Our Team

Escarus Provides services with dynamic, strong and experienced staff.

Escarus considers its employees as the leading value of the company. The brief resumes of our employees are given below.

General Manager


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.

Before joining Escarus, he worked in private sector, Turkish Prime Ministry, State Planning Organization, Ministry of Development and United Nations. He was predominantly active in the fields and issues of national development, projection and modelling, energy policies, industrial policies, infrastructural investments, public administration, public policies, investment finance, project analysis and project management in his professional life.

Dr. Kavak has a great number of published articles, reports and studies in such various themes as energy, climate change, public policy, urbanization, industrialization, and a published book on energy efficiency. He also edited four books on industrial system optimization. In 2013-2017, he was the coordinator of a project which was jointly undertaken by YEGM and UN agencies, UNDP and UNIDO. Dr. Kavak has also working experience at various levels with international  and development finance institutions.

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Business Development Director


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.

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Project Director


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.

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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.

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Project Manager


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.

Before joining the Escarus team, he worked as a climate change consultant at GTE, a prominent carbon management and climate services company in Turkey. Previously, he was in charge of the Prosperity Fund Turkey Program of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. He also has freelance consultancy experience where he closely worked with local governments in designing climate change action plans and with NGO’s in conducting climate and low carbon development focused research.

Arif Cem holds master’s degree in Environment and Development from King’s College London where he studied as a Jean Monnet Scholar. Arif Cem also holds certificates from the University of East Anglia on Climate Change, Adaptation and Development and London School of Economics and Political Science on Economics and Governance of Climate Change. 

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Project Consultant


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.

She has internal auditor certifications for ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 50001, ISO 10002 and ISO/IEC 17025 management systems. 

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