Medical and Social Facilities

Nuri HAS, Deputy Head of Board of Trustees
Nuri Has was born in 1972 in Istanbul.

He attended İlhami Ahmet Örnekal Primary School in Istanbul, and went on to graduate from the Kalamış Private High School. At Georgetown University and the American University in Washington D.C. he studied English and management, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the Department of Management at the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences of Kadir Has University in Turkey.

He launched his professional career in 1994 at the Has Automotive Sales and Manufacturing Corporation, and in 2003 was appointed to the position of general directorate. In 2007 he was promoted to the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors, which position he currently holds.

In 1996, Nuri Has began working at the Kadir Has Foundation, which was founded in 1992, and after serving as the executive assistant and as an executive, he was appointed to the board of trustees in 1999. At present, he continues to serve as the president of the foundation.

In 2004 Nuri Has was appointed to T.C. Kadir Has University’s board of trustees, and in April of 2007 he was promoted to the position of chair of the board of trustees, where he has served for four years. As of July 1st, 2011, he continued to chair the Board of Trustees at the Kadir Has Foundation and to serve as the deputy chair of the board of trustees at Kadir Has University. Nuri Has has assumed the office of Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Kadir Has University as of July 1st, 2015.

Nuri Has speaks English, is married, and is father of two children.
Can HAS, Head of Board of Trustees
Born in Istanbul in 1954, Can Has graduated from Nişantaşı Işık High School in 1972. In 1973, he spent eight months in Freiburg, Germany, learning German at the Goethe Institute, and he continued on to graduate from Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria, on the 14th of January, 1981.

In 1982, Can Has was appointed to the position of assistant general manager at the Has Automotive Sales and Manufacturing Corporation, going on to become a member of the board of directors at the Otomarsan Bus and Motor Vehicles Industry Corporation, today known as the Mercedes Benz Türk Corporation, from 1983 to 1986, as well as at the Karsan (Peugeot) and Karsan Marketing Corporation from 1984 to 1991. Currently, he is President of the Board of Directors at the Has Automotive Sales and Manufacturing Corporation.

As of July 1st, 2011, Can Has has been serving as the Chair of the Board of Trustees at the Kadir Has University and as Deputy Chair of the Board of Directors at the Kadir Has Foundation. He has assumed as of July 1st, 2015, the office of Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the Kadir Has Foundation, and the Deputy Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the Kadir Has University.

Can Has speaks German and English, is married, and is the father of three children.
Av. M. Gün Han BAŞİK, General Manager

Gün Han Başik was born in İstanbul (1955).

He has received his middle and high school education at FMV Işık Lycee. He received his Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B.) at the Law Faculty of Istanbul University and his Master’s degree in Business Administration (M.A.) at the Institute of Social Sciences of Istanbul University. He has worked at the İstanbul Turkey Branch offices of ABN Bank (Algemene Bank Nederland) in the Department of Foreign Affairs (1979-80). He has completed his internship and has been admitted to Istanbul Bar Association (1983). (Istanbul Bar Association Reg. No. :12849 - Union of Turkish Bar Associations Reg. No: 15899)

As a lawyer, he has worked at A.K Alparslan Law Firm (1982-1983) and at Erkan Yurdagül Law Firm (1983-1985). From 1985, he has worked as a freelance lawyer. He has given Business Law lectures at the Department of Electronics Engineering in english, Faculty of Engineering, Istanbul University (1992-1999). He has given Business Law, Introduction to Law and Corporate Law lectures at the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Işık University (1999-2006). From 1998, he has worked with Baker Tilly Güreli Consultants as Managing Partner (Legal). Since 2008, he is the General Manager of Kadir Has Foundation.

He is married and has two children.
Ahmet Emre BETİN, (Board Member) Academic Affairs
Born in İstanbul on 24.12.1945. He received his education at Italian Commercial College and Management Department of Anadolu University. He was the Asistant Manager of Press and Public Relations, Manager of Advertising and Vice President of Public Relations at Turkish Airlines. He was the Country Manager of Turkish Airlines at Milano, Roma, KTHY Europe, Abu Dhabi, Poland, Geneva, Check Republic. He retired in 2003 after 36 years of service at Turkish Airlines. He speaks excelent Italian and good English and French.
Erol KUNTER, Board Member (Financial Affairs)

Date of birth

Marital status
Married with one children

B.A.- Ankara Economics and Commercial Sciences Academy-1969
Graduate Programme- Business Management Institute, İstanbul University-1970

Working Experience
Ministry of Public Works and Housing - 1964-1965
General Directorate of Road, Water and Electricity - 1966-1969
Executive positions at Türk Otomotiv Endüstrileri A.Ş. - 1972-1992
Accounting Manager, Has Otomotiv Ticaret ve Sanayi A.Ş. - 1992-2001
Financial Executive, Kadir Has University and Has Otomotiv Ticaret ve Sanayi A.Ş.- 2001-...

