Our Management Team

Mustafa Taner Doğan – Chairman of the Board

With 30 years of experience in the aviation industry, Mustafa Taner Doğan has worked as a senior executive in both international and national companies. In 2011, he founded TD Team Aircraft Line Maintenance Co. Currently, he continues to serve as the Chairman of the Board and CEO of the TD Group of Companies. In his professional career, he has focused on management, senior technical consultancy, aircraft line maintenance, system development management, and group dynamics. A graduate of Anadolu University’s Faculty of Aircraft Electronics, Mustafa Taner Doğan also engages in consultancy work alongside his entrepreneurial and executive roles. He supports numerous social, nature, and environmental protection projects and shares his professional experiences through speeches and presentations at universities, associations, companies, and various summits. He is also a member of many professional and social associations.

Özgün Doğan – Board Member

Özgün Doğan began his career as a Logistics Specialist at TD Team Aircraft Line Maintenance Co. in 2011. After serving in various departments, he was appointed as a Board Member and assigned to manage our Ireland operations. He also played a role in the establishment of our company, Empathy Aviation. Özgün Doğan is a graduate of the Faculty of Business Administration at Dokuz Eylul University in Izmir.

Kürşad Çil  -Quality Director

Kürşad Çil, a graduate of Middle East Technical University’s Department of Aeronautical Engineering, has a minor in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering and a master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering. Since 2001, he has been active in the aviation industry, accumulating nearly 20 years of experience. Çil has held positions such as Quality and Safety Manager, General Manager, Accountable Manager, and Consultant in various aviation organizations. Since 2015, he has been serving as the Deputy Accountable Manager and Quality Manager at Telepathy Academy Aviation Training Co. Currently, he holds the position of Quality Director at TD Team Aviation Maintenance Co.

Mesut Sezgin – Maintenance Director

Mesut Sezgin has been working in the aviation industry for 16 years. For the first 10 years, he worked as a certifying staff member focused on maintenance planning and aircraft engines, and as an inspector. Following this, he continued his career as a Maintenance Manager at various companies. His expertise lies in aircraft engines. He completed his bachelor’s degree program at Anadolu University School of Civil Aviation in 1998.

Onur Bahçelik – Logistics Director

Onur Bahçelik has worked in leading airline companies within the aviation industry for 14 years. Since 2016, he has been serving as an authorized manager at TD Team, certified by aviation authorities. He oversees the company’s purchasing, storage, material needs assessment, supply management processes, and customer service planning, direction, and coordination. He plays a key role in managing supply chain and logistics systems and is specialized in customs regulations and procedures. Additionally, he is a certified DGR (Dangerous Goods Regulations) instructor. Onur Bahçelik graduated from the Business Administration department at Anadolu University.

Atilla Öztürk – President of Commerce

Atilla Öztürk has been active in both national and international companies for 35 years, working in charter tour operations, flight training, consultancy, and commercial real estate investment, development, and management. He has held positions ranging from mid-level and senior management to CEO and board member. He has developed professional expertise in risk, opportunity, and sustainability-focused general management, renewable energy resources, marketing, investment, and project development management. Atilla Öztürk graduated from the Business Economics department at Copenhagen Business School. He is fluent in English and Danish and is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Hatice Eryılmaz – Human Resources Manager

Since 2006, Hatice Eryılmaz has worked as a manager in national companies within the healthcare, service, and aviation sectors. After graduating from Süleyman Demirel University’s Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences with a degree in Business Administration, she participated in various human resources projects and training programs to enhance her career. These included courses on business management, HR analytics and the future of HR, SGK (Social Security Institution) practices and laws, recruitment, and interview techniques, through which she developed her professional knowledge and competencies. Hatice Eryılmaz has been with TD Team since 2017.

Selim Seren – Information Technology Manager

Selim Seren, a graduate of Süleyman Demirel University in Computer Technology and Anadolu University’s Faculty of Business Administration, has extensive mid- and senior-level management experience in leading companies within Turkey’s information technology and hospitality sectors. He joined TD Team as the Information Technology Manager in the spring of 2021, contributing significantly to the management of the company’s regular IT operations as well as its long-term digital transformation goals and processes.

Gökhan Işık – Budget and Collection Manager

Gökhan Işık has been working in the aviation industry since 2006. His work focuses on finance, risk management, insurance, treasury, receivables and expenditures management, and F/X and hedging. Throughout his career, he has been involved in both local and international projects. He holds a degree in English Business Administration from Hacettepe University.

