Meet the Team
Ergun Ozen was born and raised in Turkey, studied in the United States, and led a successful career in the banking sector in Istanbul. In his leadership position, he became a strong advocate for the cultural and educational organisations within Turkey. Ergun retired in 2015 and moved to London, where he continues to nourish and inspire a forward-thinking relationship between his homeland and the UK. As a mentor to many and a father of two young adults, he knows how important it is to have opportunities for further education.
Sezai Taşkent is Member of the Board of STFA Group. He was born in 1967 in London. He graduated from Aiglon College (Switzerland) and University College London (UCL) with a BSc degree in Economics. He holds masters degree in Executive MBA (Koç University) and attended Executive Management Program at Harvard University. He has been serving as Vice Chairman of the Boards of Directors of STFA Group and member of various STFA Group companies since 1998.
Dalinc Ariburnu is the co-founder of Centricus Asset Management. Previously, Dalinc was a senior partner and global co-head of fixed income, currency and commodity sales at Goldman Sachs. Dalinc served as a member of Goldman Sachs’ European Management Board, Firmwide Partnership Committee and Securities Division Global Executive Committee. He also represented Goldman Sachs globally as a board member of the Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities Markets Standards Board (FMSB). Formerly a 1991 TEV Scholar himself for his master’s degree in the United States, Dalinc is married with 3 children and lives in London. He has been involved in several charities over the years in particular to support underprivileged children education, accommodation and health.
Born and raised in Istanbul, Sule graduated from Bosphorus University with a BA degree in Economics, followed by a successful career in finance in various European banks. After moving to London in 2004 she founded her interior design company, Atelier T-delight Interiors. As a woman who grew up in a patriarchal society and worked many years in a male-dominated finance world, Sule thinks providing equal opportunities to both boys and girls alike, is the key to future enlightenment as a society. She believes that TEV UK can thrive in providing the merit-based access to world class education for Turkish students and in empowering them to be successful in an ever-changing world. She has always been passionate about giving back to her beloved country and TEV UK is the ideal conduit to achieve this dream on a global scale. Sule is married and a mother of three.