Chapter Leaders

Cem Ergül


President

CISA, CRISC

Cem Ergül is presently founder of Internal Audit Department and is Internal Audit Group Manager in Istanbul, Turkey for Is Net A.S. (a telecom company and participation of Turkiye Is Bankasi). He has over 20 years experience in governance, auditing, information security, business analysis and software development. Cem has obtained Masters and Bachelors Degrees from Middle East Technical University in Turkey. During his first professional experience in the Middle East Technical University Computer Center, Cem was the coordinator of “Computing Information Service Newsletter” and has written the book “Beginners’ Guide to Unix”. After starting to work as a software developer for Turkiye Is Bankasi, he joined the first Information Systems Internal Control team of the Bank. Cem was Internal Audit and Control Manager for SoftTech A.S. (a software development company and subsidiary of Turkiye Is Bankasi).  He was also senior consultant in Turkiye Is Bankasi, Anadolu Insurance Company, and Milli Reassurance Company for COBIT compliance projects. Cem, one of the many national and international conferences and panel speakers including Eurocacs, has CISA, CRISC, ISO27001 LA, ISO9001 IA and ITIL certificates.

cem.ergul@isaca-istanbul.org

Hayri Can Duygun


Vice President, Membership Director

CISA

After graduating from Hacettepe University, Computer Science and Engineering Department in 2007, Hayri Can Duygun received an MBA degree from TOBB University of Economics and Technology. During  his postgraduate studies, he was a Research Assisstant in Business Administration Department and played an important  role in many projects within the university. After working in a private company (Signum TTE), that mostly serves the public sector in the IT Governance and Compliance areas with Technology Solutions and Consulting services, Duygun joined the Internal Audit Department of Turk Eximbank as an IT Auditor in 2011. He has been working as an IT Auditor at Turk Eximbank, Turkey’s official export credit agency. He worked as the Vice President of COBIT 5 Translation Projects and CISA Questions, Answers and Explanation Guide. He is also one of the members of CISA Item Development Working Group. Duygun also holds CISA and ISO 22301 Lead Auditor Certificate.

hayrican.duygun@isaca-istanbul.org

Vehbi Kök


General Secretary, Certifications Director

CISA, CISM, CGEIT

Vehbi has a BSc degree in Computer Engineering from Marmara University, an MBA degree from Yeditepe University and a Masters degree in Banking from Marmara University. After starting his professional career in 1997, he has worked for over 10 years as software engineer, project manager and manager in software industry at Logo Business Solutions and Iris Software companies and in a media industry company. He joined Türkiye Finans Participation Bank in 2007, where he has founded IT audit function, and worked as IT Auditor and Deputy Head of Internal Audit responsible from IT audits. Vehbi Kök played an important role in developing audit methodologies in Türkiye Finans and presently he is Audit Manager responsible from IT audits, Head Office Audits and Central Audits. Vehbi Kök, a member of ISACA over 10 years, has CISA, CGEIT, CISM, PMP, CIA, CRMA, CEH, ISO22301 LA, ISO27001 LA and COBIT5F certificates.

vehbi.kok@isaca-istanbul.org

Ehtiram İsmayilov


Finance and Treasurer

CISA, CISM

Ehtiram graduated from Boğaziçi University Department of Management Information Systems (MIS) and International Trade Department in 2006 with double major program as an honor student. Then, he completed his master's degree in International Business Administration at the same university. She is currently a PhD candidate in Business Administration at Beykent University. Ehtiram has experience in process and IT audit, risk management, corporate governance, information security and project management. -Oxley (SoX) audits and consultancy services related to these issues. After university, he worked in HSBC Corporate Banking Cash Management Department. He has been working at KPMG since 2006 and is a partner in the Information Risk Management (IRM) department. He is holding CISA, CISM, ISO27001 Lead Auditor certifications.

