Chairman of Turkish Exporters Assembly
Chairman of the Textile and Raw Materials Exporters' Association
Chairman of the Talu Tekstil San. ve Tic. A.Ş.
Board Member of the Taha Pazarlama Ve Mağazacılık A.Ş.
Born in Tonya-Trabzon in 1968, Mr. Mustafa GÜLTEPE has graduated from Dokuz Eylul University, Faculty of Industrial Engineering in 1990 and obtained an MBA from Istanbul University.
He started his career at Taha Textile in 1992. He is the Co-Founder and Chairman of Talu Textile, which was founded in 1994 as a member company of Taha Group. For the last 30 years, he is actively in charge of executive management in the apparel industry, both in production and export operation levels of the supply chain management of ready-wear products. He has production facilities in Istanbul, Sakarya and Malatya, in which about 3400 people is employed.
Gültepe is within the Management Board of İHKİB since 2006. He worked as the Vice Chairman of the Board since 2014 and became the Chairman of İHKİB in the elections held in April 2018. He is also the Chairman of Sakarya 1st Organized Industrial Zone.
He is married and has three children. He speaks English fluently.
Deputy Chairman of TİM
Machinery Exporters' Association(MAIB), Chairman
Layne Bowler A.Ş/Executive Member of Board
Samsun Makina Sanayi A.Ş/Deputy President
Date Of Birth/Place Of Birth: 14.11.1961/Ankara
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering
TED Ankara College and METU (licence 1984, M.S. Degree 1987) Thesis on Computer Aided Design (CAD)
Worked for Turkish Electricity Authority, Power Plants Department, in charge of planning, construction and investment phases of thermal power plants during his post graduate studies (1984-1987).
Military service carried out at Turkish Naval Forces Headquarters, Technical Department, as a liutenant responsible from training of maintenance and repair foremen (1987-1988).
Sectorial Duties In Turkey:
1994 - 2003 Foreign Economic Relations Council (DEIK) Turkish-Magrep and Turkish-Iraqi Business Councils' member
1997 - 2000 Turkish Pump and Valve Industrialists' Association (POMSAD), Founder Member of Board
2000 - 2007 Turkish Pump and Valve Manufacturers' Association (POMSAD), President
2002 - 2004 Machinery Exporters' Association (MAIB), Founder Member of Board
2004 - 2006 Machinery Manufacturers' Union (MIB), Secretary Member of Board
2004 - 2006 Turkish Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers' Association (TARMAKBIR), Member of Board, representer at foreign federations
2006 - 2008 Machinery Exporters' Union (MAIB), Member of Board
2007 - 2010 Machinery Promotion Group (MTG), Member of Board
2008 - 2018 Machinery Exporters' Union (MAIB), Deputy Chairman
2010 - 2017 Machinery Promotion Group (MTG), Deputy Chairman
2014 - 2015 Machinery Manufacturers' Federation (MAKFED), Founder President
2014 - 2018 Turkish Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers' Association (TARMAKBIR), Member of Board
Sectorial Duties Abroad :
2001- 2013 European Pump Manufacturers' Association (EUROPUMP) Member of Executive Council
2013 - 2015 European Pump Manufacturers' Association (EUROPUMP) Vice President
2015 - 2017 European Pump Manufacturers' Association (EUROPUMP) President
Sectoral Duties in Turkey:
2007 - Machinery Industry Sectorial Platform (MSSP), President
2012 - Turkish Pump and Valve Manufacturers' Association (POMSAD), President
2015 - Machinery Manufacturers' Federation (MAKFED), Vice President
2016 - Turkish Union of Chambers and Stock Markets (TOBB),
Council of Machinery Sector, President
2018 - Machinery Exporters' Union (MAIB), Chairman
2018 - Turkish Exporters Assembly, Board Member
2018 - Turkish Exporters Assembly, Chairman of Innovation Committee
Sectoral Duties abroad :
2015 - European Enginering Industries Confederation (ORGALIME), representative of Turkey
2017 - European Pump Manufacturers' Association (EUROPUMP), Past President and Member of Executive Council
Membership of Association/Organization
Married, 2 children
Başaran Bayrak was born in Trabzon, on 9th of October, 1959. He was graduated from the Marmara University, Faculty of Communications in 1982.
He was one of the founding members of ÇEKSAN limited company established in 1978. In 2004, by changing of Çeksan into joint stock co, Başaran Bayrak became vice president. In 2000, he and his business partners from Çeksan, jointly founded Bayrak Maritime Joint Stock Co.
He was also involved in executive board of GİSAŞ, the company founded by members of Turkish Shipbuilders Association, as financial executive director between 2001 and 2006 and vice chairman between 2006 and 2008.
In April 2010, he was voted into chair of newly founded Turkish Ship and Yachts Exporters' Association by total of all 42 votes and consequently he is entitled as first chairman of the association.
Today he is still in position of vice president and general manager of Çeksan Shipyard, Bayrak Maritime and Baytaş Tanker and also Councillor of Chamber of Shipping and Chairman of Turkish Ship and Yacht Exporters Association.
He is married with children.
