Thursday, 21 September 2017

Turk Telekom appoints two new executives

Turk Telekomunikasyon A.Ş.
Tuesday 24 August 10

Türk Telekom, the leading communication and convergence technology Company in Turkey, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Hakam Kanafani as Türk Telekom Group CEO and the appointment of Mr. K. Gökhan Bozkurt as Türk Telekom CEO. Chairman of Türk Telekom, Mr. Mohammed Hariri, said commenting on the new appointments…

Türk Telekom, the leading communication and convergence technology Company in Turkey, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Hakam Kanafani as Türk Telekom Group CEO and the appointment of Mr. K. Gökhan Bozkurt as Türk Telekom CEO.

Chairman of Türk Telekom, Mr. Mohammed Hariri, said commenting on the new appointments: “This is an essential step for a more dynamic and efficient management of Türk Telekom Group which will ensure a strong and sustainable growth of the Group’s operations which will soon reach nine companies post the Invitel International acquisition.”

Mr. Hakam Kanafani currently serves as Oger Telecom's Chief Business Development & Synergy Officer, and has been with Oger Telecom since 2006. Mr. Kanafani was a leading figure in the team that has developed and implemented the business strategy and transformation of the Türk Telekom Group post privatization including the fixed, mobile and data applications. Mr. Kanafani will assume his new role as CEO of Türk Telekom Group with immediate effect and will be reporting to the Türk Telekom board of directors and Türk Telekom Executive Committee. All Türk Telekom Group CEOs will be reporting to their respective board of directors through the Türk Telekom Group CEO.

Mr. K. Gökhan Bozkurt currently serves as the VP of Human Resources at Türk Telekom. Since he joined Turk Telekom in 2006 after the privatization of the Company, Mr. Bozkurt was instrumental in leading the transformation program which created a customer-centric, region-based organization with new divisions such the new customer care department and the new call centre, namely AsissTT. Mr. Bozkurt will assume his new role as the CEO of Türk Telekom with immediate effect and in his new role he will be leading the Türk Telekom Fixed Network operating entity.

The Chairman of Türk Telekom, Mr. Mohammed Hariri concluded: “I would like to thank Dr. Paul Doany for the outstanding performance and for establishing a strong team of professionals in Türk Telekom which has led to the resounding transformation and expansion of Türk Telekom Group into a world class operator. Dr. Doany will continue in his role as CEO of Oger Telecom and will lead the next phase of its strategic growth focusing on new acquisitions, ICT alliances and new strategic initiatives, taking the Oger Telecom Group and its subsidiaries to the next level. Dr. Doany will also remain a Türk Telekom Board Director, member of Türk Telekom Executive Committee, and member of the board of directors of Türk Telekom subsidiary companies.”


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