Murat Abbas was appointed to KÜLTÜR A.Ş., one of the İBB affiliates, and Murat Çakır was appointed to İSPARK. Derya Atacan, acting as the deputy general manager of İSPARK, was appointed as the deputy general manager of the same company.
In order to strengthen the management team of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM), three separate firings were made at the affiliate companies. Zorlu PSM General Manager Murat Abbas was appointed to KÜLTÜR AŞ, which holds the pulse of Istanbul's culture and arts.
Murat Çakır, acting as the acting general manager of KÜLTÜR AŞ, was appointed as the General Manager of İSPARK. Derya Atacan, who successfully acted to this position, became the Deputy General Manager of Sales and Business Development at the same company.
Who is Murat Abbas?
Born in Istanbul in 1969, Murat Abbas graduated from Istanbul University Faculty of Business Administration. He started working as an audit assistant at BDO Denet in 1994. He worked as financial controller and finance manager in PWC, Bosch, Siemens, Profilo Group, Superonline, Ticketturk companies.
He entered the music industry in 1999 and worked as an editor for many radio programs. Murat Abbas, who worked as the deputy general manager at Pozitif Live, started to work at Zorlu Holding in 2014 as the shareholder representative responsible for PSM.
Appointed as the General Manager of Zorlu Performing Arts Center (PSM) in March 2015, Abbas was responsible for the creative, administrative, organization and finance departments of the institution during his 6-year tenure.
Abbas is a married and strict record / old book collector, who has successfully brought to life numerous domestic and foreign musicals, festivals, exhibitions, events, concerts, theater plays, opera - ballet and dance performances at PSM.
Who is Murat Çakır?
Murat Çakır was born in Samsun in 1973 and completed his secondary and high school education in Samsun Anatolian High School. After graduating from the Business Administration Department of Boğaziçi University in 1996, he completed his master's degree in the MBA Executive MBA ”department of Boğaziçi University in 2008. In 2019, she started her PhD in Business Administration at Beykent University.
Çakır, who started his business life in Ernst & Young's "Audit" department in 1996, held various managerial positions at Finans Yatırım Menkul Değerler AŞ between 1999-2006, and between 2006-2011, he worked in the company's Financial and Administrative Affairs, Operations, Information Technologies, Loans and Risk Control. He worked as the "Assistant General Manager" responsible for
Between 2011-2015, Fina Enerji Holding A.Ş. He served as the "Assistant General Manager and Executive Board Member" responsible for Financial and Administrative Affairs, Information Technologies and Human Resources. In 2015, he worked as the "Head of Internal Audit and Information Technologies Group" in Bayraktar Group, and then as the "General Manager" at Bayraktar Automotive and Service Services Inc. from January 2016 until March 2019.
Cakir, Istanbul Chamber of Certified Public Accountants and the Institute of Internal Auditors is a member of the Association of Turkey. He has a good command of English. He is married with two children.