Restructuring At Sabancı Holding

16.06.2014

  • CEMENT GROUP PRESIDENT MEHMET GOCMEN ASSIGNED AS SABANCI HOLDING ENERGY GROUP PRESIDENT.
  • - GOCMEN WILL ALSO CONTINUE HIS CURRENT ASSIGNMENT AS CEMENT GROUP PRESIDENT.
  • ENERGY GROUP PRESIDENT SELAHATTIN HAKMAN, WHO HAS CARRIED ENERJISA TO THE BIGGEST AND THE LEADING COMPANY IN ITS INDUSTRY, IS LEAVING HIS POSITION.
  • SELAHATTIN HAKMAN WILL CONTINUE HIS DUTIES AT THE ISTANBUL INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR ENERGY AND CLIMATE AT SABANCI UNIVERSITY.

Mr. Selahattin Hakman, who introduced the energy sector to the Sabancı Group and oversaw the business since its grew to become the leading company in its industry, is leaving his position as of (today) June 16, 2014. In addition to that, Selahattin Hakman will continue his duties at The Istanbul International Center For Energy And Climate at Sabancı University.

Sabancı Holding Board of Directors decided to assign Cement Group President Mehmet Göçmen as the Energy Group President, in place of Selahattin Hakman, whose assignment has ended. Mehmet Göçmen will also continue his responsibilities as Cement Group President.

Sabancı Holding’s CEO, Zafer Kurtul stated that: “I thank Mr. Selahattin Hakman who has worked as Energy Group President in our group, for his invaluable contributions and wish him all the best for the future. As of now, Mr. Mehmet Göçmen will carry Sabancı Holding Energy Group Presidency besides his current position, Cement Group President. I believe that he will pursuit his success also on his new role. I wish good luck to all of us.”

Who is Mehmet Göçmen?

Mehmet Göçmen was graduated from Galatasaray High School and Industrial Engineering department at the Middle East Technical University and then he completed Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Operational Research at the Syracuse University in the U.S.

Mr.Göçmen began his professional career at Çelik Halat ve Tel San. A.Ş. in 1983 and he was appointed as General Manager at Lafarge Ekmel Beton A.Ş. and Business Development and Foreign Relations Vice Chairman position at Lafarge Turkey between 1996 and 2002.

He served as the General Manager of Akçansa in June 2003 and appointed as Human Resources Group President in 01.08.2008. Then, he has been appointed as Cement Group President Chairman in July, 2010.

Mehmet Göçmen is also executes his role, President of Board of Directors, at Corporate Governance Association of Turkey (TKYD) and Turkish Cement Manufacturers' Association