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Asel Melis ÜnüvarAssistant Underwriting

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After graduating from Izmir Karsiyaka Private Final Basic High School in 2017, she received preparatory education in English at Bilkent University. After that, while studying for a bachelor's degree at the Department of Political Science and International Relations of Bahcesehir University, she worked as an intern at Türk P&I for two months in the last year of her education. After graduation, she joined the Türk P&I Underwriting team as an Assistant Underwriter.
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Ayhan BektaşAssistant Financial Affairs Specialist

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In 2017, during his education at Kabatas Anatolian Highschool, he completed his compulsory internship at Mapfre Sigorta , where he continued his carrier after his graduation at the Administration Department of the same for 3,5 years. He attended the finance department of Türk P&I in September, 2021, whilst continuing the license program of banking and insurance at Atatürk University.
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Banu AtillaCorporate 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.
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Captain Cankut KüçüktürkClaims Manager

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Captain Cankut Küçüktürk has joined Türk P&I Team on August 2020. Once graduated from Deck Department of ITU Maritime Faculty, Capt. Kucukturk started his sea career as Deck Officer and served on board various types and sizes of vessels for 12 years up to the rank of Ocean-Going Master Mariner. In 2010, he joined Kalimbassieris Maritime as Marine Surveyor and Claims Handler for damage, loss and casualty cases on behalf of P&I, H&M Clubs and other marine insurance companies. Additionaly, he performed loss prevention surveys, inspections and audits for various Clubs and Flag States. In 2018, he joined Marsh Insurance Broker and Risk Management as Senior Manager, VP in Placement Department. He recently joined us as Underwriter.
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Çağrı ParasızAssistant Loss Prevention Specialist

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After graduating from Piri Reis University's Maritime Transportation and Management programme in 2019, Çağrı Parasız completed his undergraduate studies in Department of Maritime Business Management at Piri Reis University in 2023. While continuing his education, he interned on tugboats affiliated to the Directorate General of Coastal Safety and Piri Reis University's training vessel, respectively. In November 2022, he started as an intern at Turk P&I Sigorta and joined the Turk P&I Sigorta family as a Loss Prevention Officer from July 2023.
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Att. Çıdam YıldırımClaims Executive

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Çıdam Yıldırım graduated from Beykent University Faculty of Law in 2017. During her studies, she did summer internship in Karadeniz Holding and also worked at Bilgen Law Firm and Kuzey Insurance &Reinsurance Brokers as an intern. After her graduation, she completed her legal internship at Ersoy Bilgehan Law Firm. After obtained her attorney’s license, she joined Kuzey Insurance&Reinsurance Brokers as a claims executive. She continued her position in Kuzey Insurance&Reinsurance Brokers for 4 years. In January 2023, She joined Türk P&I Team as a Claims Senior Executive. Yildirim, takes an active role in Istanbul Young Shipping Professional (YSP) and WISTA Turkey.
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Çisem AykaşActuary and Risk Management Executive

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She graduated from the Dokuz Eylül University, Statistics in 2007 and started her career in the sales specialist of Eureko Sigorta. She worked in Motor Underwriting department between 2008-2010. She completed her master’s degree in Bahçeşehir University Actuarial Science Department in 2010. She worked as actuarial specialist between 2010-2015 and as actuarial manager between 2015-2021. She worked as senior manager at KPMG about 1.5 years. In this process, she has served in advisory and the audit of insurance companies. She joined Türk P&I Sigorta A.S. in August 2022 as an Risk an Actuarial executive.
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Captain Değer PamukTechnical Group Manager

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Upon graduation from Maritime Academy in 1990, Capt. Pamuk joined Zihni Shipping and worked more than 18 years as Master Mariner on board in various size of bulk carriers/tankers 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 Kalimbassieris Maritime 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 2009 until his fall in with Türk P&I Sigorta family as Technical Manager, in the beginning of 2014.
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Ege YavaşFinancial Affairs Manager

