Tarsim Sub 1

Board Members

Kerim ÜSTÜN - Chairman of the Board (Republic Of Turkey Ministry Of Agriculture And Forestry)

Hasan Özlü (TARSİM Yönetim Kurulu Başkanı)

Kerim ÜSTÜN - Chairman of the Board (Republic Of Turkey Ministry Of Agriculture And Forestry)

Mr. Kerim Üstün was born in 1973, in Perşembe / Ordu. He graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Political Science and Public Administration. He completed his master's degree in Ankara University Institute of Science, Department of Agricultural Economics. His PhD study continues in Selçuk University Institute of Science, Department of Agricultural Economics. He started his career in 1997 as Assistant Controller at the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs – General Directorate of Organization and Support. He worked as Controller, Principal Clerk, Vice President of the Presidency of Controllers, Internal Auditor, Founding President of Internal Audit Unit, Head of Strategy Development-Internal Control Department, Head of Strategy Development, Deputy Head of Guidance and Inspection, Board Member of Turkish Grain Board, Tax Council Member, Ministry Counselors, the Ministry’s Strategic Plan Preparation Board, Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock 2018-2022 Strategic Plan Preparation Executive respectively; and still continues to serve as the Acting General Manager of Agricultural Reform. He has the certificate of Public Internal Audit and International Control Self-Assessment (CCSA). In addition, he attended to Ankara University European Communities Research and Application Center European Union Basic, European Union Common Agricultural Policy, Public Internal Control System and Risk Analysis, Risk Management and Applied System Audit (UK), Public Procurement Legislation, Permaculture (Italy, Hungary and Switzerland) trainings and Enhancing Executive Competencies in Public Seminar (TODAİE). He is married, has two children and could speak English. Mr. Kerim Üstün, who has been serving as the Acting General Manager of Agricultural Reform of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Agricultural Insurance Pool (TARSİM) as of May 6, 2021.

Mete GÜLER- Deputy Chairman of the Board (Insurance and Private Pension Regulation and Supervision Agency)

Mete GÜLER- TARSİM Yönetim Kurulu Üyesi (Sigortacılık ve Özel Emeklilik Düzenleme ve Denetleme Kurumu)

Mete GÜLER- Deputy Chairman of the Board (Insurance and Private Pension Regulation and Supervision Agency)

Mete Güler obtained his Bachelor’s Degree from Ankara University, Faculty of Political Science in 2001. He received his Master degree in Economics, from Illinois University in 2016. Between 2003-2006, he worked at the Ministry of Finance, Revenue Administration. He started to his career at Undersecretariat of Treasury Insurance Supervision Board in 2006 and worked as Insurance Auditing Specialist, Head of Group, Vice President and Deputy Chairman of the Board respectively. Mete Güler, who has been working as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Turkish Natural Catastrophe Insurance Pool (TCIP) since 2019 and as a Member of the Management Committee of the Insurance Information and Monitoring Center (SBM) since 2018, is a Board Member of the Agricultural Insurance Pool (TARSİM) as of 16 January 2021.

Bekir ENGÜRÜLÜ - Board Member (Republic Of Turkey Ministry Of Agriculture And Forestry)

Bekir ENGÜRÜLÜ -TARSİM Yönetim Kurulu Üyesi (T.C. Tarım ve Orman Bakanlığı)

Bekir ENGÜRÜLÜ -Board Member (Republic Of Turkey Ministry Of Agriculture And Forestry)

Bekir Engürülü was born in Zile, Tokat in 1967 and graduated from Söke Technical High School of Agriculture in 1985 and from the Agricultural Machinery Department of the Faculty of Agriculture at Selçuk University in 1991. During his 35-year tenure at the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, he worked in the positions of technical staff, agricultural engineer, district manager, branch manager and department head. From 2011 until January 2020, he functioned as the Head of Agricultural Insurance and Natural Disasters Department at the General Directorate of Agricultural Reform. He was directly involved in the drafting of the Turkish Agricultural Insurance Law. He has also been acting as a decision-maker in relation to the agricultural insurance system for 14 years. He is experienced in Agricultural Insurance, Risk Management in Agriculture, Global Climate Change, Agricultural Machinery and In-Service Training. He is the co-author of 22 published books that are used in in-service training. He offers the “Agricultural Insurance” Course at the Vocational School of Banking and Insurance at Hacı Bayram Veli University. Bekir Engürülü is married and has two children and he speaks English. He has been serving as Acting Deputy General Director of Agricultural Reform at the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry since January 2020. He has been named a member of the Board of Directors of the Agricultural Insurance Pool (TARSİM) on 10 February 2020.

