Turkish Exporters' Assembly (TIM) 25th General Assembly where 3 candidates competed, İsmail Gülle has been elected as a new chairman with 149 votes of the 398 delegates. The new chairman, Gülle said, "From now on, I will use this job in your best interest. Chair will shrink, services will grow ". Also 27 chairman of the sector councils have been elected at the General Assembly.

Turkish Exporters' Assembly (TIM) 25th General Assembly was held at the Haliç Congress Center. The new chirman of TIM has been elected with the participation of Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım, Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Şimşek, Finance Minister Naci Ağbal, Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci, Minister of Science and Technology Faruk Özlü, Minister of Development Lütfi Elvan, Minister of Customs and Trade Bülent Tüfenkci and Youth and Sports Minister Osman Aşkın Bak.389 out of 439 delegates has participated to election. İsmail Gülle became the 4th Chairman of the TIM with 149 of the votes. In the election Tahsin Öztiryaki received 140 votes and Oğuz Satıcı received 109 votes.

Chair will shrink, services will grow

Following the election, the new TIM Chairman İsmail Gülle said that TIM had the most civilized election. Gülle, "I will use this job in your best interest from the moment I start. The chair will shrink, services will grow. Nobody will stay outside the game." he said. Gülle stated that he will make TIM a very different institution as he promised, "I served all levels at TIM for 20 years. After that we will be more powerful, proactive and creative. The winner is the exporter, "he said.


27 chairman of the sector councils have been elected

27 chairman of the sector councils has also been elected at the General Assembly. Accordingly, Ahmet Güleç for Furniture, Paper and Forest Products, Feyyaz Ünal for Cement, Glass, Ceramics and Soil Products, Mustafa Kamar for Jewelery, İbrahim Pektaş for Steel, Tahsin Öztiryaki for Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metals, Mustafa Şenocaklı for Leather and Leather Products, Fatih Kemal Ebiçlioğlu for Electrical-Electronics, İlyas Edip Sevinç for Hazelnut and Products, Başaran Bayrak for Ship, Yacht and Services, Salahattin Kaplan for Carpet, Hikmet Tanrıverdi for Ready-made Clothing and Apparel, Haluk Okutur for Grains, Pulses Seeds & Products, Salih Zeki Poyraz for Air-Conditioning Industry, İsmail Yılmaz for Ornamental Plants and Products, Murat Akyüz for Chemicals and Products, Birol Celep for Dried Fruits and Products, Oğuz Satıcı for Mine, Kutlu Karavelioğlu for Machinery and Accessories, Melisa Tokgöz Mutlu for Fruit and Vegetable Products, Orhan Sabuncu for Automotive Industry, Latif Aral for Defense and Aerospace Industry, Ahmet Sagun for Aquatic Products and Animal Products, İsmail Gülle for Textiles and Raw Materials, Ahmet Akbalık for Service, Ali Kavak for Fresh Fruit Vegetable, Ömer Celal Umur for Tobacco, Davut Er for Olive and Olive Oil was chosen.

Who's İsmail Gülle?

İsmail Gülle who was born in 1960 in Sivas completed his primary and secondary education in the same city. Graduated from Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Electrical Engineering in 1982, Gülle completed his specialization program at Istanbul University Business Administration Institute. In 1970, he was appointed as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Gülle Entegre Tekstil İşletmeleri A.Ş., which was founded by his father Halis Gülle.


Between 1999 - 2003, he was Member of the Board of Istanbul Textile and Raw Materials Exporters' Association and Chairman of the task since 2003 as well as Chairman of the Textile and Raw Materials Sector Committee, Turkey Exporters' Assembly Sector Council Member, Istanbul Chamber of Industry Vice President, Chairman of Sivaslı Industrialists' and Businessmen's Association Group. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Ergene-2 ​​Organize Free Zone, and the Board Member of the Board of Trustees.


Gülle supports education with the schools he has built in Sivas and also with scholarship opportunities provided by individual and institutional sources to a wide range of secondary and higher education students. Ismail Gülle is married with two children.