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He graduated from Yıldız Technical University Statistics Department in 2012. He started working at PwC as a transfer pricing consultant in 2012. He completed his master’s degree in Bahçeşehir University Accounting and International Reporting Department in 2014. He worked as senior audit assistant at PwC between 2014-2017 and as audit manager between 2017-2018. In this process, he has served in the audit of insurance companies, insurance brokers and financing companies operating in Turkey. In 2018, he worked as a Financial Reporting and Budget Manager at Medina Turgul DDB, which operates in the advertising industry. He joined Turk P&I Sigorta A.S. in November 2020 as an Assistant Financial Manager responsible from Budget, Reporting and Technical Accounting. He has License of Certified Public Accountant and Capital Market Activities Level 3 license.
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Att. Elif Kaçar, LLMClaims Manager

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After graduating from Istanbul Bilgi University Faculty of Law in 2008, she completed her internship in law of maritime field and obtained her license as lawyer from the Istanbul Bar Association. Thereafter, she received her LLM masters degree on International Commercial Law from Kingston University, London and continued working as attorney in the same area. She has been gladly serving for TPI Claims Department since March, 2016.
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Elif KayaInternal Control and Compliance Executive

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She graduated from Istanbul Bilgi University, Department of Political Science with a scholarship in 2007. She started her career as an assistant auditor at Akbank in 2007, and served as a senior auditor at Akbank between 2008-2014. During this period, she carried out branch and central audit, process audit, and investigation activities. Between 2014-2016, she worked as a Compliance Manager at Bankpozitif Kredi ve Kalkınma A.Ş. She joined Türk P&I as Senior Financal Executive in 2021.
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Elif MutluFinancial Affairs Specialist

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While studying at Marmara University, Department of Insurance, she completed her compulsory internship in Generali Sigorta in Non-Auto Claims Department in 2019. In 2020, she started to study Business Administration at Istanbul University Open Education Faculty. She started as an intern at Türk P&I Sigorta in February 2020 and joined us as Financial Assistant after his graduation in 2021.
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Enes ÖnerAssistant Underwriting

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He graduated from the Department of Economics at Marmara University in 2021. In the same year, he started his career at Neova Sigorta in the Transportation Insurance department where he worked for two and a half years. Meanwhile he completed the Basic Insurance Training Program offered by the Turkish Insurance Institute Foundation, and the Transportation Insurance Branch training within the same program. In November 2023, he started his role as an Assistant Technical Expert with Türk P&I.
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Enis GüngörAssistant General Manager

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He graduated from Istanbul Bilgi University International Finance Department in 2007 with a scholarship. He started working as an audit assistant at PwC in 2007 and continued as Manager between 2012 and 2014, and then worked as the Manager of Budget, Reporting and Accounting Departments in Hedef Filo which operates in the Operational Leasing industry, about 1.5 years. Between 2015 to 2018, he continued his career at PwC as Senior Manager. He served as a Director of the Financial Services Division of the PwC Audit Department from 2018 to September 2020. As well as human resources planning responsibilities of Financial Services Division of PwC Audit Department, he has served as a senior auditor in the audit of local and foreign banks and insurance companies operating in Turkey; he also took an active role in the acquisitions, mergers and capital market transactions of insurance, banks and other financial institutions operated in Turkey. He joined Turk P&I Sigorta in October 2020 as an Assistant General Manager. He has License of Certified Public Accountants, Independent Auditor License given by Public Oversight Accounting and Auditing Standards Authority and an Inusurance Independent Audit License given by the Undersecretariat of Treasury.
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Erdinç Kartal GürsoyClaims Specialist

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He graduated from Marmara University, Department of Insurance in 2015. While continuing his education, he started his career as an intern at Groupama Insurance in November 2014, where he worked in the bodily injury and legal departments for a total of 4.5 years. Between 2019-2021, he worked as a litigated bodily claims specialist at Zurich Insurance. Between 2021 and 2022, he worked as a bodily claims executive at Doğa Sigorta. After working there, he worked as an insurance executive at Kumport Port Services. Lastly, he worked as a claims assistant manager at ECB Insurance and Reinsurance Brokerage and joined Türk P&I Insurance as a claims specialist in November 2023.
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Gizem Esi GülTechnical Executive

