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Ayhan BektaşFinancial Assistant

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In 2017, during his education at Kabatas Anatolian Highschool, he completed his compulsory internship at Mapfre Sigorta , where he continued his carrier after his graduation at the Administration Department of the same for 3,5 years. He attended the finance department of Türk P&I in September, 2021, whilst continuing the license program of banking and insurance at Atatürk University.
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Banu AtillaCorporate Communications Executive

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She graduated from the University of Istanbul, Faculty Tourism Management in 1993 and started her career in the Public Relations department of Yapi Kredi Bank.In 1994 she started to work at Migros Türk T.A.Ş as a Assistant Manager of the Public Relations department and left 2005 to establish her own business Maia Organizasyon Tur. ve Ltd. A.Ş. where she continued her career in corporate communications until 2010. She then counsulted freelance Corporate Communications services and joined Türk P&I in 2017.
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Burcu BerrakClaims Group Manager

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Burcu Berrak graduated from the University of Istanbul in 2000 with the profession of Marine Transportation and Management Engineering. During her studies, she worked in the chartering department of Bora Denizcilik for three years. After graduating from the University, she engaged in the container forwarding and logistics department for a period of two years in major companies like Borusan Logistics and Frans Maas International Freight Forwarding. She was responsible for ensuring management of sea import and export shipments from beginning to end. Before joining Turk P&I, Burcu Berrak worked in Omur Marine as a claims executive from 2003 to 2014. During this time, she handled a full range of P&I disputes, such as collision damages, cargo claims and personal injury matters on behalf of P&I clubs from notification to resolution. Burcu Berrak became a member Türk P&I Sigorta as a claims manager in 2014 then she promoted to claims group manager in 2022. As well as claims management responsibilities, she also takes an active role in projects and process development with departments. Burcu Berrak gives seminars and lectures for sector members and university students about maritime insurance. She is the vice president of Alumni Association of Istanbul University, Maritime Transportation and Management Engineering (DUIM-MED) and active member of Women's International Shipping & Trading Association (Wista) Turkey.
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Captain Cankut KüçüktürkAsst. Technical Manager

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Captain Cankut Küçüktürk has joined Türk P&I Team on August 2020. Once graduated from Deck Department of ITU Maritime Faculty, Capt. Kucukturk started his sea career as Deck Officer and served on board various types and sizes of vessels for 12 years up to the rank of Ocean-Going Master Mariner. In 2010, he joined Kalimbassieris Maritime as Marine Surveyor and Claims Handler for damage, loss and casualty cases on behalf of P&I, H&M Clubs and other marine insurance companies. Additionaly, he performed loss prevention surveys, inspections and audits for various Clubs and Flag States. In 2018, he joined Marsh Insurance Broker and Risk Management as Senior Manager, VP in Placement Department. He recently joined us as Underwriter.
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Çisem AykaşActuary and Risk Management Executive

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She graduated from the Dokuz Eylül University, Statistics in 2007 and started her career in the sales specialist of Eureko Sigorta. She worked in Motor Underwriting department between 2008-2010. She completed her master’s degree in Bahçeşehir University Actuarial Science Department in 2010. She worked as actuarial specialist between 2010-2015 and as actuarial manager between 2015-2021. She worked as senior manager at KPMG about 1.5 years. In this process, she has served in advisory and the audit of insurance companies. She joined Türk P&I Sigorta A.S. in August 2022 as an Risk an Actuarial executive.
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Captain Değer PamukTechnical Group Manager

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Upon graduation from Maritime Academy in 1990, Capt. Pamuk joined Zihni Shipping and worked more than 18 years as Master Mariner on board in various size of bulk carriers/tankers for 12 years, and as ISM Manager/Ship Operations Manager/General Manager at shore management for 6 years, respectively. In 2008, he joined as a Marine Surveyor to Kalimbassieris Maritime which is being acted as marine consultants and P&I correspondents of IG Clubs. In addition to overseeing P&I claims and correspondency for Clubs along with his regular loss prevention/damage related surveys, he also attended on various casualties in Turkey, assisted to salvage/towage issues, investigated pollutions and human injuries/loss of life. Then he acted as Head of P&I Department in same company from 2009 until his fall in with Türk P&I Sigorta family as Technical Manager, in the beginning of 2014.
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Ege YavaşFinancial Affairs Manager

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He graduated from Yıldız Technical University Statistics Department in 2012. He started working at PwC as a transfer pricing consultant in 2012. He completed his master’s degree in Bahçeşehir University Accounting and International Reporting Department in 2014. He worked as senior audit assistant at PwC between 2014-2017 and as audit manager between 2017-2018. In this process, he has served in the audit of insurance companies, insurance brokers and financing companies operating in Turkey. In 2018, he worked as a Financial Reporting and Budget Manager at Medina Turgul DDB, which operates in the advertising industry. He joined Turk P&I Sigorta A.S. in November 2020 as an Assistant Financial Manager responsible from Budget, Reporting and Technical Accounting. He has License of Certified Public Accountant and Capital Market Activities Level 3 license.
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Adv. Elif Kaçar, LLMAsst. Claims Manager

