Escarus considers its employees as the leading value of the company. The brief resumes of our employees are given below.
Hülya Kurt, Escarus CEO, is a Chemical Engineer by profession. She holds an MBA. For a long time, Kurt acted as the Engineering Department Head at TSKB in addition to serving as the Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors at Escarus.
She has more than 25 years of experience in sustainability, environmental management, renewable energy, energy efficiency and engineering. She has been the Head of Sustainable Banking Working Group at the Banks Association of Turkey since 2009.
KADİR BURAK OĞUZ
Born in 1974 in Ankara, Burak Oğuz graduated from Marmara University Department of Management in English and then proceeded to obtain master’s degrees in Management and Organization at Yeditepe University and Production Management and Marketing at Marmara University.
He started his career at Koç Group’s Otoyol Marketing as a marketing expert in 1996. In 1999, he completed Finansbank’s Candidate Managers program and then assumed positions in the bank’s Payment Systems and Retail Banking segments, taking part in various projects on alternative delivery channels, payment systems, CRM and MIS.
After leaving Finansbank, he assumed various roles and responsibilities on CRM, market research, product management, communication, campaign management and sales force automation in the marketing departments of Hyundai, Avea, Koleksiyon and GfK.
Having served as a consultant in domestic and global projects on sales development, digital marketing, payment systems, CRM and data mining in banking, manufacturing and retail industries, Burak Oğuz joined Escarus in March 2016. He is currently the Business Development Director at Escarus.
DR. KUBİLAY KAVAK
Dr. Kubilay Kavak holds bachelor's and master's degree in industrial engineering, a foreign master's degree in public policies, and a doctoral degree in public administration.
AYŞE ECE SEVİN
Ece Sevin has been working at Escarus since 2014, dealing with the identification of environmental and social risks in projects, establishment of environmental and social management systems, preparation of greenhouse gas inventories, and establishment and reporting of sustainability policies for national and international financial institutions and investors.
Before joining Escarus team, Sevin served as an Environmental Consultant/Project Manager at Fichtner.
An Environmental Engineer by profession and holding a master’s degree in Energy and Environmental Management, Ece Sevin has 8 years of experience in environmental and social risk analysis as well as impact analysis in projects, development of emission abatement projects and project management. She also has experience in conventional and renewable energy projects, energy distribution projects, climate change and sustainability.
Melis Bitlis has been working at Escarus since 2015, dealing with sustainable finance, project process and loan standards by international financial institutions, the development of climate change policies and strategies, gap analysis and sustainability reporting.
Before joining the Escarus team, she worked as an analyst consultant at the World Bank and as assistant coordinator at the Foreign Economic Relations Council.
Holding two master’s degrees, one in Energy and Environmental Policies and the other in International Economics, Bitlis has international experience in energy efficiency practices and climate change.
ARİF CEM GÜNDOĞAN
Arif Cem Gündoğan joined Escarus as of May 2018. He is a climate change and low carbon development consultant with a solid project and program management experience. His specific areas of expertise are climate policy analysis and design, climate related risk assessment and disclosure, scenario analysis. He closely follows international climate negotiations as well as evolving climate finance and climate related financial disclosures landscape.
BURCU OTMAN BEKTAŞ
Burcu Otman Bektaş joined Escarus in June 2018. She completed Bachelor’s and Master’s programs in Chemical Engineering in 2007 and 2009 respectively and continued her doctoral studies.
Burcu Otman Bektaş completed Chemical Engineering B.Sc. and M.Sc. degree programs in 2007 and 2009 respectively and continued her doctoral studies on alternative fuels.
She has a broad project experience in Sabancı group companies, Akçansa Cement and Kordsa Global. She managed and supervised accredited environmental and quality laboratories in her professional background. Her technical qualifications are implementation and auditing of management systems, lean and 6 Sigma practices, management of raw materials, fuels and chemicals in efficiency, environmental and safety manners. Also, she is specialized on management of hazardous chemicals in different industrial sectors. Main fields of her expertise are resource and cost optimization, quality and product management, process development.