Rating Committee

Hasan Tüzün

Hasan Tuzun started his banking career as an assistant auditor at Garanti Bankasi. He continued his career various departments at management level, such as training, human resources, and credits departments of the same bank. Hasan Tuzun later participated in the establishment of private bank, in Istanbul, where he initially worked as the vice-president of credit department., and became the the president of the said bank later in his career. Tuzun held various executive positions in credits, financial control, human resources, and marketing departments of the banks taken over by the Savings Deposit Insurance Fund (SDIF). He executed the merge process of those banks on behalf of SDIF, also acting in the executive boards of the banks and their affiliates pursuant to the Banking Law.

Tuzun is the Chairman of Kobirate International Credit Rating and Corporate Governance Services Inc.


Burhan Taştan

Burhan Tastan, the President of Kobirate Inc, started his banking career as an assistant auditor at Garanti Bankasi. He became an auditor in the same bank, where he also served as the manager of various branches besides his managerial position at the marketing department.

In 1995, Tastan moved to the then newly emerging factoring sector. He worked as president and member of executive boards of three different factoring companies between 1995 and 2004.

Burhan Tastan, graduated from Istanbul University Faculty of Economics, also completed various training seminars on quality management, time management, marketing, performance and productivity during his professional career.

He hold both of the Corporate Governance Rating and the Credit Rating Licenses granted by the CMB.


Mehmet Tanju Polatkan

Mehmet Tanju Polatkan, born in 1939 in Ankara, graduated from Ankara University Faculty of Political Sciences in 1961. He took part in the top management of the SPO, also worked as the vice president in the Central Bank.

Polatkan served in the merged/combined/joint managing board of the banks under the control of the SDIF.


Hasan Ulukanlı

Hasan Ulukanli, born in 1942, graduated from Ankara School of Economics and Commercial Sciences in 1965.

He started his professional career as a controller in the Department of Budgeting and Fiscal Control in the Ministry of Finance in 1961. Ulukanli continued in banking as an assistant auditor in Audit Committee in Turkiye Is Bankasi, then worked in various managerial positions in the same bank. He started working as the marketing manager in Is Genel Finansal Kiralama where he later served as the vice president and president.

Polatkan acted as a member, and later the chairman, of the managing board of the SDIF banks between 2000-2004.


Ahmet Çakaloz

Born in 1955 in Izmir, Ahmet Cakaloz has a degree in Economics from Middle East Technical University.

He acted in various managerial positions in Yapi Kredi Bankasi, Chase Manhattan, Garanti Bankasi, Interbank, ZIraat Bankasi and Halk Bankasi between 1980 and 2004. He took part in the processes of implementation of various novelties in retail banking, personal loans, auto credits, credit cards in Turkey. Cakaloz managed significant market- and customer-focused transformation projects in private banks as well as publicly held banks. He took place in the joint managing board of the state banks too. He also directed corporate communications of the banks he worked in.

Cakaloz has also taken part in various social activities such as; Acik Radio being one of those where he still makes classical music programmes. He worked as the financial and administrative coordinator of Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture Project.

He currently works as the resource development coordinator of Darussafaka Cemiyeti.

Cakaloz has three children.