Hakan Bayındır, who was born in Şanlıurfa in 1974, graduated from the Faculty of Business Administration after continuing his university life for three years in the civil engineering department. After working in family businesses for a short time, he started his professional career as a manager in an international company.
He switched to the tourism sector in 2005 and became the founder of Gita Tur. Mr. Bayındır became a solution partner in the Mediterranean Olympics held in Mersin and took place as a solution partner in many national and international organizations within Gita Tur.
After participating at all levels in TÜRSAB Regional Representative Boards between the years 2011-2018, he has been serving as the Chairman of the TÜRSAB Mersin Regional Representative Board since June 2018.
Mr. Bayındır is a Member of the Mersin Chamber of Commerce and Industry, a Member of the Council of Travel Agencies and Guides in the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey, a Member of the Disciplinary Board of the Confederation of Young Businessmen of Turkey, a Member of the Board of the Mersin Tourism Operators Association, and a Treasurer of the Board of Mersin GİAD. He is fluent in English. Bayındır is married and has two children.
Eşref Şentürk was born in 1963. He has provided services in many areas of tourism, including personnel transportation, student transportation, Hajj and Umrah, outgoing, domestic tourism, and air ticket sales in the tourism sector since 1990. He started Birey Turizm Seyahat Acentası in 2005 and he is still the Chairman of the Board of Directors of this company. He took part in particular NGOs. Mr. Şentürk served as a Member of the Hajj and Umrah Committee, Advisor to the President of TÜRSAB, and Chairman of the TÜRSAB Asia Regional Representation Board. He is married and has a child.
Tülay Salihoğlu was born in 1969 in Berlin. She graduated from Dokuz Eylul University, Faculty of Business Administration, Department of Tourism in 1990. She finished her internship during her school years in the leading hotels in Antalya. Between the years 1991 and 2009, she worked as the sales and marketing manager of many 5-star hotels in Istanbul for almost 20 years. She has been operating her tourism career as the owner of a Profession Tourism Travel Agency since 2009. She specializes in the MICE-Incoming and Outgoing tourism segments. She is a member of Skal Istanbul and TUED Associations. Previously, Ms. Salihoğlu served as a member of the Board of Directors. She is married and the mother of two children.
Audit Board Substitutes
Oktay Karadeniz was born in 1986 in Hatay. He completed his primary, secondary, and high school education in Hatay. He studied for his university education in the field of tourism in Istanbul. He is a tour operator in the Middle East market. He brings 15 thousand of tourists to Turkey annually. He has been the owner of Sabah Tur since 2011. Mr. Karadeniz is fluent in English and Arabic. He is married and has three children.
İbrahim Gül was born in 1986. He graduated from Eskişehir Anadolu University Public Relations Department in 2009 and studied at Anadolu University Faculty of Business Administration in 2013. He also graduated from Boğaziçi University, Tourism Ambassador Training Programs in 2010. He started Gülasya Turizm Travel Agency in 2010. Mr. Gül served as the Founding Member and Vice President of Young TÜMSİAD in 2013 and the Vice President of Elazığ TÜMSİAD in 2015. He served as a Member of the Board of Directors of the 2020-2021 Harput Regional Representation Board, and the Chairman of the 2021-2022 Harput Regional Representation Board.
Özgür Borucu was born in 1976, Antalya. After studying education in Kaş, he operated in several fields of tourism. He established Kaş Özgür Turizm Travel Agency in 2006. Mr. Borucu has been serving on the TÜRSAB West Antalya Regional Representative Board for two terms. He is married and has three children.