• GÖNÜL TALU Chairman and Executive Director
  • HÜSNÜ AKHAN Board Member
  • DR. SADİ GÖĞDÜN Board Member
  • KAYHAN UYAROĞLU Board Member
  • ŞADAN GÜRTAŞ Board Member
  • AHMET KURUTLUOĞLU Board Member
  • M. BURAK TALU Executive Board Member, CEO and President of Executive Board

Gönül TALU achieved his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Department of Civil Engineering of Istanbul Technical University. Mr. TALU joined Doğuş Construction and Trade Inc. in 1969, served at various executive levels and promoted to Chairman and Executive Director in 1994. Besides to these responsibilities, Mr. TALU continues his service as a Board Member of Doğuş Holding A.Ş. and the Chairman of Teknik Engineering and Consultancy Inc. and Ayson Geotechnical and Marine Construction Co.

Hüsnü AKHAN was born in Birecik/Şanlıurfa in January 23, 1953. He completed his primary and secondary education at Birecik High School. AKHAN is a graduate of Middle East Technical University, Department of Business Administration and earned his Master’s degree in Economics from University of Miami (USA). AKHAN served at various levels in the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey. He served as Representative at London Office and Assistant General Manager at the Foreign Relations Department of the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey. He joined Doğuş Group in 1994. After serving as the Executive VP responsible for Treasury, Operations and Foreign Relations at Garanti Bank, he was assigned as the General Manager of Körfezbank in 1998. AKHAN served as a board member of Doğuş Holding and CFO during 2001-2005. Since January 2006, he has been a board member of Doğuş Holding and the CEO. Additionally, he currently serves as the Chairman of the Board for Doğuş Real Estate, Related Digital Marketing, Doğuş Photography, Doğuş Healthy Life, Körfez Aviation, Doğuş Planet Electronics & Informatics Services as Deputy Chairman for Doğuş Data Processing & Technology Services, Ara Güler Doğuş Art & Museum, and as a board member for TÜVTÜRK and Doğuş Construction.

Dr. Sadi GÖĞDÜN achieved his bachelor’s degree from Istanbul High School of Economy and Commercial Sciences and obtained his Doctor degree on economy at The Istanbul Academy of Economic and Commercial Sciences. Dr. GÖĞDÜN started his professional life in Koç Holding in 1958, then joined Doğuş Group in 1976, and served as a Board Member in various companies within Doğuş Group. Dr. GÖĞDÜN, who served as a Board Member of Garanti Bank during 1983-1991, currently continues his service as a Board Member of Doğuş Holding A.Ş., Doğuş Construction and Trade Inc. and Ayson Geotechnical and Marine Construction Co.

Kayhan UYAROĞLU achieved his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Department of Civil Engineering of Istanbul Technical University. Mr. UYAROĞLU started his professional life with the contracting company he founded in 1962, then joined Doğuş Construction and Trade Inc. in 1975. Mr. UYAROĞLU, who has been serving as a Board Member in Doğuş Construction since 1992, also serves as a Board Member in Teknik Engineering and Consultancy Inc. and Ayson Geotechnical and Marine Construction Co.

Şadan GÜRTAŞ achieved his bachelor’s degree from the Faculty of Economics and Commercial Sciences of Anadolu University. Mr. GÜRTAŞ joined Doğuş Group in 1968, served as an Executive in Doğuş Construction and Trade Inc. and other companies within Doğuş Group. Mr. GÜRTAŞ currently serves as a Board Member in Doğuş Holding A.Ş. and Doğuş Construction and Trade Inc.

Ahmet KURUTLUOĞLU achieved his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Faculty of Law of Istanbul University, yet he achieved another graduate degree from The Department of Business Administration of Istanbul University. Mr. KURUTLUOĞLU joined Doğuş Group in 1981 and served as a Legal Adviser in various Doğuş Group Companies. Mr. KURUTLUOĞLU currently serves as a Board Member in Doğuş Holding A.Ş. and Doğuş Construction and Trade Inc.; besides as the Chief Legal Officer of Doğuş Group.

