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Board of Directors

MEHMET ALİ AYDINLAR

Chairman of the Board

Beginning his career as a financial advisor in 1981, Mr. Aydınlar stepped into the health sector with Acıbadem Hospital in 1991. In 1998, he was granted the award “Excellence in Management” at the World Young Entrepreneur Competition. He received the title of Honorary Doctorate from Dumlupınar University Institute of Social Sciences. In 2006, he was selected the “Male Entrepreneur of the Year” in Economist Magazine's survey “Business Person of the Year” and “Business Manager of the Year” by Dünya Newspaper and İstanbul University Faculty of Business. The same year, the newspaper Referans selected Acıbadem Hospitals Group as “Turkey's Fastest Fish”. Mr. Aydınlar was deemed worthy of the award “Person Who Makes Most Voluntary Personal Contributions to Healthcare” by Health Volunteers Foundation Turkey in years 2007, 2009 and 2010. In 2008, he received the “Healthcare Management Honorary Award” from Hospital News Maganize. In addition to the “Outstanding Service Award” of Turkish Parliament, Mr. Aydınlar also received the “Sportsman of the Year” award in 2011 for his contributions to sports.


HATİCE SEHER AYDINLAR

Vice Chairman of the Board 

Hatice Seher Aydınlar graduated from Chemistry Faculty of Galatasaray University. She entered the health sector with a position at Acıbadem Hospital in 1993. Ms. Aydınlar currently serves as a Vice Chairman of the Board in Acıbadem Hospitals Group.

 

DR. TAN SEE LENG

Member of Board

Dr. Tan See Leng is the leader and conductor of strategic operations at IHH Healthcare Berhad and the company's largest subsidiary Parkway Pantai Ltd. Dr. Leng was appointed as Member of the Executive Board in April 2012 and General Manager in January 2014 at IHH Healthcare Berhad. Prior to joining Parkway and Pantai, he founded a private healthcare group in Singapore. With more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare services industry, Dr. Tan See Leng also actively takes part in various health commisions of Ministry of Health of Singapore. Between August 2011 and December 2012, Dr. Leng was appointed as Adjunct Faculty Member at the Education Department of Duke-NUS' Singapore Medicine Faculty Graduate Program. He was later re-appointed for the January 2013 – December 2015 period. Dr. Leng has a medical degree from National University of Singapore, a Masters degree (Family Practice) and a surgeon license (MBBS) as well as an MBA degree from Chicago University Booth School of Business.

 

DATO' MOHAMMED AZLAN BIN HASHIM

Member of Board

Dato' Mohammed Azlan Hasim graduated from Monash University Melbourne Economy Faculty and obtained the title of Independent Accountant. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, an academy member in Australia, member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants, an academy member of Malaysian Institute of Directors, an academy member of Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and an honorary member of The Institute of Internal Auditors Malaysia. He was appointed as Director of Khazanah Nasional company on June 1, 2004. He served in senior management positions at Bumiputra Merchant Bankers Berhad, Amanah Capital Malaysia Berhad and Bursa Malaysia Berhad. He is the Chairman of Board of Directors of many public companies such as D&O Green Technologies Berhad, Silk Holdings Berhad and the Director of Scomi Group Berhad. Dato' Mohammed Azlan Hasim is also a Member of the Board of many government-affilied organizations including Labuan Financial Services Authority. He is also a member of Employees' Provident Fund Investors' Panel and Retirement Fund. Dato' Mohammed Azlan serves as a Member of Board in Acıbadem Hospitals Group and IHH (IHH Healthcare Berhad).

 

TENGKU DATO’ SRI AZMIL ZAHRUDDIN BIN RAJA ABDUL AZIZ

Member of Board

Joining Khazanah in October 2011 as Executive Board Member in Charge of Investments, Tengku Dato' managed investment projects in different sectors. Before joining Khazanah, he served as General Manager of Malaysia Airlines. In August 2005, he was appointed as Deputy General Manager in Charge of Financial Affairs and Member of Executive Board of Malaysia Airlines, where he has been an Independent Member of Board since August 2004. Previously he served as Deputy General Manager in Charge of Financial Affairs and later as General Manager of Penerbangan Malaysia Berhad. Moreover, he worked as an expert in Financial Affairs area at the Department of Audit and Management Consulting Services in London and Hong Kong branches of PriceWaterhouseCoopers. A graduate of Cambridge University Economy Department, Tengku Dato' is a sworn financial advisor as well as an affiliated member of both Malaysian Institute of Accountants and The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

