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Executive Board


Prof. Dr. Ahmet Kırman

Chairman and CEO


Dr. Ahmet Kırman graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Law. He went on to obtain his Master’s degree in EU Competition Law and Ph.D. in Commercial Law from the same institution, becoming an Associate Professor and then Professor of Financial Law. Dr. Kırman served as Faculty Member, Division Head, Head of the Finance Department and Institute Director at Ankara University, Faculty of Political Science. He was also a Faculty Member at Galatasaray University, Faculty of Law. Dr. Kırman started his professional career in 1981 as a judge for the Council of State. Subsequently, he joined Türkiye İş Bankası A.Ş. where he held various positions in banking and insurance. He served as the Chairman of Türkiye İş Bankası A.Ş., Milli Reasürans T.A.Ş., Destek Reasürans A.Ş., and Petrol Ofisi A.Ş., and Board Member at several other major companies including Anadolu Sigorta A.Ş. Dr. Kırman has officiated as Chairman and Executive Director from 2006 to 2011, Vice Chairman and CEO from 2011 to 2021, and Chairman and CEO as from 30 March 2021 at Türkiye Şişe ve Cam Fabrikaları A.Ş. In addition, he is also the Chairman at some of Group companies. And he acted as the Chairman of Soda San. A.Ş., Trakya Cam San. A.Ş., Anadolu Cam San. A.Ş. and Paşabahçe Cam San. Tic. A.Ş. from 2011 to 30 September 2020, when these four main listed subsidiaries were merged under Şişecam. In recognition of his outstanding lifetime contributions to the glass science and technology, encouraging the exchange of knowledge and promotion of national and international glass community, Dr. Kırman was honoured with the “President’s Award” by the International Commission on Glass (ICG), which is the most reputable and recognized world-wide organization in the field of glass with the representatives from 33 countries. Dr. Kırman has been awarded with the honor of “Cavaliere” of “the Order of the Star of Italy,” proposed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and bestowed by the President of the Italian Republic, for his contribution to the strengthening of economic bilateral relations and mutual investments between Italy and Turkey. Dr. Kırman has also been honoured by the President of Tatarstan with the “Medal of Valorous Labour” in recognition of his valuable contributions to the development of investments and economic cooperation with Tatarstan. He has been honoured by the “Medal of Appreciation” due to his contributions to the economic development of Targovishte Region in Bulgaria, as well. Dr. Kırman has served on the Board of Directors at ICC Turkish National Committee, BTHE and IAV. In addition, Dr. Kırman was a member of TEPAV’s Board of Trustees and Board of Directors and the Turkish Shooting and Hunting Federation’s Board of Directors and Council of Legal Affairs. Dr. Kırman is author of 12 books along with numerous scholarly articles and has been invited as a key speaker at numerous scientific as well as business events. Involved in parachuting and shooting sports, Dr. Kırman won the gold medal in shooting in the 1978 Balkan Championship.

Dr. Reha Akçakaya

President, Flat Glass Group


Dr. Reha Akçakaya completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at Boğaziçi University Mechanical Engineering Department. He received a graduate degree in Glass Science from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in the United States and a doctorate degree in Engineering Management from Marmara University. In 2013 he completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. Dr. Akçakaya worked as a Research Assistant at Boğaziçi University from 1985 to 1988, before joining Şişecam’s Glass Research Centre in 1988. He served one term as Board Member of Glass for Europe. Over the years, Dr. Akçakaya has worked in various management roles within the Group and has been serving as Şişecam Flat Glass Group President since 2014.

Cemil Tokel

President, Glassware Group


Cemil Tokel graduated from Humberside University, Department of Management in 1991, and completed the Advanced Management Program of Harvard Business School in 2012. He joined Paşabahçe Tic. Ltd. Şti. as International Sales Representative in 1992, where he later worked as Supervisor of International Sales, Sales Development Director, and International Sales Manager. Appointed as Vice President of Marketing and Sales in 2012, Cemil Tokel has been serving as the Glassware Group President since 2 January 2014.

Abdullah Kılınç

President, Glass Packaging Group


Abdullah Kılınç graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Middle East Technical University in 1990 and completed the Advance Management Programme of Harvard Business School in 2013. He joined Anadolu Cam Sanayii A.Ş. as production engineer at the Mersin Plant in 1992, where he later functioned as production supervisor in 1995. He was appointed as an Assistant General Manager to Mina Ksani Glass Container Company in Georgia in 1999. Brought to the position of Business Development Manager of Anadolu Cam Sanayii A.Ş. in 2003, Kılınç then served as the General Manager of Ruscam Ufa Plant, Operations Director of Russia Operations and Operations Director of the Glass Packaging Group. Mr. Kılınç has been serving as the Glass Packaging Group President -Turkey since 2 January 2014.

