Our Team


Ufuk graduated from the Maritime Academy of Istanbul Technical University and started his carreer as a deck officer on passenger vessels and chemical tankers. In 1997 he continued his business life in the marine department of  of a local insurance company as an Assistant Underwriter, and made his way up to Technical Manager, followed by Sales Manager and finally Group Manager. In 2003, he left to join Omni Brokerlik, and during the past 11 years has worked as an active broker in every aspect of marine insurance. At Omni his last responsibilities were being the Generel Manager and Board Member of the company. In 2014 he became the General Manager of Türk P&I Sigorta.

Abdullah KARA
  • Banu ATİLLA

    Corporate Communications Executive

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She graduated from the University of Istanbul, Faculty Tourism Management in 1993 and started her career in the Public Relations department of Yapi Kredi Bank.In 1994  she  started to work at Migros Türk T.A.Ş as a Assistant Manager of the Public Relations department and left 2005 to establish her own business Maia Organizasyon Tur. ve Ltd. A.Ş. where she continued her career in corporate communications until 2010. She then counsulted freelance Corporate Communications services and joined Türk P&I in 2017.


Burcu Berrak graduated from the University of Istanbul in 2000 with the profession of Marine Transportation and Management Engineering. During her studies, she worked in the chartering department of Bora Denizcilik for three years. After graduating from the University, she engaged in the container forwarding and logistics department for a period of two years in major companies like Borusan Logistics and Frans Maas International Freight Forwarding. She commenced her career in marine insurance at a Club correspondent where she worked between 2003 – 2014. She handled all types of marine claims, particularly P&I matters. She became a member Türk P&I Sigorta as a claims manager in January 2014.


Captain Değer PAMUK
  • Captain Değer PAMUK

    Technical Manager

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Upon his graduation from Istanbul Technical University Maritime Faculty in 1990, Capt. Pamuk joined one of the biggest shipping companies in Turkish maritime sector and worked more than 18 years continuously. During this period he served as Master Mariner onboard in various size of bulk carriers/tanker vessels for 12 years, and as ISM Manager/Ship Operations Manager/General Manager at shore management for 6 years, respectively. In 2008, he joined as a Marine Surveyor to a foreign shipping company in their Istanbul branch office which is being acted as marine consultants and P&I correspondents of IG Clubs. In addition to overseeing P&I claims and correspondency for Clubs along with his regular loss prevention/damage related surveys, he also attended on various casualties in Turkey, assisted to salvage/towage issues, investigated pollutions and human injuries/loss of life. Then he acted as Head of P&I Department in same company from 2010 until his fall in with Türk P&I Sigorta family as Technical Manager, in the beginning of 2014.


  • Av. Elif KAÇAR, LLM

    Senior Claims Executive

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Having graduated from Istanbul Bilgi University, Faculty of Law in 2008, she completed her one year legal training at Nsn Law Firm which is specialized on commercial and maritime law and qualified as lawyer of Istanbul Bar. She moved to The United Kingdom for her post graduate education and obtained her LLM degree in International Commercial Law at Kingston University, London by writing her thesis on e-bill of ladings and worked at Nsn Law Firm as attorney in her return, being active in litigation of various commercial disputes. She has joined Türk P&I as claims executive in 2016.

  • Gizem ESİ GÜL


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She was born in Istanbul in 1986. Graduated from Işık University Administrative Sciences Faculty /International Relations. While studying at the university; worked as human resources trainee at Adecco Group and after graduation; worked as a trainee in Marketing department in contribution to the CRM Project. Started her career in Insurance sector as Assistant Specialist at Inter Partner Assistance ( Axa Assistance) in 2010 and carried out the processes of health insurance policies by taking into account the necessary checks and contracts in contact with the other insurance companies. In April, 2014 she joined the Turk P&I Insurance team as Underwriter Specialist Assistant.


