Hakan Timur has a BA degree in “Economics” from Istanbul University and received his master's degree in “Energy and Technology Management” from the Sabancı University. He started his professional career in 1997 at Marsa-Kraft Foods International and pursued his career journey from Human Resources Specialist to Human Resources Manager level here until 2006. After that, he held various roles in Sabancı Group containing different industries, different companies and international responsibilities. He worked as “Human Resources Manager’’ at Sabancı Food Group, “Human Resources Manager” at H. Ö. Sabancı Holding A.Ş. ‘’Global Human Resources Director’’ at Kordsa Global, “Human Resources Vice General Manager’’ at Akçansa and “Chief Officer, Human Resources and Corporate Capabilities’’ at Enerjisa respectively. He has been working as Sabancı Group HR & Sustainability Group President since February 1st, 2018.
In addition to his duty of Human Resources Group President, Hakan Timur also serves as the Executive Committee Member at Sabancı Holding and holding roles of “Board member/Vice Chairman” in companies; “Çimsa,” “Afyon Çimsa,” “Enerjisa Enerji,” “Enerjisa Üretim” and “SabancıDx.” He is also Member/Board Member in several NGOs such as “Özel Sektör Gönüllüleri Derneği-ÖSGD,” “Yönetim Kurulu Üyeleri Derneği-YKÜD” “Sürdürülebilir Kalkınma Derneği Türkiye-SKDT” and “World Business Council for Sustainable Development(WBCSD).” Timur serves as Chairman at “TÜSİAD Employment and Social Security Working Group.”