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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.
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Gökhan IşılFinancial Affairs Executive

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In 2006, Gokhan Isil completed his Associate degree in Accounting at Zonguldak Karaelmas University. Upon graduation, he commenced his career as an accounting officer at Canturk SMM LLC. In 2010, completed his Bachelor Degree at Anadolu University Faculty of Business Administration, following degree completion, he joined Sargan Nakliyat LLC as an Accounting Specialist between 2011 and 2014.For the period of 2014-2020, he worked for Halk Hayat & Emeklilik Inc. as an accounting specialist. As a Collection Specialist, Gokhan continued to contribute to Turkiye Hayat ve Emeklilik Inc. from 2020-2021.Türk P&I Insurance has welcomed him as Financial Affairs Specialist in February 2022.
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Captain Halil Solak, MBATechnical Manager

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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.
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Hülya MiranSecretary

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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
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İpek YıldırımFinancial Affair Specialist

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She graduated from Anadolu University Accounting Tax Applications and Business Administration departments. While continuing her university education, she worked as an accounting specialist at Odaş Energy, where she started as an intern between 2016 and 2023 Dec. In June 2023, he joined the Turkish P&I Insurance family as a Financial Affairs Specialist.
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Kısmet YılmazFinancial Affairs Specialist

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Kısmet is studying at the Open Education Faculty, Banking Insurance Department. She started her career as a Technical Insurer at Rumeli Sigorta A.Ş. in 2001, then she took the position of Zürich Sigorta Call Center Team Leader between 2007-2010, and worked as a Collection Specialist at Cardif Emeklilik A.Ş. between 2011-2018. She continued as Collection Specialist at Orient Sigorta A.Ş. She then joined the Türk P&I Insurance team in May 2021 as a Collection Specialist.
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Melike ÖzenAssistant Financial Affairs Specialist

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I graduated with an associate degree in Marketing from Istanbul University. I started working in June, 2015 at Bentem Sigorta ve Reasürans Brokerliği A.Ş., at the accounting and collection department. After working at Ataglobal Sigorta ve Reasürans Brokerliği A.Ş in 2018 also at the collection and accounting department, I worked as technical accounting assistant specialist at Aon Sigorta ve Reasürans Brokerliği A.Ş between 2020 and 2022. Started in December 2022, I'm currently working at Turk P&I Sigorta, as assistant specialist at the financial affairs department.
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Merve Gönenç UlusoyFinancial Affairs Assistant Manager

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She graduated from Accounting Department of Balıkesir University in 2008 and from Anadolu University Department of Economics in 2012. She completed her master’s degree in Marmara University, Department of Financial Law in 2016. She started his career in 2008 as an Accounting Specialist at Energaz A.Ş.; took same responsibilities in energy industry from 2008 to 2017 and in construction industry from 2018 to 2020. She worked in Fer Kozmetik as Senior Accounting and Finance Executive from 2020 to 2021. She joined the Turkish P&I family as Senior Financial Executive in May 2021. She has has License of Certified Public Accountants license and is doing her master's degree in Insurance at Marmara University.
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Nazlı AvcuAssistant Underwriting

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She graduated from Maritime Transportation and Management Engineering / Engineering faculty with the second place in 2015. She completed her offshore internships at Un-Roro and Ulusoy maritime company as one year. Than, she continued her working life at Ciner Shipping as responsible of Hull and machinery & P and I insurances for six years starting from 2017. On 1 March 2023 she joined Türk P ve I Sigorta A.Ş. family as Assistant Underwriter Specialist.
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Okan ÇırakoğluClaims Specialist

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Okan Çırakoğlu graduated from Piri Reis University, Maritime Business Management in 2019 and completed his internship program at Dp Wold Yarımca Port in Operation Planning department. He started his career as Surveyor at Argemon Shipping Survey Inspection Services Company in 2020. In May, 2021 he joined the Turk P&I team as Claims execusive.
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Pınar SepritExecutive Assistant

