Board of Directors

Dr. Ahmet Genç

Chairman of the Board

Ahmet Genç was born in Ankara in 1960. He graduated from the Department of Public Administration in the Faculty of Political Science at Ankara University in 1984. From 1985 to 1990, he served as an assistant specialist and specialist in the Department of Banking in General Directorate of Banking and Exchange at the Undersecretariat of Treasury. He studied insurance and reinsurance for a year in the UK in 1990. He pursued his Master’s degree in Economics at Northeastern University from 1993 to 1995.

He transferred from the General Directorate of Banking and Exchange at the Undersecretariat of Treasury to the General Directorate of Insurance as Branch Manager in 1997 and became the Head of the Department in 1998. He received his PhD from the Department of Business Administration at the Institute of Social Sciences at Ankara University in 2002. After serving at the General Directorate of Insurance as Assistant General Manager from 2002 to 2004, Deputy General Manager from 2004 to 2007, and General Manager from 2007 to 2015, Ahmet Genç was appointed as the Deputy Undersecretary of Treasury in 2015.

He has been a founding member and the chairman of the board/management committee in institutions and organizations established in the field of insurance in recent years, such as the Insurance Information Center, the Insurance Training Center (SEGEM), and the Agricultural Insurance Pool (TARSİM). Dr. Ahmet Genç has been a Member and the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Türk Reasürans A.Ş. since September 6, 2019.

Ömer Faruk Öztürk

Vice Chairman of the Board

Ömer Faruk Öztürk was born in Ankara in 1971. He graduated from Ankara University, Labor Economics and Industrial Relations then he got his MBA at Maltepe University at the Institute of Social Sciences.

 

Starting his career as a Finance Inspector, he worked as Assistant General Manager in a private company. He was the Accounting Director at Telsim Mobile Telecom Services, which was transferred to the Savings Deposit Insurance Fund (SDIF). He worked as Head of Personnel and Deputy General Manager for Human Resources at Turkish Airlines, and Assistant General Manager and General Manager in the insurance companies that was transferred to the SDIF.

 

He also worked in senior management positions; as a Board Member at Development Investment Securities, Board Member at Development Investment Bank of Turkey, Member of the Supervisory Board, Board Member at Turkbine Technic, and Board Member at THY Opet Aviation Fuels. 

 

Ömer Faruk Öztürk is working as the General Manager and Board Member of Halk Hayat Emeklilik A.Ş. and also the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors at Türk Reasürans since June 3, 2021.

 

Prof. Dr. Cem Demiroğlu

Board Member

Cem Demiroğlu was born in Diyarbakır in 1978. After graduating from Beşiktaş Atatürk Anatolia High School, he pursued his bachelor’s degree in the Department of Management at Boğaziçi University from 1996 to 2000. He received his Master’s degree in the Department of Finance from the University of Nebraska in 2001 and his PhD in the same field from the University of Florida in 2008.

He began his academic career as an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences at Koç University in 2008 and received the title of Associate Professor in 2014 and the title of Professor in 2018. He was a visiting lecturer at Bocconi University in 2010 and at the University of Florida from 2010 to 2011. Teaching undergraduate, Master’s, and PhD courses in corporate finance, portfolio management, banking and venture capital, Prof. Cem Demiroğlu was granted the Academy of Sciences Award, which is given to outstanding academics under the age of 40, in 2018.

Prof. Cem Demiroğlu, who serves as an Adviser to the Ministry of the Treasury and Finance of the Republic of Turkey, has been the Chairman of Türk Reasürans A.Ş. since September 6, 2019.

Selva Eren

Board Member and General Manager

Selva Eren was born in Istanbul in 1975. She graduated from the Department of Economics in the Faculty of Economics at Istanbul University in 2000. She pursued her Master’s degree at San Diego State University from 2001 to 2003.

 

She began her career in the United States and continued as an entrepreneur between 2004 and 2008.

 

She entered the insurance industry in 2009 and specialized in reinsurance. Accordingly, she founded the Rönesans Reasürans ve Sigorta Brokerlik A.Ş. She served as a Board Member of the International Competition and Technology Association between 2016-2018. In 2017, she became the founding partner and board member of the Clean Energy Agency.

 

Selva Eren was appointed as the CEO of Türk Reasürans A.Ş. by the Ministry of Treasury and Finance on September 6, 2019 and still serves as the Board Member and the CEO of Türk Reasürans. Selva Eren is also a Board Member at the Agricultural Insurance Pool.

Dr. Fatih Hasdemir

Board Member

Dr. Fatih Hasdemir was born in Erzurum in 1965. He graduated from Uludag University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Finance in 1978. He earned his master's degree at The University of Birmingham in 1990 and his doctorate in economics at The University of Hull in 1994.

 

In 1995, he started his career as a faculty member and deputy dean of the Finance Department of the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences at Balıkesir University. From 2002 to 2003, he worked as Energy Expert of the Energy Market Regulatory Authority; between 2003 and 2005, as the Project Group Head of the Prime Ministry Privatization Administration; as the Head of the National Agency between 2005 and 2011; and as the Deputy Secretary of the Ministry for European Union Affairs from 2011 to 2013.

 

Working as the Deputy Permanent Representative of the European Union to Turkey in 2013, as the Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Development in 2016, and as the Strategy and Budget Specialist of the Presidency, Dr. Fatih Hasdemir is still the General Secretary of Fatih Sultan Mehmet Vakif University. Since June 3, 2021, he has been a Board Member at Türk Reasürans.

 

Dr. Cebrail Taşkın

Board Member

Dr. Cebrail Taşkın was born in Kırıkkale in 1972. He graduated from Istanbul Technical University Sakarya Engineering Faculty Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department. He completed his MBA in Marketing and Finance at the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences of the Middle East Technical University. Studying on a scholarship in Japan, Dr. Cebrail Taşkın received his master's and doctorate degrees in the field of Telecommunications.

 

Since 1995, he has been working in the IT and Telecommunication sector. In Turk Telekom Group, he worked as a senior manager in the departments of Network Planning, Operations, Strategy, Business Development, R&D, Program & Project Management, and International Relations. He also worked as the Assistant General Manager for Technology at Türk Telekom International.

 

Dr. Cebrail Taşkın has published a book called "Network Technologies and Telecommunication" and has a patent (US20130335351 A1) registered by the American Patent Office. As a part-time lecturer at Bahçeşehir University, he gives graduate courses on "Computer Networks, Mobile Communications, Operations Management, Information Technologies Services Management and Wireless Communications".

 

Dr. Cebrail Taşkın works as a Member of the Telecommunication Professional Committee of the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce (ITO), as Board Member at Internet-Based Broadcasting Association (IPTV-DER), and as Vice President of Digital Telecommunication Group at the International Academy Research and Industry Association (IARIA) headquartered in the United States. Dr. Cebrail Taşkın is also a Board Member at Türk Reasürans since June 3, 2021.

 

Ayşe Dilbay

Board Member

Ayşe Dilbay was born in Ankara in 1961. She started working at the Ministry of Finance in 1979. She studied in the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences and graduated from Gazi University in 1983.

 

She worked as a tax inspector in 1985 and as a branch manager in 1989. She was appointed to be the Head of Department in the General Directorate of Revenues in 2003. After the reorganization of the General Directorate of Revenues, she was appointed as the Head of the Revenue Administration Department.

 

In 2016, Ayşe Dilbay was appointed to be the Vice President of Revenue Administration and currently works in the same position. Since June 3, 2021 she has been a Board Member at Türk Reasürans.

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