- FOUR WOMEN EXECUTIVE MANAGERS APPOINTED TO VARIOUS POSITIONS
The number of women at Sabancı Group’s top management is increasing day by day. Arzu Öngün Ergene, who worked as the Purchasing Director at Kordsa Global previously was appointed the Deputy Manager of Finance and Purchasing at Kordsa Global; Nevra Özhata, who worked as Deputy General Manager of Financial Affairs at Çimsa was appointed the Deputy General Manager at Çimsa White Cement and Specialty Products; Ülkü Özcan, who worked as the Marketing and Strategy Manager at Çimsa was appointed the Strategy and Marketing Director at the same company; Bilgen Çağlı, who was the Human Resources Director at Erdemir Group was appointed the Deputy Manager of Corporate Development and Human Resources at Çimsa.
Arzu Öngün Ergene
Vice President of Finance and Purchasing at Kordsa Global
Arzu Öngün Ergene graduated from Marmara University department of Business Administration (English) in 1991 and completed her MBA in 1993 from Loyola University of Chicago. She joined Kordsa Global in 1994. She worked as a Marketing Specialist between 1994 and 1999 and served as Finance Manager between 1999 and 2005. She worked as the EMEA Finance Director between 2005 and 2009, and as Global Purchasing Director between 2009 and 2013 at Kordsa Global. As of June 2013, Ergene has been appointed the Vice President of Finance and Purchasing at Kordsa Global.
Vice General Manager at White Cement and Specialty Products
Nevra Özhatay studied Business Administration at the Bosphorus University, before completing an MBA at the University of Exeter in the UK. She started to work in Sabancı Holding in 1994 as a Finance Specialist and Talent Pool candidate. She became Management Support Manager at Akçansa in 1996, Strategy and Business Development Specialist, and a Planning and Control Manager, and a Strategy and Business Development Manager. She started to work as Logistics Strategy and Business Development Director in 2008. Özhatay served as the Çimsa Financial Affairs Deputy General Manager between 2009 and 2013. She was appointed the Vice General Manager at White Cement and Specialty Products in Çimsa.
Çimsa Strategy and Marketing Director
After graduating from Galatasaray High School and Marmara University Business Administration Department (English), Ülkü Özcan began her professional career in Lafarge Turkey in 1999. She worked as Strategic Planning Specialist, Strategy and Business Development Manager, and Marketing Projects Manager. In 2010 she transferred to Çimsa Cement as Strategy and Business Development Manager and was appointed Strategy and Marketing Manager in 2011. She was appointed the Strategy and Marketing Director in April 2013.
Corporate Development and Human Resources Assistant General Manager at ÇİMSA
Çağlı, who was appointed the Corporate Development and Human Resources Assistant General Manager at Çimsa, graduated from Department of Psychology at Middle East Technical University in 1993. She received her MBA from İstanbul University. She worked as Human Resources and Corporate Communication Specialist at Ankara University; as Human Resources Manager at Akkök Group of Companies, Human Resources Manager in charge of Vestel Companies at Zorlu Holding, as Human Resources Director at Anel Group; and as Human Resources Director at Erdemir Group.