About Hepsiburada

Board of Directors

Hanzade Doğan
Founder & Chairwoman

Hanzade Doğan is a serial entrepreneur, an experienced leader of blue-chip companies, a philanthropist committed to social impact and an active voice on global issues. As a pioneer of e-commerce & technology businesses in Turkey, she founded Hepsiburada, the only Turkish company listed on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, and has steered its rapid growth to make it the largest ecommerce platform in Turkey. She is also the Founder and Chairwoman of Nesine, the country’s standard-setting and most widely used sports betting platform.

She has vast experience in leading established Turkishcompanies across industries. Doğan serves also as the Chairwoman of Aydın DoğanFoundation where she has established and led the award-winning governmentbacked “Dad Send Me To School” social mobilization movement that aimed toeliminate economic and cultural barriers in young female education acrossTurkey.

She is a founding member and Vice Chairwoman of Global Relations Forum as well as a member of the Brookings Institute Board ofTrustees and an active participant to World Economic Forum.  She is a graduate of London School of Economics, has received her MBA from Columbia University where she also serves on the Columbia Business School Board of Overseers.

Erman Kalkandelen
Deputy Chair

Erman Kalkandelen has served as a member of our board since August 2020. Mr. Kalkandelen currently serves as the CEO and Chairman of Franklin Templeton Turkey. Since joining Franklin Templeton, Mr. Kalkandelen has focused on small-cap companies in emerging markets and the CEE region. He is a member of the board of directors of Netlog Lojistik, Gözde Girişim, DeFacto, Şok Marketler and Bizim Toptan.   

Mr. Kalkandelen holds a Master of Business Administration, with honors, from Sabanci University. During his MBA, he also studied strategic management at the Warrington School of Business Management, Florida University and graduated with honors from the Labor Economics Department of the Political Sciences Faculty, Ankara University.

Vuslat Doğan Sabancı
Board Member

Vuslat Doğan Sabancı has been a member of our board of directors since 2020. Ms. Sabancı has over twenty years of experience in publishing and media. From 2004 to 2008, she served as the CEO of Hürriyet Publishing, Turkey s foremost newspaper group, and as publisher from 2008 to 2018, during which time Hürriyet became a widely read and influential newspaper and Turkey’s largest digital content company. Prior to joining Hürriyet, Ms. Sabancı worked at The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Ms. Sabancı founded Hürriyet Emlak, one of Turkey’s leading real estate websites in 2016, and has been chairwoman since 2019. Ms. Sabancı sits on the board of a number of companies, including Doğan Group. Ms. Sabancı is a lifetime honorary board member of the International Press Institute (IPI) and serves on the Advisory Board of Columbia University’s Global Centers, as well as on the Columbia Global Leadership Council.     

Ms. Sabancı is the recipient of a lifetime honorary board member of the International Press Institute and in 2006 received UN Grand Award for outstanding achievement for her social justice campaigns. She is Vice President of the non-for-profit Aydın Doğan Foundation and a founding board member of Turkish Businesswomen Association and the not-for-profit organization Endeavor Turkey.     

Ms. Sabancı holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Bilkent University and completed her graduate studies in International Media and Communications at Columbia University’s SIPA.

Murat Emirdağ
Board Member, CEO

Murat Emirdağ has served as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) since February 2019 and is a member of our board of directors. From 2017 until becoming CEO, Mr. Emirdağ served as an advisory member of our board.

Prior to Hepsiburada, Mr. Emirdağ held different executive and management roles at leading companies such as Instacart, Zynga, Microsoft and Unilever.    

Mr. Emirdağ holds a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School and holds degrees in Chemical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering from Bosphorus University in Istanbul. Mr. Emirdağ is currently a member of World Economic Forum s Digital Payments Advisory Committee.

Korhan Öz
Board Member, CFO

Halil Korhan Öz has served as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and member of the board of directors with Hepsiburada Group Companies since 2014. Prior to Hepsiburada, Mr. Öz worked for Ernst & Young from 1994 to 2003, after which he worked as the CFO for Shell/Bechtel Joint Venture Energy Company, Nokia Networks, Real Estate Investment Fund by Merrill Lynch, Levi Strauss and Media Markt GmbH. 

Mr. Öz holds a Economics (BA) degree from Istanbul University Economics and since 2000 has been a member of the Turkish Chartered Public Accountants (CPA). Mr. Öz is the recipient of various awards including being listed as one of the 50 most Forceful CFOs in Turkey three times between 2016 and 2020.

