Our Team

We make a difference with our experienced team.

As Unic Tanker Ship Management Co. we provide services in the maritime sector accompanied by experts and experienced management team.

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Captain Coşkun AĞCA

Board Member & CEO

He graduated from Istanbul Technical University Maritime Faculty in 1992. He received his undergraduate degree in Marine Transportation Management Engineering/ Deck in 1992 and his master’s degree in Marine Management from Istanbul Technical University in 2016.

He worked at sea until 2003 onboard various types of tankers including crude oil, product, chemical, and gas tankers at the leading shipping companies like D.B. Deniz Nakliyat (cargoline) and Eksay Shipping. He continued his onshore career as Marine Superintendent who responsible for the operation of LPG tankers at Aygaz.

He worked as a Fleet Manager at Ditaş Marine Operations and Tanker Management Co. in 2006 and appointed as Deputy General Manager responsible for whole shipping operations and management in 2010.

He managed new building projects, tankers in service (Crude Oil, Product Tanker, Chemical and Asphalt Tankers), and Terminal operations such as Mooring and Pilotage.

After leaving his position in August 2020, he created UNIC Tanker Ship Management and became the General Manager of the company.

He is holding Oceangoing Master and Marine Pilot Licenses.

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Captain Kanat KIZILDEMİR

Board Member

He graduated from Istanbul Technical University, Department of Maritime Transportation and Management Engineering (Deck Department) in 1990.

After serving eight years at the sea, on board various ocean-going tanker and bulkers started his onshore career as Marine Superintendent in 1998. He joined Petrol Ofisi A.Ş. in 2000 as part of the chartered tanker fleet management team. Thereafter, he served as Marine Sales Manager and Wholesale Manager at Petrol Ofisi until 2012, and as Director of Fuel Sales at SOCAR until 2016 responsible for commercial and retail fuel sales.

He continued his career as Director of Global Fuel Supply until November 2020 at Karpowership-Karadeniz Holding, responsible for the whole global chain of fuel supply required for power generation, starting from contracting to last mile delivery to Powerships operating globally.

He has acquired specialized and valued knowledge and experience in trading, marketing, and sales of oil products including bitumen and marine fuels, shipping, chartering and operations, LNG, LNG infrastructure, SSLNG, floating power generation, and project development, during his career.

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M. Hakan TÜFEKÇİ

Board Member & Legal Advisor

Hakan Tüfekçi, as a Board Member of Unic Tanker, also is a founding co-partner of Tufekci Law Firm with a specific focus on Maritime and Transportation Law, Insurance and Reinsurance Law, International Commercial Law, Arbitration.

He has his LL.B from Marmara University in Istanbul (2003), LL.M from the University of Wales Swansea, UK (2006), and he is a Ph.D. candidate at Galatasaray University in Istanbul. He also holds UEFA Football Law Program Diploma.

As a Turkish-qualified lawyer, he has over 20 years of experience in maritime and commercial legal matters. He has worked with and represented shipowners, charterers, bunker companies, P&I clubs and H&M underwriters, brokers, and banks.

He regularly speaks at international commercial law and international maritime law events and provides in-house seminars to his clients. He has had numerous articles published in law journals in Turkiye and in the UK.

He lectures Maritime Law at Medipol University Law Faculty since 2021 and also was an scholar at Maritime College of Recep Tayyip Erdogan University (then Rize University) between 2013-2015 where he lectued Maritime Law.

He is the Chairman of Disciplinary Committee of Turkish Chamber of Shipping and used to be an ex-member of the Ethics Committee at the Turkish Football Federation.

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İshak Bora İŞERİ

Fleet Manager

He graduated from Dokuz Eylül University Maritime Faculty and received his undergraduate degree in Marine Transportation Management Engineering/Deck in 2006.

He started his maritime life in product tankers as Deck Officer at Ditaş Marine Operations and Tanker Management Co. in 2006. After that he worked as Deck Officer and Chief Officer at Genel Denizcilik Nakliyatı Inc. From 2010 to 2011 he served at Beşiktaş Group as Chief Officer.

Between 2011 and 2014, he served as Master at İÇDAŞ Ice Tanker which has oil/chemical tankers. From 2014 to 2015 he worked as P&I Surveyor at Kalimbassieris Marine Consultants Sole Shareholder Co. Ltd. He worked as Supercargo & Port Captain from 2015 to 2016, as Operation Manager from 2019 to 2020 at Arkas Bunkering and Trading S.A. He continued his career as Master at Beşiktaş Group between 2016 and 2023.

He has 15 years of on-board working experience at chemical, product and crude oil tankers ranging from 5001 dwt to 160000 dwt.

He worked as a Safety & Quality Superintendent at Unic Tanker Ship Management Co. during the years 2022-2023

He holds Oceangoing Master license.

