Polisan Holding Board of Directors

We remember our Founder, our mighty Plane Tree, our priceless elder Necmettin Bitlis, who laid the foundations of Polisan, and whose name is inscribed among the veterans of Turkish Industry, with respect, in grace and with infinite gratitude.

It will always be our highest priority to keep our visionary leader's values, on which he built our corporate culture and pass these values, which are "integrity", "transparency", "modesty", "reliability", "loyalty", "innovation", "respect to human health and environment" on to generations.

Mehmet Emin Bitlis

Having started his professional career in 1985, Mehmet Emin Bitlis is the Chairman of the Board of Polisan Holding, Polisan Kimya, Rohm and Haas and the Vice Chairman of the Board of Poliport and Polar Teknoloji Yatırımları. He is also a Member of the Board of the Turkish Industry and Business Association, Turkish Chemical Manufacturers Association, Kocaeli Chamber of Industry, Gebze Chamber of Commerce, Dilovası Organized Industrial Zone, Istanbul Rotary Club, and Malatya Education Fund.

Ahmet Ertuğrul Bitlis
Vice Chairman

He was born in 1961 in İstanbul. He graduated from Boston University, in Production Engineering (BSc) in 1983, and obtained his master’s degree from the same university in 1984 in Mechanical Engineering. He started his professional career in 1986. Ahmet Ertuğrul Bitlis is the Chairman of the Board of Polar Teknoloji Yatırımları and the Vice Chairman of the Board of Polisan Holding.

Yasemin Nur Bitlis
Board Member

She was born in 1996. After completing his high school education at Notre Dame de Sion French High School, she studied her university life in France and America. She received her post-graduate degree at Tufts University in 2019 and her master's degree in Arts in Law and Diplomacy at Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in 2021. Yasemin Nur Bitlis, participated in programs at Panthéon-Sorbonne University in France and Sciences Po, Paris School of International Relations. She has gained work experiences in important institutions as Istanbul Policy Center, the French American Chamber of Commerce, the Center for Economic and Foreign Policy Studies (EDAM), the Turkish Industrialists' and Businessmen's Association (TÜSİAD), the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, The Institute of Development Research at the University of Sussex (IDS), the United Nations Development Program, Istanbul, Turkish Center for the Private Sector in Development (IICPSD) since 2017. Yasemin Nur Bitlis also served as the Organization Team Volunteer Coordinator in 2019 and as the Migration Panel Leader in 2020 at the Harvard Europe Conference. Bitlis participated in the Paris Peace Forum in 2020 and held various positions from the Executive Board and Programming Committee to the President of Tufts European Student Association during her university years. She speaks English and French. Yasemin Nur Bitlis is the Board Member of Polisan Holding.

Fatma Nilgün Kasrat
Board Member

She was born in 1964 in İstanbul. She graduated from Notre Dame de Sion French Girls High School in 1983 and İstanbul Technical University (ITU), in Chemical Engineering (BSc) in 1987. She started her professional career that year. Fatma Nilgün Kasrat is the Chairman of the Board of Şark Mensucat, and also a Member of the Board of Polisan Holding and Polar Teknoloji Yatırımları.

Mehmet Hacıkamiloğlu
Board Member

Mehmet Hacıkamiloğlu graduated from the Boğaziçi University Civil Engineering Department. He received his post-graduate degree in International Business at Istanbul University and completed the Executive-MBA Program at Sabancı University. Having started his professional life as an engineer at Üstay İnşaat, Hacıkamiloğlu joined Betonsa within Sabancı Group in 1993 as a Facility Manager, then continued his career as an Investment and Planning Manager at the same Company. He acted as the Strategy Development and Planning Manager in Akçansa from 1997 - 1999, as the Company Manager in Agregasa from 1999 - 2001, and as the Financial Coordinator in Akçansa from 2001 - 2003. He went on to become the Financial and Administrative Affairs Deputy General Manager of Çimsa from 2003 - 2006 and served as Çimsa General Manager from 2006 - 2014. Hacıkamiloğlu was appointed General Manager of Akçansa on September 1, 2014. Between 2016 and 2018, he served as Sabancı Holding Cement and Industry Group President, as well as the Chairman of the Boards of Akçansa, Çimsa, Brisa, Kordsa, Temsa Otobüs, Temsa İş Makinaları, Temsa Otomotiv, Yünsa, and Karçimsa. Mehmet Hacıkamiloğlu was appointed as the General Manager of Polisan Kansai Boya on April 20, 2020. Having principally remained in this post, he has also been assigned to act simultaneously as the proxy CEO, as well as a Board Member of Polisan Holding as of April 1, 2021. Since June 1, 2021, Mehmet Hacıkamiloğlu has been acting principally as the CEO of Polisan Holding. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Polisan Kansai Boya and Polisan Hellas, and a member of the Board of Polisan Kimya, Poliport, Polisan Yapı, Polisan Holding, Rohm and Haas, Şark Mensucat and Polar Teknoloji Yatırımları.

