Early Identification and Management of Risks Committee
Chairman / Independent Member of Board of Directors
Chief Advisor of President, Economist, Financial Analyst, Banker, Journalist, Columnist. He worked as economy commentator in Kanal 6, Kanal E and CNN Türk and columnist in Radikal, Vatan, Referans and HaberTürk. He was the producer and the presenter of Parametre and Finans Analiz TV programs. He also worked as a lecturer in Doğuş University. Between 2009 and 2012, he was the Chief Production Director of HaberTürk TV, economy commentator in Bloomberg TR and columnist in HaberTürk Newspaper. Between 2012 and 2013, he was the Chief Production Director of 24 TV and columnist in Star Newspaper. He continued to present the TV discussion program “Sansürsüz” in 24 TV, transferring from HaberTürk TV. He has served as the Prime Minister’s Chief Advisor between July, 2013 and August 2014 and has been serving as Chief Advisor of President since August 2014. He was graduated from Galatasaray High School and Bilkent University, Faculty of Banking and Finance. He studied for master degree in Sorbonne University. He speaks English and French.
Committee Member / Member of Board of Directors
Dr. Ömer Fatih Sayan was born in İstanbul in 1977. He received his Bachelor degree from the Electronics Engineering Department of İstanbul University Faculty of Engineering; Faculty of Law of Bahçeşehir University and Diplomatic Studies of Oxford University - St Antony’s School. He completed his Master’s Degree at Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Communications Engineering Department of Technical University of Munich and at Biomedical Engineering Department of İstanbul University Institute of Science and Technology. He also received his PhD on Biomedical Engineering at the İstanbul University Institute of Science and Technology. Starting his career in İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality in 1995, Mr. Sayan worked in private companies in Turkey, Germany and USA in the fields of chip manufacturing, cell phone design and R&D after receiving his Bachelor’s Degree. He carried out studies in entrepreneurship by working under the initiative of Silicon Valley and he gave lectures on Information Law and New Trends in Informatics in many universities in Turkey and Germany. Ömer Fatih Sayan has given many lectures in conferences about research subjects and he has many articles published in scientific journals. He carried out his duty as Advisor to the Prime Minister and Chief Advisor to the Prime Minister between the years of 2007 and 2014. He has worked as Information and Communications Technologies Authority (ICTA) Chairman from June 2015 to July 2018. He has been assigned as the Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure on July 21, 2018. He is married and father of 3. He speaks English, German and French.
Committee Member / Member of Board of Directors
He is originally from Develi district of Kayseri province and was born in 1966 in İstanbul. After completing his education at Zeytinburnu İmam Hatip Secondary School in 1980 and at Şehremini High School in 1983, he graduated from the Department of Economics of Marmara University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences in 1988. Between 1989 and 1990, he studied English at the “Anglo School of English”.
Mahmut GÜRCAN started his business life in 1988 with eyeglasses manufacturing within his family company and he traded the manufactured eyeglasses in the domestic market, as well as exporting them to other countries such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Romania, Russia, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Ukraine, etc. The family company in the textile sector, which is founded by him, has been engaged in its activities since 2002. This company, of which Mahmut GÜRCAN is also the chairman of the board of directors, operates in its field by exporting to countries such as Germany, Italy, England, Greece, Spain, Poland, Croatia and Russia.
Mahmut GÜRCAN, who has had a very active political life, entered into the political life in 1992 as the Chairman of the Yeşilköy District of Bakırköy subprovince of the Welfare (Refah) Party.
Afterwards, he served as the Vice President of the Bakırköy district of the Welfare Party, Vice President and Member of the Board of Bakırköy district of the Virtue Party, Founding Member of AK Party Bakırköy District Presidency, Member of the Board of Directors of AK Party Bakırköy District Presidency, AK Party Bakırköy District President for 3 terms, Central Decision Board (MKYK) Member of Ak Party Headquarters through the 2nd and 3rd Extraordinary Congress elections, Consultant in the AK Party Headquarters Organization Presidency, Istanbul 3rd Region Coordinator of Ak Party, East Anatolia Regional Coordinator of Ak Party, AK Party Istanbul Provincial Vice President who is in charge of financial and administrative affairs, on top of his roles as the Chairman of the election coordination centres of Ağrı, Şanlıurfa and Denmark.
In addition, he is a Member of the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce, a Member of the Istanbul Chamber of Industry, a Member of MUSIAD, a Member of the Science Dissemination Society, and a Member of the Ensar Foundation. He was appointed as the Deputy Minister of Treasury and Finance on December 16, 2021.
Mahmut GÜRCAN is married and has 3 children, and he is fluent in English.