Çakmak was born in 1970 in Düsseldorf, Germany. He graduated from İstanbul University, Department of Economics in 1992. Then, he finished his graduate study on Banking and Finance at Marmara University in 1996.
During his work life, which started in 1992, he took on various roles such as product, export, and business development manager, member of executive boards and board of directors, executive director, and advisor to chairman in the retail industry. Esselte Leitz, Panda, Danet, and Ülker Golf are some of the companies where he served as a senior manager. From 2007 to 2010, he serves as the Consultant for Turkey in Eastgate Capital Group Ltd-Dubai. In addition to his current position as a Member of the Board of Directors in Coldstone Creamery Turkey, he is serving as a Member of the Board of Directors and CEO of Kızılay Investment Corporation.
Dursun was born in Zile in 1970 and completed his primary and secondary education in his hometown. Then, he enrolled in Kabataş High School in İstanbul. In 1990, he graduated from the Department of Public Administration at the Faculty of Political Sciences at Ankara University. After his tenure in the Ministry of Finance between 1993 and 2000, he transitioned to the private sector. He served as an auditor for 3 years at the Auditing Group of Yıldız Holding. He was in charge of financial affairs at Natura Gıda, which is also a Yıldız Holding company, for 17 years. Erdal Dursun joined Kızılay Investment as the CFO in February 2019.
Metin Kul was born in 1972 in Trabzon. He graduated from the Department of Forest Engineering at İstanbul University in 1994. During his professional life, which started in 1994, he held various positions such as middle and senior management and member of the board of directors on supply chain, production, logistics, and general management in various industries such as textile, automotive, retail, franchising, and, in particular, food. Coca-Cola, Ülker, Pınar, Panda, Desa are some of the companies he worked at. Metin Kul has been acting as the General Manager of Kızılay Beverage since 2019.
Born in 1970 in Kars, he graduated from Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine in 1992. He has two master's degrees, namely Biomedical Engineering at İstanbul University in 2002, and Healthcare Management and Hospital Management at Beykent University in 2008. He is currently working towards his doctorate in Healthcare Management from İstanbul University, Institute of Medical Sciences.
Having served at the Ministry of Health for 8 years as a physician, 6 years as a deputy chief physician, and 8 years as the Deputy Director of Health of İstanbul, Tunç has carried out the re-planning, conceptualizing, and building works for public healthcare premises; project works for reducing the seismic risk of healthcare structures, technical examination and approval processes for the private healthcare institutions in İstanbul, studies for simulation centers and medical devices, and biomedical studies.
He served as the Coordinator for Operational Investments and the Coordinator for Diagnosis and Treatment between 2016 and 2019, and he has been acting as the General Manager of Kızılay Health since 2019.
Born in 1967 in Tokat, Ömer Faruk Özgün graduated from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at İstanbul Technical University; then, he studied for a graduate degree in the Department of Construction and Manufacturing at the Institute of Science at the same university. Throughout his career, Özgün assumed various roles in textile companies; he served as the general manager at Aydın Örme and İskefe Deri, and he acted as the factory manager at Broche Nonwovens. He joined the Kızılay family as the General Manager of Kızılay Tent & Textiles in 2020. Ömer Faruk Özgün has a good command of English and an intermediate knowledge of German.
Born in 1974 in Elazığ, Yıldırım graduated from the Department of Journalism at the Faculty of Communication of İstanbul University in 1996. While he was a student, he worked as a reporter at Radio Günışığı News Center. He started his professional journey as an advertisement expert at Saray Bisküvi ve Çikolata in 1997. Throughout his career, he held various positions in organizations such as the Foundation of Young Businessmen, Boomerang Eğitsel Oyuncaklar, Orzaks İlaç, Turkish Airlines, Nesmal Yatırım Holding, Mavera Education and Health Foundation. He joined Kızılay in 2016. After his tenure as the Deputy General Manager in charge of Trade in the Turkish Red Crescent, he was appointed as the General Manager of Kızılay Culture & Arts. He has been serving in this position since June 2019.
Türkmen was born in 1964 in Fethiye. He graduated from the Department of Mechanical Engineering from the Middle East Technical University in 1989. Starting his career in 1990, he worked in management positions at different divisions of Arçelik's durable consumer goods for 12 years.
In 2002, he realized various projects as the Supply and Manufacturing Franchise Director at the French company Lafarge.
From 2007 onwards, he worked as a senior manager at the Italian company Cementir, Dutch company Wavin, A Group, and Borusan, taking the responsibility of management and budget in construction, automotive, polymer, injection molding and extrusion, manufacturing, prefabricated structures, goods, agriculture, and livestock industries.
Having an extensive track record that spans 30 years, Türkmen's experiences focus on “production, product management, design, sales and marketing, business development, supply chain management, and overall management.”
Born in 1969 in İzmir, Şevki Uyar graduated from the Department of Public Administration at the Faculty of Political Sciences at İstanbul University in 1991 and completed his master's degree at the same university in the field of Public Administration.
His career journey started in 1993 in the public sector and he served as the Deputy General Manager of İhlas Holding Kargo between 1997 and 2003. Uyar served as a Member of the Executive Board at Aras Kargo in 2003. Between 2003 and 2018, he held various senior management positions at Yıldız Holding, such as regional manager, general manager, member of executive board and the board of directors in the fields of supply chain and logistics. He has been acting as the Chairman of BİZLOG Lojsitik A.Ş. since 2018. He is also a Member of the Board of Directors and General Manager of Kızılay Logistics.
During his 24-year experience as a senior manager in the supply chain and logistics industry, Şevki Uyar led extensive projects on the creation of logistics operation and supply chain processes, restructuring, operating, and managing units and companies and he also contributed to the development of numerous logistics managers. Şevki Uyar has a ÜDY-3 (Senior Management) License from the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure.