Two senior appointments at Sahibinden.com
19 Dec 2016
Two interesting appointments were announced at the senior management level of Turkey’s Sahibinden.com late in 2016.
According to the leading site’s corporate communication department, the company had appointed Burcu Bati (photo) as chief financial officer and Seyda Kalkan (bottom photo) as internal audit and risk management director.
Both have worked for extended periods at international companies, such as Vodafone, BP, PwC, Deloitte Turkcell in management positions, before joining Sahibinden.com.
Sahibinden.com, established in 2000, has more than 500 employees, and was the biggest classifieds and marketplace site in Turkey, with 41 million active users and more than 7 billion page-views in October 2016.
“Burcu and Seyda bring invaluable experience to our management team,” said CEO Burak Ertas. He added that, “we believe investing in our people is the key to sustaining our exceptional growth.
Bati (LinkedIn profile) brings more than 15 years of experience in finance and was the CFO of Turkcell-Superonline, the pioneer internet service provider (ISP) in Turkey, prior to joining Sahibinden.com.
She started her career as a financial auditor at PriceWaterhouseCooper and held various executive management positions in finance at Turkcell and Vodafone Turkey, the top two GSM operators in Turkey.
Bati holds a BA (Econ) from Bogazici University, and is a certified public accountant (CPA).
Kalkan (LinkedIn profile) started her career as an auditor at Deloitte and served as financial controller for BP Turkey.
Before joining Sahibinden.com, she was internal audit manager for Borusan Holding, one of the leading conglomerates in Turkey.
Ms.Kalkan holds a BA (Econ) from Marmara University, and is a certified public accountant (CPA), certified internal auditor (CIA), and has certification in risk management assurance (CRMA).