Nihat Narin – Chief Executive Officer
Born in 1968, Mr. Nihat Narin was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Global Tower on June 1, 2016. He also acts as the Director of Investor Relations & Business Development of Turkcell. Mr. Narin began working at Ata Invest as a telecom analyst in 1996. He joined Turkcell in 2000 and worked as a senior specialist at Investor Relations division until 2004. Subsequently, he served as Turkcell’s Director of Internal Audit and Betting Business Development. Between 2009 and 2015, Mr. Narin served as Director of Investor Relations & International Media. Starting from 2015, he has served as the Director of Investor Relations & Business Development of Turkcell. Mr. Narin received a Master of Business Administration degree from Middlesex University after graduating from the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences at Marmara University.
Hıfzullah Özkaya – Chief Financial Officer
Born in 1981, Mr. Hıfzullah Özkaya was appointed as the Chief Financial Officer of Global Tower on June 1, 2016. Mr. Özkaya began working in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ assurance department in 2006. During his time with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Mr. Özkaya spent one year working in the United States. Mr. Özkaya joined Turkcell in 2013 as the Financial Advisor to the chairman and the board of directors. Mr. Özkaya is a certified public accountant and licensed independent auditor in Turkey and holds various professional licenses from the CMB. Mr. Özkaya graduated from Boğaziçi University Political Science Department and holds a Master of Science degree from Marmara University in Accounting and Finance.
Hüseyin Aslan, PhD. – Chief Strategy and Investor Relations Officer
Born in 1971, Mr. Hüseyin Aslan was appointed as the Chief Strategy and Investor Relations Officer of Global Tower on August 1, 2016. He started his professional career as the UK and Northern Ireland Representative of the Turkish Prime Ministry‘s Investment Support and Promotion Agency. He was promoted to the position of Vice President at the Agency in 2010. He planned and managed the execution of Turkey’s Investment and Promotion Strategy. He served as the Board Member of Arı Teknokent at İstanbul Technical University between 2012 and 2015. Mr. Aslan received his Bachelor’s degree in the Faculty of Economics at the University of Erciyes and holds a Master’s degree in International Studies and Diplomacy from the University of London/SOAS and a PhD in Politics from the University of Exeter. He completed the internship program at the House of Lords, while simultaneously serving as a UK-based board member of the Turkish-British Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Murat Kuran – Non-Telco Services Sales and Business Development Director
Born in 1973, Mr. Murat Kuran was appointed as the Non-Telco Services Sales and Business Development Director of Global Tower on September 1, 2016. He started his career in 1998 at Alcatel as a transmission engineer and joined Turkcell in 2000. Between 2000 and 2004, he held several managerial positions at mobile network operations in Turkey and Ukraine, and he served as Technical Project Manager at Turkcell Superonline between 2005 and 2007. In 2007 he joined Global Tower and served as Turkey Site Acquisition Manager, Business Development Manager and UkrTower Country Manager till 2012. Mr. Kuran served as Non-Telco Services Sales Manager between 2012 and 2016. Mr. Kuran received his B.Sc. Electrical & Electronics Engineering degree from Eastern Mediterranean University in 1998 and his M.B.A. degree from Yeditepe University in 2008.
Barış Engin – Telco Services Sales Director
Born in 1976, Mr. Barış Engin was appointed as the Telco Services Sales Director of Global Tower on September 1, 2016. He started his career at Çelebi Holding and served as an Operations Agent between 2001 and 2003. He held Sales Representative responsibility at Mustafa Nevzat Pharmaceutical between 2003 and 2006. In 2006, he joined Turkcell at the Radio Network and Site Acquisition unit. In 2008, he was appointed Radio Network and Site Acquisition Manager for the Marmara Region. He was the Radio Network and Site Acquisition South Regional Manager, and Radio Network and Site Acquisition Regional Manager between 2010 and 2013. Starting in 2013, he has worked as Global Tower Telco Services Sales Manager till 2016. Mr. Engin graduated from the Süleyman Demirel University, Faculty of Economics in 1999.