ehtiram.ismayilov@isaca-istanbul.org

Necdet Almaç


Marketing Director, Public Relations Coordinator - Istanbul Responsible

CRISC

Necdet Almaç 1983 yılında İTÜ Endüstri Mühendisliği’nden mezun oldu. 1986-1987 yılları arasında İstanbul Üniversitesi İşletme İktisadı Enstütüsünde İşletme İhtisası Gece Programını tamamladı.İş hayatına Netaş’ta Sistem Analist ve Programcı olarak başladı. Daha sonra Pamukbank Bilgi İşlem merkezinde devam etti.Halen devam etmekte olduğu Akbank-Sabancı Grubundaki görevine 1989 yılında başladı.Sırasıyla BİMSA Sistem Analist, AKNET Sistem Analist-Teknik Standartları ve IT Denetim Uzmanı, AKBANK Teftiş Kurulu Başkanlığı-IT Auditor ISO 9001 KYS Temsilcisi görevlerini yerine getiren Almaç, AKBANK Bilgi Teknolojileri Kalite, Güvenlik ve Risk Yönetimi Yöneticisi görevinden 2015 yılı içerisinde emekli olmuştur. ISACA IT Governance Direktörü olarak da ISACA İstanbul Chapter’ında görev alan Almaç’ın ISO 9001 LA Kalite Baş Denetçisi, ISO 27001 LA Bilgi Güvenliği Yönetim Sistemi Baş Deneçtisi (IRCA), COBIT Foundation Certification (ISACA) ve CRISC Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (ISACA) sertifikaları bulunmaktadır.

necdet.almac@isaca-istanbul.org

Ayça Taşkıran


Event and Program Management Director

CISA

2008 yılında Hacettepe Üniversitesi’nde İşletme lisansını ve 2011 yılında Marmara Üniversitesi’nde Yönetim Bilişim Sistemleri (MIS) yüksek lisansını tamamlamıştır. 2008-2010 yılları arasında Vodafone Türkiye, 2010-2012 yılları arasında TTNET’te Bilgi Güvenliği Uzmanı olarak çalışmıştır. Halen Yapı Kredi Bankası Teftiş Kurulu’nda Bilgi Teknolojileri Kıdemli Müfettişi olarak çalışmaktadır. 2012 yılından bu yana ISACA İstanbul Chapter ‘da eğitim ve etkinliklerden sorumlu komitede görev almaktadır. CISA ve ISO 27001 LA sertifikalarına sahiptir.

ayca.taskiran@isaca-istanbul.org

Pelin Pehlivan


SheLeadsTech Director

CISA, CRISC

Pelin Pehlivan graduated from Middle East Technical University, Industrial Engineering Department in 1999. She completed Information Technology master program at Sabancı University in 2006. She began her professional carrier at Pamukbank in 1999, as a Management Trainee. After one year of marketing career, she worked in IT audit and security management domains in Banking and Telecom sectors. She teaches cyber security lesson  in Sabancı University Information Technologies master program. Since May 2017, Pelin Pehlivan has been working as the Information Security Risk and Compliance Group Manager at Enerjisa. Also, she is She has ISO 27001 LA, CRISC, CEH, COBIT Foundation and ISO 9001: 2000 Quality Internal Auditor certifications.At the same time, she has been working in the Institute of Internal Auditing - Turkey

pelin.pehlivan@isaca-istanbul.org

Doç Dr Bilgin Metin


Academic Relations Director

Bilgin Metin firstly received the B.Sc. degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey. Later, he joined Armada Bilgisayar A.Ş and he was responsible for Cisco Products as pre and post  sales Engineer in   the design   and installation of computer networks  and network security projects for  Cisco Products.  He received  M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey in 2001 and 2007 respectively.  During M.Sc. and Ph.D. studies, he worked as a consultant in private sector for  designing, implementing, and supporting data communications and network security systems. In 2007, He started to work as assistant professor for Management Information Systems Dept. in Bogazici University.  He received the title of Associate Professor in 2014. His research interests include electronic circuit design for information and communication systems, information security and information technology governance. He published more than 75 papers in the international journals and conferences. Assoc. Prof. Bilgin Metin was in the organization committee of a number of national and international conferences such as YBS 2014 (National Management Information Systems Conference 2014), ELECO (Conference on Electrical and Electronics Engineering) between 2012 and 2015. He is a local chair of ECIS 2016 (European Conference of Information Systems 2016).

bilgin.metin@isaca-istanbul.org

Aytekin Güzeliş


CSX Liason

CISA, CRISC

Aytekin Guzelis graduated from Ege University Computer Engineering in 2001 and completed MBA in Yildiz Technical University. After graduation he started to work as a software developer in Finansbank. Afterwards served as an International Network Support engineer in Alcatel-Lucent. In 2007 he joined Ziraat Bankası IT audit team and respectively worked as IT Auditor, Vice President of Board of Auditors and Head of IT Service Management Department. Guzelis is currently acting as General Coordinator in Cardtek Group and has CISA, CRISC and ITIL v3 Fnd. certificates

aytekin.guzelis@isaca-istanbul.org

Ercüment Arı


Data Privacy Director

CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC

21 years experience in information systems, security, data protection, risk management, privacy as data protection officer (DPO), CISO, director, manager, administrator, supervisor, team leader, consultant, auditor, project leader and manager in many companies and European Union Projects.Certificated as CIPP/E, CIPM, CGEIT, CRISC, CRMA, CISM, CISA, CGEIT, CEH, ISO 22301 LA, ISO27001 Lead Auditor, ISO 20000 Lead Auditor, COBIT F,  ITIL F, MCP. Have a B.Sc. degree in Electronics Engineering ,M.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering, additionally MBA in Finance and by the moment dissertation stage at Ph.D. in Informatics,  board member in ISACA Istanbul Chapter, Co-Chair in IAPP Istanbul and Part Time Instructor in Bogazici University in the field of Data Protection & Privacy. Consults and gives trainings many organizations through mentioned areas.
ercument.ari@isaca-istanbul.org

