş. as Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2006.
After receiving his bachelor’s degree in business administration (English) from İstanbul University in 1990, Mr. Özgen got his master’s degree from the Mercer University in the US in 1993. He worked in the US from 1993 to 1999, dealing with risk and portfolio management at the Facility Group Inc. and with risk and portfolio management at Commerzbank AG. He functioned as the Division Manager of Project and Investment Finance at Koçbank A.Ş. from 1999 until 2002. Mr. Özgen joined İş Girişim Sermayesi Yatırım Ortaklığı A.Ş. as an Investment Manager in 2002, where he has been serving as the CEO since 2006 to 2021. He has also held member seat on the boards of directors of companies in which our Company invests, namely Probil, ITD, CineMars, Nevotek, Step Halı, Havaş, Aras Kargo and the İYİ Group. In September 2021, he started to work as CEO at Maxis Girişim Sermayesi Portföy Yönetimi A.Ş. Murat Özgen is currently the Vice Chairman of TOBB (The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey) Venture Capital Council. He is also a member of the Board of Directors at Gullseye Lojistik Teknolojileri A.Ş., Maxis Girişim Sermayesi.
Completing his undergraduate education at the Department of The Aerospace Engineering at Middle East Technical University (METU), Koğacıoğlu completed his master's degree in business administration (MBA) at Koç University. During his education there, Koğacıoğlu participated in the student exchange program of Bocconi University. Koğacıoğlu, who worked as a research assistant at Koç University between 2002-2004, continued his career as a Stock Research Analyst at Oyak Yatırım in 2005. Koğacıoğlu worked as a Senior Analyst at 3 Seas Capital Partners in 2006 and as a Specialist in TAIB-PDF Corporate Finance in 2007. In the same year, Koğacıoğlu, who worked as a senior specialist in the corporate finance team at Ak Yatırım, became the deputy manager of the institution in 2010. While Koğacıoğlu transferred to Garanti Yatırım as a manager in the corporate finance team in 2012, he worked as a director in the field of M&A and IPO at the same institution from 2015 to February 2019. Poyraz Koğacıoğlu, who was appointed as the deputy general manager in February 2019 at Şeker Gayrimenkul, has started to work as the Executive Director of TSKB Investment Banking since May 2019.
Mr. Volkan Kublay graduated from Marmara University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Economics (English) Department. Starting his career at Türkiye İş Bankası A.Ş. as an Assistant Internal Auditor in 2000, Mr. Kublay was assigned to Subsidiaries Department as Deputy Manager in 2008. Having took office at TSKB, Arap Türk Bankası, İş Finansal Kiralama A.Ş. and İş Faktoring A.Ş. as Auditor of Board of Directors, Mr. Kublay was appointed to Subsidiaries Department as Unit Manager in 2012. Mr. Kublay also serves as a Board Member at İş Yatırım Menkul Değerler A.Ş. İş Yatırım Ortaklığı A.Ş. Yatırım Finansman Menkul Değerler A.Ş. and Efes Varlık Yönetim A.Ş.
İhsan Elgin graduated from Dokuz Eylül University, Department of Economics in 2000 and completed the executive MBA program at Koç University in 2007. He started his career at Aygaz in the Human Resources Department in 2000. He also worked as a Manager in the Marketing and CRM Analytics Departments at Aygaz. In 2007, he established ClimateMinder, a start-up that develops technology products and services that meet the needs of agricultural producers, and served as an Assistant General Manager. Ihsan Elgin, with the support of Ozyegin University, took part in establishment of Girişim Fabrikası (Startup Factory), Turkey's first business acceleration program and has served as a Director of the University's Entrepreneurship Center. Ihsan Elgin is the founding partner of Core Strategy, a consulting firm specializing in innovation management, established in 2015. He is also Founding Partner of Startups.watch, a online platform established in 2016, that provides investment analysis services for the start-up ecosystem in MENA region. He is also a guest-entrepreneur at Özyeğin University.
Selim Yazıcı graduated from Yıldız Technical University, Department of Mechanical Engineering in 1992. He has completed Master's degree (1994) and Ph.D. (1999) at İstanbul University, Faculty of Political Sciences, Department of Business Administration. He started his career in 1992 as a Production Engineer. During his master's degree, he started his academic career at Istanbul University, Faculty of Political Sciences, Department of Business Administration. He became Associate Professor in 2006 and Professor in 2014. He lectures undergraduate and graduate programs in Business Administration, Management, Organizational Behavior, International Business, Project Management, Entrepreneurship, Digitalization, E-Learning and Business Continuity Management. He lectured at Marmara University, Banking and Insurance Institute a guest lecturer. He was a Board Member of Faculty between 2009-2014. Since 2012, he has been serving as Vice President of Business Administration Faculty. He has been serving as head of the Management and Organization Department since 2016. He is a Founding Partner of FinTech Istanbul platform founded in 2016, established to support our country to become a regional hub in financial technologies and the establishment of FinTech startups.