Ahmet GÜLDAL - Board Chairman and General Manager


He was born in Kemaliye district of Erzincan province in 1964. He graduated from Erzincan Agricultural Vocational High School in 1981. Later, he graduated from the Faculty of Agriculture at Ankara University in 1987. Following his debut at the Zonguldak Provincial Directorate subordinated to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs in 1989-1990 as an Agricultural Engineer, he held the post of Project and Statistics Branch Director at the same provincial directorate in between 1990 and 2000. Then, he served as the Manager of Malatya Provincial Directorate of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Manager of İzmir Provincial Directorate of Food, Agriculture and Livestock and Deputy Undersecretary of the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock in between 2000 and 2009, August 2009 and November 2017 and 24 April 2017 and 19 August 2018 respectively. Mr. Güldal was appointed as the Board Chairman and General Manager of Turkish Grain Board on 19.08.2018. He is married and father of three children.

 

   

Cihan SOYALP - Acting Deputy General Manager

He was born in Ankara in 1973. After completing his primary, secondary and upper secondary education in Ankara, he graduated from Field Crops Department of Faculty of Agriculture at Ankara University at the top of his class in 1994. He worked as a temporary public servant at Turkish Statistical Institute in between 1995 and 1997. Following his compulsory military service, he started to work for Turkish Grain Board (TMO) as an Expert in 1998. He held different posts at TMO in between 1998 and 2017 with the titles of Expert, Specialist, Denizli Branch Manager, Shipping Branch Manager, Domestic Trade Branch Manager, Senior Specialist, Security Branch Manager and Head of Trade Department. He was appointed as the Head of Grain Purchasing and Conservation Department and Acting Deputy General Manager as from 14/06/2017 and 14/09/2017 respectively and has held these posts since then. He is married and father of three children.

 
 

Ümit ORHAN - Acting Deputy General Manager 

He was born in Gevaş district of Van province in 1981. He graduated from the Public Administration Department of Faculty of Political Sciences at İstanbul University. He started to work as a parliamentarian consultant at Grand National Assembly of Turkey (TBMM) in 2008. He started to work as a civil servant at the Ministry of Finance in 2008. In 2009, his career as a parliamentarian consultant resumed temporarily and he held this post till 2012. He was appointed as a Ministerial Counsellor at the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock by the resolution no. 2012/10 published in the Official Gazette No. 28233 on 14/03/2012. He was appointed as the Acting Deputy General Manager of Turkish Grain Board (TMO) by a ministerial decree as per article 86 of the Law No. 657. He is married and father of two children.

 

 
e-mail: umit.orhan@tmo.gov.tr

Phone: 0312 416 30 18

 


 

Ali AKAY - Acting Deputy General Manager

He was born in Şanlıurfa province in 1964. He completed his primary, secondary and upper secondary education in Akçakale district of this province. Following completing study at the Institute of Arabian Language of King Saud University, he graduated from History Department of Education Faculty at the same university. He gave a series of conferences regarding Turkish-Armenian relationships. Subsequent to his undergraduate study, he received a master's degree from History department of Institute of Social Sciences at Fırat University. Working as a teacher, lecturer and academic at different institutions, Mr Akay acted as the Deputy Manager of Akçakale Vocational School of Higher Education of Harran University in between 1996 and 2012. Then, he acted as the Deputy General Manager of İŞKUR (Turkish Employment Agency). Ali Akay, who was appointed as the Acting Deputy General Manager of Turkish Grain Board on 16/01/2018, has the certificates of Politics Academy, Training for Trainers (Harran University) and TODAIE (Public Administration Institute for Turkey and Middle East). Ali Akay, who is an advanced speaker of Arabic, is married and father of three children.

 

 

UNIT MANAGERS

Cengiz BAĞIN- Head of Inspection Board

He was born in Ankara in 1974. He completed his primary and secondary education in the provinces of Ankara and Konya respectively. He graduated from the Public Administration Department of Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences at Selçuk University in 1997. He started to work as a Deputy Inspector at Turkish Grain Board (TMO) in 1998 and received the titles of Inspector and Chief Inspector in 2001 and 2008 respectively. Cengiz Bağın, who was acting Head of Inspection Board in between 01/04/2016 and 20/10/2017 and principally appointed for the same position on 20/10/2017, is married and father of three children.