Burak TALU received his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Istanbul Technical University in 1992. He started his professional life in Garanti Securities. After completing his MBA from Boston College in 1996, he served as a Project Manager in Harza Engineering in Chicago. He, then moved to Turkey to head the Strategy and Business Development Group of Doğuş Group. In 2001 he joined to Doğuş Construction and Trade Inc. as the Business Development Coordinator. After 14 years in various positions, he currently serves as the Exceutive Board Member, CEO and President of Executive Board in Doğuş Construction and as a Board Member in the sister company Ayson Geotechnical and Marine Construction Co.. Mr. TALU also serves as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Turkish Contractors Association and Executive Committee Member of American-USA Business Council in Foreign Economic Relations Board.

  • M. BURAK TALU Executive Board Member and President of Executive Board
  • DOĞAN TALU Vice President of Executive Board, Operations in Turkey
  • ALP KİNAY Member of Executive Board; Finance, Accounting and Project Finance
  • ORHAN DAYA Member of Executive Board; Planning, Contracts and Cost Management and Legal Affairs
  • SELAHATTİN KOLAŞİNLİ Member of Executive Board, Machinery and Equipment
  • CAHİT GÜLEN Member of Executive Board; Operations, Superstructure and CIS Countries
  • TEYMUR ŞANLILAR Member of Executive Board; Procurement, Logistics, Management Information Systems
  • ERTAN YAPICI Member of Executive Board; Operations in Middle East, India, Africa and Eastern Europe
  • Ömer Uzay KARAKOYUNLU Member of Executive Board; Business Development and Tender

Burak TALU received his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Istanbul Technical University in 1992. He started his professional life in Garanti Securities. After completing his MBA from Boston College in 1996, he served as a Project Manager in Harza Engineering in Chicago. He, then moved to Turkey to head the Strategy and Business Development Group of Doğuş Group. In 2001 he joined to Doğuş Construction and Trade Inc. as the Business Development Coordinator. After 14 years in various positions, he currently serves as the Executive Board Member and President of Executive Board in Doğuş Construction and as a Board Member in the sister company Ayson Geotechnical and Marine Construction Co.. Mr. TALU also serves as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Turkish Contractors Association and Executive Committee Member of American-USA Business Council in Foreign Economic Relations Board.

Doğan TALU achieved his bachelor’s degree from the Department of Civil Engineering of Fırat University. Mr. TALU started his professional life as a Shift Engineer in Doğuş Construction and Trade Inc. in 1989. He took an active role in the management of various projects implemented by Doğuş Construction not only in Turkey but also abroad: the construction of roads, bridges, dams and metros. Mr. TALU currently serves as the Vice President of Executive Board responsible for Operations in Turkey.

Alp KİNAY achieved his bachelor’s degree from the Department of Economics of Istanbul University and pursued graduate education in Finance at Texas A&M University, Banking and Finance Graduate Program at Marmara University and holds a master’s degree on Finance. Mr. KİNAY started his professional life in 1990 at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Assurance and Business Advisory Services, worked in New York and Baku offices of the same company, provided advisory services to various banks and companies in Turkey and CIS countries. He joined Doğuş Holding A.Ş. as the Senior VP responsible for Internal Audit and Financial Reporting in 2004. Mr. KİNAY currently serves as the Member of Executive Board responsible for Finance, Accounting and Project Finance (CFO) at Doğuş Construction and Trade Inc..

Orhan DAYA achieved his bachelor’s degree from the Department of Civil Engineering of Yıldız Technical University. He achieved his master’s degree from the Department of Steel Structures of Istanbul Technical University. Later, he attended to various training programs: Tall Structures Training at the University of New York and Construction Law, FIDIC, ICC, ISCID and CESMM3 Applications, Tower Structures, H&S (Crude Oil Pipelines, Industrial Facilities and Heavy Construction, Industrial and Infrastructure Projects), Tender, Quality Control and Scheduling at London College. Mr. DAYA started his professional life as a Site Manager in Saudi Arabia at Impregilo S.p.A. in 1981. Then, he served as a Construction Manager at Koray Construction and Trade Co., as a Project Director at Tekser Construction Industry and Trading Inc and Philipp Holzmann JV, as a Deputy General Manager at Soyak International Construction Co. and as a General Coordinator at Tepe Construction. Finally he joined Doğuş Construction and Trade Inc. as a Project Manager in 2006. Mr. DAYA currently serves as the Member of Executive Board responsible for Planning, Contracts and Cost Management and Legal Affairs.

