Burak Kuyan
Burak KuyanChief Executive Officer

He has graduated from Istanbul University, Faculty of Business Administration in 1998 and later completed his MBA program at Virginia Tech University in 2002. He then obtained a PhD in Business Administration and Finance at Işık University. Following his graduation, Mr. Kuyan worked as Private Portfolio Manager at Finans Yatırım Menkul Değerler A.Ş. He joined Doğan Group in 2005 as Assistant Specialist in Strategical Planning and Business Development. Along with the Group's investments in the energy field, he was appointed as the Energy Director of Doğan Holding in 2012. Kuyan, who was Chairman of the Board of Directors and Executive Director of Galata Wind since 2014, has also served as the General Manager of the Company since 2017.

Still serving as the Executive Board Member and the CEO of Galata Wind as well as Head of all energy investments and operations of the Doğan Group, Kuyan has also been the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Energy Trading Association (ETD) since 2019. He is also a Board Member of the Solar Energy Investors Association (GUYAD) and the Electricity Generators Association (EÜD).

Burak Kuyan is married and has one child.

Onur Aytekin
Onur AytekinChief Financial Officer

Onur Aytekin started to work as an independent auditor at KPMG after graduating from Bilkent University, Department of Economics in 2006. He carried out independent audits of many sectors, especially banking, non-bank financial institutions, automotive and construction, as a manager and senior manager. Between 2014 and 2018, he worked as the Finance Director and CFO at Kuehne + Nagel, operating in the logistics industry; and İskan Gayrimenkul operating in the construction industry. Aytekin, who started working within Doğan Holding in 2018, first took office as Assistant General Manager in charge of Finance and Financial Affairs at Doğan Yayınları. In December 2021, he was appointed as CFO at Galata Wind. He speaks English. Onur Aytekin is married and has two children.

Özlen Ertuğrul Cendere
Özlen Ertuğrul CendereChief Legal Officer

Ozlen Ertugrul Cendere graduated from Marmara University Faculty of Law in 1997 and graduated from Indiana University School of Law in 2006 in Master of Law (LL.M.) with an Award for Outstanding Academic Performance. She started to work as a lawyer at Doğan Şirketler Grubu Holding A.Ş. in 2008, was appointed as Legal Manager and Senior Legal Manager in the following years, and took part in many projects, especially M&A’s of energy investments. Cendere, who specializes in corporate law, contract law and M&A, was appointed as Chief legal counsel to Galata Wind in September 2019. Cendere speaks English; and she is married with two children, a girl and a boy.

Ali Gürpınar
Ali GürpınarChief Operating Officer

After graduating from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at Istanbul Technical University in 2009, Gürpınar received a MSc. degree in 2011 from Nordic Five Joint Programme in Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineering at Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (KTH- Stockholm) and in Wind Engineering from Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU-Copenhagen). Meanwhile, he worked as a master thesis student at DTU's National Sustainable Energy Laboratory in Risø. Gürpınar started to work as an energy assistant specialist at Galata Wind within the Doğan Holding MT (Management Trainee) Program in October 2012. He undertook different duties within the company in the fields of electricity retail sales, portfolio management, domestic and international electricity trading, power plant operations, new investments and business development. Gürpınar still continues his duties as Assistant General Manager and Executive Board Member of Galata Wind. He speaks English and is a Professional Coach.

Halide Müge Yücel
Halide Müge YücelDirector of Investor Relations and Sustainability

H. Müge Yücel was born and raised in Germany and completed her undergraduate education in Marketing at Michigan State University in 1999. She also holds a Masters in International Management (2001) and International Finance (2003). She joined Doğuş Otomotiv in 2008 after an 8-year career abroad where she gained significant experience in property investment, strategic management, project planning and financing. She also continued her duty as the person responsible for Governance Rating.

H. Müge Yücel joined Galata Wind in December 2021 as the Director of Investor Relations. Yücel, who is a member of the Corporate Governance and Sustainability Committees of Galata Wind, will also assume important roles in the company's Sustainability, Corporate Governance and ESG activities.

Yücel is licensed as a Governance, Risk and Compliance Professional and is a Financial Planning and Analysis certificate candidate. She holds the CMB Advanced, Corporate Governance Rating, Derivative Instruments and Credit Rating licenses. She speaks English and German.