Member – Board of Directors
Haydar Yenigün graduated from Yıldız Technical University in Mechanical Engineering and joined Ford Otosan in 1987, serving as Method Engineer until 1990.
He worked as Project engineer between 1992 and 1996. He served in a variety of positions during the establishment of the Kocaeli Plant after the shares of Ford Motor Company and Otosan A.S. were equalized in 1997. He became Project Leader in 1998. He participated in the production process of the Ford Transit, and the design and production processes of the Ford Transit Connect. He worked as Welding Area Manager in the Kocaeli Plant between 1999 and 2007, and served as Kocaeli Plant Manager and Assistant General Manager from 2007 to 2012. He was appointed as Ford Otosan General Manager and became a Member of the Board of Directors on 15 February 2012. He is currently a member of the Automotive Manufacturers Association (OSD) Board of Directors, member of Kocaeli Chamber of Industry Board of Directors, member of Turkish Industry and Business Association, Vice Chairman of the Turkish-American Business Council Executive Committee and a member of the International Investors Association (YASED).
Lisa K. King
Deputy General Manager
Member – Board of Directors
Mrs. King earned a bachelor’s degree in Management Sciences and Statistics from Loughborough University (UK). Prior to Ford, she worked at Hewlett Packard as an internal consultant in process improvement, and then at Ernst & Young Consulting as a business consultant.
She joined Ford in 1996 into the Process Leadership team and held a number of positions including starting up a joint venture call center business supporting all Ford call centers globally, and a variety of buying and purchasing strategy roles. She was appointed Global Purchasing Director, Stamping and Raw Materials in 2008. In 2011, she assumed the role of Purchasing Director, Manufacturing and Transportation. She became the Vice President, Purchasing FordSollers in Russia and held this role from 2013 until her move to Chassis in 2015. Following her tenure as Global Purchasing Director, Chassis, she was appointed Ford Otosan Deputy General Manager and member of Board of Directors on September 1, 2016.
Assistant General Manager – CFO
Member – Corporate Governance Committee
Mr. Toprakoğlu graduated from the Economics Department of Boğaziçi University in 1991, and joined Ford Otosan in the same year as a Financial Specialist.
He became Inventory Planning and Control Specialist in 1993, Commercial Accounting Team Leader in 1995 and Financial Control Manager in 1998. He worked as the Finance Manager of Ford of Europe from 2002 to 2004. In 2004, he was appointed as Deputy CFO of Ford Otosan and has been serving as Assistant General Manager (CFO) of Finance and Accounting since 2006. As of July 3, 2014 he was assigned as Corporate Governance Committee Member.
Assistant General Manager - Ford Trucks
Mr. Turfan earned his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Boğaziçi University in 1995 and completed his Executive MBA degree at Marmara University in 1997.
Started working at Ford Otosan in 1995 as a Sales Planning & Logistics Specialist, he became Sales Support Team Leader in 1998. He served as Sales Planning Senior Manager, Sales Senior Manager, and Marketing Senior Manager from 2000 to 2010. In 2010, he was appointed as Service & Spare Parts Director and has held various directorial positions until 2017. After becoming the Director – Ford Trucks Turkey in 2014, Mr. Turfan was appointed Assistant General Manager – Ford Trucks as of January 1, 2018.
Assistant General Manager - Marketing, Sales and After Sales
Mr. Yücetürk graduated from Mechanical Engineering Department at Boğaziçi University in 1995 and completed his Executive MBA degree at Koç University in 2002. He joined Ford Otosan Marketing Department in 1995 as a Product Specialist.
After holding various positions in Marketing & Sales departments as Marketing Strategy Manager, Passenger Car Brand Manager and Sales Support Manager, he served as the Technical Assistant to the General Manager. He was appointed as Marketing Manager in 2002. He worked as the European Sales Operations Coordinator at Ford of Europe in 2006. He returned to Ford Otosan in 2007 as Marketing Director and became the Sales and After Sales Field Operations Director in 2009. He has been serving as the Assistant General Manager of Marketing, Sales and After Sales since October 1, 2014.
