Board of Directors

Hüseyin ÖZUYSAL

Chairman of the Board

Mr. Özuysal was born in 1973 in Konya. He completed his master's degree in Selçuk University Faculty of Business Administration. In 1994, he started to work as a computer operator in the Education Department of Ziraat Bank and worked in various positions and titles. Mr. Özuysal served as Head of Construction and Real Estate Management Department, Head of Procurement and Expense Management Department, Head of Procurement, Expense and Logistics Management Department, Head of IT Operations Department and General Manager of Ziraat Property Management & Real Estate Development Company  (a subsidiary of Ziraat REIT). He has been serving as the Head of the Internal Operations Group since August 2020.

Levent MARMARALI

Deputy Chairman

Born in Balıkesir in 1978, Levent Marmaralı graduated from the Middle East Technical University,  Department of Civil Engineering in 1999. He started his career in construction project companies. Mr. Marmaralı started as Assistant Specialist at Ziraat Bank in 2000 and respectively served as a Specialist, Director, Manager and Head of Construction Department. He has been serving as the Head of  Institutional Communication Department.

Peyami Ömer ÖZDİLEK

Board Member-General Manager

He was born in 1972 in Istanbul. He graduated from Middle East Technical University, Department of Political Science and Public Administration. In January 1996, he joined Ziraat Bank as Assistant Auditor and worked at various positions in the Audit Department. He subsequently served as London Branch Manager, Gayrettepe Branch Manager, Human Resources Department Head, and Deputy General Manager responsible from Human Resources and Financial Coordination. Since October 2018, Özdilek has served as Deputy General Manager responsible from Internal Operations. In 4th of December 2019 he was appointed as the General Manager of Ziraat Gayrimenkul Yatırım Ortaklığı A.Ş.          

Yunus SÖNMEZ

Independent Board Member

Yunus Sönmez was born in Istanbul in 1979. He completed his primary education in Bursa and his secondary and high school education in Istanbul. In 2001, he graduated from Sakarya University International Relations Department. He received his master's degree in Political Science and International Relations from Marmara University in 2005. He worked as coordinator of international relations in Marmara and Straits Municipalities Union and as finance coordinator in a private company. He received his second graduate degree from Johns Hopkins University in 2012. He has worked at World Bank as consultant. He returned back to Ankara, Turkey as Ankara representative of a non-government organization. He held positions as board member at Ziraat Yatırım Menkul Değerler A.Ş., Ziraat Hayat ve Emeklilik A.Ş. and Ziraat Sigorta A.Ş. Mr. Sönmez has served as consultant to the Prime Minister between 2014-18. He is married with a child.

Mustafa Hilmi ÇELİK

Independent Board Member

He was born in 1975 in Van; completed his primary, secondary and high school education in Ankara. He has graduated with a bachelor's degree in Gaziantep University and a master's degree in Civil Engineering from Kırıkkale University and in 1998 he became a Civil Engineer. He is working on his Doctorate thesis. He did his military service at the Army Construction and Real Estate Department. Since 1998, he has worked as construction site chief and Project Manager in various real estate projects in Ankara. He has worked in the fields of Project Design, Building Inspection, Building Materials Manufacturing and Construction. He is currently working as a coordinator in an energy company. Mr. Çelik has association memberships, participates in various social project activities.