Tahsin Burhan Ergene

President, Chemicals Group


Burhan Ergene graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from İstanbul Technical University, in 1989. He completed the International Management Certificate Programme in İstanbul University, in 1990, and the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School in 2012. He joined the Şişecam in 1990, where he held various managerial positions in the sales and marketing departments. In 2011, he was appointed as the Marketing and Sales Vice President of the Chemicals Group. He has been serving as the Chemicals Group President since 2 January 2014.

Görkem Elverici

Chief Financial Officer


Having graduated from TED Ankara College in 1992, Görkem Elverici completed his undergraduate studies at Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Engineering-Department of Civil Engineering in 1996. He went on to obtain his MBA from Bilkent University. In 2015, Elverici completed the Advanced Management program at Harvard Business School. He is currently working on his PhD dissertation in Banking-Finance at Kadir Has University. He began his professional career İşbank in 1998. Throughout his career, he served in various middle and senior management positions at İşbank, HSBC Turkey, Deloitte Consulting and Accenture Consulting. Elverici joined the Şişecam in the capacity of Finance Director of Flat Glass Group on 1 March 2013. He has been serving as the CFO of the Şişecam since 12 May 2014.

Şengül Arslan

Chief Human Resources Officer


Şengül Arslan graduated from Istanbul Technical University, Department of Industrial Engineering in 1997 and obtained her Master’s degree from Boğaziçi University, Executive MBA Program. Arslan started her professional career as a Management Consultant at Arthur Andersen. She worked as Human Resources Management Consulting Manager at Ernst & Young from 2002 to 2004. She served as Human Resources and Organizational Development Manager and Deputy HR Director at Danone Tikveşli between 2004 and 2007; Assistant General Manager of Avea Human Resources from 2007 until 2011; Assistant General Manager Responsible for Human Resources at HSBC Bank; and HSBC Global Human Resources Transformation Program Change Leader between 2011 and 2017. As of March 2017, she joined Şişecam upon being appointed as Chief Human Resources Officer, and additionally managed the Corporate Communications function from 2017 to 2020. Following the One Şişecam merger, all the HR functions were consolidated in early 2021. Since that time, she has been responsible for managing the global HR Function, and also central management of the supporting functions other than core human resources processes, such as industrial relations, occupational health and safety, and administrative affairs and security.

Özlem Vergon

Chief Strategy Officer


Özlem Vergon graduated from Istanbul University, Department of Economics (English) in 1995, receiving her MBA from San Diego State University and completing the Advanced Management program at Harvard University in 2013. Vergon joined the Şişecam Flat Glass in 1996 as Planning Specialist Assistant and worked in various positions leading to Flat Glass–Planning Director. Since January 2015, Vergon is Chief Strategy Officer at the Şişecam .

Gökhan Kıpçak

Chief Information Officer


Gökhan Kıpçak graduated from the Mechanical Engineering Department of Istanbul Technical University and received his master’s degree from the Faculty of Business Administration, Department of Industrial Engineering of the same university. Kıpçak started his career as IT Expert for Sales and Production Systems at ECA in 1988, after which he served as IT Manager for Sales Systems at Coca-Cola between 1991 and 1998. He acted as IT Manager in South Korea between 1998 and 2000, SAP Program Manager between 2000 and 2007 and Chief Information Officer and Executive Committee Member between 2007 and 2018 at Coca-Cola İçecek. In 2017, he was also appointed Transformation Director of Coca-Cola İçecek. Mr. Kıpçak joined Şişecam on May 20, 2019 and has been serving as Chief Information Officer. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Dr. Selma Öner

Chief Procurement Officer


Dr. Selma Öner graduated from Istanbul Technical University, Department of Industrial Engineering in 1995 and received her Master’s degree and Ph.D. from Boğaziçi University, Department of Industrial Engineering. She completed the General Management program at Harvard Business School in 2014. Ms. Öner started her professional career as a Research Assistant at Boğaziçi University and then joined Şişecam in 1997. She worked as Logistics Engineer at Paşabahçe Cam San. ve Tic. A.Ş. and later served in various managerial positions there before becoming Supply Chain Director at Trakya Cam A.Ş. In 2017, Selma Öner was appointed Procurement Coordinator at Türkiye Şişe ve Cam Fabrikaları A.Ş. In January 2018, she became Chief Procurement Officer of Şişecam.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​