MEHMET GOCMEN, GENERAL MANAGER OF AKCANSA, NAMED SABANCI HOLDING'S GROUP PRESIDENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES

23.07.2008
 
-HAKAN GURDAL, ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER, NAMED TO FILL THE VACANT GENERAL MANAGER POST IN REPLACEMENT OF MEHMET GOCMEN
 
-SABANCI HOLDING CEO AHMET DORDUNCU:
"EACH OF THE APPOINTMENTS IS THE RESULT OF OUR EFFICIENT PLANNING OF THE HUMAN RESOURCES"
 
Mehmet Gocmen has been named Sabancı Holding's Group President of Human Resources. Mehmet Gocmen had been the General Manager of Akcansa since he had joined the Sabancı Group of Companies in 2003. Meanwhile, Hakan Gurdal has been named to fill the vacant general manager post at Akcansa in replacement of Gocmen.
 
Sabancı Holding CEO Ahmet Dorduncu commenting on the appointments stated as follows: "The appointment of Mr. Mehmet Gocmen as Group President of Human Resources and replacement of the general manager post vacated by Mr. Gocmen by Mr. Hakan Gurdal, Assistant General Manager, are both the result of the efficient planning of human resources within the Sabancı Group of Companies. I wish both colleagues great success in their new jobs."
 
Mehmet Gocmen who will take over the post starting from 1st August 2008, will be in charge of the development and implementation of HR strategies and policies of the Sabancı Group, management of working relations as well as matters relating to the Sabancı Center and acquisitions by the Group.
 
 
-WHO IS MEHMET GOCMEN?-
 
Graduated from the Industrial Engineering department at the Middle East Technical University in 1981, Mehmet Gocmen completed a graduate degree in 1983 in the Industrial Engineering department at the Syracuse University. He subsequently assumed various functions at Celik Halat, steel rope manufacturers, and Lafarge, and had been Akcansa's General Manager since 2003. Aged 51, Mehmet Gocmen is married with two children.
 
 
-HAKAN GURDAL: NOW, THE GENERAL MANAGER OF AKCANSA-
 
And, Hakan Gurdal, Assistant General Manager of Akçansa, has now been named to the post of General Manager vacated by Mehmet Göçmen.
 
Graduated from the Mechanical Engineering department of Yildiz Technical University in 1989, Hakan Gurdal completed a Master's degree program in the International Management department of the Istanbul University in 1990. Hakan Gurdal joined the Sabancı Group of Companies in 1996, and assumed various positions at Akcansa to date, in order of occurrence: Strategy and Business Development Manager, Assistant Trading General Manager, Ready-Mixed Concrete Assistant General Manager and Ready-Mixed Concrete and Purchasing Assistant General Manager.
 
Aged 40, Hakan Gurdal is married with two children.