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Rating Specialists

Selim Suhan SEÇKİN

Following Robert College High School Mr. Seçkin completed his higher education at Boğaziçi University Business School. He began his career at IBM-Amsterdam and then returned home to become the co-founder of a brokerage house operating in Borsa Istanbul where he served as general manager for 10 years and as a member of the board of directors for 15 years. This span of time enabled Mr. Seçkin to examine the BIST companies in depth and focused on financial analysis.

Mr. Seçkin is the holder of corporate governance rating and credit rating licenses. He was born on 1959 and has two children.

Ali PERŞEMBE

Following Robert College High School Mr. Perşembe completed his higher education at University of Central Florida (USA). He started his professional life at Cimo Commodities S.A. in Switzerland and after serving at Sucden UK Ltd. which is one of UK’s major brokerage houses, he has set up Fumar in 1985, Turkey’s first futures and options brokerage firm.

He continued his career at Dow Jones as the Marketing Director responsible of in Southeast Europe, Middle East and Africa. He returned to Turkey in 1997 and has begun to provide advisory services on asset management, investment strategies and investment psychology. Mr. Perşembe is a well-known educator in Turkey on futures, options and technical analysis. He also has given Technical Analysis and Derivatives Market trainings to almost all of the banks and brokerage houses in the sector as well as individual investors.

In addition, Mr. Perşembe is a lecturer at Bilgi University and a columnist on Dünya daily. He is the author of Technical Analysis consisting of four volumes and the translator of 7 finance classics to Turkish. He has been realizing the country’s first and only investment and pension funds ratings since the year 2000.

Mr. Perşembe was born on 1960 and has two children.

Dr. Seyit Mehmet İNHAN

Mr. İnhan received a BSc degree at Bogaziçi University Faculty of Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Department in 1980, an MA degree from the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences in 1984 and a PhD degree from the Vienna University of Technology, Planning and Mathematical Economics department in 1990.

He returned home after working for two years at OPEC Fund for Development in Vienna and served as Director of Investments at the STFA Holding Planning Department. Mr. İnhan continues his studies on IT, corporate training and consulting fields. He worked at Bogaziçi University Educational Technology Center, İltek İletişim, and the İnhan and Öden Training and Consulting firm, the company he founded. He provided both advisory services and training seminars and developed and managed the first computer-assisted educational projects in the sector. He served as manager and then as CEO until 2004 at Eliar Elektronik A.Ş. operating in the field of industrial automation. Mr. İnhan served as part-time lecturer at Bogaziçi University Economics Department in the years 1991 to 2003.

Mr. İnhan is a member of the Board of Directors of SAHA and holder of corporate governance rating and credit rating licenses.

Mehmet Metin TOSUN

After graduating from Robert College in 1976, Mr. Tosun received a BSc degree from Boğaziçi University School of Business in 1981. He continued his professional career at Arthur Andersen, provided auditing services to banks and financial institutions, and served as CFO at companies Gima and Electroworld. He is the member of SAHA A.Ş. Board of Directors since 2014. Mr. Tosun is the holder of corporate governance rating and credit rating licenses. He was born on 1957 and is a father of one.

Ömer ERSAN (Senior Specialist)

Mr. Ersan graduated from the Anadolu University’s Department of Economics in 2005 and completed the Money – Banking Master Program on 2008 at Dokuz Eylül University. He has been continuing his thesis work on PhD program in Finance and Banking at Kadir Has University. Ömer Ersan began his professional career in 2007 under the Commercial Marketing Department at Yapı Kredi Bank and on 2008 worked in the audit department of ATA Chartered Accountants, an affiliate of Deloitte Turkey. Following his career in the Investor Relations Unit of Halkbank, Mr. Ersan has been working at SAHA Corporate Governance and Credit Rating Services, Inc. since 2012 as a Rating Specialist. Ömer Ersan speaks English and holds CMB Credit and Corporate Governance Rating, and Independent Audit Advanced Level Licenses.

Serhat KARAKUŞ (Assistant Specialist)

Serhat Karakuş graduated from Hitit University, Economics Department.  He continues his education in the Sociology Department of Anadolu University. He worked in the insurance sales department at Vakıf Emeklilik A.Ş., a private pension company, affiliate of Vakıfbank. He obtained his Credit Rating, Corporate Governance Rating, Derivative Instruments and Capital Market Activities Advanced Level licences from the Capital Markets Board.