Escarus’ Board of Directors is comprised of five members.

Çiğdem İçel is the current Chairman of the Board of Directors at Escarus, which operates with a vision to be the consultancy firm leading the support extended to sustainable development.

Chairman of the Board


Çiğdem İçel was born in Eskişehir in 1966 and graduated from the Department of Business Administration, Boğaziçi University.

Ms. İçel began her professional career at TSKB as an Assistant Investment Advisor in the Treasury Department. After serving in a variety of positions, she was appointed as the Head of Treasury and Correspondent Banking Department in 1998. Çiğdem İçel was promoted to the Executive Vice President in January 27, 2006. Ms. İçel is currently responsible for the Economic Research, Development Finance Institutions, Financial Institutions, Engineering and Technical Consultancy.
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Vice Chairman of the Board


Born in Istanbul in 1978, Levent Durusoy graduated from the Department of Economics at Boğaziçi University before having his master’s degree in Management at Boğaziçi University in 2003.

Pursuing a career as economist in various institutions in the field of capital markets, Durusoy then started to work as the Chief Economist at Yatırım Finansman in 2007 and has been serving as the Coordinator for Research, Corporate Sales, International Capital Markets, Corporate Finance and Intermediation for Public Offering since June 1, 2015.

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Board Member


Born in 1967, Coşkun Kanberoğlu graduated from the Department of Chemical Engineering at Boğaziçi University in 1990.

He completed his master’s program in Chemical Engineering at Boğaziçi University in 1992. A notable expert in FMCG - Milk Production and Dairy Products as well as feasibility analysis and project evaluation for and reporting of Energy Efficiency projects to international and supranational financial institutions (The World Bank, the European Investment Bank, the Council of Europe Development Bank, the French Development Agency, and so on), Kanberoğlu has more than 20 years of engineering experience in energy efficiency, project management and environment.

Kanberoğlu started working for TSKB at the Department of Engineering in 1997 and now serves as the Department Head in the same department.

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Board Member


Born in Malatya in 1973, Tolga Sert graduated from the Department of Petroleum Engineering at the Middle East Technical University in 1995 before obtaining his master’s degree in Business Administration at Yeditepe University.

He started his career as an Assistant Expert at Garanti Bank and then worked at Total A.Ş. Headquarters.

In 1998, he joined the Treasury Department at TSKB as a Dealer. After serving at the Department of Risk Management and at TSKB Branch in Bahrain, he started working as a Manager at the Department of Budget Planning.

In 2009, he joined the Department of Financial Control as a Manager.

He still serves as the Financial Control Department Head.

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Board Member


Ahmet Hanefi Özbilen graduated from the department of business administration at Marmara University.

After graduating, he started his career as an equity research analyst in Deniz Yatırım. Özbilen joined TSKB as an equity research analyst, department of Corporate Finance in 1999. He held various managerial positions in the loan evaluation and consultancy projects in the relevant departments of TSKB including the financial analysis department, loans department, project finance department and corporate banking department. Starting from June 2017, he is positioned as the senior manager of the Consultancy Department in TSKB. He was appointed as a Board Member of Karsusan A.Ş. between 2008-2014. Özbilen is one of the auditors of TSKB Pension Foundation and a Member of Board at TSKB Gayrimenkul Degerleme A.S. since 2015. He is also a member of the TUSİAD Tourism Committe since 2015.
Starting in 2017, he holds the position as a Member of Board at TSKB Sürdürülebilirlik Danışmanlığı A.Ş. (Escarus) and TSKB GYO A.Ş. 

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