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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Hamdi AKIN - Chairman

Mr. Hamdi Akın graduated from Gazi University, Department of Mechanical Engineering. He founded Akfen Holding in 1976. In addition to serving as the chairman of the board of directors of Akfen Holding A.S, in 2005 he also became chairman of TAV Airports Holding of which he is a founder and a shareholder. Mr. Akın has also carried his work in business to volunteer efforts and non-governmental organizations as a manager and founder of many societies, foundations and chambers of commerce. He has served as vice president of Fenerbahce Sports Club (2000-2002), MESS-Metal Industrialists' Union president of Ankara Regional Representatives Council (1992-2004), president of TUGIAD-Turkish Young Businessmen's Association (1998-2000), on the board of directors of TISK-Turkish Confederation of Employers' Associations (1995-2001), on the board of directors of TUSIAD-Turkish Industrialists' and Businessmen's Association and has also served as the president of Information Society and New Technologies Commission (2008-2009).

İbrahim Süha GÜÇSAV - Board Member

Mr. Ibrahim Suha Gucsav graduated from Istanbul University, Department of Economics in 1992. He later received his MA from Gazi University, Institute of Social Sciences, Department of Business Administration. Beginning his professional career in 1992 at Alexander & Alexander Insurance Brokerage Co., Mr. Gucsav joined Akfen Holding in 1994 where he served as financial group president and chief executive officer. From 2003 to 2010, he was the vice chairman of the board of directors of Akfen Holding. Since March 2010, he has been chief executive officer of Akfen Holding. He also serves as the chairman of Akfen GYO (Real Estate Investment Trust), the chairman of Akfen Water (Akfen Environment and Water Investment, Construction, Operation Co.), and as a member of the board of directors of Akfen Energy Investments Holding and other Akfen Holding subsidiaries.

Hüseyin Kadri SAMSUNLU - Board Member

Mr. Huseyin Kadri Samsunlu graduated from Boğazici University, Department of Economics in 1991 and completed his MBA degree at the University of Missouri in the U.S. in 1993. He became a certified public accountant registered in the state of Missouri in 1994. Mr. Samsunlu serves as the assistant general manager of Akfen Holding and a board member of several of its subsidiaries. Mr. Samsunlu began his professional career as a financial analyst at Turkiye Sınai Kalkınma Bankası A.S (Turkish Industrial Development Bank) and served in various positions between 1995 and 2006 as general manager and a member of the board of directors at Global Holding and its subsidiaries. Before joining Akfen Holding in the beginning of 2009, he spent three years in Romania and Turkey as an investment and corporate finance advisor.

David Antonius YANG - Board Member

Mr. David Yang graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and subsequently obtained a Master's in Business Administration from George Washington University. He is the regional chief executive officer of PSA Europe, Mediterranean and Americas. Mr. Yang has overall responsibility and accountability for leading and expanding the businesses in Europe, Mediterranean and Americas. He also sits on the Senior Management Council of PSA International Pte Ltd. Prior to his current position, Mr. Yang was the chief executive officer of PSA Mediterranean and Middle East South Asia from 2008 until the end of 2009. Mr. Yang rejoined PSA in January 2008 following a short stint with DFS (Ventures Singapore) Group where he was senior vice president, Global Logistics, with worldwide responsibility for warehousing, transportation and trade and regulatory compliance. He first joined PSA in 2001. From 2001 to 2006, he served in a number of roles, including regional director for Europe, followed by head of logistics for PSA's logistics businesses. He was later the interim chief executive officer in Turkey, where he played a key role in forming the existing partnership with Akfen Holding. In 2004, Mr. Yang assumed the position of group head of business development where he formulated strategies, recommended tactical approaches and headed teams participating in concession tenders, leading to PSA's partnerships in Vietnam, Pakistan, Turkey, and Panama. Before joining PSA in 2001, Mr. Yang worked at the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) as director of its Milan Center and was based in Milan for six years.

Lim Pek Suat - Board Member

Ms. Lim Pek Suat has a bachelor in accountancy (Hons), an MBA in finance and is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK). Ms. Lim is the chief financial officer and head of group business development at PSA International Pte Ltd. As PSA International Pte Ltd's chief financial officer, she is responsible for PSA's world-wide finance functions, including financial management, treasury and related risk management. In her role as head of group business development, Ms. Lim plays an integral role in shaping the global footprint of PSA and is responsible for PSA's global projects. Ms. Lim is also a member of the Senior Management Council of PSA International Pte Ltd. She joined PSA in September 2001, bringing 14 years of experience in corporate and project management accounting, as well as investment and treasury activities. During Ms. Lim's time with PSA, she has covered various aspects of corporate accounting in PSA's accounting and finance division office, and was previously the chief financial officer for Southeast Asia and Singapore Terminals. Prior to joining PSA, Ms. Lim was involved in a boutique private equity firm specializing in infocomm and biotech investments, and has held various positions, including treasury, project management accounting, business and investment analysis, in leading multinational corporations, such as Shell Eastern Petroleum, Union Bank of Switzerland and SG Warburg.