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After graduating from Istanbul Bilgi University Faculty of Law in 2008, she completed her internship in law of maritime field and obtained her license as lawyer from the Istanbul Bar Association. Thereafter, she received her LLM masters degree on International Commercial Law from Kingston University, London and continued working as attorney in the same area. She has been gladly serving for TPI Claims Department since March, 2016.
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Elif KayaSenior Financial Executive

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She graduated from Istanbul Bilgi University, Department of Political Science with a scholarship in 2007. She started her career as an assistant auditor at Akbank in 2007, and served as a senior auditor at Akbank between 2008-2014. During this period, she carried out branch and central audit, process audit, and investigation activities. Between 2014-2016, she worked as a Compliance Manager at Bankpozitif Kredi ve Kalkınma A.Ş. She joined Türk P&I as Senior Financal Executive in 2021.
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Elif MutluFinancial Assistant

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While studying at Marmara University, Department of Insurance, she completed her compulsory internship in Generali Sigorta in Non-Auto Claims Department in 2019. In 2020, she started to study Business Administration at Istanbul University Open Education Faculty. She started as an intern at Türk P&I Sigorta in February 2020 and joined us as Financial Assistant after his graduation in 2021.
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Enis GüngörAssistant General Manager

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He graduated from Istanbul Bilgi University International Finance Department in 2007 with a scholarship. He started working as an audit assistant at PwC in 2007 and continued as Manager between 2012 and 2014, and then worked as the Manager of Budget, Reporting and Accounting Departments in Hedef Filo which operates in the Operational Leasing industry, about 1.5 years. Between 2015 to 2018, he continued his career at PwC as Senior Manager. He served as a Director of the Financial Services Division of the PwC Audit Department from 2018 to September 2020. As well as human resources planning responsibilities of Financial Services Division of PwC Audit Department, he has served as a senior auditor in the audit of local and foreign banks and insurance companies operating in Turkey; he also took an active role in the acquisitions, mergers and capital market transactions of insurance, banks and other financial institutions operated in Turkey. He joined Turk P&I Sigorta in October 2020 as an Assistant General Manager. He has License of Certified Public Accountants, Independent Auditor License given by Public Oversight Accounting and Auditing Standards Authority and an Inusurance Independent Audit License given by the Undersecretariat of Treasury.
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Gizem Esi GülUnderwriter

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She was born in Istanbul in 1986. Graduated from Işık University Administrative Sciences Faculty /International Relations. While studying at the university; worked as human resources trainee at Adecco Group and after graduation; worked as a trainee in Marketing department in contribution to the CRM Project. Started her career in Insurance sector as Assistant Specialist at Inter Partner Assistance ( Axa Assistance) in 2010 and carried out the processes of health insurance policies by taking into account the necessary checks and contracts in contact with the other insurance companies. In April, 2014 she joined the Turk P&I Insurance team as Underwriter Specialist Assistant.
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Gökhan IşılFinancial Officer

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In 2006, Gokhan Isil completed his Associate degree in Accounting at Zonguldak Karaelmas University. Upon graduation, he commenced his career as an accounting officer at Canturk SMM LLC. In 2010, completed his Bachelor Degree at Anadolu University Faculty of Business Administration, following degree completion, he joined Sargan Nakliyat LLC as an Accounting Specialist between 2011 and 2014.For the period of 2014-2020, he worked for Halk Hayat & Emeklilik Inc. as an accounting specialist. As a Collection Specialist, Gokhan continued to contribute to Turkiye Hayat ve Emeklilik Inc. from 2020-2021.Türk P&I Insurance has welcomed him as Financial Affairs Specialist in February 2022.
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Captain Halil Solak, MBATechnical Manager

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Halil graduated from Darussafaka High School in 1995 and Maritime Academy of Istanbul Technical University in 1999. He started his marine career at Zodiac Shipping,London. He completed his MBA degree in Risk Management and Insurance at Georgia State University in USA. Before joining Türk P&I as Assistant Manager, he worked as hull and cargo underwriter for Zurich insurance company and later spent 9 years at Omni Broker House as insurance and reinsurance broker. He presented seminars in Risk Management and Marine Insurance, including Exposhipping and his articles are published in local and internetional media.
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Hülya MiranSecretary

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She studied Mining Technologies at the Vocational College of Technical Sciences of Trakya University and Public Relations at the Anadolu University. She joind Turk P&I in December 2014
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Captain Kaan ÖzerkClaims Director

