The 12th Financial and 13th Elective Ordinary General Assembly Meetings of the National Cotton Council (UPK) were held together on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, hosted by the Izmir Commodity Exchange.
At the meeting held with the participation of member organizations and representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, the Activity and Audit Reports of the Board of Directors for the previous term and the budget for the next term were discussed and unanimously accepted.
As a result of the elections, the new boards of the National Cotton Council were formed as follows:
Board of Directors: Selahattin Güneş (ÇUKOBİRLİK), Ali Şimşek (TARİŞ), Bülent Uçak (İzmir Commodity Exchange), Mehmet Kaya (Şanlıurfa Commodity Exchange), Bertan Balçık (Söke Oil Inc.), Nuri Uz (Aegean Exporters’ Associations), Ali Ulvi Karahan (TUTSIS), Fuat Tanman (IPUD), Şeref Iyiuyarlar (General Cotton Ginning Co. Ltd.), Dr. Mehmet Hasdemir (General Director of Plant Production)
Substitute Members: A.Bahri Erdel (Aydın Commodity Exchange), Ahmet Eyüpoğlu (Şanlıurfa Chamber of Agriculture), Yasin Milli (Adana Commodity Exchange), Abdürrahim Yada (Çalık Cotton Inc.), Mehmet Doğan (Docotton), M. Zekeriya Tanrıverdi (İTKİB), Ali Özbuğday (Özbuğday Agriculture), Ersin Gözen (May Agro Seed Inc.), Dr. Veyis Yurtkulu (Director of Field and Horticulture Department)
Supervisory Board: Güven Borzan (Eastern Mediterranean Research Institute), A. Nejat Sağel (Söke Commodity Exchange)
Research and Advisory Board: Hüseyin Kadoğlu (Aegean University Textile Engineering Dept.), Cafer Mart (Progen Seed), Cevher İlhan Cevheri (Akçakale Vocational School), Müge Ekizoğlu (İZLEDAŞ), M.Özgür Tatar (Aegean University, Faculty of Agriculture, Field Plants Division)
In the first Board of Directors meeting held after the member elections, the distribution of duties was made and Bertan Balçık was appointed as the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Mehmet Kaya as the Vice Chairman and Ali Şimşek as the Treasurer.
It was also stated that the tradition of holding Board of Directors meetings with the participation of full and substitute members will continue in this period in order to expand the representation of the country’s cotton industry in the Council.