Tolga Babalı
Board Member

Tolga Babalı has been a member of our board of directors since May 2021. Since 2008 he has held several management roles in Doğan Holding and related companies in the Doğan Group and, since 2017, Mr. Babalı has served as a member of the executive committee of Doğan Holding, with responsibility for financial and operational management. He has also served as board member or chairman of the board of directors of a number of Doğan Group companies.   

Prior to joining the Doğan Group, Mr. Babalı worked for the Tax Inspection Board and Revenue Administration at the Ministry of Finance of Turkey from 1998 to 2008.  

Mr. Babalı holds a Bachelor s degree in Economics from Gazi University, Ankara, and is certified as a Sworn-in Certified Public Accountant and an Independent Auditor.

Erol Çamur
Board Member

Mehmet Erol Çamur has been a member of our board of directors since 2015. Mr. Çamur worked for the Ministry of Finance from 1986 to 1995, and held management positions in the private sector for 5 years before joining Doğan Group in 2000. Mr. Çamur has been responsible for finance organizations at several Doğan Group companies. Currently, he serves as the Financial Affairs Coordinator for multiple entities under the Doğan Group.    

Mr. Çamur holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Ankara University.

Ahmet Bozer
Independent Board Member

Cemal Ahmet Bozer has been a member of our board of directors of since 2016. Mr. Bozer started his career at DeVry Institute of Technology in 1983 as an Assistant Professor. He joined the audit firm Coopers & Lybrand in Atlanta in 1985, serving in a variety of audit, consultancy & management roles. He later joined Coca-Cola in and served in financial roles from 1990 to 1997. In 1994, he took a leadership role at Coca-Cola Bottlers of Turkey (now Coca-Cola Icecek) as Chief Financial Officer and became its Managing Director, reporting to a board of JV partners. Returning to Coca-Cola in 2000 as Division President, Eurasia, he soon assumed Middle East responsibilities, and in 2007 became Group President for Eurasia. In 2008 Mr. Bozer was named Group President & COO, Eurasia & Africa, where he led business activities in 90 countries and in 2012, he was named as President of Coca-Cola International in more than 200 countries/territories.   

Mr. Bozer has a Bachelor s degree in Management from the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, and a Master s degree in Business in Information Systems from Georgia State. While at Coopers & Lybrand Mr. Bozer became a Certified Public Accountant.

Tayfun Bayazıt
Independent Board Member

After having received BS degree in Mechanical Engineering (1980) and later an MBA from Columbia University, New York, (Finance and International Business - 1983), Tayfun Bayazıt started his banking career at Citibank.

He subsequently worked in executive positions within Cukurova Group for 13 consecutive years (Yapı Kredi as Senior EVP and Executive Committee Member, Interbank as CEO, Banque de Commerce et de Placements S.A. Switzerland as President and CEO). In 1999, he was appointed as Vice Chairman of Doğan Holding and an Executive Director of Disbank. In 2001 he assumed CEO position at Disbank. In 2003 he was also appointed Chairman and was requested to remain as CEO of Fortis Turkey and the region in July 2005 after its acquisition. Subsequently, he was elected as Chairman of Fortis in 2006.

Mr. Bayazıt came back to Yapı Kredi in 2007 (at which time Yapı Kredi was owned by a joint venture of the UniCredit and the Koç Group) as CEO and two years later he was elected as Chairman. He served as chairman of all Yapı Kredi subsidiaries including Yapı Kredi Sigorta (property and casual insurance) and Yapı Kredi Emeklilik (private pension and life) for 4 years. Yapı Kredi was the fourth largest high street bank in Turkey with subsidiaries in Holland, Bahrain and Russia, actively involved in mortgage lending among other individual banking activities with strong digital focus.

Mr. Bayazıt left this post in August 2011 to set up his own firm “Bayazit Consulting Services.” He was then elected as the Country Chairman for MarshMcLennan Group (Marsh, Mercer and Oliver Wyman exist in Turkey) in September 2012 and serves on the board of directors of MLP Care (healthcare) and Coca Cola Icecek (bottling and distribution) as an independent director. He is also a board member at Aydem Enerji and Boyner companies.

He is a member of TUSIAD (Turkish Industrialists and Businessmen Association) High Advisory Board and takes active role in other non-governmental organizations such as World Resources Institute, Corporate Governance Association of Turkey. Member of the board of trustees of Bosphorus University and Turkish Education Volunteers Foundations.