New chief appointed to TÜV SÜD Turkey
ISTANBULEmre Büyükkalfa has been appointed as the new CEO of TÜV SÜD Turkey, the company said in a statement on Sept. 22.
TÜV SÜD Turkey completed its reconstruction process, which has been undertaken since October 2016, read the statement.
Headquartered in Munich, Germany and founded in 1866, TÜV SÜD is one of the world’s leading technical service organizations, according to the company website.
Büyükkalfa, who worked at various positions at TÜVTÜRK, which is owned by Turkey’s Doğuş Group, Germany’s TÜV SÜD and Bridgepoint, between 2005 and 2016, became the new chief of TÜV SÜD Turkey as of September.
He was serving as the executive vice president responsible for the operations (COO) of TÜVTÜRK prior to his new post, according to the statement.
After graduating from Sankt Georg’s Austrian High School in 1996, Büyükkalfa continued his education in German in management at Marmara University. He then took an MBA degree at the same university.
Büyükkalfa, who started his career as an organization specialist in Metro AG in 2000, contributed to the restructuring of supermarket chain Tansaş, where he worked as the process management unit supervisor between 2002 and 2005, during a transition period after the company was acquired by Doğuş Holding.