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Established in 2000, Esas is the largest family-owned investment firm in Turkey and is backed by the first and second generation family members of Şevket Sabancı, one of the five founding members of Sabancı Holding, a leading Turkish conglomerate.

With offices in Istanbul and London, Esas invests in various asset classes globally including private equity, real estate, venture capital and liquid assets. 

Esas in Numbers
Private Equity
€2.4bn

Total EV of Turkish portfolio companies

€1.9bn

Combined revenues of Turkish portfolio companies

15

International investments

4.8x

Average return of the last four exits (in € terms)

Real Estate
€2.5bn

Combined value of the real estate investments in Turkey and internationally

356,000 sqm

Total gross leasable area of the Turkish portfolio

539,000 sqm

Total gross leasable area of the international portfolio

35

Number of international assets

Board of Directors
ŞEVKET SABANCI
Founder & Chairman

Şevket Sabancı is the founder and Chairman of Esas. Before establishing Esas in 2000, Mr. Sabancı held various executive positions at Sabancı Holding’s textile companies and then started representing Sabancı Holding internationally in 1980. Also a founding member of Vaksa, Mr. Sabancı was the Vice Chairman of Sabancı Holding and played a vital role in the successful growth of the group until 2004.

Mr. Sabancı graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Textile Engineering.

Şevket Sabancı leads Esas as the Chairman of the Board.

EMİNE SABANCI KAMIŞLI
Vice Chairperson

Emine Sabancı Kamışlı is the co-founder of Esas and has been serving as Vice Chairperson since 2000. Mrs. Kamışlı started her career at Willis Corroon, a reassurance brokerage company in London. After returning to Turkey, she joined Aksigorta as the Director of Commerce. She served as an Executive Board Member of Aksigorta, Akhayat and Sabancı Holding prior to the establishment of Esas.

Mrs. Kamışlı received her B.S. Degree in Economics of Industry and Commerce from The London School of Economics.

Emine Sabancı Kamışlı leads Esas’ Family Office and Esas Social.

ALİ SABANCI
Board Member

Ali Sabancı joined Esas as a board member in 2004. He started his career at Morgan Stanley in the USA. After returning to Turkey, he held various positions at Akbank. In 1997, he became the Head of Projects at Sabancı Holding and in 2001 he started serving as the Executive Vice President of Strategy and Business Development.

Mr. Sabancı studied Politics and Economics at Tufts University and received his M.B.A. degree with a major in International Finance from Columbia Business School.

Ali Sabancı is the chairman of Pegasus Airlines since 2005. He also serves on the investment committees of Esas Private Equity, Esas Properties and Esas Ventures.

ERHAN KAMIŞLI
Board Member

Erhan Kamışlı joined Esas as a board member in 2008. Mr. Kamışlı started his career at Exsa and held various positions at Akçimento. Later, he served as the President of the Cement Group at Sabancı Holding while holding the chairman positions at Akçansa and Çimsa. He was also a board member at the Turkish Confederation of Employer Associations and the Turkish Cement Producers Association. He also served on the board of Beşiktaş Football Club and is a board member of the Turkish Football Federation.

Mr. Kamışlı graduated from California State University with a degree in Marketing and International Business Administration.

Erhan Kamışlı is the chairman of Esas Properties and Medline Healthcare Group.

H. ÇAĞATAY ÖZDOĞRU
Board Member

Çağatay Özdoğru is a board member and leads Esas' Private Equity business.

Prior to joining Esas in 2005, Mr. Özdoğru was the President of IT & Telecommunications Group at Sabancı Holding. Previously, he held various positions at France Telecom Group, where he last served as the Executive Vice President of the REEMEA region. He was also a member of the Global Operating Committee.

Mr. Özdoğru graduated from Istanbul Technical University with a degree in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering and received his M.S. degree in Telecommunications Engineering from George Washington University.

İNAN TANRIÖVER
Board Member

İnan Tanrıöver is a board member and the CFO of Esas.

Prior to joining Esas in 2007, Mr. Tanrıöver worked for Ziraat Bank from 1977 to 2001 and was appointed to London twice as Senior Country Manager. He joined Sabancı Holding in 2001 as the Finance Director of the International Trade Group in London. He also worked for Şekerbank as an Executive Board Member.

Mr. Tanrıöver received his B.A. degree in Marketing from Ege University.

AHMET BOZER
Board Advisor

Ahmet Bozer joined Esas as an advisor to the Board in 2017.

Prior to joining Esas, Mr. Bozer was an Executive Vice President at Coca-Cola, with a strong track record of performance, value creation and experience in working across many cultures globally. He joined Coca-Cola in 1990, working in various financial roles. After four years, he became the Managing Director of Coca-Cola Bottlers of Turkey (now Coca-Cola Icecek). Mr. Bozer returned to Coca-Cola in 2000 as the Division President of the Eurasia region. He then assumed responsibilities for the Middle East and subsequently became the Group President of the Eurasia region in 2007. As Group President & COO of the Eurasia & Africa regions, he led business activities in 90 countries and later, as President of Coca-Cola International, in more than 200 countries.

Mr. Bozer has a B.S. degree in Management from the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, and a M.S. degree in Business Information Systems from Georgia State University.

Throughout his career, Ahmet Bozer has served on a number of boards of privately-held joint ventures and bottling companies. Currently he serves as a non-executive board member in various for-profit and not-for-profit organizations globally.