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She started her carrier as a Medical Secretary at Florence Nightingale Hospital in 2000. Later, she served as an Executive Assistant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Tekfen Holding A.Ş., Fibabanka A.Ş., Nestle A.Ş., Türkiye Kalkınma and Yatırım Bankası A.Ş. She joined Türk P&I Sigorta as a General Manager Assistant in February 2022.
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Suat KaraFinancial and Administrative Affairs Executive

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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.
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Şevval DemirsoyAssistant Claims Specialist

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She graduated from Piri Reis University Maritime Transportation and Management Engineering Department in 2023. She completed his offshore internship at İnce Denizcilik, DFDS, Akgünler Denizcilik for one year, and her onshore internship in the personnel management department of İskenderun Ship Management. She joined Türk P & I Sigorta family in April 2023 as a Claims Specialist Assistant.
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Tarık TemürtürkanFinancial Affairs Manager

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He graduated from Sakarya University, Department of Labor Economics and Industrial Relations in 2004. He worked as Agents and Collection Specialist at Mapfre Insurance between 2008-2011. He moved to Czechia to work as the Order Management & Customer Services Team Leader at Monster Worldwide for 1 year. Afterwards, he returned to the insurance industry and worked for 5 years as the Policy Administration Manager in Euler Hermes Turkey operations. Following this duty, he worked as Trade Receivables Insurance and Credit Risk Manager at London-based Steelinvest Limited between May 2017 and August 2021. Before starting his job at our company, he worked as a Reinsurance Collection Manager at Integra Insurance and Reinsurance Brokerage. Effective by February 2022, he has joined to Türk P&I family as the Assistant Financial Affairs Manager.
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Tuğçe TekerekTechnical Executive

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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.
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Tuna BüyükaçıkgülInternal Audit Executive

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He graduated from Istanbul University Faculty of Business Administration in 2005. He started as technical accountant in Liberty Sigorta in 2008. He continued the same duty in Allianz Sigorta between 2009 and 2011. He gained master of science degree in Finance from Istanbul University Graduate School of Business in 2010. Between 2011 and 2015 he worked as senior internal auditor in Sompo Japan Sigorta. He switched to Generali Sigorta and respectively worked as internal audit assistant manager and internal control, risk management, compliance manager between 2015 and 2018. After a brief period in Eureko Sigorta as compliance manager, he started his own internal systems consultancy business and provided services in insurance and finance sectors between 2018 and 2022. He joined Türk P&I Sigorta as internal audit executive in June 2022. He also has CIA (Certified Intenal Auditor) and CFSA (Certified Financial Services Auditor) licences and is an active member of Institute of Internal Auditor Turkey branch.
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Ufuk TekerGeneral Manager

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He was born in 1971 in Istanbul. In 1992, İTÜ he graduated from ITU Maritime Academy- Deck Department. He started his maritime life on passenger vessels affiliated to TDI Maritime Lines and later on worked as deck officer and 2nd Captain in chemical tankers. Having moved from active maritime life to insurance sector since 1997, Teker first started working as a marine and marine transportation insurance specialist in a local insurance company. Afterwards, he worked as Sales, Marketing, Reinsurance Technical Group Manager, and between 2003-2013, he served as General Manager and Board Member at Omni Insurance and Reassurance Brokerage. He has been serving as the General Manager and Board Member of Türk P&I Sigorta since the establishment of the company back in 2013. He continues to serve as the Chairman of I.T.U Defamed (YDO), Vice President of Türk Lloyd Foundation, Auditing Board Member of Türkiye Sigortalar Birliği (Insurance Assocation of Türkiye), member of Turmepa, member of Tüdev Board of Trustees, member of Koç University Maritime Forum (KUDENFOR). He gave lectures on Marine Insurance at ITU Maritime Faculty, Suny Maritime Faculty and Yıldız Technical University. He has a wide number of articles published in various media and gives seminars on "Maritime and Marine Insurance".
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Umut CANTechnical 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.
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Yarkın KoçAssistant Claims Specialist

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He graduated from Bilkent University Faculty of Law with high honors degree in 2021. After graduation, he completed his legal internship at one of the leading firms in the field of maritime law. In June 2023, he joined Türk P&I team as a claims assistant specialist.