Executive Board of TSI Seats

Abdulkerim Çay

Abdulkerim Çay
Chairman of the Executive Board

Born in 1981 in Amasya, Turkey, Abdulkerim Çay holds a degree in Political Science and International Relations from Boğaziçi University in Istanbul.

Beginning his professional career in the Prime Ministry of Turkey as a Press and Public Relations Advisor in 2004, Çay took part in the establishment of the Prime Ministry Investment Support and Promotion Agency of Turkey (ISPAT) in 2006 where he held senior positions including Vice Presidency until he left for private sector in 2010.

Çay served as an executive in various companies before assuming the position of Chief Human Resources Officer at Turkish Airlines in April, 2015. He also currently serves as a member of the Board Directors of Aydın Çıldır Airport and the Board of Directors of Turkish Cabin Interior-TCI

Fluent in English and beginner in Arabic and French, Çay is married with four kids.

 

Haluk Kayabaşı

Haluk Kayabaşı
Vice President of the Executive Board

Mr. Kayabaşı, born in Kayseri in 1957, completed his undergraduate studies in 1980 at Marmara University in the Faculty of Business Administration.

Starting from 1981, he has taken up positions such as Imports Assistant Specialist, Imports Specialist, Imports Deputy Director, Imports Director, and Foreign Trade Director in the Imports Department of Assan Demir ve Sac Sanayi A.Ş. Having worked as the Foreign Trade Coordinator at Kibar Holding from 1998 onwards, Haluk Kayabaşı was appointed as a member of the Executive Board of Kibar Holding, and took up the position of Group Director of Metal in the holding starting from May 2012.

In addition to being the Vice President of the Executive Board at TSI Seats, he was appointed as the COO of Kibar Holding in April 2014. Haluk Kayabaşı, who served as the General Manager of Assan Alüminyum between 12.10.2015 and 19.07.2016, is serving as the CEO of Kibar Holding by with all of his other duties as of April 2018.

 

Ebubekir Akgül

Ebubekir Akgül 
Member of the Executive Board

Ebubekir Akgül was born in İstanbul in 1980. He studied International Relations at the Faculty of Political Sciences at Istanbul University. He has completed a master’s degree in human resources and is currently a PhD student in the same field at the same university.

He joined Turkish Airlines in 2008, and he has been working as the company’s HR director since 2016.
 

Ş.Gökhan Lokmanoğlu

Ş. Gökhan Lokmanoğlu
Member of the Executive Board

Born in Ankara in 1973, Gökhan Lokmanoğlu graduated from the Mechanical Engineering Department at Istanbul Technical University.

Starting his career at the Investment Department in Assan Aluminum in 1996, Gökhan Lokmanoğlu was appointed as the Investment Development Director at Assan Aluminum in 2007, as the Investment Director at Kibar Holding in 2010, as the Vice President of Technical Investments at Kibar Holding in May 2012; and as the Vice President of Strategy and Bussiness Development in May 2014 at Kibar Holding. Gökhan Lokmanoğlu has been serving as Kibar Holding Executive Vice President of Corporate Development since August 2016.

 

Atacan Güner

Atacan Güner
Member of the Executive Board

Atacan Güner, who graduated in 2001 from Middle East Technical University with bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering and recieved MS degree in MBA at Maltepe University in 2012.

Mr. Güner, started his professional career in 2002 at Ford Otosan as a Process Engineer. In 2003, he joined Toyota Turkey as a R&D Material Engineer and he moved to Belgium to work at Toyota Europe Head Quarter-Branch Office in 2005. In 2011, he has been assigned to Purchasing Assistant Manager of Toyoto Europe Headquarter in Brussels, Belgium. He returned back to Turkey in 2012 and started working as Purchasing Manager of Toyoto in Sakarya, Turkey. 

In 2014, he started to work with Assan Hanil Automotive as a Supply Chain Director and after he continue to work on Commercial Director position in 2015. In August 2017, he was assigned to General Manager position of Assan Hanil Automotive.

Atacan Güner is a Member of the Executive Board at TSI Seats since March 2018.