Founder & Chairman
Sevket Sabanci is the founder and the chairman of Esas Holding. Before
establishing Esas Holding in 2000, Mr. Sabanci held various executive
positions at Sabanci Holding’s textile companies and then started
representing Sabanci Holding abroad in 1980. Also a founding member of
Vaksa, Mr. Sabanci was the Vice Chairman of Sabanci Holding and played
a vital role in the successful progress of the congloromerate until 2004.
Mr. Sabanci graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Textile
Sevket Sabanci leads Esas as Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Emine S. Kamisli
Emine S. Kamisli is the co-founder and the vice chairperson of Esas
Holding since 2000. Mrs. Kamisli started her career in Willis Corroon
reassurance brokerage company in London. After returning back to Turkey,
she joined Aksigorta as the Director of Commerce. She had various
responsibilities such as the Executive Board Member of Aksigorta, Akhayat
and Sabanci Holding prior to the establishment of Esas.
Mrs. Kamisli received her BSc Degree in Economies of Industry and
Commerce from The London School of Economics.
Emine S. Kamisli currently leads the family office and is in charge of the
treasury and wealth management of Esas.
Ali Sabanci is a board member at Esas Holding since 2004. He started his
career at Morgan Stanley in USA. After returning back to Turkey, he held
various positions in Akbank. In 1997, he assumed the responsibility of Head
of Projects in Sabanci Holding, then became the Executive Vice
President of Strategy and Business Development in 2001.
Mr. Sabanci studied Politics and Economics at Tufts University, and
received his MBA degree with a major in International Finance from
Columbia Business School.
Ali Sabanci serves on the board of directors of Pegasus Airlines, Ayakkabi
Dunyasi, Mars Cinema Group, MAC, UN Ro-Ro and Esas Properties
Erhan Kamisli is a board member at Esas Holding since 2008. Mr. Kamisli
started his career in Exsa and held various positions at Akcimento. Then he
served as Cement Group President at Sabanci Holding while holding the
chairman positions in Akcansa and Cimsa. He was also a board member at
Turkish Confederation of Employer Association and Turkish Cement
Producers Association. He also served on the Board of Directors of
Besiktas Football Club and currently serves on the board of Turkish Football
Federation for the second time.
Mr. Kamisli graduated from California State University with a degree in
Marketing and International Business Administration.
Mr. Kamisli serves on the board of directors of UN Ro-Ro, Esas Properties
and Medline Healthcare Group.
H. ÇAĞATAY ÖZDOĞRU
Board Member & CEO
Çağatay Özdoğru is a board member and the CEO of Esas Holding and leads the firm’s investment committee. Prior to joining Esas in 2005, Mr. Özdoğru was the President of IT & Telecommunications industry in Sabanci Holding between 2002 and 2005. Between 1997 and 2001, he held various positions at France Telecom Group where his last post was Executive Vice President of REEMEA region. He was also a member of Global Operating Committee of the Company. Mr. Özdoğru graduated from Istanbul Technical University with a degree in Electronics & Telecommunications Engineering and received his MS degree in Telecommunications Engineering from George Washington University. Çağatay Özdoğru serves on the board of directors of Pegasus Airlines, MAC, UN Ro-Ro, Esaslı Gida and Ayakkabi Dunyasi.
Board Member & CFO
Inan Tanriover is a board member and the CFO of Esas Holding and serves
on the firm’s investment committee. Prior to joining Esas in 2007, Mr.
Tanriover worked for Ziraat Bank between 1977 and 2001 and was
appointed to London twice between 1987 – 1992 and 1996 – 2001 as
Senior Country Manager. He joined Sabanci Holding in 2001 as Finance
Director at the International Trade Group in London. Mr. Tanriover also
worked for Sekerbank as an Executive Board Member between 2006 and
Mr. Tanriover received his B.A. degree in Marketing from Ege University.
Inan Tanriover serves on the board of directors of Esas Properties,
Bonservis and Ayakkabi Dunyasi.