Board of Directors
DR. ERCAN VARLIBAŞ - CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Ercan Varlıbaş, graduated from Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty in 1990. Then he worked at the Jahn Ferencz Hospital for 2 years; later on, he specialized in ophthalmology for 4 years. He didn’t practice his profession right away after his specialization; he established VSY Varlıbaşlar Sağlık Yatırımları ve Hizmetleri Ltd. Şti in 1997. Dr. Varlıbaş laid the foundations of VSY Biotechnology in 2009 in line with its sustainable growth studies and projects and started production works under this roof. Since the first day it was established; Dr. Varlıbaş has attached importance to VSY Biotechnology’s Pr&D and R&D studies, he is leading to the development of innovative products and projects at the R&D approved by the Ministry of Industry and Technology of Turkey. Dr.Varlıbaş is implementing ‘İstanbul Biotechnology Valley’ works that started to put into practice in order to bring our country’s biotechnology ecosystem together and turn it into a permanent, sustainable structure with all stakeholders in the sector also with Biotechnology Industrialist Association(BİYOSAD) as its Chairman of the Board.
Dr. Varlıbaş contributes to the sector development of Turkey and the world with his works in other organizations as a member or an administrator. Some of the organizations that Dr. Ercan Varlıbaş is the manager and member of as follows:
Member of the Executive Board of DEİK Health Business Council, Board Member of Istanbul Health Industry Cluster (ISEK), Delegate of European Federation of Contact and Intraocular Lens (EFCLIN), Jury Member of University-Industry Cooperation Central Platform Technology Awards
Dr. Ercan Varlıbaş is fluent in English and Hungarian.
PROF. DR. BARRY WHITE - MEMBER OF THE BOARD
Barry James White Born in 1945, graduated in Chemical Engineering from Heriot-Watt University in 1968. Then he began his career at Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd. He worked at Liquid Gas Equipment Ltd and Protein Fractionation Center as an administrator.
The years between 1980 – 1988 he lectured as an academician at Napier University, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
From 1988 to 2010 he worked as a Technical Director and General Manager at Hyaltech Ltd.
In 2010, he received Honorary Professorship in Chemical Engineering. After retiring in 2010, Professor White started to work as a consultant for VSY Biotechnology and he is also a Board Member.
EYÜP SONER - MEMBER OF THE BOARD
He was born in 1955 in Alaşehir. He received his middle and high school education in Bornova Anatolian High School (formerly named as İzmir Maarif College), his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Chemical Engineering at Middle East Technical University. He held various managerial positions at Unilever for about 6 years, and at SC Johnson Wax for 18 years, most recently as Supply Chain Regional Manager for the Middle East, North and West Africa, and CIS countries. In 2007, he founded Soner Consultancy and Investment Company and transferred to consultancy sector. For almost 2 years, he assumed executive and executive management roles at different levels for AlMunajem Cold Stores in Saudi Arabia and for more than 6 years for Ekol Logistics within the top 100 companies of our country. As of September 2, 2019, he started to work as an external member of the Board of Directors at VSY Biyoteknoloji.
Eyüp Soner is married and a father of two children, one grandfather of a grandchild.