Chapter Leaders

Funda Çetintaş


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

Cem Ergül


Vice President, Communications Chair

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


General Secretary, Membership Director, Webmaster

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 Project. Duygun also holds CISA.

hayrican.duygun@isaca-istanbul.org

Ehtiram İsmayilov


Finance and Treasurer

CISA, CISM

Ehtiram, 2006 yılında Boğaziçi Üniversitesi Yönetim Bilişim Sistemleri (MIS) Bölümü ve Uluslararası Ticaret Bölümünden çift anadal programı ile şeref öğrencisi olarak mezun olmuştur. Daha sonra aynı üniversitede Uluslararası İşletmecilik yüksek lisansını tamamlamıştır. Beykent Üniversitesinde İşletme Yönetimi alanında doktora (PhD) çalışmalarını sürdürmektedir. Süreç ve BT denetimi, risk yönetimi, kurumsal yönetişim, bilgi güvenliği ve proje yönetimi konularında deneyime sahip olan Ehtiram başta bankacılık ve finans ile telekom sektörü olmak üzere çeşitli sektörlerde kıdemli denetçi ve danışman olarak çalışmalar yapmakta, aynı zamanda mevzuat bazlı BT yönetişimi, CobiT ve Sarbanes-Oxley (SoX) denetimleri ve bu konulara yönelik danışmanlık hizmetlerinde tecrübe sahibidir. Üniversite eğitimi sonrasında HSBC Kurumsal Bankacılık Nakit Yönetimi Bölümünde çalışmıştır. 2006 yılından beri KPMG firmasında çalışmakta ve Bilgi Risk Yönetimi (IRM) bölümünde Kıdemli Müdür olarak görev almaktadır. CISA, CISM, ISO27001 Lead Auditor sertifikalarına sahiptir.

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

Kaya Kazmirci


Certifications Director, International Relations Director

CISA,CISM

Kaya Kazmirci is presently offering Governance & Cybersecurity Services and related trainings including: CISA, Cobit 5, PMP, CISSP, and ITIL. He was previously the Internal Audit Director in Istanbul Turkey for Avea (Mobile Telco operator). Kaya has a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Sciences Modified with Computer Science and Electronics from Dartmouth College and is a CISA, CISM and CISSP. Kaya has over 30 years of experience in Information Technology and Business. Kaya is one of the ISACA Istanbul Chapter founders and a past Chapter President. He has extensive experience in restructuring the IT function, and implementation of audit methodologies in large banks and telecommunication operators. Kaya’s experiences include extensive reviews of financial management systems including: banking, billing and charging, accounting and ERP (SAP & Oracle) systems, and IT organizations. Kaya also has experience in providing technical, operational, organizational, security and theoretical advice to Internet and e-Commerce focused organizations. Kaya is well versed in generally accepted IT standards such as Cobit, Prince2, ITIL, the International Standard 27001 for Information Security Management, and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, WebTrust and Systrust.

kaya.kazmirci@isaca-istanbul.org

Necdet Almaç


Marketing Director

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.

Mustafa Gülmüş


Training Coordinator, Membership Director

CRISC

Mustafa Gülmüş graduated (BS in Electrical and Electronics Engineering) from Yildiz Technical University in 1996. Gülmüş also graduated (MS in Information Security Management Systems) from Yildiz Technical University in 2010. He worked for IBM as a part-time Junior System Engineer between 1994 to 1996 and then he worked as a Turkcell Technology Consultant  for Enter  between 1997 and 2000. Then he worked as a Network and Security Engineer for Nestech, NY  between 2000 -2001. Then he worked as the Information Technology Department Manager for Superonline between  2001 and 2005. Gülmüş is currently employed as the IT Risk Director for the Central Securities Depository of Turkey (MKK). He has also been  a Member of the Board for ISACA Istanbul Chapter since 2009. He worked for Isaca Istanbul Chapter as  Vice President  and He made two years as president of Isaca Istanbul Chapter in 2014 and 2015. Gülmüş is currently member of board to Isaca Istanbul Chapter.

mustafa.gulmus@isaca-istanbul.org

Dr İzzet Gökhan Özbilgin


Cybersecurity Director, Immediate Past President

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

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).

Pelin Pehlivan


Women in Tech 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 a first rank, in 2006. She began her professional carrier at Pamukbank in 1999, as a Management Trainee. After one year of marketing career, she started working as an IT auditor at Aknet and Akbank.   During her carrier as an IT auditor, she took parts in several audits and consultancy projects in Akbank, Akbank’s subsidiaries and service providers. In 2013, she joined the Avea Internal Audit Team as an Internal Audit Manager (IT).  Since April 2015, she has been working as Security Assurance Group Manager at Türk Telekom Group.  She has CISA, ISO 27001 LA, CRISC, CEH, COBIT Foundation and ISO 9001:2000 certifications.

pelin.pehlivan@isaca-istanbul.org

Aytekin Güzeliş


Publications & Research Director

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

Ercüment Arı


Publications & Research Director

CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC

Ercüment ARI has got 19 years experience in information systems & security as director, manager, administrator, supervisor, team leader, consultant, auditor, project leader and manager in many companies and European Union Projects. He is certificated as CGEIT, CRISC, CRMA, CISM, CISA, CGEIT, CEH, ISO 22301 LA, ISO27001LA, ISO20000 LA, COBIT F,  ITIL F, MCP. He has a B.Sc. degree in Electronics Engineering from Erciyes University and M.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering from Middle East Technical University, additionally MBA in Finance from Ankara University Faculty of Political Science and of the moment dissertation stage at Ph.D. in Informatics from Marmara University.

Vehbi Kök


Media Relations 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

Sefa Duran


Young Professional's Ambassador

Sefa graduated from Bogazici University - Management Information Systems (MIS) Department with honor degree as of 2016. During his time as a student, he earned a degree in national case competitions and was the founding president of the ISACA Istanbul Chapter - Student Group. During the presidency of the student group, he organized the Big 4 DAYS - IT Audit School event, Turkey's first IT Audit Student Training and Case Analysis Competition.

He worked as a Cyber Security Consultant at Deloitte Istanbul office. He is currently working as an Information Systems Control Analyst at the Philip Morris International - Istanbul office. He is professionally works on following topics; IT Architecture, IT Transformation, Digitalization, Cyber Security Analysis, Personal Data Protection and Security Psychology.

sefa.duran@isaca-istanbul.org