 

KOICHIRO SATO

Member of Board

Koichiro Sato began his professional career at Mitsui in 1997 and has spent most of his time in the life science, manufacturing and healthcare business field. After spending 2 years in the accounting division and 3 years in Life Science Division, he became the manager of the Chemical Division in Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc. where he led various projects including acquisition of UK based pet food ingredients manufacturer. In 2003, he was seconded to NOVUS INTERNATIONAL, INC. and took the role of VP in the planning division until 2004. After returning to Life Science Division in Mitsui headquarter and finishing his MBA in 2006, he was seconded again to NOVUS INTERNATIONAL, INC. During his secondment, he led the strategic and tactical execution plan development for a core product and took part in the USD 50Mil acquisition of a feed supplement company in Spain and Mexico. After his secondment, he left Mitsui and joined MISUMI CORPORATION, a factory automation components manufacturer in Japan where he was responsible for various overseas projects. In India, he was responsible for developing business strategies for Press & Mold business and directed a team of 50 members for 2 years. In China, he created and executed business strategies for press die components business and led the team of 90 members as Deputy General Manager.

In 2015, he rejoined Mitsui and became Deputy General Manager of Provider Management Dept. in Medical Healthcare Business Div. I and is now leading various cross-regional projects in the healthcare sector.

 

SHIRISH MORESHWAR APTE

Member of Board

Shirish Moreshwar Apte has extensive experience in banking and finance. He began his career in banking with Citibank, India in 1981. He held numerous assignments with Citibank/Citigroup in London (1993-1997), Poland (1997-2003), London (2003-2009), Hong Kong (2009-2011) and Singapore (2011-2013). During his 32 year career with Citibank/Citigroup, Mr. Apte worked in the Emerging Markets covering Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa (CEEMEA) and Asia Pasific. He was head of Citi's Corporate and Investment bank in India, CEO for Citibank Poland, and regional CEO first for CEEMEA and then Asia Pasific. Mr. Apte was a member of Citigroup's Executive and Operating committees from 2008-2012 and the Group's Business Practices committee. Mr. Apte retired from Citigroup in 2014 as Chairman Asia Pasific banking. He currently serves on several Boards of Directors including Citibank Japan Ltd, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Institute of Banking and Finance Singapore, Crompton Greaves Ltd, India and the Supervisory Board of Bank Handlowy, Poland.

 

JUAN VILLALONGA NAVARRO

Member of Board

A LLB graduate of Deusto University,  Juan Villalonga Navarro has completed his Masters studies in MBA program of IESE Barcelona (University of Navarra). He served as Chairman of Board and General Manager in Telefonica Group. He was ranked 33th in the “World's Top 100 CEOs” list of Harvard Business Review in 2010. Mr. Navarro is a former shareholder of McKinsey and a Member of Board at Navarro, Axiata and Virgin Mobile Latin America companies. In addition, he serves as the Chairman of Board at Sunbay A.G. company.

 

HASAN ARAT

Member of Board

A graduate of Istanbul University Faculty of Management, Hasan Arat is the Chief Executive Officer of Capital Partners, a group that is active in real estate investment and development areas in Turkey (Bodrum Kaplankaya Project), Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine. He is also a Member of Board in Fiba Group. Hasan Arat serves as Deputy Chairman of National Olympic Committee of Turkey and has been a professional basketball player at BJK sports club, Vice President of BJK and

Vice President of Turkish Basketball Federation. Hasan Arat is currently a Member of Board of International Apparel Federation (IAF), where he served as President in the past. He undertook the duty of Presidency for one term at Turkish Clothing Manufacturers' Association. Among the current duties of Hasan Arat are Vice Presidency of The United Nations World Tourism Organization Business Council (UNWTO), Vice Presidency of Tourism Assembly (TOBB), Board Membership at Turkish Tourism Investors Association, Membership of Foreign Economic Relations Board and Board Membership at Turkish-Chinese Business Council. In addition to the above duties he actively carries out, he is also among the founding members of Educational Volunteers Foundation of Turkey (TEGV), The Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV) and GSD Education Foundation. In Acıbadem Healthcare Group where he is a Member of Board, Mr. Arat serves as the Chariman of the Corporate Governance and Audit Committee.