Burçin KÖROĞLU BALTA - Board Member (Insurance and Private Pension Regulation and Supervision Agency)

Burçin KÖROĞLU BALTA - TARSİM Yönetim Kurulu Üyesi (Sigortacılık ve Özel Emeklilik Düzenleme ve Denetleme Kurumu)

Burçin KÖROĞLU BALTA - Board Member (Insurance and Private Pension Regulation and Supervision Agency)

Burçin Köroğlu Balta completed her undergraduate education at Ankara University, Faculty of Political Sciences in 2001. She worked as an Insurance Supervision Specialist, at Insurance Supervision Board of Ministry of Treasury and Finance, between 2002 and 2020. Following the establishment of Insurance and Private Pension Regulation and Supervisory Agency, Burçin Köroğlu Balta who has been working as Head of Non-Life Monitoring and Implementation Department since 2020, became a member of Agricultural Insurance Pool (TARSIM) Board as of 15.12.2021.

Z. Selva EREN - Board Member (Insurance, Reinsurance and Pension Association of Turkey)

Z. Selva EREN - TARSİM Yönetim Kurulu Üyesi (Türkiye Sigorta Reasürans ve Emeklilik Şirketleri Birliği)

Z. Selva EREN - Board Member (Insurance, Reinsurance and Pension Association of Turkey)

Selva Eren was born in Istanbul in 1975. She graduated from the Department of Economics in the Faculty of Economics at Istanbul University in 2000. She pursued her Master’s degree at San Diego State University from 2001 to 2003. She began her career in the United States and continued as an entrepreneur between 2004 and 2008. She entered the insurance industry in 2009 and specialized in reinsurance. Accordingly, she founded the Rönesans Reasürans ve Sigorta Brokerlik A.Ş. She served as a Board Member of the International Competition and Technology Association between 2016-2018. In 2017, she became the founding partner and board member of the Clean Energy Agency. Selva Eren was appointed as the CEO of Türk Reasürans A.Ş. by the Ministry of Treasury and Finance on September 6, 2019 and still serves as the Board Member and the CEO of Türk Reasürans. Selva Eren is also a Board Member at the Agricultural Insurance Pool.

Serpil GÜNAL - Board Member and General Manager (Agricultural Insurance Pool Management Company)

Serpil GÜNAL - TARSİM Yönetim Kurulu Üyesi ve Genel Müdür (Tarım Sigortaları Havuz İşletmesi Anonim Şirketi)

Serpil GÜNAL - Board Member and General Manager (Agricultural Insurance Pool Management Company)

Serpil Günal was born in Ankara in 1974. After graduating from TED Ankara College, she received her bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the Faculty of Science at the Middle East Technical University in 1998. The same year, she finished Ziraat Bank School of Banking. She received her MBA from Atılım University in 2006. She started her career in the Commercial Loans Unit of Ziraat Bank in 1999. She was appointed to the Retail Marketing Department where she functioned between 2001 and 2012. She worked as the Head of Retail Marketing Department and Insurance and Other Agency Products Manager in the Bancassurance Unit (April 2012-May 2013), and as Assistant General Manager of Distribution at Ziraat Bank and Bancassurance Manager in the Bank Insurance Unit (May 2013 – January 2017). She served as Assistant General Manager of Operation at Ziraat Sigorta and Ziraat Emeklilik from January 2017, and Assistant General Manager of Technical Affairs from August 2018 until January 2020. Serpil Günal has been named the General Manager of Tarım Sigortaları Havuz İşletmesi A.Ş. (TARSİM Management Company) on 13 January 2020, and is also a member of the Board of Directors of Agricultural Insurance Pool (TARSİM).