Kıvanç Zaimler

Kıvanç Zaimler


Kıvanç Zaimler has been serving as the President of the Energy Group at Sabancı Holding since July 2018, overseeing roles as Chairperson at two of the sector’s leading companies, Enerjisa Enerji and Enerjisa Üretim. Additionally, he is the Chair at Sabancı Climate Technologies in the USA, a company established to manage Sabancı Holding’s international investments in renewable energy and climate ventures.

Mr. Zaimler joined Enerjisa in 2008, starting a career that began in natural gas trading and progressed through various General Manager roles in Electricity Distribution and Retail companies, eventually leading to his appointment as CEO. He played a pivotal role in the notable public offering of Enerjisa in 2018, which was one of the standout IPOs of that year. Today, he actively plays a key role in the transformations of Türkiye’s largest companies in their respective sectors.

Beginning his professional journey in 1992, Mr. Zaimler has held various managerial positions in the private sector, shaping his career with the experience gained during this time. He completed his education in Industrial Engineering at Istanbul Technical University and Berlin Technical University, acquiring a solid foundation in both technical and managerial skills.

Furthermore, Mr. Zaimler contributes to Sabancı Holding’s digital and technology-focused strategies, initially serving as the Chair at SabancıDx and currently as the Vice Chair of the Board.

Beyond his commitments in the energy sector, Mr. Zaimler is actively involved in non-governmental organizations. He serves as the Vice President of the World Energy Council Türkiye, a Board member at the Sabancı University Istanbul International Center for Energy and Climate (IICEC), an Advisory Council member at SHURA, and the Chair of the Electricity Distribution Companies Association, ELDER. He is also an Observer at COP Climate Summits and actively participates in the energy-related working groups of the World Economic Forum.

Additionally, Mr. Zaimler’s history as a professional basketball player brings a unique perspective and discipline to his business and management roles.