Halil Doğan BOLAK
Halil Doğan Bolak joined TAB Gıda in December 2023, as an Independent Board Member. After graduating from Istanbul Robert College High School in 1979, Halil Doğan Bolak studied Physical Optics Engineering at the University of Rochester's Engineering and Applied Sciences Institute in 1983.He earned an MBA in Quantitative Finance and Management Information Systems from the University of Rochester's Simon Business School in 1985, obtaining the "Beta Gamma Sigma" honor.
Between 1985 and 1999, Bolak served in various technical, operational, and general management roles as a third-generation family member in the Turkish Petroleum Group, a family company. During the growth period of one of the leading securities and banking software producer in Turkey, he worked and served as its general manager for a period. From 2013 to 2023, he held the position of co-founder and CTO(Chief Technology Officer) at Invstr, a London-based fintech company specializing in individual investment services. Bolak worked as a Senior Advisor in mergers and acquisitions at Mediobanca S.p.A. one of Italy's leading investment banks, from 2013 to 2016. Currently, he is the founding partner of B4YO (www.b4yocapital.com), an early-stage VC focusing on investments in startups in Turkey, where the experience, expertise, and networks of partners can provide significant benefits. B4YO manages a Turkish VC (Venture Capital) fund with more than 40 investors and has completed seven investments to date. In addition to his role on the Board of Trustees at the Turkish Education Foundation, Bolak is also a member of the executive board of trustees at the Turkish Petroleum Foundation. Bolak, who is married and has three children, is a Galatasaray Sports Club Council Committee member.