Dr. Tamer Saka | MEMBER

Tamer Saka serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Kibar Group, a position he has held since January 2014. Mr. Saka has also been a Board Member of the Group since May 2012. He joined Kibar in 2011 as a Strategy and Business Development Coordinator and was then assigned as the Head of the Automotive and Corporate Functions.

Mr. Saka started his career at Arthur Andersen and move onto Ernst & Young, holding Manager and the Senior Manager positions over the course of his career. In 2004, he became a Risk Management Director at Sabancı Holding with the goal of establishing the first Risk Management Directorate functions in Turkey. Mr. Saka also served as a Board Member and an Audit Committee Member at Aksigorta, TURSA - Sabancı Enternasyonel Otelcilik, Ankara Enternasyonel and ADVANSA - SASA Polyester Sanayi. After his tenure at Sabancı Holding, Mr. Saka took on the position of Managing Director responsible for business development in approximately 20 countries, including Turkey, at Willis London, between the years of 2010-2011.

Born in 1973, Mr. Saka received his Bachelors, Masters and PhD Degrees in Business at Istanbul University.

Active in the global & Turkish business community, Mr. Saka has been a fellow of the Corporate Governance Association as Director, and the President of the TUSIAD Risk Management Working Group between 2009-2010, the Founding President of the Corporate Risk Management Association between 2009 - 2010; and represented Turkey in the Board of Directors of the Federation of European Risk Management Associations in the year 2010. Tamer Saka became the Vice President of ATC (American-Turkish Council) in November 2016.