 

Executive Board

MEHMET ALİ AYDINLAR

Chairman of the Board

Chief Executive Officer

 

PROF. DR. AHMET ŞAHİN

Rector of Acıbadem University

Chairman of Medical Executive Committe

Member of Executive Board

Prof. Dr. Ahmet Şahin graduated from İstanbul Galatasaray High School in 1979 and Hacettepe University Medicine Faculty in 1985. After completing his specialty training in Urology Department of Medicine Faculty of Hacettepe University in 1991, Mr. Şahin obtained his Associate Professor degree in 1995 and Professor degree in 2002. He worked at Long Island Jewish Hospital Urology Clinic in US for a year in 1996 and 1997. Between 2002 and 2008, he served as Chief Physician's Assistant and Chief Physician at Hacettepe Adults' Hospital. Ahmet Şahin joined Acıbadem Hospitals Group in 2008 and served as Medical Services Director between 2008 and 2012. As of May 2012 he serves as the Chairman of Acıbadem Hospitals Group Medical Executive Committee and as of August 2012 as Rector of Acıbadem University.

 

BİROL SÜMER

Member of Executive Board

Birol Sümer graduated from Boğaziçi University Electronic Engineering Department in 1986. He completed his Masters studies at Marmara University Economic Development and International Economics Department in 1991. He continued PhD studies at the same department. He worked as Software Engineer at Netaş between 1986 and 1988, as Systems Analyst at Esbank T.A.Ş. between 1988 and 2001, as Information Systems Director in Acıbadem Healthcare Group between 2001 and 2002 and as Banking Sector Leader at IBM Business Consultancy Services between 2002 and 2004. Between 2004 and 2007, Mr. Sümer served as shareholder – general manager at Suwen International and Advisor to Board of Directors in Acıbadem Hospitals Group. He currently serves as Member of Executive Board in Acıbadem Hospitals Group.

 

SEDAT ARTUKOĞLU

Acıbadem Project Management General Manager

Member of Executive Board

A graduate of Marmara University Department of Business Administration, Mr. Artukoğlu carried out managerial jobs at various health institutions after completing his graduate studies in Contemporary Management Department of the same university. In 1997, he joined Acıbadem Hospitals Group. He currently serves as General Manager of Acıbadem Project Management.
 

TAHSİN GÜNEY

Deputy General Manager (Regional Operations)

Member of Executive Board

Tahsin Güney completed his Masters studies in Actuarial Science and Statistics at City University London between 1997 and 1999 after graduating from Middle East Technical University Public Administration Department in 1989. His Master thesis was titled “Modelling of Pension System in Turkey”. Starting his career as an Assistant Inspector at Social Security Agency in 1990, Güney was promoted to Inspector in 1993, Head of Finance and Actuary Department in 2000, Vice President in 2005 and Acting President and Acting President of Board in 2007, respectively. Tahsin Güney joined Acıbadem Hospitals Group in 2008 as Planning and Business Development Director and has served as Deputy General Manager since 2013.


ASIM GÜN

Financial Affairs Assistant General Manager

Executive Board Member

He graduated from the Marmara University Department of Business. After specializing in business at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Germany, he achieved his masters in Accounting and Financing at the Marmara University, Business and Administrative Sciences Faculty, Social Sciences Institute. Having worked in Financial Consultation and Auditing positions in the past, he joined the Acıbadem Hospitals Group in the year 2000 as the Financial Affairs Director.


Cevat ŞENGÜL

Member of Executive Board


Dr. Cevat Şengül graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of Istanbul University in 1987 and completed his specialist training in Thoracic Diseases in 1996. Up until 2010, in addition to his duties as a physician, Dr. Şengül was the  Physician in Chief and Chairman of the private Nene Hatun Hospital. Subsequently, Dr. Şengül was appointed lecturer at the Faculty of Healthcare Sciences at Medipol University, followed by the General Co-ordinator of Medipol Healthcare Group, the Chief Executive of Medicine Hospital and the Director of Medical Services at Medicalpark Healthcare Group. 

 

Management

PROF. DR. AHMET ŞAHİN

Rector of Acıbadem University

Chairman of Medical Executive Committe

Member of Executive Board

 

TAHSİN GÜNEY

Deputy General Manager (Regional Operations)

Member of Executive Board

 

ASIM GÜN

Financial Affairs Assistant General Manager

Executive Board Member

 

SALİHA KOÇ

Acıbadem Healthcare Group Director of Nursing Services

Saliha Koç graduated from Ankara Hacettepe University School of Nursing in 1990. In 1989, she completed her Pegagogy formation training at the same university. She completed her Masters studies on Philosophy, Psychology and Behavioural Sciences at Maltepe University between 2004 and 2006. She started her career in public sector between 1986 and 1992. Later she switched to private sector as Manager of Nursing Services at Bayındır Hospital in 1992. In 2000, she took the Director of Nursing Services position in Acıbadem Hospitals Group. Saliha Koç is the author of 2009 book “The Power of Smiling”.

