Innovation and entrepreneurship are in our DNA

Board of Directors

        MEHMET EMRE ZORLUBoard Member
        • CENGİZ ULTAV
            CENGİZ ULTAVBoard Member
          • METİN SALT
              METİN SALTGeneral Manager - Vestel Ventures

            Transforming the excitement of entrepreneurship in our veins to a flame of success in Vestel. Harvesting new ideas in the field of creativity. Offering nurturing business environment to active entrepreneurs.

            Board of Assessment

            • MEHMET EMRE ZORLU
                MEHMET EMRE ZORLUBoard Member

              Born in Istanbul in 1984, Mehmet Emre Zorlu completed  Koç University’s Electrical and Electronics Engineering Program in 2006. Finishing the Master Program in Innovation and Technology Management of the Essex University in the UK, he began working for the Vestel Group of Companies in 2009. Between 2010-2014, he played a leading role in the Zorlu Center project as a Board Member at Zorlu Property Group, an investment of 2.5 billion dollars, comprising a residence, a shopping center, office buildings, a five-star hotel and a culture & arts center.
              Today, Emre Zorlu is a Board Member of Zorlu Holding and several Group Companies.  Since 2015, he is also the Vice-Chairman of Vestel Ventures, the venture capital arm of Vestel, focusing on early stage technology, innovation and IP investment, commercialization, and advisory.
              Emre Zorlu is a member of Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), Young Businessmen Association of Turkey (TUGIAD) and B20 “SME and Entrepreneurship” Taskforce

              • İHSANER ALKIM
                  İHSANER ALKIMVestel Executive Board Member

                (1954 – Kırcaali) İhsaner Alkım graduated from Istanbul Technical University, Electronics and Communications Engineering Department in 1977 After assuming various posts in the communications and electronics sectors, he joined the Vestel family in 1988. Mr. Alkım has served in various R&D related positions in Vestel. Appointed in 2005 as Executive Committee Member, Alkim continues to hold this position as Member in charge of Electronic Operations.

                • METİN SALT
                    METİN SALTGeneral Manager - Vestel Ventures

                  Salt is leading a research and development company, Vestek and simultaneously running Vestel technology investment arm called Vestel Ventures. Both companies are part of Vestel that is worldwide consumer electronics and white goods group. Salt’s company has been designing innovative products and systems in video processing and connectivity area. His company has created Pixellence video engine and SoC, focusing on enhancement, motion processing and 3D. His company owns and operates one Smart TV portal, managing content, applications, subscription and advertisement utilizing. Salt’s group has obtained around 100 patents. Salt has previously served in management positions of variant technology companies both in USA and Turkey. Salt regularly writes technology columns, gives public speeches and participates in Industry Advisory Boards of some universities. He contributes to a number of professional associations at board level.

                  • İSMAİL MURAT SARPEL
                      İSMAİL MURAT SARPELGeneral Manager - Vestel R&D Electronic Groups

                    Murat Sarpel (born in 1968, in İzmir) holds Electrical and Electronics Engineering B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Middle East Technical University. Sarpel joined Vestel in 1990 as TV System Design Engineer. After 7 years in TV Design, he had a leadership for the Information Appliances Design Group, and as a part of this assignment, he was sent to Silicon Valley to establish Vestel USA and he served 3 years as a Director of R&D and then, CEO. Sarpel was charged to establish the Turkey’s first Digital R&D (DVB & DVD based product design) back in Turkey in 2001. Then, Sarpel was named as a GM for Vestel Komunikasyon A.S. (Part of Vestel Group, responsible from the production of Digital Products as DVB STBs and DVD Player/Recorders) in 2005. Since 2008 Sarpel has been assigned to his current position, GM for R&D of Electronics Groups

                    • ÖMER HAKAN KUTLU
                        ÖMER HAKAN KUTLUVestel Pazarlama ve Ürün Yönetimi Genel Müdür Yardımcısı

                      Born in 1969 in Denizli. Graduated from Izmir Fen Lisesi and Bilkent University Electronics Engineering. Received the MSC Management degree in 1995 from University of Sunderland, UK and the MBA degree in 1996 from Middle East Technical University, Turkey. Worked as a research fellow and studied on “Innovative Behavior of Consumer Electronics Companies”. After working for several private organizations, joined Vestel Group in 2000. Since 2006, working as the Deputy General Manager responsible for Marketing and Product Management in Vestel Foreign Trade. Also responsible for international brand management, business development and online sales.

                      • ERDAL HASPOLAT
                          ERDAL HASPOLATGeneral Manager of Vestel White Goods

                        (1970 – Bitlis) Erdal HASPOLAT was graduated from Middle East Technical University, Department of Mechanical Engineering in 1992.
                        He started his career as System Design Engineer in Rocket Industry in 1992 at Ankara – Machinery and Chemical Industry Institution.
                        In 1998, He worked at R&D department by conducting several responsibilities during the establishment of Vestel White Goods’ Refrigerator Plant.
                        From 1998 to 2002, he worked as R&D Engineer and R&D Laboratory Chief Engineer in Refrigerator Plant.
                        In the meantime, he was involved in the projects for the localization of imported components used in air conditioning production.
                        From 2002 to 2005, he worked as Quality Assurance Manager and R&D Manager in Vestel’s new Washing Machine Factory project.
                        In 2005, Vestel undertook the management of the Dishwasher project, new family member of the Vestel product range. He carried out all the investment and design processes of the project together with the project team by participating production, quality, product design and all other related processes and continued to work as the Dishwasher Factory Directorate until 2013
                        In 2013, he was assigned as Refrigerator Plants Manager.
                        On 01 April 2015, Mr. Haspolat was appointed to the General Directorate of Vestel White Goods. And he is still working as General Manager of Vestel White Goods.

                        • ERKAN EROĞLU
                            ERKAN EROĞLUVestel White Goods Dishwashing Machine R & D Manager.

                          (1982-İzmir) Erkan Eroğlu was graduated from Ege University Mechanical Engineering in 2004.
                          He began his career in 2005 as a design engineer at Vestel White Goods’ dishwasher project. He was involved in the installation of dishwasher factory and design processes of Vestel’s first dishwasher . Until 2015, respectively he worked as mechanical design chief engineer and senior design architect.
                          In these positions, he has contributed to the development of technological products by means of 17 patents that he gained and also contributed the improvement of cost and quality of the products with the help of innovative projects that he carried out. In 2015, he was assigned to the R & D Department of the Dishwasher Plant. Eroğlu is currently working as Vestel White Goods Dishwashing Machine R & D Manager.

                          • TURGAY BÜYÜK
                              TURGAY BÜYÜKVestel White Goods Technology Development Manager

                            1981 – İzmir) Turgay BÜYÜK was graduated from Middle East Technical University, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering in 2004.
                            He started his career in 2005 as R&D laboratory engineer at Vestel White Goods Dishwasher Plant and took part in the installation of the Dishwashing Machine Factory.
                            Between 2005 and 2007, he carried out ArGe studies on electrical and electronic system design, product safety, product testing and verification.
                            Between 2007 and 2011, he continued his duty as R&D Laboratory Chief Engineer.
                            From 2011 to 2016 he worked as R&D Senior Design Architect with responsibilities in project management, new product platform development projects, investment studies and product approvals and certifications.
                            In 2016, he was assigned to the Vestel White Goods Technology Development Department. Buyuk is currently working as Vestel White Goods Technology Development Manager.

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