Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Halil İbrahim Kongur

Halil İbrahim Kongur has joined the Prysmian family in 1986 and since 2003, he has been working as Factory Director. Additional to his current responsibility, he’s appointed as Chairman on January 2015. Kongur, worked as Planning Engineer, Logistics Manager, Production Manager and Purchasing Director before assigned to these roles. He is graduated from Karadeniz Technical University, department of Mechanical Engineering and completed his masters degree in Berlin Technical University in Manufacturing Technologies department.

Ülkü Özcan

Mrs. Ülkü Özcan has graduated from Galatasaray High School in 1994 and Marmara University, Department of Business (English) in 1999. She has served as Senior Strategist, Strategy and Business Development Manager and Marketing Manager, respectively, at Lafarge Turkey between 1998 - 2009. Joining Çimsa Cement in 2010, Mrs. Özcan has taken the positions of Strategy and Business Development Manager, Strategy and Marketing Manager, Strategy and Marketing Director, and Vice President for Strategy, Marketing and Sustainability, respectively, at Çimsa. Mrs. Özcan had served as the Vice President for Çimsa White Cement and Special Products Sales and Marketing starting from 2015. She became Çimsa's CEO in October 1st, 2018 and worked until August 2020  in this position. She has joined to Prysmian Group in June 1st, 2021 as CEO of Türk Prysmian Kablo Sistemleri.

Ercan Gökdağ

Ercan Gökdağ has joined Prysmian family in 2007 as Planning and Controlling Chief. Between 2011-2012, he has worked as Planning and Controlling Manager of Türk Prysmian Cables and Systems. Between 2012-2015 he went to Denmark and worked as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Prysmian Denmark. He returned to Turkey in May 2015 and started to work as Planning and Controlling Manager again. He has been working as a CFO since September, 2016. He started his professional career in 2004 in Ernst&Young at Audit Department after being graduated from Marmara University, department of Economics.

Maria Cristina Bifulco

She was born in Noci (Bari) in 1976.

She graduated magna cum laude in Business Adminsitration, in 2000, at Università Commerciale “L. Bocconi” of Milan and got, in 2005, a Master in Business Administration at Kingston Business School of London. After first experiences as Consultant (Eos in Milan) and Analyst (Bloomberg Financial Services in London), in 2006 She joined, as Investor Relation Manager, IW Bank SpA, where She had the chance to follow, in May 2007, the quotation of the Bank in the market Expandi of Borsa Italiana. In 2008 She started a new professional challange in Snam SpA, first as Head of Financial Markets Analysis and Investor Relations and then as Head of Foreign Subsidiaries, coordinating abroad M&A projects and following the acquisitions of foreign participations (Interconnector in UK, T.I.G.F. in France). In 2013 She become Head of Investor Relations in Indesit Company SpA where She was, inter alia, in charge of the due diligence process related to the divestment of controlling stake of the Company from the Holding (Fineldo) to Whirpool.

In September 2014 Maria Cristina entred a new professional experience, that still lasts, joining the Prysmian Group SpA as Group Investor Relations Director. She reports to the CFO of the Group and carries out, beside the IR duties, Corporate Governance Activities and Special Projects (Capital Increase 2018, Bond issues prospectuses, due diligence streams for M&A).

Andrea Pirondini

Andrea Pirondini has been Chief Operating Officer of Prysmian Group since January 2014. He has a degree in Business Administration from the “Luigi Bocconi” University in Milan. He started his career in Pirelli Group in 1989, holding various positions in the UK, Italy, Turkey, Russia and Egypt over a 24-year period, both in the Tyres and Cables & Systems businesses, where he was involved in restructuring the manufacturing system for energy cables. In 2012 he was appointed Chief Commercial Officer of Pirelli Tyre S.p.A, a position he held until December 2013.

Mine Ayhan

Holding a B.A. from the Department of Mathematics, Boğaziçi University, Mine Ayhan started her career in 1991 at Yapı Kredi Sigorta T.A.Ş. as a Senior Engineer at the Engineering Department, and was promoted to the position of Assistant Director of the same Department in 1997. Ayhan then went on to work at Yapı Kredi Sigorta A.Ş. in 1999, serving as Engineer and Director of the Key Accounts Department at this company until October 2003, as Group Director of Yapı Kredi Sigorta Pazarlama A.Ş. in the first six months of 2004, and as Deputy General Manager of Yapı Kredi Sigorta A.Ş. in the second six months. After holding similar positions at TEB Sigorta A.Ş. and Koç Allianz Sigorta A.Ş. between 2006 and 2009, Ayhan started her new role as Deputy General Manager supervising the Technical, Claims and Reinsurance Department at Generali Türkiye in July 2009, and then served as General Manager of Generali Türkiye between 2010 to 2017. In addition to her role as Vice Chairman of Generali Türkiye, which she still is, she holds the positions of Chairman and Board Member at Europ Assistance Türkiye and the Paris-based Europ Assistance Holding and Europ Assistance SA.

Banu Uzgur

Starting her career at the Accounting Department of Otak Construction Co., an affiliate of Yaşar Holding, after earning her bachelor’s degree in 1995 at the Faculty of Ecoomy, Istanbul University, Banu Uzgur did her PhD in Finance at California State University/San Bernardino from 1997-1999.

Having served for Kent Investment from 2000-2002, Ak Investment from 2002-2003 as Senior Analyst, Uzgur started working in Turkcell’s Investor Relations Department as of October, 2003.

Appointed as manager of Turkcell Group’s International Media Relations Department starting September 2011, Uzgur has worked mostly as a Strategic Consultant, predominantly focused on Investor Relations, since May 2013 when she left Turkcell.

İsmet Su

Having earned his bachelor’s degree in Law at Istanbul University in 1984, İsmet Su worked as a private practice lawyer for many years, and is a member of Bursa Bar Association.

Getting into politics in 1994, İsmet Su took role as founding member in Bursa provincial organization upon establishment of AK Party, and continued his political life within the Bursa provincial organization of AK Party assuming roles including Head of Arbitration Committee for Party Democracy, Member of the Board of Directors, Vice President of the Provincial Organization in charge of Election Affairs, Deputy President of Provincial Organization (Head of Political and Legal Affairs). 

İsmet Su was elected and served as Member of Parliament for the 24th Term of the Turkish Grand National Assembly. İsmet Su is currently the “Deputy President of the Disciplinary Committee of the AK Party Group” and “Spokesperson of the Constitutional Commission.” İsmet Su is married, with three children.