Phone: 0 312 591 42 80


Berrin EKMEKCİ - Chief Legal Advisor

She was born in Nallıhan district of Ankara province on 07/01/1964. Following completion of his primary, secondary and upper secondary education in Nallıhan, she graduated from Faculty of Law of Ankara University in 1985. Following her career as a self-employed lawyer, she started to work as a lawyer for Turkish Grain Board in 1998. She acted as Lawyer, Acting Legal Advisor, Legal Advisor and Acting Chief Legal Advisor respectively in between 1998 and 2014. She assumed the post of Chief Legal Advisor on 22/05/2014 and has held this office since then. She is mother of 2 children.

e-mail: berrin.ekmekci@tmo.gov.tr
Phone: 0 312 416 30 95

 



Cihan SOYALP - Head of Purchasing and Conservation Department


He was born in Ankara in 1973. After completing his primary, secondary and upper secondary education in Ankara, he graduated from Field Crops Department of Faculty of Agriculture at Ankara University at the top of his class in 1994. He worked as a temporary public servant at Turkish Statistical Institute in between 1995 and 1997. Following his compulsory military service, he started to work for Turkish Grain Board (TMO) as an Expert in 1998. He held different posts at TMO in between 1998 and 2017 with the titles of Expert, Specialist, Denizli Branch Manager, Shipping Branch Manager, Domestic Trade Branch Manager, Senior Specialist, Security Branch Manager and Head of Trade Department. He was appointed as the Head of Grain Purchasing and Conservation Department and Acting Deputy General Manager as from 14/06/2017 and 14/09/2017 respectively and has held these posts since then. He is married and father of three children.  


e-mail: cihan.soyalp@tmo.gov.tr 
Phone: 0 312 416 31 04

 

 

Ayşin ŞENSES- Head of RPC (Research, Planning and Coordination) Department


She was born in 1969 in Ağrı, Patnos District. She started her primary education in Patnos and completed it in Konya, Ereğli. She finished her secondary education in Ankara. Later she graduated from the Office Management Department of Faculty of Open-University and the Faculty of Management of Anadolu University. She started work at The Feed Industry in 1988 as a government official. She later passed on to the Turkish Grain Board in 1993 and worked as an official and a specialist in the Private Bureau Branch and was appointed as the principal clerk. In 2002 she was appointed as the Private Bureau Branch Manager and in 2003 she was appointed as the Press, Publication and Public Relations Manager. She also worked as a Minister Councellor at the Ministry of Agriculture, Principal Clerk. In 2005 she worked as a Chief Specialist at TMO General Directorate and in 2006 at the RPC Department. She is married and has one daughter.

 

e-mail: aysin.senses@tmo.gov.tr   
Phone: 0 312 416 32 00


Yasin SARISOY- Head of IT Department

He was born in Bolvadin district of Afyonkarahisar province in 1978. He completed his primary and secondary education in Bolvadin. He graduated from Computer Programming Department of Technical Sciences School of Higher Education at Konya Selçuk University and Economics Department of Anadolu University. He received Pedagogical Formation training at Dumlupınar University. His civil service started at IT Department of Turkey Electricity Generation and Transmission Co. in 1998. He switched to Turkish Grain Board (TMO) in 2001. He worked as a Computer Operator and Programmer at Afyon Alkaloids Plant. He worked as a Programmer at Eskişehir Branch Directorate in between 2008 and 2012, Supervisor of IT Unit at Akçakoca and Eskişehir Branch Directorate in between 2012 and 2016, Acting Manager of System Management Branch under IT Department in between 2016 and 2017 and principally appointed as the Manager of the same branch in 2017. He was appointed as the Head of IT Department on 09/01/2018 and has held the same post since then. He is married and has a daughter.