Av. Dr. Levent BIÇAKÇI

Dr. Levent Bıçakcı was born in Ankara in 1953. He attended the Istanbul Boys’ High School from 1965 to1972 where the language of education is German. He then attended Istanbul University and graduated from the Faculty of Law in 1976.

From 1976 to 1984 he worked as a teaching/research assistant in the Common Law department of the Faculty of Law, Istanbul University. During this period he spent a year in Germany on a DAAD scholarship where he carried out research towards his Ph.D. He received his Ph.D. from the Faculty of Law, Istanbul University in 1984.

He was a member of the FIBA Legal Commission from 1998-2006, a board member of the Turkish Basketball Federation in 1998-2002 and Head of the Turkish Football Federation in 2004-2005.

Currently, Dr Bıçakcı is the Director of the Bıçakcı Law Bureau, a member of the UEFA Arbitration Board, a member of the Kadir Has University Board of Trustees, a board member of the Turkish Football Federation, a board member of the Galatasaray Sports Club, a board member and member of the Board of Trustees of Turkish Football Foundation and a member of the board of Trustees of Istanbul Istanbul Boys’ High School.

Dr. Levent Bıçakcı, who speaks English and German, is married and has a daughter.

Born on October 08, 1960, Mehmet Germirli lives in Istanbul with his wife and two daughters, and has been active in business since 1986.


1980 – 1983 University of Bridgeport, Connecticut; College of Arts and Humanities. Educated in General Studies
1980 University of Bridgeport Connecticut; Certificate program at ELS Language Centers
1979 – 1980 University of Akron, Ohio; participated in English Certificate Program.
1972 – 1979 Studied at a private high school.

Professional Life

2003 Member of the Board of Directors at Has Otomotiv A.Ş.
1999 – 2009 Partner and Head of the Board of Directors at Tekin Tourism and Trade Corp.
1995 – 1996 Member of the Board of Directors, Kıbrıs Türk Sea Trade Corp., Ltd.
1992 – 1994 Member of the Board of Directors, Arab-Türk Banking Corp.
1991 – 1999 Partner and member of management at Germirli Motorized Vehicles Trade Corp., Ltd.
1986 – 1991 Partner and member of the Board of Directors at Telçivi Manufacturing Corp.
Prof. Dr. Yücel YILMAZ

Personal Details

Born on 10.10.1942 in Hatay Province, Turkey
Married, with one child


Pertevniyal High School, Istanbul, 1957-1960
Istanbul University Faculty of Science, 1960-1964
University College, University of London, 1967-1972.

Research and Projects

Geologist, M.T.A. Institute, Ankara, 1966-1967
Teaching Assistant Istanbul Univ. Science Fac., Course in Applied Geology, 1973-1977.
Research Assistant University of London, Geology Department, 1975.
Visiting Researcher, Leicester University, England, 1975.
Assistant Professor Istanbul Univ. Science Fac., Course in Applied Geology, and Ist. Univ. Geosciences Faculty, Istanbul, 1977.
Researcher and Visiting Assistant Professor State University, at Albany, New York, 1979.
Visiting Assistant Professor Maitre de Conference; Dept. Géologie, Paris Univ. Sud d'Orsay, 1981.
NATO ASI "Tectonic Evolution of the Tethyan region" summer school preparation committee member Convener, 1986.
NATO - Collaborative research project with Prof. Dr. Dan Karig (USA), 1986-1988.
Professor Istanbul Technical Univ., Mining Faculty, Geology Dept., 1987.
Western Anatolian Partnership project with Cambridge University Prof. D. Mac Kenzie, 1989-91.
Research Cambridge University, 1988-1990.
International Volcanological Congress, Convener, 1994.
International Congress on the Aegean Regions, Convener, 1995.
International Congress on the Aegean Regions, opening address, 1995. Second International Turkish Geology Workshop; Work in progress on the geology of Turkey, Convener, 1995.
European Union of Geosciences meeting, Strasbourg, Chairman, 1995.
European Union of Geosciences meeting, Strasbourg, Chairman, 1997.
Acta Volcanologica magazine editorial board member, from 1995 on.
Member of the editorial board for: TUBİTAK/Nature Magazine, Istanbul Technical Univ. magazine, Istanbul Univ.
Geosciences magazine, Hacettepe Univ. Geosciences magazine, Geosound magazine, Sivas University of the Republic magazine.
Western Anatolian Seismology 2000, Izmir, The Ninth of September Univ.
Works in progress in Turkey 2001 meeting, Çukurova Univ.


TÜBİTAK, Incentive prize (candidate on behalf of TBAG), 1979.
TÜBİTAK, Science prize, 1999.

