Dr. Celal METİN
Dr, Celal Metin, an industrial veteran of 42 years of global experience, is an extremely versatile international entrepreneur and senior executive, widely known for his perseverance and creativity.
Dr. Metin has founded and managed major business groups with operations in Europe, North America and Asia. His executive expertise in manufacturing, marketing, finance, and mergers & acquisitions covers diverse industries including energy, chemicals & petrochemicals, natural resources, financial services and information technologies.
He served as the CEO of Sabanci Holding, a Turkish conglomerate with over US$20 billion in annual revenues. Prior to that he founded and ran major business groups, including publicly listed and privately held companies with operations in Europe, North America and South-East Asia.
Dr. Metin's hallmarks are his boundless energy and unique intellect. He has the rare ability to create new businesses and to transform and inspire existing organizations. He is a truly global executive and a proven catalyst for success.
Dr. Metin is currently the chairman of Met Group of companies, whose core fields of business are energy and agriculture. Agromet, agricultural business entity of Met Group is engaged in large scale orchards and crop farm investments across Turkey. MetCap Energy Investments, the energy arm of Met Group is a reputable developer of natural gas, wind and solar power plants with over 5,000 MW of total capacity in Turkey. MetCap Energy has been investing on the Eurostar and Dervish Natural Gas Combined Cycle Power Plants (with total capacities exceeding 2,200 MW’s) which will be operational by 2016, through its subsidiaries Verbena Energy and Komet Energy.
He holds BS, MS and PhD. degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Istanbul, Faculty of Engineering.
He is married to Verda Metin. They have two adult children, Kerem and Irem, both professionals and entrepreneurs, as well as three grand children.
Dr. Metin is an avid golfer and a sailor.
Vice Chairman, Investments and Operations
Kerem Metin’s background as the CEO of the Group's Information and Communications Technology companies for years has given him strong experience in managing new technologies. Kerem started his career in Dupont International in the US.
Mr. Metin holds a BS degree from Faculty of Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University.
Vice Chairman, Finance
Irem Kinay is an ex-investment banker with more than 10 years of finance experience. She has strong M&A, corporate finance and advisory background having worked at Morgan Stanley in New York and Deutsche Bank in London.
Ms. Kınay holds a BS degree in Finance and Entrepreneurial Management from the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Chief Legal Officer
Levent Celepçi leads the corporate and commercial law department for Met Group. Mr. Çelepçi has vast experience in M&A, project and corporate finance transactions. He has structured and advised on numerous private equity deals, as well as having participated in privatization tenders, negotiation of share purchase agreements and corporate law issues, particularly in the field of energy.
Özay Tülek is the Project Manager – O&M of Metcap Energy Investments. Mr. Tülek started his career at Baymina Enerji A.Ş. (GDF SUEZ) as shift leader from the commissioning phase of the plant. Having experienced a complete cycle of a CCPP starting from commissioning until end of 1st Major Overhaul, he took the responsibility of plant taking over at Shuweihat 2 IWPP in Abu Dhabi again starting from commissioning phase as Maintenance Manager. Mr. Tülek has experience in both project development and O&M of large scale CCPPs
Mr. Tülek received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Istanbul Technical University (ITU).
Sabri Gündoğan is the Project Financing Manager of Metcap Energy Invetsments, responsible for building financial models/structures for the projects and coordinating the relations with the financing parties. Prior to joining Met Group, Mr. Gündoğan was a Project Finance Supervisor at Finansbank, where he focused on the evaluation of energy projects and building the energy based financing structures.
Mr. Gündoğan received a BS in Industrial Engineering from Bilkent University.