Board of Directors

Erol GÖKER
Chairman of the Board

Graduated from the Faculty of Political Science of Ankara University in 1979, he pursued its master degree in the same University’s Economics Department. Mr. Göker worked as a public accountant in the Ministry of Finance from 1979 to 1984 followed by an auditor position in Capital Market Board between 1984-1988. He held the position of Coordinator for Capital Market and audit activities at Net Holding between 1988-1990 before pursuing his career as the General Manager of Global Securities in 1990 which he is one of the founders of. Still holding the Chairman Of The Board position at Global Securities, Mr. Göker is also Vice President of Global Investment Holding and a Member Of The Board Of Directors at Ege and Izmir Ports as well as in several affiliates of the Holding operating in the energy business. Beyond the Group, Mr. Göker sits on several committees of the Istanbul Stock Exchange and is a member of TÜSIAD. He is also the main shareholder and Chairman Of The Board of Yaprak Süt ve Besi Ciftlikleri Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S operating in agro and dairy sector.

Gökhan ÖZER
Vice President of the Board

Graduated from Istanbul University Business Administration Department, he first joined Global Securities at 1991 followed by a two years banking experience. He then re-joined Global Securities as the Assistant Director for Branch Coordination. He became a Director for Domestic Sales, HR and Administration  for 16 branches and 20 liaison offices. He is Board Member of Global Securties since 2007.

F. Tahsin BENSEL
Member of the Board

Graduated from Bogazici University Industrial Engineering Department, he pursued a Master degree at Florida University in 1982. He was a teaching assistant at Florida Atlantic University between 1982-1991 and provided consultancy to various companies in this state. Back in Turkey in 1991, he took part during the establishment of Global Menkul Kiymetler Yatirim Ortakligi, the first mutual fund established by a brokerage company. In the following years, he participated to the establishment of Atlas, Evren ve Avrasya mutual funds where he also held positions in different management levels. With the establishment of Global Portfolio Management in 1998, he became the General Manager of the company. He is currently a Vice President for the Chairman Of The Board and board member at RA Günes Enerjisi Üretim Sanayi ve Tic. A.S and a director at Global Investment Holding.

Lütfü HEKİMOĞLU
Member of the Board (Independent Member)

Graduated from İstanbul Economics and Trade Academy in 1966, he completed a specialization program in Istanbul University Management Faculty in 1967. Mr. Hekimoğlu started his career in Social Security Institution in 1970. He held various managerial positions in Dışbank between years 1973-1993 before pursuing his career as General Manager and Board Member in different financial institutions between 1993-2010. Lütfü Hekimoğlu was appointed as independent Board Member in 7 June 2016.

Ayşe Pervin Soydemir
Member of the Board

Mrs. Ayşe Pervin Soydemir was graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Political Science in 1983. She started her career in Vakıfbank A.Ş. as Assistant Specialist in 1984 where she has worked as Assistant Manager between years 1989-1991 and Fund Manager between 1991-1994. She joined Global Securities in 1998 as Ankara Branch Manager and she held this position until 2002 as being responsible of Bilkent-Kayseri-Trabzon region. Prior to joining Global Securities as  Board Member, she was Assistant General Manager in Inter Investment and Board Advisor in Deren Chemicals and Ege Technologies companies. Mrs. Soydemir is still continuing her master studies in Ankara University Faculty of language, history and geography