Murat Yıldıran
Board Member

He was born in 1962. After graduating from Galatasaray High School and Middle East Technical University, Department of Economics, he completed his master’s degree in Financial Management at Southeastern University. Mr. Yıldıran started his professional career in 1988 in the field of Investment Banking in Turkey. Between 1989 - 1991, he managed important projects at the Privatization Administration of the Prime Ministry. In 1991, he joined the Samuel Montagu Bank in London. Between 1993 - 2007, he worked at the London European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) as an executive in project finance (loan, capital) and mergers and acquisitions in various countries. Between 2008 - 2009, he was the CEO of Martı REIT and between 2009 - 2010, he acted as the Interim CEO of Capital Resources Co. Group in Azerbaijan. Between 2010 - 2019, he served as the Chairman of Risk and Finance Committee, Executive Board Member and Consultant at İnci Holding, and simultaneously the Board Member and Consultant at companies operating in different sectors and geographies. Murat Yıldıran, who became the CEO of Polisan Holding on October 1, 2019, transferred his duty as the CEO as of April 1, 2021, and was appointed as a Member of the Board of Polisan Holding. He is also the Vice Chairman of the Board of Şark Mensucat, Member of the Board of Polisan Yapı, Corporate Governance Member of the Board of Belgin Yağları, Advisory Member of the Boards of Onurcan Ambalaj and BTM, Advisory of the Boards of Alkim Kimya and Alkim Kağıt. Murat Yıldıran speaks English, French and Italian.

Esra Yazıcı
Independent Board Member

Esra Yazıcı was born in 1968 in Istanbul. She graduated from Saint Benoit High School in 1986 and the Business Administration program at Boğaziçi University in 1990. She completed her MBA at the University of Marmara. She fluently speaks English and French. Having started her professional career in 1991 at the Credits Department at Societe Generale Bank, she worked as a Marketing Manager at Tekfen Bank and DHB Bank. Along with various family-owned SMEs on effective risk management, she has also given consulting to various companies on strategic and corporate management, and financial risk. Esra Yazıcı is a guest lecturer at the University of Bahçeşehir, teaching Crisis Management to MBA students. She is the Independent Board Member of Polisan Holding.

Şeref Taşkın
Independent Board Member

He graduated from Ankara University Faculty of Political Sciences in 1988. Şeref Taşkın joined the Account Experts Board in 1989. Having worked as an Account Expert until 1998, Mr. Taşkın left the Accounts Experts Board to work as a Financial Group Coordinator for a group of companies between 1998 - 2001, while serving as a board member at several group companies. In 2002, he joined Arkan & Ergin YMM A.Ş. as a Partner and Certified Public Accountant. Şeref Taşkın has been providing audit and consultancy services for over 17 years to several companies operating in industry, trade and the service sectors on issues such as tax consultancy, transfer, merger, spin-off restructuring, stock exchange, due diligence, audit consultancy and tax litigation. He continues his professional career as a Certified Public Accountant. Şeref Taşkın is the Independent Board Member of Polisan Holding.

Arif Başer
Independent Board Member

He was born in 1967 in Trabzon. After graduating from the Ankara University Faculty of Political Sciences, Department of Finance in 1988, Arif Başer worked as an officer for the General Directorate of National Estate for one year. Following success in the entrance exam of the Ministry of Finance Account Experts Board in 1989, he worked as an Account Expert until 2004. Mr. Başer was appointed to conduct research on the functioning of the American Tax Administration (IRS) and spent one year in that country for this purpose in 1999. Between 2000 - 2004, Mr. Başer worked as the Marmara Corporate Tax Office Director, Foreign Trade Tax Office Director and İstanbul Vice Provincial Treasury, respectively. He resigned from public service in November 2004 and has been working as a Certified Public Accountant since then. Arif Başer is the Independent Board Member of Polisan Holding.