Board/Committee Responsibilities

International Geodesic and Geophysic Union National Committee Volcanology subgroup member, 1975-1977.
Istanbul Univ. Geosciences Faculty, founding member and faculty board member, 1977-1983.
Geosciences Faculty Geological and Geophysics Engineering Departments’ Curriculum Preparation Commission member, 1977-78.
Turkish Geological Society, honorary board member, 1980.
TÜBİTAK science committee member, 1981-1985.
NATO Advanced Study Institute Panel Member, 1980-1985.
Minerology/Petrografology branch head (Ist. Univ. Engineering Fac. Geology Dept.), 1983-1987.
Geology Dept. Head (Istanbul Tech. Univ. Mining Fac.), 1987-1991.
Ocean Drilling Project (ODP), EMCO (Executive Council) member since 1989.
TÜBİTAK Geosciences Research Group member, 1992-1995.
Ist. Tech. Univ. Mining Fac., Faculty Board member, since 1992.
1995 Turkish Academy of Sciences, principal member.
1996 Ist. Tech. Univ. Mining Fac. member of the Board of Directors.
1998 TÜBİTAK YDABÇAĞ Research Group member.
Ist. Tech. Univ. Mining Faculty dean, 2000-2002.
Ist. Tech. Univ. Mining Faculty Foundation president, since 2000.

Other Professional Activities

Turkish Geological Society, technical committees’ sitting president, since 1974.
Turkish Geological Society, Golden Symposium preparation committee, 1978.
Science Faculty and Geoscience Faculty Geology colloquia preparation, 1974-1980.
Editorial advisory board member for the proceedings of the international symposium on earthquake prediction research, 1980.
Jury member for Paris University doctoral candidate J.M. Fontain’s defense Univ. Paris, Sud Centre D'Orsay, 16 December 1981.
Jury member for Paris University doctoral candidate M. Servais’s defense Univ. Paris, Sud Centre D'Orsay, 6 October 1982.
Doctoral thesis advisor for Edinburg University Ph.D. candidate T. Ustaömer, 1989-1992.
Attended more than 100 conferences at such institutions as New York State University., Colombia Univ., "Lamont-Doherty Obs.", Oxford Univ., Univ. of London., Paris Univ., ETH-Zurih Univ., Edinburg Univ.
MTA Institute General Consulting Management Council member since 1997.
Consultant to the Turkish Petrol Corporation since 1996.
Consultant to Exxon Mobil Petrol since 2000.
Rezan HAS

Mrs. Rezan Has, the wife of Mr. Kadir Has, one of the most important businessmen of Turkey and a great charitable donor, was born in Istanbul in 1927. She was born as the second child of Şehime Hanım, who is the daughter of Yagcizade Family in Kanlıca, Istanbul and Mr. Mehmet of Germirli Family, a well known family in Kayseri.

Rezan Germirli, lived most of her childhood both in Kanlıca, Istanbul and in Germir village, Kayseri. Rezan Germirli, the second child of five siblings, finished her elementary education in Kayseri. Then she went to Istanbul Kandilli Girl’s High School. She married to Kadir Has, the son of Nuri and Zekiye Has, in 1942.

Rezan and Kadir Has lived in Adana between 1942 -1960. Meanwhile Rezan Has supported her husband Kadir Has, who started to work at his young age, during his worklife. Has Family decided to move to Istanbul after 1960. Has Family announced their nephew Mete Has’ daughter Zekiye their foster child because they did not have any children.

Kadir Has started to do charity work following his father’s ideals after 1980. Rezan Has has always been a support to her husband in his charity work. Has Family built numerous education and health institutions in Istanbul and Kayseri during 1980’s for the Turkish people.

Kadir – Rezan Has couple continued their charity work by building Kadir Has Foundation in the following years. Meanwhile Kadir Has University, which was built in Istanbul, crowned the charity works of the family.

The following are the education and health institutions built for the greater good of Turkish nation and named after Mrs. Rezan Has by Has Family :

  • Rezan Has High School / Küçükyalı - İstanbul
  • Kadir-Rezan Has Elementary School / Küçükyalı - İstanbul
  • KASEV Kadir-Rezan Has Teachers’ Rest House / Pendik - İstanbul
  • Marmara University Rezan Has Emergency Center / İstanbul
  • Kızılay Kadir-Rezan Has Medical Center / Maltepe - İstanbul
  • Kadir-Rezan Has Elementary School / Kayseri
  • Rezan Has Elementary School / Kayseri
Nükhet Uğur GERMİRLİ


Human Resources and Communication Director,Novo Nordisk Turkey ( Feb.2012-Aug.2014)
Complete Human Resources responsibility of Novo Nordisk Turkey, managing department of 9 employees.