Chairman of the Jewellery Exporters' Association
Burak Yakin was born in Istanbul in 1973. While continuing his education, he started his working life in 1985 alongside Nadir Tütüncü, one of the doyen names of the Turkish jewellery industry. On the one hand, while continuing his education, on the other hand, he learned both jewelry production and trade in accordance with the master-apprentice tradition at the Grand Bazaar. After years of being familiar with the subtleties of the jewelry profession, he worked in the management team of Nadir Metal Refinery. Having an important role in the rapid growth of the company, Burak Yakın continued his successful career by assuming more duties and responsibilities in the sector.
In addition to being the CEO of Nadir Metal Refinery, he has held the CEO positions at NMR and Saygın Precious Metals companies. Having served as a Founding Board Member of the Association of Precious Metals and Foreign Exchange Market Institutions and Organizations (DEMAD) and a Board Member of Kuyumcukent Real Estate Investments (KUYAŞ) throughout his business life, Yakın served as Vice President of the Istanbul Chamber of Jewelers (IKO) in 2018-22.
Burak Yakın is the Chairman of the Board of the Jewellery Exporters' Association as of April 2022. He is also a Board Member of the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM).
Believing in the importance of remaining a lifelong student, Yakın continues his education at the Faculty of Law of Al Farabi University of Kazakhstan.
Yakin is married and he has 4 children.
Deputy Chairman of TİM
İbrahim Pektaş, who was born in Malatya in 1953, graduated from Çukurova University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences in 1976. Having completed his Master's Degree in Macro Economics at the University of Western Illinois (USA), Pektaş began his career as an Assistant Inspector at the Ministry of Labor in 1977, served as the Head of the State Planning Organization Export Promotion Group in 1980. He continued his career as a Consultant to the Ministry of State in 1988 and in 1989, he became a Member of Audit Committee, Member of the Board of Directors and Assistant General Manager at Turkish Airlines.
From 1992 until the present day, he has been serving as a Member of Board of Directors for all the companies under the umbrella of Diler Holding A.Ş., the Deputy Chairman for Diler Demir Çelik End. Ve Tic. A.Ş., Diler Dış Ticaret A.Ş., Yazıcı Demir Çelik San. Ve Tur. Tic. A.Ş., Diler Yatırım Bankası A.Ş. and a Member of Board of Directors for Asil Çelik San. Ve Tic. A.Ş.
Being elected as the Chairman of Steel Exporters' Association in 1994, Pektaş served as the Deputy Chairman for Turkish Exporters' Assembly between 1995-2005. Being a member of the Board of Directors of Steel Exporters' Association since 2010, Pektaş is still serving as a member of TIM Sectors Council.
Melisa TOKGÖZ MUTLU
Born in Istanbul in 1978, Melisa Tokgoz Mutlu graduated from Koç University, Department of Psychology. Having started her business life as a manager at Cherry Valley Food Industry in 1998, Mutlu is still working as the General Manager of the mentioned company. Additionally, Mutlu, who is also a Senior Manager in the Futem Representation Company, has been the Chairman of Sector Council of Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Products since 2012. Mutlu is married with 2 children.
He was born in Trabzon, in 1959.
He graduated from İstanbul University Management Department in 1983.
His export firms;
- Derimsa Deri Mamulleri Industry and Trade co. ltd. (Leather Business- Zeytinburnu)
- GR Deri Tekstil Ayakkabı Ve Hediyelik Eşya Ürünleri co. ltd. (Leather-Fur Garments-Zeytinburnu)
- Atacan Deri Industry and Trade co. ltd. (Tannery-Tuzla OSB)
- İkon Deri Industry and Foreign Trade inc. (Tannery-Çorlu OSB)
- Fimaks Plastik inc. (PET plate and storage boxes production for the food sector–Çorlu)
He is one of the partners of MYM Gayrimenkul Construction Industry and Trade inc.
He is the Vice Chairman of İDMIB, a member of the DTG, a member of the Chamber of Commerce of İstanbul, a member of the Board of Trustees of Çaykara Foundation and a member of the Executive Board of Çaykara ve Dernekpazarı Assistance Community.
He speaks English at intermediate level, is married with two children.
Salahattin Kaplan was born in 1967, in Gaziantep. He has been experiencing approximately 30 years in Carpet Industry as one of the most important producers and exporters of machine-made carpet sector in Turkey.
He presently acts as;
- Chairman of Southeast Anatolian Carpet Exporters' Association
- Vice Chairman of Southeast Anatolian Exporter Unions
- Member of Sectors Council of the Turkish Exporters Assembly
- Chairman of the Council of Carpet Sector
- Member of The City Council of Gaziantep
- Chairman of Dost Kardesler Inc. which is the top machine-carpet-exporting company in Southeast Anatolian and the second highest machine-carpet-exporting company in Turkey.
Kaplan is married with six children.
Salih Zeki Poyraz
Zeki Poyraz was born in Kayseri in 1962. He studied Persian Language and Literature in Ankara University. He graduated in 1985, during his high school and university years he worked in several different sectors as an intern.
As he worked with his father in his construction company he co-founded manufacturing companies from various sectors including food industry (cube sugar), ventilation, cast iron and steel.
Now, he is the CEO of AFS Flexible Duct Co. which he established in 1991. AFS Flexible Duct Co. exports 80% of its products to 70 different countries around the globe. Since 1994 Mr. Poyraz has been working to export his products.
Mr. Poyraz is the chairman of Turkish HVAC-R Exporters Union, a Member of Sectors Council of the Turkish Exporters Assembly and the chairman of Turkish Climatisation Assembly in TOBB (The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey).
He is married with three children.