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Graduated from Maritime Academy of ITU in 1991. He served as a deck officer and Chief Mate at Zodiac Maritime, London on various size of OBO vessels, Bulk Carriers and tankers up to 1998. He worked as a Chief Mate and Master Mariner on container vessels at sea and respectively as Marine Superintendent and Marine Insurence Manager at Office in Arkas Holding up to end of 2017. As of February 2018, he joined Türk P&I family as Claims Group Manager.
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Kısmet YılmazFinancial Officer

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Kısmet is studying at the Open Education Faculty, Banking Insurance Department. She started her career as a Technical Insurer at Rumeli Sigorta A.Ş. in 2001, then she took the position of Zürich Sigorta Call Center Team Leader between 2007-2010, and worked as a Collection Specialist at Cardif Emeklilik A.Ş. between 2011-2018. She continued as Collection Specialist at Orient Sigorta A.Ş. She then joined the Türk P&I Insurance team in May 2021 as a Collection Specialist.
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Merve GönençAssistant Financial Manager

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She graduated from Accounting Department of Balıkesir University in 2008 and from Anadolu University Department of Economics in 2012. She completed her master’s degree in Marmara University, Department of Financial Law in 2016. She started his career in 2008 as an Accounting Specialist at Energaz A.Ş.; took same responsibilities in energy industry from 2008 to 2017 and in construction industry from 2018 to 2020. She worked in Fer Kozmetik as Senior Accounting and Finance Executive from 2020 to 2021. She joined the Turkish P&I family as Senior Financial Executive in May 2021. She has has License of Certified Public Accountants license and is doing her master's degree in Insurance at Marmara University.
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Okan ÇırakoğluClaims Executive

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Okan Çırakoğlu graduated from Piri Reis University, Maritime Business Management in 2019 and completed his internship program at Dp Wold Yarımca Port in Operation Planning department. He started his career as Surveyor at Argemon Shipping Survey Inspection Services Company in 2020. In May, 2021 he joined the Turk P&I team as Claims execusive.
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Pınar SepritExecutive Assistant

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She started her carrier as a Medical Secretary at Florence Nightingale Hospital in 2000. Later, she served as an Executive Assistant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Tekfen Holding A.Ş., Fibabanka A.Ş., Nestle A.Ş., Türkiye Kalkınma and Yatırım Bankası A.Ş. She joined Türk P&I Sigorta as a General Manager Assistant in February 2022.
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Seren AkkuşAsst. Underwriting

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She graduated from Istanbul Technical University, Maritime Transportation Management Engineering in 2021. During the education period she is assigned AYKOP Ship Agency and Automation Systems LTD. as a Post/fixture/Junior Broker in the chartering department for 2 years. In 2022, she started master's degree in ITU Maritime Transportation Management Engineering. Joined Türk P&I Sigorta in April 2022 as an Assistant Undewriter Specialist.
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Sevda KayaAsst. Underwriting

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She graduated from Istanbul Aydın University, International Trade Department in 2016. During her education, she completed her internships at Omur Marine Ltd. and Cevdet Ateş Financial Advisory Firm. She worked as an Insurance Broker at Alliance Marine Insurance Company between 2016-2021. She joined Turk P&I as an Assistant Underwriter in September 2021
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Adv. Dr. Sinem Oğiş, LLM PhDBusiness Development, Asst. Manager

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Sinem Ogis obtained her LL.B. at Yasar University (Izmir, Turkey) in 2013 where she triumphed as third ranked in her Law Faculty. In 2013, she was awarded the Best Student of Yasar University 2013 Prize and a Jean Monnet Scholarship supported by European Union. In 2014, she completed an LL.M. in Maritime Law at the University of Southampton with a dissertation on powerships. From 2015 to 2018, she was a research assistant at the University of Augsburg and wrote her Ph.D.-thesis on the English insurance law. Ms Ogis in 2019 worked as a visitor researcher at the University of Dubai for the period of one month and in 2020 at the University of Gakushuin in Japan. Ms Ogis speaks Turkish, English, Italian and she is a qualified lawyer in Turkey. Ms Ogis is the founder and the President of YoungShip Turkey, project manager of the YoungShip International IMO Working Group and member of WISTA UK and TR. Ms. Ogis recently awarded with the “10 Women to Watch in Shipping in 2022” at Nor-Shipping. She joined Türk P&I in September 2021, she is the Senior Executive of the International Business Development Department and she is also working as a legal maritime expert at the Ministry of Transport of Türkiye.
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Suat KaraFinancial and Administrative Affairs Executive

