Leading Staff

Dr. Mehmet Koc, started his career as an officer in Ministry of Finance, act athe Head of Istanbul Tax Office and Director of Large Taxpayers Office of Turkey and then lead to establishment of BM Tax Adisory company.

Dr. Koc holds the licence of “Sworn in Certified Public Accountancy” from TURMOB and “Independant Auditor” from Public Oversight Board (KGK) and he also teachs “Tax Law” for graduate students in Istanbul Sehir University.

Dr. Mehmet Koc was a member of Board of Directors or Audit commitee in many companies such as Toprak Finans Finansal Kiralama A.Ş., AYEDAŞ Elektrik Dağıtım A.Ş. ile BEDAŞ Elektrik Dağıtım A.Ş.

Deneyim:

2011 – BM Tax Consulting Chairman

2010 – 2011 Director of Istanbul Tax Office

2008 – 2010 Director of Istanbul Tax Office and Director of Large Taxpayers Office of Turkey

2007 – 2008 Director of Large Taxpayers Office

2006 – 2007 Director of Istanbul Tax Office

2005 – 2006 Deputy Director at Istanbul Tax Office

2003 – 2005 Deputy Director at Istanbul Finance (Tax) Office

2001 – 2003 Chief Finance (Tax) Inspector

1995 – 2001 Finance (Tax) Inspector

1991 – 1995 Assistant Finance (Tax) Inspector

1990 – 1991 Auditor at Turkish Court of Accounts

1987 – 1990 Customs Officer at Turkish Customs Directorate

Education:

2013 – Associate Proffesor, (İstanbul Şehir Üniversitesi, Lecturer)

2003 – 2010 Phd, Marmara University, Departmant of Fiscal Law

2000 – 2001 Master’s Degree Financial Economics, Boston University, USA

2001 – 2003 Master’s Degree Multinational Commerce, Boston University, USA

1986 – 1990 Bachelor’s Degree, Ankara University,Faculty of Political Sciences, FinanceDepartment

1983 – 1986 İzmir Finance High School

Foreign Language:

  • English

Expertise:

  • Taxation of Real Estate and Construction Sector
  • Taxation for Urban Renewal Application
  • Turkish Tax Laws and Practice of Law No. 6183

Publications:

  • I. “All aspects of Leasing”, Beta Yayınevi, 2004, İstanbul
  • II. “Frequently Hesitated VAT Issues”, Alfa Yayınevi, 2011, İstanbul
  • Dr. KOC has many articles published in different professional journals and magazines.

He was a member of the Tax Council of Turkey which served as an advisory body to the Turkish Government, bringing together experts from private and public sectors as well as academic circles and non-governmental organizations to discuss on an equal footing tax matters. He was a member of the qualification exams committee of the Union of Chambers of Charted Accountants and Financial Advisors of Turkey.

He also participated in other projects such as OECD’s Committee of Fiscal Affairs, Budget Committee, and some outreach programs targeting East European Countries as an Instructor. He was a member of the Tax Council of Turkey for several years which served as an advisory body to the Turkish Government, bringing together experts from public and private sector as well as academic circles and Non-Governmental Organizations to discuss on an equal footing tax matters in order to provide support to the government mainly in the drafting of tax laws. He was also a member of the qualification exams committee of the Union of the Chambers of the Chartered Accountants and Financial Advisors, the Turkish counterpart of the AICPA (American Institute Certified Public Accountants). Mr. Barlas earned a masters degree from Vanderbilt University, Nashville,TN, USA.

Experience:

2012 –BM Tax Consulting Board Member

2002 – 2011 Chief Finance (Tax) Inspector, Ministry of Finance, Ankara, Turkey

1999 – 2002 Financial Counselor, Permanent Delegation of Turkey at the OECD Paris, France

1997 – 1999 Deputy General Director, General Directorate of Internal Revenues, Ministry of Finance Ankara Turkey

1992 – 1997 Head of Department, General Directorate of Internal Revenues, Ministry of Finance Ankara, Turkey

1988 – 1992 Chief Finance (Tax) Inspector, Ministry of Finance, Ankara, Turkey

1980 – 1988 Finance (Tax) Inspector, Ministry of Finance Ankara

1977 – 1980 Assistant Finance (Tax) Inspector, Ministry of Finance Ankara

Eğitim:

1985– 1987 M.A. Economic Development Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN

1972 – 1976 B.S. Business&Accounting Ankara University Ankara, Turkey

Languages:

  • English, French

Following his resignation from the Undersecretariat of Treasury, Mr. Varol Senel joined Citibank Turkey as a Chief Legal Counsel in 1998 and appointed as a Deputy General Manager in 2000

In 2005, he was appointed as a Division Legal Counsel for Turkey, Middle East and Africa to Citibank Dubai.

He also was one of the board and audit committee members of Citibank Turkey during 2007 2008. In 2008, he was appointed as a board and audit committee member at the Turkey Finance Participation Bank.

In 2012, he joined BM Tax Consulting.

Mr. Senel holds a masters degree in Law from George Washington University.
 

Experience:

2012 – Lawyer, BM Tax Consulting
2008 – 2012 Board Member, Turkiye Finance Participation Bank
2005 – 2008 Division Legal Counsel, Citibank Dubai, for Turkey, Middle East and Africa
1998 – 2005 Country Legal Counsel, Citibank Turkey
1991 – 1992 Foreign Lawyer, White & Case
1983 – 1998 Project finance and external debt experience at the Turkish Treasury

Education:

1991 Masters Degree, International Trade and Finance Law, George Washington University, USA
1988 Bachelors Degree, Law, Ankara University
1983 High School, Ankara Finance High School

Languages:

  • English

Expertise:

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Capital Markets Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Commercial Law and Corporations Law
  • Project Finance M&A, Split, and Conversions
  • Corporate Governance and Compliance