Hasan Pehlivan

Born in 1972, Hasan Pehlivan received an undergraduate degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Bilkent University in 1994 and an MBA from Boğaziçi University in 2004.

Pehlivan began his professional career in 1994 in the oil and natural gas sector with Schlumberger Oilfield Services. He served as Field Engineer in China, Operational Manager in South Sumatra, Indonesia, and Technical Manager in Japan, Vietnam, Taiwan and Thailand. In 2000, Pehlivan was appointed Global Marketing Manager in the Production Services division of Schlumberger Wireline Headquarters in Paris. In 2002, he moved to the Smart Card division as Sales and Marketing Manager in charge of telecom, payment systems and government programs. In 2005, he became Schlumberger Country Director for Turkey. Upon merger of smart card business in 2006 to form Gemalto, Pehlivan became General Manager of Turkey and Director of Middle East Payment Systems.”

In 2011, Pehlivan took charge of an international advisory network in 15 countries as Senior Advisor of the Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry Investment Support and Promotion Agency. Over the following four years, he contributed to research on energy, innovation, advanced technology and other fields. Pehlivan joined the Eczacıbaşı Group in January 2015 as Director of Business Development in the Eczacıbaşı Building Products Division. Pehlivan was assigned the additional position of VitrA Tiles General Manager In September 2016, and General Manager of Villeroy Boch Fliesen GmbH in July 2019, thus giving him full responsibility for all ceramic tiles operations.