  • Halil SOLAK

    Assistant Technical Manager

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  • halil.solak@turkpandi.com

Halil graduated from Darussafaka High School in 1995 and Maritime Academy of Istanbul Technical University in 1999. He started his marine career at Zodiac Shipping,London. He completed his MBA degree in Risk Management and Insurance at Georgia State University in USA. Before joining Türk P&I as Assistant Manager, he worked as hull and cargo underwriter for Zurich insurance company and later spent 9 years at Omni Broker House as insurance and reinsurance broker. He presented seminars in Risk Management and Marine Insurance, including Exposhipping and his articles are published in local and internetional media.


She studied Mining Technologies at the Vocational College of Technical Sciences of Trakya University and Public Relations at the Anadolu University. She joind Turk P&I in December 2014



Jale has graduated from the Business Faculty of Anadolu University in 1991 and began her career in the insurance sector at Hür Sigorta. Afterwards she has worked as Underwriter until 2005 and worked as a director in the collection unit of the finance of  Ak Sigorta, Dubai Group and Halk Sigorta. In 2014 she joined Türk P & I as a deputy manager in the finance department, as well as Internal Control Systems and Risk Management and Financial Crimes specialist.

  • Kaan ÖZERK

    Claims Group Manager

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Graduated from Maritime Academy of ITU in 1991. He served as a deck officer and Chief Mate at Zodiac Maritime, London on various size of OBO vessels, Bulk Carriers and tankers up to 1998. He worked as a Chief Mate and Master Mariner on container vessels at sea and respectively as Marine Superintendent and Marine Insurence Manager at Office in Arkas Holding up to end of 2017. As of February 2018, he joined Türk P&I family as Claims Group Manager.



He was born in Eskişehir in 1983. Graduated from Yıldız Technical University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences and began his career as an external auditor. Afterwars he has worked in the Internal Audit Department of Ankara Sigorta, Internal Control and Risk Management Department of Doğa Sigorta as a specialist. In 2016 he joined Türk P&I as Internal Auditor.



    Claims Executive

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  • silan.bilgin@turkpandi.com

Şilan graduated from Baskent University, Insurance and Risk Management in 2007. She completed her internship at Aksigorta Ankara Region Office and started her career at claims department of Aviva Sigorta in 2008. Between 2010 and 2012, she worked at Genworth Financial  as a Claims Audit Specialist. Her carrer continued in 2012 at Zurich Sigorta A.Ş as a Global Business Claims Specialist which  she left by  September 2017 and joined Turk P&I team as a claims executive.

  • Suat KARA

    Mali İşler Uzman Yardımcısı ve İdari İşler

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He graduated 2011 from Beykent Üniversitesi faculty of Banking and Insurance and started his carreer at  Çağrı Sigorta Brokering. In 2013 he started to work in the Construction Industry on different projects  as a member of the Administration and Human Resources department. He joined Türk P&I in 2017.


She finished her secondary education in Germany 1999 at the Commercial Business College and continued in Turkey at the University of Istanbul, Faculty of Communications studying PR and Advertising. After graduating in 2004 she became the representative of Action Global Communications, a Cyprus based Public Relations Agency in Turkey which managed the PR of British Airways. In 2009 she joined Emirates Airline as a Customer Sales & Services Agent and started her career at Türk P&I in 2014. Besides English she also speaks German fluently.


Umut CAN
  • Umut CAN

    Asst. Technical Manager

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Following his graduation from Istanbul Technical University with a degree in Mathematics Engineering, Umut started his marine risks insurance career in 2005 at Anadolu Insurance Company. He later joined Aon ve Omni as an insurance and reinsurance broker. In 2014 he took the position as Underwriter of Turkish P&I. Umut’s responsibilities include establishment of Company’s risk and business acceptance criteria, review and guidance of rating practices and application of these practices to both prospect busines and portfolio, and ensuring smooth and continuous run of the Company’s reinsurance treaty programmes. His articles on various insurance related topics continue to be published in maritime and insurance sector periodicals.