Assistant General Manager – Kocaeli Plants and New Projects
Mr. Temel graduated from İstanbul Technical University in 1991 and completed a Masters degree at İstanbul University in 1992. He joined Ford Otosan in 1993 as an engineer in Quality department.
He worked on launching the Press Area between 1998-2008 and served as Press and Tool & Die Group Manager between 2008-2012. He became Gölcük Assistant Plant Manager in 2012 and Gölcük Plant Manager in 2013. Mr. Temel was assigned as Assistant General Manager – Kocaeli Plants and New Projects as of February 1, 2016.
Assistant General Manager – Product Development
Mr. Gökçelik graduated from the Mechanical Engineering Department of Ruhr University (Germany) and completed an MBA at Koç University. He joined Ford Otosan as a Product Development Engineer in 1988.
He became Compound Construction Team Leader in 1994, Body Construction Development Manager in 1997, İnönü Plant Assistant Manager in 2004 and İnönü Plant Manager in 2006. He became Assistant General Manager of Engineering at Ford Otosan Product Development in 2009. He worked as Assistant Director of Engineering at Ford Motor Company in the UK from 2011 to 2013. He served as Assistant General Manager of Engineering at Ford Otosan Product Development from 2013 to 2016. Mr. Gökçelik was assigned as Product Development - Assistant General Manager as of February 1, 2016.
Assistant General Manager - Purchasing
Mr. Özyurt graduated from the Mechanical Engineering Department of Istanbul Technical University in 1989, and completed an MBA at Istanbul University in 1990. In the same year, he joined Ford Otosan as a Method Engineer.
After taking on various positions in the fields of Product Development, Service and Quality Engineering, Export and Sales Planning, he became a Project Engineer in the Kocaeli Plant Project Team in 1997. He worked as Project Leader of the same team from 1998 to 1999. In 2000, he was appointed Material Planning Manager. He was appointed as Assistant General Manager, Material Planning and Logistics in 2010 and as Assistant General Manager, Purchasing on June 1, 2014. He has been serving as corporate coach at Koç Group since 2013.
Gökşen Töre Sancak
Assistant General Manager – Material Planning & Logistics
Ms. Sancak earned a bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Business Administration Engineering from İstanbul Technical University. She joined Ford Otosan in 1996 as External Purchasing Specialist.
She became Import Supply Team Leader in 2001 and worked as Import Supply Assistant Manager between 2004-2009. She served as Export Supply Operations Assistant Manager from 2009 to 2011. She served as Part Export, Business & Supply Chain Flow Design Senior Manager from 2011 to 2014. She served as Central Planning Manager until 2016. She was assigned as Assistant General Manager – Material Planning & Logistics as of February 1, 2016.
Ali Rıza Aksoy
Director - Human Resources
Mr. Aksoy graduated from İstanbul Technical University Industrial Engineering Department with an MsC degree in 1995, earned his Executive MBA degree from Koç University in 2017.
He joined Ford Otosan in 1996 as an Industrial Engineer. During the first six years of his career at Ford Otosan, Mr. Aksoy’s responsibilities included Manufacturing, Industrial Engineering, Ford Production System, Total Productive Maintenance and ISO 9000 and ISO 14001 projects as a Method Engineer. At the end of 2001, he was transferred to the HR Department. He worked as a Manager in HR Applications, Personnel Management and HR operations and Labor Relations departments. Following his latest assignment as the Industrial Relations & Manufacturing Human Resources Senior Manager, Mr. Aksoy was appointed as HR Director on 30th March 2018.
Director - Total Quality
Mr. Akdoğan graduated from the Mechanical Engineering Department of Middle East Technical University in 1985. He started his career as a Valve Specialist at Hidrel Hidrolik. In 1988, he joined Ford Otosan as an Assembly Method Engineer.
He became Project Engineer in 1991 and Product and Process Development Team Leader in 1994. In 1999, he took part in the Kocaeli Plant Project Team as Assembly Area Deputy Manager. In 2007, he became the acting Quality Assurance Manager, assuming the position formally between 2008 and 2012. He was appointed as Total Quality Director in 2012.