BOARD OF DIRECTORS


Philipp Haas

Chairman of BOD and CEO

 

Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of DEVA Holding, Philipp Haas took MBA degree in the specialty of banking at St. Gallen Economy, Law and Business Administration University.

 

He speaks German, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and Turkish fluently. Having served as investment consultant and director since 1992, Philipp Haas has a broad experience in markets of Eastern European Countries and particularly Turkish market. Having taken part in many restructuring projects in Ukraine and Turkey, Philipp Haas performed membership of many boards of directors on behalf of foreign corporate investors in 90s, among which are Rogan Brewery in Ukraine and Net Holding in Turkey. Having a broad experience in pharmaceutical industry, Philipp Haas served as consultant to funds in pharmaceutical industry in developing markets and oriented their investments to Eastern Europe. Among such firms is Slovakopharma named afterwards as Zentiva. Being the Chairman of the Board of Directors of EastPharma Ltd and DEVA Holding, Haas also serves as the Chairman of BOD in, Saba İlaç Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş, New Life Yaşam Sigorta A.Ş., EastPharma İlaç Üretim Pazarlama San. ve Tic. A.Ş., and member of BOD in EastPharma S.a.r.l. He also serves as a director in, Devatis Limited, Devatis Gmbh, Devatis A.G and Devatis Inc. Philipp Haas is the vice-president of the Pharmaceutical Industry Association of Turkey.


 

Mesut Çetin

Board Member (CFO)

 

 

The Board Member and CFO of EastPharma Ltd., Mesut Çetin worked as director responsible for operations within GEM Global Equities Management S.A. 2005 and 2007 and has served in various positions within the same group as analyst, trader and project manager since 1999. Mesut Çetin is the Vice Chairman of the BOD  and CFO in DEVA Holding A.Ş. and Saba İlaç Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. and the board member of, he also performs the duty of CFO in various companies within the group. Mesut Çetin is the graduate of Mathematics in Boğaziçi University and  the EMBA program in Koç University.


 

    

John Coombe-Tennant

Independent Board Member

 

Mr. Coombe-Tennant is the managing director of Port Tennant Co Ltd. and responsible for the company’s equity and real estate investment operations. He is a director of Trophy Asset Management Ltd, which is the investment manager to two Asian equity funds and 100% owner of Trophy Property GP Ltd., Between 1997 and 2001 Mr. Coombe-Tennant worked for the Hong Kong and London offices of Societe Generale where he specialized in global emerging markets and UK financial institutions. Prior to that he worked in Hong Kong for Jardine Fleming Securities in equity and sales research for five years. He worked at the Economist Intelligence Unit as a banking and European markets consultant and at Euromoney Publications between 1988 and 1991. He worked at Cazenove & Co in the equity fund management division between 1980 and 1987.


 

    

Christoph Sven Hoffmann

Independent Board Member

 

Mr. Hoffmann is an attorney and consultant specialized in commercial law and in the establishment of international distribution networks for consumer goods. Mr. Hoffmann worked for Roche in Switzerland, Argentina, Peru and as a Regional Manager of the Pharmaceutical Division in Hong Kong between 1983 and 1991. Mr. Hoffmann holds a Licentiate of Law degree from the University of Basel in Switzerland.