Board of Directors

Prof. Dr. Cem Demiroğlu

Chairman of the Board

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.

Dr. Ahmet Genç

Vice 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.

Prof. Dr. Mustafa Erdik

Board Member

After graduating from the Department of Civil Engineering at Middle East Technical University, Prof. Mustafa Erdik (Emeritus Professor, Boğaziçi University; President, Turkish Earthquake Foundation; Affiliate Professor, Rose School, University of Pavia, Italy) received his Master’s degree and PhD from Rice University in the USA. Prof. Erdik has advised organizations affiliated with the United Nations and many international organizations on Earthquake Engineering and is the author/co-author of more than 300 technical articles and 6 books. He has received several international awards including the TÜBİTAK Science Incentive Award, the NATO Summit Science Prize, the UN Sasakawa Award for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Bruce Bolt Medal, awarded jointly by SSA, EERI, and COSMOS, the Nicholas Ambraseys Award, granted by the EAEE, and the 2018 TÜBİTAK Science Award.

The topics covered by Prof. Erdik’s professional practices and experience include earthquake hazard and risk assessment, earthquake insurance modeling, earthquake early warning and emergency response systems, earthquake-resistant infrastructure design, the protection of historical structures against earthquakes, and structural control systems.

Prof. Mustafa Erdik has been a Member of the Board of Directors of Türk Reasürans A.Ş. since September 6, 2019.

Av. Dr. Ahmet Karayazgan

Board Member

Ahmet Karayazgan was born in Istanbul in 1966. After completing his secondary education at Private Moda High School, he graduated from the Faculty of Law at Istanbul University in 1987.

He began his professional career as a Research Assistant in the Department of Maritime and Insurance Law the Faculty of Law at Istanbul University. After receiving his Master’s degree in “Private Law” in 1992, Ahmet Karayazgan worked as a Legal Counsel for Mobil Oil Türk A.Ş. from 1994 to 1996. Between 1997 and 1999, he served as a Litigation Coordinator in the Legal Department of Esso Imperial Oil Ltd. (Toronto, Canada). He worked as a freelance lawyer from 1992 to 1994 and from 2000 to 2001. Having served as Chief Legal Counsel at Koç Allianz Sigorta A.Ş. from 2001 to 2005, Ahmet Karayazgan has been working as a consultant and lawyer for various companies since 2006.

He is also a Board Member of the Turkish Insurance Law Association, a Member of the Law and Legal Protection Investigation and Research Committee of the Association of the Insurance and Reinsurance Companies of Turkey, and an Insurance Arbitrator at the Insurance Arbitration Commission. Atty. Dr. Ahmet Karayazgan has been a Member of the Board of Directors 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.

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