Board of Directors
Cemal Akar is a graduate of Istanbul Technical University and was one of the founders of Tempo Communications. He has been a member of the management of the company since 2001. Akar has 11 years of experience in the call center and mobile communications industry. He has realized successful projects such as Alokontör and was one of the founders of Telkonet and Cetech, which is a Mobile VAS company. Akar, who was born in Istanbul in 1973, serves as CEO and board chair of Tempo Call Center.
Barış Öney has over 28 years of experience of pre- and post-investment management, public offerings and company acquisitions and as a CEO, CFO, board member, investment banker, corporate financial consultant, strategic/international business development executive, project manager, and engineer.
Öney is a founder and managing partner of Globalturk Capital, which serves as an entrepreneurial partner for Turkish companies, creating capital for them from private equity funds or strategic investors and also remaining a co-investor in the company after the investment. As an investment banker, Öney has overseen as an executive leader/co-leader more than 100 cross-border mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, public offerings, privatizations, due diligence and evaluation projects for customers including both large companies’ groups and small and medium-sized enterprises. Before establishing Globalturk Capital, he formed or managed the corporate finance departments at three highly respected companies, namely Deloitte (Partner), Yapı Kredi Yatırım (GMY vkl) and TSKB (Director). At Turkcell, he served as a high level executive responsible for the development of international strategic business and relations at both Turkcell itself and its participations.
In addition to the above-mentioned positions, Öney also served as CEO of a venture capital company which invested in a mobile/digital marketing and advertising company and, as a project executive/engineer or consultant, participated in a large number of projects in the oil, gas and chemicals sectors for companies such as P&G, Fluor Daniel, TPAO and Genel Enerji.
Barış Öney graduated from TED Ankara College in 1980 and received his bachelor’s degree from the Engineering Faculty of the Middle East Technical University before studying on a Fulbright Scholarship at the Engineering Faculty of the University of Texas at Austin, from where he graduated with his Masters in 1989. He was subsequently awarded a Certificate in Management from the University of Tulsa in 1990, a International Corporate Finance Certificate from the New York Institute of Finance in 1995 and a Corporate Financing Diploma from the ICAEW in Britain in 2007.
In addition to being a member of the board of Tempo Call Center, Öney also serves on the boards of directors of various institutions and professional associations.
Gökhan Akar is a member of the Board of Directors of the Tempo Call Center. He was born in 1976 in Istanbul.
I graduated from İSTEK Atanur College and then Marmara University Faculty of Business Administration.
Since 2001, Tempo Communications Inc. has been operating in the telecommunication and information sectors, Cetech (VAS) A.Ş. and Tempo Bilişim A.Ş. He is a member of the board of directors.