John Arthur Phillips - Board Member

Mr. John Arthur Phillips graduated from the College of Nautical Studies, Warsash. Mr. Phillips holds a class 1 master mariner certificate and higher technical diploma in nautical studies obtained in 1986. Mr. Phillips has over 30 years of experience in shipping and port operations relating to a wide variety of vessel types and cargo activities. Before joining the Company in 2007, Mr. Phillips was working as senior port operations director in DFDS Tor Line/DFDS Nordic Terminal in the Port of Immingham. Following his achievements as port operations assistant general manager of the Company, he held the position as general manager of the Company from 2008 until his appointment to the board of directors in 2012.

Executive Committee

David Antonius YANG - Committee Member

Mr. David Yang graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and subsequently obtained a Master's in Business Administration from George Washington University. He is the regional chief executive officer of PSA Europe, Mediterranean and Americas. Mr. Yang has overall responsibility and accountability for leading and expanding the businesses in Europe, Mediterranean and Americas. He also sits on the Senior Management Council of PSA International Pte Ltd. Prior to his current position, Mr. Yang was the chief executive officer of PSA Mediterranean and Middle East South Asia from 2008 until the end of 2009. Mr. Yang rejoined PSA in January 2008 following a short stint with DFS (Ventures Singapore) Group where he was senior vice president, Global Logistics, with worldwide responsibility for warehousing, transportation and trade and regulatory compliance. He first joined PSA in 2001. From 2001 to 2006, he served in a number of roles, including regional director for Europe, followed by head of logistics for PSA's logistics businesses. He was later the interim chief executive officer in Turkey, where he played a key role in forming the existing partnership with Akfen Holding. In 2004, Mr. Yang assumed the position of group head of business development where he formulated strategies, recommended tactical approaches and headed teams participating in concession tenders, leading to PSA's partnerships in Vietnam, Pakistan, Turkey, and Panama. Before joining PSA in 2001, Mr. Yang worked at the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) as director of its Milan Center and was based in Milan for six years.

İbrahim Süha GÜÇSAV - Committee Member

Mr. Ibrahim Suha Gucsav graduated from Istanbul University, Department of Economics in 1992. He later received his MA from Gazi University, Institute of Social Sciences, Department of Business Administration. Beginning his professional career in 1992 at Alexander & Alexander Insurance Brokerage Co., Mr. Gucsav joined Akfen Holding in 1994 where he served as financial group president and chief executive officer. From 2003 to 2010, he was the vice chairman of the board of directors of Akfen Holding. Since March 2010, he has been chief executive officer of Akfen Holding. He also serves as the chairman of Akfen GYO (Real Estate Investment Trust), the chairman of Akfen Water (Akfen Environment and Water Investment, Construction, Operation Co.), and as a member of the board of directors of Akfen Energy Investments Holding and other Akfen Holding subsidiaries.

Frans JOL – Managing Director

Frans Jol has an over 40 years of broad maritime and terminal operations experience, worked with numerous computer systems, has large knowledge of terminal planning and EDI. He has started his career at Shell Tankers and continued with Seatrain Lines, Trans Freight Lines and P&O Containers Rotterdam, Holland as a General Manager for Continental Europe, various terminals in Italy as Managing Director as LSCT in La Spezia and SCT in Salerno which included Med Feeder Italia and Nola (TIN) Interport, and most recently he worked in TIL (Terminal Investment Limited) as Operations Director and was responsible for Board of Directors and 8 terminals around the world.

Frans Jol was also a Member of the Board of several PSA JVs including PSA Sines in Portugal, ITL in Argentina, MPET in Belgium and MPAT in Singapore.

Frans Jol and his team will build on MIP’s achievements over the past decade and lead many important projects such as the East Med Hub which consisting of phases. Frans Jol joined Mersin International Port on 15 January 2016 as Managing Director.

Kelvin TAN - Deputy General Manager

Mr. Kelvin Tan graduated from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London and holds a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering. He also did postgraduate studies at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh USA during that time. He is a certified internal auditor (International Institute of Internal Auditors, Florida USA) as well as holding a Diploma in Marketing from the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Mr Tan has been working at PSA International since 2001 and held various management positions in Finance, Commercial and Operations in Singapore and Asia. He was part of the original privatization team of MIP in 2007 as Deputy AGM (Finance) and subsequent continued his involvement in PSA ports in UK, Belgium and Italy; he assumed the role of CFO in Italy in 2012 with responsibility for the ports of Genoa and Venice. In 2014 he joined MIP as Deputy General Manager.

Hakan TURUNÇ – Deputy General Manager

Hakan Turunc graduated from Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Maritime Studies in 1999 and worked in various shipping companies as Oceangoing Captain for 5 years. Turunc has taken on tasks as Senior Manager in Turkish and Foreign Ports since 2004, has taken responsibilities for Commercial and Customer Relations, Terminal Operations Systems (TOS), KPI and Port Evaluation Projects within his 17 years’ experience. He joined MIP in March 2014 as Head of Business Development & Administration and appointed as Head of Commercial in August 2015.

Hakan Turunc has been working as MIP Deputy General Manager since February 2016.

Audit Committee

The audit committee of the Company, which is responsible for supervising the internal audit...

The audit committee of the Company, which is responsible for supervising the internal audit unit of the Company and reporting to the board of directors, was established by a board of directors' resolution dated March 1, 2013 and numbered 2013/1.

In accordance with the resolution, the following persons have been appointed as members of the audit committee: Huseyin Kadri SAMSUNLU, Necmiye Meral ALTINOK, LIM Pek Suat and Vincent NG Hak Sen.