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He graduated 2011 from Beykent Üniversitesi faculty of Banking and Insurance and started his carreer at Çağrı Sigorta Brokering. In 2013 he started to work in the Construction Industry on different projects as a member of the Administration and Human Resources department. He joined Türk P&I in 2017.
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Şilan Avşar BilginClaims Executive

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Şilan graduated from Baskent University, Insurance and Risk Management in 2007. She completed her internship at Aksigorta Ankara Region Office and started her career at claims department of Aviva Sigorta in 2008. Between 2010 and 2012, she worked at Genworth Financial as a Claims Audit Specialist. Her carrer continued in 2012 at Zurich Sigorta A.Ş as a Global Business Claims Specialist which she left by September 2017 and joined Turk P&I team as a claims executive.
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Tarık TemürtürkanAsst. Financial Manager

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He graduated from Sakarya University, Department of Labor Economics and Industrial Relations in 2004. He worked as Agents and Collection Specialist at Mapfre Insurance between 2008-2011. He moved to Czechia to work as the Order Management & Customer Services Team Leader at Monster Worldwide for 1 year. Afterwards, he returned to the insurance industry and worked for 5 years as the Policy Administration Manager in Euler Hermes Turkey operations. Following this duty, he worked as Trade Receivables Insurance and Credit Risk Manager at London-based Steelinvest Limited between May 2017 and August 2021. Before starting his job at our company, he worked as a Reinsurance Collection Manager at Integra Insurance and Reinsurance Brokerage. Effective by February 2022, he has joined to Türk P&I family as the Assistant Financial Affairs Manager.
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Tuğçe TekerekTechnical Executive

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She finished her secondary education in Germany 1999 at the Commercial Business College and continued in Turkey at the University of Istanbul, Faculty of Communications studying PR and Advertising. After graduating in 2004 she became the representative of Action Global Communications, a Cyprus based Public Relations Agency in Turkey which managed the PR of British Airways. In 2009 she joined Emirates Airline as a Customer Sales & Services Agent and started her career at Türk P&I in 2014. Besides English she also speaks German fluently.
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Tuna BüyükaçıkgülInternal Audit Executive

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He graduated from Istanbul University Faculty of Business Administration in 2005. He started as technical accountant in Liberty Sigorta in 2008. He continued the same duty in Allianz Sigorta between 2009 and 2011. He gained master of science degree in Finance from Istanbul University Graduate School of Business in 2010. Between 2011 and 2015 he worked as senior internal auditor in Sompo Japan Sigorta. He switched to Generali Sigorta and respectively worked as internal audit assistant manager and internal control, risk management, compliance manager between 2015 and 2018. After a brief period in Eureko Sigorta as compliance manager, he started his own internal systems consultancy business and provided services in insurance and finance sectors between 2018 and 2022. He joined Türk P&I Sigorta as internal audit executive in June 2022. He also has CIA (Certified Intenal Auditor) and CFSA (Certified Financial Services Auditor) licences and is an active member of Institute of Internal Auditor Turkey branch.
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Ufuk TekerGeneral Manager

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He was born in 1971 in Istanbul. In 1992, İTÜ he graduated from ITU Maritime Academy- Deck Department. He started his maritime life on passenger vessels affiliated to TDI Maritime Lines and later on worked as deck officer and 2nd Captain in chemical tankers. Having moved from active maritime life to insurance sector since 1997, Teker first started working as a marine and marine transportation insurance specialist in a local insurance company. Afterwards, he worked as Sales, Marketing, Reinsurance Technical Group Manager, and between 2003-2013, he served as General Manager and Board Member at Omni Insurance and Reassurance Brokerage. He has been serving as the General Manager and Board Member of Türk P&I Sigorta since the establishment of the company back in 2013. He continues to serve as the Chairman of I.T.U Defamed (YDO), Vice President of Türk Lloyd Foundation, Auditing Board Member of Türkiye Sigortalar Birliği (Insurance Assocation of Türkiye), member of Turmepa, member of Tüdev Board of Trustees, member of the Disciplinary Board of Imeak Chamber of Shipping. He gave lectures on Marine Insurance at ITU Maritime Faculty, Suny Maritime Faculty and Yıldız Technical University. He has a wide number of articles published in various media and gives seminars on "Maritime and Marine Insurance".
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Umut CANTechnical Manager

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Following his graduation from Istanbul Technical University with a degree in Mathematics Engineering, Umut started his marine risks insurance career in 2005 at Anadolu Insurance Company. He later joined Aon ve Omni as an insurance and reinsurance broker. In 2014 he took the position as Underwriter of Turkish P&I. Umut’s responsibilities include establishment of Company’s risk and business acceptance criteria, review and guidance of rating practices and application of these practices to both prospect busines and portfolio, and ensuring smooth and continuous run of the Company’s reinsurance treaty programmes. His articles on various insurance related topics continue to be published in maritime and insurance sector periodicals.