 

Phone: 0 312 416 33 63

 



 

 Enver ŞİMŞEK- Head of Hazelnut Affairs Department


He was born in Ankara in 1971. He graduated from Ankara Mamak Religious Vocational High School in 1997. He graduated from the Field Crops Department of Faculty of Agriculture at Ankara University in 1997. He took office for the first time in Turkish Grain Board in 1998 as an Agricultural Engineer. He worked for different units of Turkish Grain Board with the titles of Agricultural Engineer, Unit Supervisor, Manager of Trabzon Branch, Manager of Market Tracking and Assessment Branch, Manager of Hazelnut Trade Branch and Manager of Corporate Identity Branch respectively in between 1998 and 2016. He acted as the Head of Hazelnut Affairs Department and Head of Information Technologies Department in between 01/04/2016 – 17/04/2017 and 17/04/2017 – 22/06/2017 respectively. He assumed the post of Head of Technical Affairs Department from 22/06/2017 to 31/12/2017 and has been the Head of Hazelnut Affairs Department since the latter date. He is married and father of 2 children. 

 

 



Hacı BARAN -Head of Poppy and Alkaloid Affairs Department.


He was born in Kayseri in 1962. He graduated from the Agrology Department of the AtatürkUniversity, Faculty of Agriculture in 1985. He started working as an agricultural engineer at the Kayseri Feed Plant and later in 1987 he worked as an agricultural engineer at TMO-Turkish Grain Board, Kayseri Branch. There he was a technical Controller and from 1990 to 1993 he was the Yenifakılı Branch Manager. Then from 1993 to 2000 he worked as an agricultural engineer and the chief of Seed and Report Inspection at the Purchasing and Conservation Department of TMO-Turkish Grain Board. From 2000 to 2008 he was the Grain Purchasing and Conservation Branch Manager, from 2008 to 2010 he was the Seed and Report Inspection Branch Manager and from 2010 to 2012 he worked again as the Grain Purchasing and Conservation Branch Manager. He was the Acting Head of the Purchasing and Conservation Department from May 17 to September 21, 2012 and on September 21, 2012 he was appointed as the Head of the Purchasing and Conservation Department at TMO.

 


e-mail: haci.baran@tmo.gov.tr
Phone: 0 312 387 55 56
 



Muharrem AKYAKA - Head of Financial Affairs Department


He was born in 1967 in Eskişehir, Mihalıççık District. After completing his primary, secondary and high school eucation in Ankara he graduated from the department of Labor Economics and Industrial Affairs of Gazi University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences in 1987. He started working at TMO in 1988 as an accountant at the Biçer Sub-Branch. From 1989 to 2006 he worked as an assistant specialist, specialist, Chief, Assistant Manager and Acting Manager in the Finance Department. From 2006 to 2008, he worked as the Acting Manager of Security, Denizli Manager, Security Manager and Acting Manager of Hazelnut Trade. As of 2008 he worked as a Manager in the Finance Department. Later he was appointed as Head of The Finance Department on September 21, 2012. He is married and has two children.


e-mail: muharrem.akyaka@tmo.gov.tr
Phone: 0 312 416 31 76


İzzet GEMİCİ - Head of Human Resources and Training Department


He was born in Bolvadin district of Ayfonkarahisar province in 1957. He completed his primary, secondary and upper secondary education in the same province. He graduated from Mathematics Teaching Department of Anadolu University. He took office in Directorate of Afyon Alkaloids Factory in 1980. He acted as Human Resources Supervisor and Manager of Personnel and Administrative Affairs Branch in this factory in between 1986-1988 and 1988-2004 respectively. He assumed the posts of Manager of Human Resources Branch and Manager of Personnel Affairs Branch within the body of the Department of Human Resources and Training in between 2004-2007 and 2007-2017 respectively. He acted as the deputy Head of Human Resources and Training Department in between 01/04/2016 and 14/04/2017. He was principally appointed as the Head of Human Resources and Training Department on 14/04/2017. He is married and father of 3 children.

