Board of Directors

M. Memduh Gökçen

HONORARY CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

He was born in Bursa in 1932. He completed his primary, secondary, and high school education at Galatasaray High School. He completed his higher education at Karlsruhe University in Germany. After returning to Turkey, he served as general manager, founder, and chairman of the board of directors of various companies in Bursa. He served as a board member and vice president of the council at the Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BTSO).

He became a municipal council member in 1973. He was appointed deputy chairman of the municipal council. In 1983, he was among the founders of the Motherland Party (ANAP) in Bursa. In the general election held in the same year, he was elected as a member of parliament from Bursa. His parliamentary status ended in 1987. Memduh Gökçen did not become a candidate again and withdrew from active political life.

Memduh Gökçen, who supports the history and cultural studies of Bursa and contributed to the publication of the Bursa Encyclopedia, is the Honorary President of Gökçen Holding, of which his son Mehmet Celal Gökçen is the CEO.

M. Celal Gökçen

VICE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

He was born in 1959 in Bursa. After graduating from Saint-Joseph French High School, which he started in 1976, he went to Germany for university education. He graduated from Karlsruhe Technical University in 1984.

He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors at Bplas A.Ş., BPO A.Ş., PHI A.Ş., B.E.R.K. Radyo TV A.Ş., Norm Çevre A.Ş., Aquila Aviation Gmbh, Fenix Aviation A.Ş., and the Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors at Zeytursan A.Ş. Mehmet Celal Gökçen, who attended seminars and courses in various fields in organizations such as Tofaş, Toyota, Bureau Veritas, is highly proficient in English, French, German and Italian languages.

Mehmet Celal Gökçen, who was the President of Bursa Rotary Club in 2011-2012 and the President of the Italian Cultural Association in 2012, is married and has two children.

Memduh Can Gökçen

MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS (GENERAL MANAGER)

Born in 1996 in Karlsruhe/Germany, Memduh Can Gökçen completed his high school education at Institut Montana Zugerberg in Switzerland in 2015.

He started his undergraduate life with the Department of Economics at Erasmus University in Rotterdam, continued at Boston College in the USA, and finally graduated from the Department of Business Administration at Istanbul Koç University in 2021.

In his business life, he still continues to hold various duties and responsibilities, such as Bplas A.Ş. Board Member (April 2019), BPO A.Ş. Board Member (May 2019), PHI A.Ş. Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors (October 2019), Pektat A.Ş. Vice Chairman of the Board (June 2020), Zeytursan A.Ş. Board Member (March 2022) and Zeytursan General Manager (December 2022).
He speaks advanced Turkish, German and English.

Eşref Akın

BOARD MEMBER

Eşref Akın, born in 1964 in Erzurum, graduated from the Faculty of Political Sciences of Istanbul University in 1987.

After his military service, he started his career at Garanti Bank. He served in different departments of the bank and in various provinces for 25 years.
He retired from his position in March 2016 after working at Garanti Bank as Istanbul Europe 6 Regional Loans Manager.

He has been working as CFO in BPlas and Gökçen Group companies since April 2016.

Gamze Boroğlu Zorlu

BOARD MEMBER

Gamze Boroğlu Zorlu, who graduated from Notre Dame de Sion French High School in 1995, graduated from Galatasaray University Faculty of Law, which she got in the same year, in 2000.

She works in various fields such as commercial law, corporate law, contract law, legal consultancy specifically for the retail and automotive industry, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property law, and trademark law. In addition to these, she has been working as a senior manager in various national and international companies for more than 10 years.

Gamze Boroğlu Zorlu, who speaks Turkish, English and French at a native level, is also the founding partner of Borbay Law Firm.