 

General Managers and Consultants of Other Holding Companies

SEDAT ARTUKOĞLU

General Manager of Acıbadem Project Management

Member of Executive Board
 

GÖKHAN GÜRCAN

General Manager of Acıbadem Insurance

After graduating from Marmara University Department of Business, Gökhan Gürcan completed the MIS specialization program under Industrial Engineering Department of the same university and continued with his MBA studies at Yeditepe University Department of Business. He successfully completed the Executive Development Program organized jointly by Koç Holding and Koç University. He carried out Director in Charge of Strategic Planning, Financial Control and Reporting duties within Koç Allianz group between 1996 and 2008. He moved to Ergo Group Holding in 2008. Recently he worked as Member of Board of Ergoisviçre Insurance A.Ş. and Ergoisviçre Life and Pension A.Ş. and as Secretary General of ERGO Group Holding A.Ş. Mr. Gürcan currently serves as General Manager of Acıbadem Insurance. 


RASİM TOPUZ

Acıbadem Mobile Health Services General Manager

After graduating from the 19 Mayıs University Foreign Languages Faculty / German Language Department, Rasim Topuz completed the “Allianz Leadership Development” programs organized through cooperation between Koç Holding and the Koç University. Between 1996 and 2006 he worked as an administrator in the Koç Allianz Insurance structure in the Major Clients, Koç Group Business, Foreign Clients and Brokers, Industrial Customers Support and Coordination departments. In 2007 he was transferred to Allianz Worldwide Partners Holding, an Allianz affiliate, and has been working to date as a Board of Directors Member, Board of Directors Deputy Chairman and General Manager in the company’s Turkish organization of AGA Servis Hizmetleri A.Ş. (Mondial Turkey). As of May 2014 he has been the Acıbadem Mobile Health General Manager.


PROF. DR. İBRAHİM ÜNSAL

General Manager of Acıbadem Labmed

After graduating from Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, İbrahim Ünsal completed his education with a Biochemisty Doctorate at the same university. Dr. Ünsal served as Chief Physician's Assistant, Laboratory Supervisor and Member of Medical Committee. Working since 2000 in Acıbadem Hospitals Group, Dr. Ünsal currently serves as the General Manager of Acıbadem Labmed.
 

CANDAN GÖKSU

General Manager of APlus

After graduating from Istanbul University Business Administration and Statistics Department in 1978, Candan Göksü started her career as programmer at Akbank in the same year. She worked as Finance and Control Systems Director in Bimsa A.Ş. between 1983 and 1990 and as Information Systems Director at Esbank T.A.Ş between 1990 and 2002. She was appointed as Information Systems Director in Acıbadem Hospitals Group in 2002. She continues to be a Member of Board of Esbank Retirement Func Foundation since 2002. Since 2010, she is the General Manager of Aplus A.Ş.
 

HÜSEYİN GÖKSEL

General Manager of Acıbadem Middle East Healthcare Investments

Graduated from Ankara Hacettepe University Electronical Engineering with a Msc degree in 1985, Hüseyin Göksel began his career as a Sales and Service Engineer at a private company. Later, he moved as a Quality Insurance Engineering to ASELSAN, which operates in defence electronics industry. He served as Manager of Electronic Systems Department at Burç A.Ş., a company with activities in the marketing, sales and contracting of civil defense electronic systems. Since 1995, he has worked as Deputy Manager and Manager at Technical Services in different areas of health services sector including many reputable institutions and private hospitals such as Bayındır Hospital, City Hospital (Reysaş), Doğuş Healthcare Services A.Ş., Seta A.Ş. and Yeditepe University Hospital. Hüseyin Göksel also worked as Coordinator of Coordination of Hospitals in Acıbadem Hospitals Group. In 2013, he was appointed as General Manager of Acıbadem Middle East Healthcare Investments.
 

Att. UMUR YAŞAR

Acıbadem Hospitals Group Legal Advisor

Umut Yaşar graduated from İstanbul University Facult of Law in 1987 and worked as a self-employed lawyer and a legal advisor to Pepsi, Tamek and Doluca companies. He has been a Legal Advisor to Acıbadem Hospitals Group since 2001.