Nomination and Remuneration Committee
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.
Dr. Ömer Fatih Sayan was born in İstanbul in 1977. He received his Bachelor degree from the Electronics Engineering Department of Istanbul 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.
Mr. Ermut has been the CEO and a member of the Board of Directors of the Türkiye Wealth Fund since March 2021. Previous to his appointment, Mr. Ermut served as the President of the Investment Office of the Presidency of the Republic of Türkiye between 2015-2020 and was a member of the TWF Board of Directors from 2018 to 2020.
Mr. Ermut started his career as the Press and Public Relations Consultant to the Prime Minister and later joined the Investment Office of the Presidency, formerly known as the Türkiye Investment Support and Promotion Agency, as a Project Director in 2005. During his time at the Agency, Mr. Ermut held various key managerial positions and was appointed President in 2015.
In addition, Mr. Ermut served as a member of the Turkish Airlines Board of Directors and one of three Turkish Airlines Executive Committee members between 2019-2021.
Playing an important role in bringing international direct investments to Türkiye, Mr. Ermut was a member of the Board of Directors of the Vienna Economic Forum and SunExpress between 2015-2019, the Vice-President of the Türkiye Basketball Federation between 2019-2021, and the Chairman to the Board of Directors of the World Association of Investment Agencies (WAIPA) for four years.
Mr. Ermut graduated from Boğaziçi University with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and International Relations.