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Turkish Cement Manufacturers’ Association welcomes new CEO

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Volkan Bozay, who served in executive positions in public and private sectors for many years, has been assigned as the CEO of the Turkish Cement Manufacturers’ Association (TÇMB).

As of 13 October 2020 Volkan Bozay was appointed CEO of the Turkish Cement Manufacturers' Association (TÇMB), which is an international representative of the Turkish cement industry. Ismail Bulut will continue his activities as an Advisor to the Chairman of the Board of Directors, having made major contributions to the TÇMB 's strategic work areas in his tenure as CEO.

Serving as an executive in public and private sectors for many years, Bozay started his professional career taking many executive posts, respectively , a specialist at R&D Unit of Undersecretariat of Treasury and Foreign Trade, then the Head of the Finance Department of the Housing Development Administration of Turkey (TOKI) and Board Member of the Emlak Konut Real Estate Investment Company. He continued to serve in the public sector with his position as the Asst. General Manager at General Directorate of Promotions of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism between the years 2004 – 2006. He later worked in private sector as a Corporate Relations Manager for several years at British American Tobacco, Turkey.

Volkan Bozay received his MBA Degree on finance and strategy from Peter F. Drucker School of Management, Claremont Graduate University, US, and holds a BA degree in Business Administration from Middle East Technical University. (METU) In addition to his professional career, Bozay has been serving as a Board Member of the Turkish Exporters’ Assembly and also a Board Member of the National Association of Tobacco Products Manufacturers at Aegean Exporters' Association (EIB) since 2011.

Dr. Tamer Saka, Chairman of the Board of TÇMB, made the following statement: “We would like to extend our gratitude to Mr. Ismail Bulut for his valuable contributions and carrying out important works as CEO wishing him success in his new position. We believe that; with his valuable experience in the public and private sectors, Volkan Bozay, who took over the service flag, will make significant contributions to our organisation and cement industry. First and foremost of these contributions will be to carry the TÇMB to its future vision by realising the strategic priorities of the sector. In advance, we wish him success.”

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