Akin Gunduz has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ERIH & The Company since 2012 and in charge of the Group’s corporate development and strategy including human resources, key account management, audit and acquisition. Akin has been the Vice Chairman of Teknam and chair or member of the boards of Group companies.
As the founder Chairman and Chief Executive of ERIH Energy Trading in 2008, later became ERIH&The Company underTeknam in 2012, Akin has led ERIH Energy Trading to be recognized a brand name in the European energy markets with overall turnover more than USD 400 Million.
Previously Akin was the executive director of the renewable energy investments at IEG, Dubai and Global Head of Sales and Marketing of IWP, Germany. Prior to IEG, Akin advised business development to GE Energy, Germany and was marketing manager at Generali Group in Frankfurt.
Akin received his double major MBA in International Marketing from Pforzheim University, Germany and International Management from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and completed his graduate studies at Heidelberg University earning M.A. in Economics with a focus in International Finance.
Ibrahim Yesildal has been the Vice Chairman of ERIH & The Company since 2012 and Founder and Chairman of Teknam since 1992. Ibrahim is in charge of operational activities of the group. Ibrahim has been the chair or member of the boards of the Group companies as well.
Ibrahim has more than three decades of experience in the industry and has worked closely with many public and private middle-market companies. He has leaded the development of numerous analytical and renewable technology based technologies, tools and equipments.
Ibrahim holds Bachelor of Science in Physics from Middle East Technical University.
Serap Yilmaz has been serving as the member of the board since 2012. Serap’s focuses on commercial activities of the Group. Besides, she has been also the board member and CCO of Teknam since 2006. Before joining Teknam, Serap served in engineering and commercial departments of LSEs as managers.
Serap holds Bachelor of Science in Geophysical Engineering from Yıldız Technical University.
Renewables are also becoming classic to our investment criteria. ERIH&The Company explores further green energy investment opportunities by utilising hybrid and storage technologies.
Teknam has a high emphasis on performance, and we link both career growth and rewards directly to merit and achievement. Right from the entry level we draw career maps for each employee.