 

Phone: 0 312 416 32 27



Ömer Faruk ÖZEN - Head of Support Services Department



He was born in Ankara in 1960. He completed his primary, secondary and upper secondary education in the same province. He graduated from Aydın Vocational School of Tourism and Hotel Management of Dokuz Eylül University in 1983. He started to work for Internal Services Branch of Turkish Grain Board in 1976. Firstly, he worked as an officer at Table D'hôte Unit within the body this branch. Following his military service, he worked for various units of Turkish Grain Board with different titles: Deputy Supervisor (Social Services Branch), Supervisor (Social Services Branch, 1987-2000), Manager of Support Services Branch (2000-2009, Department of Administrative Affairs), Senior Specialist (Department of Technical Affairs, 2009-2013), Manager of Support Services Branch (Department of Technical Affairs, 2013-2014), Manager of Social Affairs Branch (Department of Support Services, 2014-2017). He has acted as the Head of Support Services Department since 12/06/2017. He is married and father of two children.

 

 

 

  

Çağatay MARAŞ- Head of Trade Department



He was born in Kırşehir province in 1977. He completed his primary education in this province and graduated from Ankara Atatürk Anatolian High School at which he completed his secondary and upper secondary education. Then, he graduated from Economic Departments of Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences at Gazi University. He started to work for Turkish Grain Board in 2006 as an accountant at Aksaray Branch Directorate. He acted as the Manager of Market Tracking and Assessment Branch subordinated to the Trade Department in between 2011 and 2017. He was appointed as the Head of Trade Department on 30/12/2017 and has held this post since then. He is married and father of a child.


 



 

Taner SENDİNÇ - Head of Technical Affairs Department



He was born in 1980 in Ankara. He graduated from Agricultural Economy Department of Faculty of Agriculture at Ankara University in 2002. He was conferred upon a master's degree and received the title of Agricultural Engineer MSc in 2004. He acted as manager of Special Bureau Branch and Purchasing Manager respectively in between 2010 and 2015 at Turkish Grain Board in which he principally started to work as an engineer. He acted as Deputy Head and Head of Support Services Department respectively at Directorate General of State Airports Authority in 2015-2016. He acted as the head of Support Services Department of Turkish Grain Board in January-April 20014 and has been the head of Hazelnut Affairs Department and Technical Affairs Department respectively since 17 April 2017 and 31 December 2017. He is married and father of two children.



Phone: 0 312 416 33 21

 

 


Kürşat AYGÜN - Acting Manager of Press and Public Relations Branch

 

Fatih KAYA - Head of Private Office Branch

He was born in 1983 in Ankara. He completed his primary, secondary and upper secondary education in Ankara. He graduated from the Field Crops Department of Faculty of Agriculture at Ondokuz Mayıs University. He started to work for Turkish Grain Board as an Expert at Karapınar Agency subordinated to Konya Branch Directorate in 2006. He worked as an Agricultural Engineer at the Department of Trade in between 2012 and 2016 and acted as the Head of Aksaray Branch and Grain Purchasing and Conservation Branch between from 20/12/2016 to 01/03/2017 and from 01/03/2017 to 09/10/2017 respectively. Fatih Kaya, who was appointed as the Head of Private Bureau Section on 9/10/2017 and has held this office since then, is married and father of two children.




Hidayet FODUL -Manager of Product Technology and Laboratory Branch


He was born in Gaziantep, Araban District Muratlı Village in 1963. He completed his primary and secondary education in Gaziantep. He graduated from the Department of Soil of Selçuk University, Faculty of Agriculture in 1989. He started working in Kütahya Fertilizer Industry of the Turkish Fertilizer Industry in 1990. He worked as an engineer in different departments of the same factory. He was appointed to the Gemlik Fertilizer Industry Co. in 1997 as Chief Engineer. After the privatization of Gemlik Fertilizer Industry in 2004 he was appointed to TMO Turkish Grain Board by the State Personnel Presidency. He worked in different sections of the Department of Purchase and Conservation from October 12, 2004 to 2011. Later he worked as the Acting Manager of the Nut Process and Conservation Section of the Nut Process Department in 2011 and on 04.03.2011 he was appointed the Akşehir Branch Manager. On 19.04.2011 he was appointed as the Product Technology and Laboratory Manager and is still working in this position. He is married and has two children.


e-mail:
hidayet.fodul@tmo.gov.tr
Phone: 0 312 591 81 60