Management Team

Founding Partners

Merih Alanbay

Born in 1965, Graduated from Industrial Engineering Department of Technical University Istanbul in 1987 and from MBA program (Finance major) of San Diego State University in 1993.  

Worked in Pamukbank (1987-1990) and Saudi American Bank, Istanbul (1993-1995).  Worked in Dow Chemical in various Finance and Treasury positions between 1995-2016 covering Greece&Balkan Countries and Azerbaijan in different periods.  Worked in Dow Chemical Europe, Switzerland between 2001-2005 as Risk Manager.   Finance Director of Dow in Turkey&Azerbaijan between 2006-2016. Board Member of Dow Chemical Legal Entities in Turkey and Member of Country Leadership Team.

Became Founding Partner of Magpol Kimya in 2016. Honorary Member of GYIAD.

Bilgehan Gedik

Born in 1966, Graduated from Chemical Engineering Faculty of Istanbul University in 1987, and with a diploma in Business Administration from Istanbul University Business Management Economy Institute in 1988,

Worked in Bilim Pharmaceutical Co. in Istanbul between 1990-1992 as a solid department production chief , completed Cambridge First Certificate program at International Language Academy in Oxford UK in 1993, worked in Chemetall of Germany as a technical chief for the automotive OEMs in Istanbul between 1993-1998.  Joined Dow Chemical Polyurethane Systems business as a technical sales and account manager for Turkey, Iran and Balkan countries between 1998-2006, moved to Dow Automotive business as Executive Account Manager,  Regional account manager for MEAF handling PU, PP, ABS and Elastomers between 2006-2016.

Became Founding Partner of Magpol Kimya in 2016.


Taner Yıldırım

Senior Financial & Management Consultant

34 years of experience in finance and I/T functions. Total of 29 years finance management experience in Dow and DowAksa Turkey between 1987-2016. Broad experience at Financial system implementation (SAP), IFRS&Management Reporting, Post Merger legal entity restructuring and functional integration. President of one of Dow’s JV Board and Country Leadership Team Member. 7 years experience as Parliament member of Chamber of Industry. Six Sigma greenbelt and Financial Representative Experience. Legal function focal point.

Consultant to Magpol Kimya since beginning of 2017.

Ümit Parlak

Senior Supply Chain & Management Consultant

25 years of experience in Supply Chain Operations and logistics fields. Worked in Pirelli between 1989-1996, in Dow Turkey between 1996-2014 with regional coverage of Eastern Europe. Consultant to Arkas Holding of Turkey between 2014-2017. Took part/managed big size local and regional projects, contributed to the development of the supply chain vision and plans that deliver business strategy as well as the implementation of the vision and plans for the global business. It assures that business supply chain requirements are met at the lowest cost to serve while maintaining service quality.

Consultant to Magpol Kimya and Novida Strategic Management since beginning of 2017.