Marketing Director, Lundbeck Turkey (Mar.2009-August2011)

National Sales Manager, Pfizer Turkey (Nov.2007- Jan.2009)
Managed sales team of 78 reps and 8 District Managers, promoting respiratory and cardiovascular products; also acted as co-promotion partner with Boehringer – Ingelheim.

National Sales Manager, Pfizer Turkey (Dec.2006 - Nov.2007)
Managed key account sales team of 40 reps and 5 District Managers, working in 27 centers composed of academic & research hospitals. The team has promoted cardiovascular, pain and respiratory products of Pfizer.

Field Force Effectiveness Department Manager, Sales Division, Pfizer Turkey (Mar.2003 – Dec.2006)
Directed Field Force Effectiveness and Training functions. Department was staffed by fourteen employees and the position reported to Sales Director.

Human Resources Manager, Human Resources Division, Pfizer Turkey (1997 - 2003)
Took active role in the development of the HR vision and strategy together with the re-structuring of the human resources division. Led the processes of recruitment, performance management, career development, training and termination.

Training and Development Manager, Human Resources Division, Pfizer Turkey (1995 - 1997)
Founded and managed the training and development function

  • Trainer of ‘’ Six Thinking Hats ‘’ and Lateral Thinking ‘’ of Edward De Bono
  • Trainer of ‘’Leadership’’ and ‘’High Performance Teams’’.
  • Accounts Receivable and Customer Credits Specialist, Finance Division, Pfizer Turkey (1991- 1995)

  • Analyzed the financial risks, aligned and managed the credits with risks
  • Established customer relationships with the wholesalers and district managers
  • Prepared financial reports

    1991 – 1994 Graduate Degree : Bosphorous University / Economics

    1981 – 1984 Undergraduate Degree : Bosphorous University / Economics

    1980 – 1981 Freshman year : New York University / Economics

    1972 – 1980 High School : Robert College, İstanbul


    Member of the Board of Trustees of Kadir Has Foundation.


    Born in İstanbul in the year 1946. Completed his high school education at the Şişli Terakki High School’and, higher education at the Economic and Commercial Sciences College of İ.İ.T.İ.A. and graduated in term 1971-1972.

    Between 01 October 1972 to 31 March 1974: Took office at the Ministry of Finance Directorate General of National Property. After his military service, worked at the Ministry of Finance Istanbul Foreign Exchange Directorate between 01 September 1975 and 01 March 1976.

    01 March 1976 to 15 March 1981: Assumed the offices of Assistant Inspector and Inspector, respectively, in the Inspection Board of Has Holding A.Ş., a company also owning a bank, and operating in the fields of beverages, cosmetics, etc..

    30 November 1981 to 31 July 1983: Worked as an Audit Supervisor at Saraçoğlu A.Ş. operating in the field of construction in national and international markets.

    01 September 1983 to 30 September 1986: Served as an Internal Audit and Control Supervisor at Transteknik Holding A.Ş. operating in the fields of office equipment, computer systems and transit oil products transportation.

    01 February 2002 to 31 August 2003: Held the office of the Auditor of Has Otomotiv Yatırım ve Pazarlama A.Ş. providing sales and technical services for Mercedes-Benz vehicles.

    01 October 1986 to 18 August 2017: Held the office of Auditor of the company Has Otomotiv Ticaret ve Sanayi A.Ş. which operated in the field of sales and technical services for Mercedes-Benz vehicles, and the sales of Peugeot minibuses and Michelin Tyres; as well as the companies Hasmer A.Ş., Hases A.Ş., Hastalya A.Ş., Haskaya A.Ş., Karsan A.Ş. in the capitals of which he had contributions.

    Currently he holds the office of the Staff and Administrative Affairs Manager of Has Otomotiv Ticaret ve Sanayi A.Ş..

    Yard. Doç. Dr. Taner ARSAN

    Dr. Taner Arsan was born in 1968 in Erzincan.

    He attended Kabataş High School in Istanbul, and then he graduated with Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree from Istanbul Technical University, Department of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering in 1990.

    He received his Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree from Control and Computer Engineering Department of Istanbul Technical University in 1994.

    He had been to University of Glasgow as a visiting scholar with the scholarship program of TUBITAK-BAYG between 1997 and 1998. He received his Philosophy of Doctoral (Ph.D.) degree from Control and Computer Engineering Department, Istanbul Technical University, in 1999.

    He worked as Research and Teaching Assistant at Control and Computer Engineering Department, Istanbul Technical University, from 1991 to 2000.

    He has been working as Assistant Professor at Computer Engineering Department of Kadir Has University since 2000.

    He had been to Ecole Polytechnique Fédéral de Lausanne (EPFL) – Signal Processing Institute Switzerland as visiting professor in 2006.

    He is currently working as Assistant Professor and Associate Dean at Faculty of Engineering and Natural Science at Kadir Has University.

    Dr.Taner Arsan is married and has a son.