Selahattin KOLAŞİNLİ achieved his bachelor’s degree from the Faculty of Mechanics of Istanbul Technical University. Mr. KOLAŞİNLİ started his professional life in the General Directorate of Highways in 1978, later joined Doğuş Construction and Trade Inc. as a Site Machinery Supply Chief in 1985. Mr. KOLAŞİNLİ currently serves as the Member of Executive Board responsible for Machinery and Equipment.

Cahit GÜLEN achieved his bachelor’s degree from the Department of Architecture of Mimar Sinan University. Then, he attended to Strategic Business Administration Specialty Program at Marmara University. Mr. GÜLEN started his professional life as a Site Chief in STFA in 1992, later served in PY Consulting International, EMT Erimtan Müşavirlik Taahhüt Ticaret A.Ş. and Summa Turizm Yatırımcılığı A.Ş. respectively, and joined Doğuş Construction and Trade Inc. as the Superstructure Projects Coordinator in 2005. Mr. GÜLEN currently serves as the Member of Executive Board responsible for Operations, Superstructure and CIS Countries.

Teymur ŞANLILAR achieved his bachelor’s degree from the Department of Civil Engineering of the Faculty of Engineering of Boğaziçi University in 1995. He completed the Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the Institute for Graduate Studies in Sciences of Boğaziçi University in 1998. In 2005, he received his Executive MBA degree from the Koç University Graduate School of Business. Mr. ŞANLILAR started his professional life as a Tender Specialist in the Tender Preparation Department of Doğuş Construction and Trade Inc. in 1996. He founded the Management Systems Department in 1999 and leaded this department until his assignment as the Project Coordinator of Sofia Metro Project in 2008. Mr. ŞANLILAR currently serves as the Member of Executive Board responsible for Procurement, Logistics (CPO) and Management Information Systems (CIO).

Ertan YAPICI achieved his bachelor’s degree from the Department of Civil Engineering of Istanbul Technical University. He started his professional life at Cambridge Head Office of Mott MacDonald International Co. as a Civil Engineer. He, then joined to Doğuş Construction and Trade Inc. as a Planning and Claims Engineer. After receiving his master’s degree from the University of Manchester, he continued his service in the Tender Department of Doğuş Construction. Afterwards, he served in Bechtel-Enka JV in Kazakhstan as a Site Engineer in 1996 and in EMT Co. in Moscow as an Assistant Site Manager until 1997. He returned to Doğuş Construction at the end of 1997 and worked in the Tender Department until 2003. He respectively served as an Assistant Project Manager, Project Coordinator and Project Manager in various projects in Turkey, Bulgaria and Saudi Arabia. Mr. YAPICI had been serving as the Project Manager of Riyadh Metro Project. Mr. YAPICI currently serves as the Member of Executive Board responsible for Operations in Middle East, India, Africa and Eastern Europe.

Ömer Uzay KARAKOYUNLU achieved his bachelor’s degree from the Department of Civil Engineering of Istanbul Technical University. He started his professional life in 1992 as a Freelance Civil Engineer. After serving in various superstructure projects for 10 years, he joined Doğuş Construction and Trade Inc. in 2001 as a Chief Estimator in the Tender Department. He, then served at various executive levels respectively as a Project Manager and Project Coordinator in rail transportation system projects including Üsküdar-Ümraniye-Çekmeköy Metro Construction and Electromechanical Works Project. Mr. KARAKOYUNLU currently serves as the Member of Executive Board responsible for Business Development and Tender.