Gökhan Polat


Public Relations Director

CISA, CRISC

Gokhan graduated from the Military Academy in 2001 as a Systems Engineer. He completed his master's degree at Gazi University Department of International Relations. He served at various levels in the Turkish Armed Forces. In 2015, he was appointed as the Head of Internal Audit Unit of Bakırköy Municipality. In 2018, he began his career in EY Turkey Risk Advisory Services and currently serves as the leader of EY Turkey Risk Business Development Leader. He has CISA, CRISC, CISSP, CIA and CRMA certificates.

gokhan.polat@isaca-istanbul.org

Dr İzzet Gökhan Özbilgin


Public Relations Coordinator - Ankara Responsible

CRISC

Dr. İzzet Gökhan Özbilgin graduated from Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Middle East Technical University. He continued his academic studies got his MSc, MBA, PhD degree and then become Associate Professor in Management Information Systems in 2012. Dr. Özbilgin has worked about IT, Business Development and Government Relations in public and private companies such as ASELSANIs Net, Capital Markets Board of Turkey for 18 years. He become Assoc. Prof in Computer Engineering Department of THK University and carried out many important duties such as Head of Dept., Manager of Graduate School of Engineering, Acting Dean of Engineering Faculty. Dr. Ozbilgin has also many other responsibilities in various working groups and non governmental organizations. Currently, he is President at ISACA Istanbul Chapter, Board Member at Government CIO Association, Board Member at ISSA Turkey. He also worked as Board Member in Turkish Informatics Association, Member of e-Government Board, President of Government CIO Working Group, studied in many projects related to TURKSAT (www.turksat.com.tr) and The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (www.tubitak.gov.tr), conducted government relations in national and international institutions and represented Turkey. He organized many conferences and events, some of which are the only and the first ones in Turkey such as www.btyd.org.tr, www.opriskturkey.com. Dr. Ozbilgin, who is still carrying out national and international projects, also giving consultancy to various national and international institutions. He is especially studying about MIS, IT Governance, e-government & e-transformation, cyber security and IT Auditing, giving lectures and presentations in various universities and organizations and writing many articles about different topics of IT.

gokhan.ozbilgin@isaca-istanbul.org

Barışcan Akyılmaz


Young Professionals Ambassador, webmaster

Barışcan Akyılmaz is continuing his education as a 3rd year student at Bilgi University , Computer Engineering Department. He is one of the founders of two social student clubs 'Bilgi Application' and ' Bilgili Liderler' which are very active clubs at the university. In 2014 summer term at Bournemouth Business College, UK and in 2015 summer term at University of California, Los Angeles, USA  Akyılmaz attended and completed some courses on computer science successfully. He has gained experiences as a trainee on gamification at R&D department of 4S Computer Technologies Company.Meanwhile he has joined many organizations and got certificates on several technology and computer subjects.

bariscan.akyilmaz@isaca-istanbul.org

Büşra Temel


Media Relations Director

Büşra is studying at Medipol University. She is a sophomore of Management Informations System Department. She is at the management board of Management Information Systems Club at her university. She attended various events and is also planning to attend more in the IT industry.

busra.temel@isaca-istanbul.org

Funda Çetintaş


Immediate Past President

CISA, CISM, CRISC

Funda has a BSc degree in computer engineering from Middle East Technical University. Between 1984 – 2005 she has worked in Application & Project Development, System Analysis, IT Security and Project Management areas. Between 2006-2013 she has worked for KPMG as IRM (Information Risk Management) director and lead many large projects involving enhancement and implementation of internal control systems regarding IT, implementation of J-SOX, ISO27001 implementation advisory, IT General controls and process control audit and implementation assistance advisory in different sectors; IT and process audit based on BRSA (Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency) regulation and COBIT in banks and subsidiaries. Since 2013 she has been working Professional Services Director and leading New Generation Cash register implementation Project. She is Information Systems veteran with 32 years of experience, holding CISA, CISM, CRISC and ISO27001 LA certificate. Funda is board member of ISACA Istanbul Chapter as Vice President, Communication Director.

funda.cetintas@isaca-istanbul.org