Zafer Kurtul is a businessperson who has been at the helm of 5 different companies. Currently, he occupies the position of Chairman for Alternatif Yatirim Menkul Degerler AS. Mr. Kurtul is also on the board of Alternatifbank AS, Polisan Holding AS, Sark Mensucat Fabrikasi A.s. and Mersin Uluslararasi Liman Isletmeciligi AS and Member of Turkish Industry & Business Association and Member of Institute of International Bankers.
In the past Mr. Kurtul was Chairman for Brisa Bridgestone Sabanci Lastik Sanayi ve Ticaret AS, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Haci Ömer Sabanci Holding AS Chairman for CarrefourSA Carrefour Sabanci Ticaret Merkezi AS and Chairman for Teknosa Ic ve Dis Ticaret AS (both are subsidiaries of Haci Ömer Sabanci Holding AS), Vice Chairman at Akbank TAS and Manager of BNP AK Dresdner Bank AS (a subsidiary of Akbank TAS) and Manager for Société Générale SA.
He received an MBA from the University of Wisconsin and an undergraduate degree from Istanbul University.