Dr. Batuğhan Karaer – Financial Advisor

In addition to his role as a faculty member at Cappadocia University, Dr. Batuğhan Karaer has served as a board member, senior executive, and consultant in national and international companies within the industrial, construction, defense, and aviation sectors for 30 years. His primary focus is on financial management, including finance, budgeting, strategic planning, fund management, risk management, and mergers and acquisitions. Dr. Batuğhan Karaer earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, his master’s degree in Accounting and Finance, and his Ph.D. in General Business Administration from Gazi University. Alongside his academic, managerial, and consultancy roles, he is also the Chairman of the Board of the Finance Association.

Mustafa Kutlu – Director of Financial Affairs

Mustafa Kutlu has been working as a manager in national companies within the manufacturing, retail, banking, and service sectors for 20 years. His areas of expertise include managing commercial marketing, banking, and financial transactions; establishing and developing relationships with relevant institutions; analyzing and managing financial income and expenditure flows as well as cash flow; overseeing collections and payments; and leading and managing the finance team. He is a graduate of Hacettepe University’s Department of Industrial Engineering. Mustafa Kutlu has participated in numerous training sessions and seminars in banking, finance, and commercial marketing and holds both an Individual Pension License and an Insurance Technical Personnel License. He is also a member of several social and professional clubs and associations.

Rüstem Hakan Sü – Solution Center Manager

Rüstem Hakan Sü graduated from the National Aviation University with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering and holds an MBA from Antalya Bilim University. He began his career as a Part-M Engineer in the Airworthiness Directorate at Gökçen Aviation. He then continued his career at TDT Aviation Maintenance Co. as a Chief in the Planning and Engineering Department, where his successful performance led to his promotion to Department Manager. Sü is well-versed in EASA and DGCA Part-M regulations as well as EASA, DGCA, and BCAA 145 regulations.

Nuri Civinti – Group Sales Manager

Nuri Civinti has worked as a commercial sales manager in international companies within the airport operations and aviation sectors for 20 years. His areas of expertise include developing strategies and goals to increase non-aviation revenues in airport operations, marketing to domestic and international companies, planning and managing sales processes, overseeing contract processes, managing customer relationships both domestically and internationally, creating revenue budgets, developing new projects, managing tender processes, and liaising with private and official institutions involved in these processes. Nuri Civinti graduated in Tourism and Hospitality Management and received sales management training at Fraport AG Academy. He is a member of several professional and social associations, possesses a strong international commercial network and communication within the aviation sector, and is fluent in German.

Nihan Kaya – Agreements and Insurance Manager

Nihan Kaya has worked as a specialist and manager in international and national companies within the finance, tourism, and aviation sectors for 24 years. Her areas of expertise include technical and general procurement, insurance management (especially aviation insurance), contract management, tender management, budgeting, and leasing agreements. Nihan Kaya holds an associate degree in Business Administration from Akdeniz University, a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Anadolu University, and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Akdeniz University.

Zeynep Demirkol – Safety & Part-145 Training Manager

Zeynep Demirkol has been working in the aviation industry for 10 years. She began her career as an operations officer and continued in this role for 6 years at ground handling and airline companies. In 2016, she joined TD Team as a training specialist in the quality department. Her professional expertise includes documentation systems, archiving, and EASA-approved Part-66 module exams. She is also a certified trainer. To further develop her expertise, she has participated in numerous training programs related to aviation safety, security, regulations, and legislation. Zeynep Demirkol holds a degree in International Relations from Anadolu University.

Serkan Çelikçi – Security Manager

Serkan Çelikçi has served in various roles over his 18-year career in different airlines and line maintenance companies, including ramp chief, customs officer, warehouse manager, supervisor, and duty-free and catering manager. Since 2015, he has been working in the logistics unit of TD Team, specializing in the identification of storage and material needs, station setup, obtaining necessary permits for station setup, and warehouse management. He has successfully passed several aviation security instructor exams offered by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), including Course 1 (Security Awareness Training), Course 2 (Basic Civil Aviation Security Training), Course 7 (Cockpit and Cabin Security Training), and Course 12 (Security Management Training), and is authorized to deliver these security trainings. He is well-versed in national and international security regulations.