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Erhan KİPİK

Financial & Administrative Affairs Manager

He completed his associate degree in Accounting at Ahmetli Vocational School of Celal Bayar University in 2003, ranking second in his class. Subsequently, in 2005, he graduated from the Faculty of Business Administration at Anadolu University with a Bachelor’s degree.

In 2010, he obtained the license to work as a Certified Public Accountant and Financial Advisor. His career started in 1999 at Ekol Mali Müşavirlik Denetim ve Danışmanlık Ltd. Co. where he worked for 6 years. Following that, he worked for 5 years at Anele Supply Chain Solutions in Gaziemir, then for 8 years in OVAKENT & BİLLAS Lastik ve Kauçuk Inc. group companies, and later for 2 years at DEGAM Yağ ve Kimya Ltd. Co. In these companies, he held managerial positions in various departments, including Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, and Administrative Affairs.

Besides his work in the private sector, he also engages in professional training and consultancy in specialized areas. Since 2010, he has been writing articles for a national website called MuhasebeTR (www.muhasebetr.com) and professional journals. His areas of expertise include Commercial Code, Law of Obligations, Labor Law, Human Resources Management, Free Zone legislation, Investment Incentive Certificate regulations, EPDK (Energy Market Regulatory Authority), KVKK (Personal Data Protection Law), Budget System, Financial Risks in Enterprises, Financial Models, Development of Corporate Policies and Procedures, Preparation of Corporate Constitution, Key Performance Indicator (KPI) applications in enterprises, and Establishment of Corporate Management System in SMEs. He has published nearly 25 articles on various laws and topics related to these fields.

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Murat AKGÜNER

Operations Manager

He graduated from Istanbul University, Faculty of Economics, Department of Economics in 1996.

Between 1998 and 2006, he worked at Ditaş Deniz İşletmeciliği as a Commercial Affairs Supervisor, specializing in tanker chartering and post-fixture operations for 8 years. From 2006 to 2023, he worked in the Fleet Management Department of the same company, holding positions as Ship Operations Supervisor, Agency Manager, and Crude Oil Operations Manager.

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Volkan YILDIZ

Superintendent Engineer

He graduated from Istanbul Technical University, Maritime Faculty in 2012, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Marine Engineering.

He started his maritime career in 2011 at Dünya Denizcilik company. From 2012 to 2021, he worked on product and chemical tankers owned by Dünya Denizcilik and later Zenith Denizcilik, which was established as a continuation of the company. He served as an Engineer Offices and Second Engineer, eventually obtaining his Chief Engineer License.

From 2022 to 2023, he continued his career as a Superintendent Engineer at Marinsa Denizcilik.

He holds Oceangoing Chief Engineer license.

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Alime AKTÜRK

Safety & Quality Superintendent & DPA

She graduated from Istanbul Technical University, Maritime Faculty in 2008 and obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Maritime Transportation Management Engineering/Deck in 2008.

She started her maritime career in 2008.

From 2008 to 2015, she served as a Deck Officer, Chief Officer, and Captain on tankers at Genel Denizcilik Nakliyatı A.Ş.

In 2016, she worked with product and chemical tankers at Scot Tanker.

She has 9 years of experience in operating chemical, product, and crude oil tankers ranging from 5001 DWT to 160,000 DWT.

She holds Oceangoing Master license.

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Cihat ÖZAKDAĞ

Safety & Quality Superintendent

He graduated from Istanbul Technical University Maritime Faculty and received his undergraduate degree in Department of Maritime Transportation and Management Engineering/Deck in 2012.

He started his maritime life at Beşiktaş Group. Between 2012 and 2016 he worked as Deck Officer, and from 2016 to 2021 he served as Chief Officer. He continued his career as Master between 2021 and 2023.

He has 11 years of on-board working experience at chemical, product and crude oil tankers ranging from 4100 dwt to 165000 dwt.

He holds Oceangoing Master license.

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Yusuf Ziya EMİRZEOĞLU

Safety & Quality Superintendent

He graduated from Dokuz Eylül University, Maritime Faculty in 2010, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Maritime Transportation and Management Engineering/Deck.

He started his maritime career in 2010. From 2010 to 2014, he served as a Deck Officer and Chief Officer at İÇDAŞ ICE Tanker company.

In 2014-2015, he worked as a Chief Officer at Armona Denizcilik company.

From 2015 to 2023, he worked at ZENITH Ship Management Inc. as a Chief Officer and Master.

He has 13 years of experience on chemical, product, and crude oil tankers ranging from 5001 dwt to 49990 dwt.

He holds Oceangoing Master license.

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Zerrin KÖKTÜRK

HR Manager

She graduated from Istanbul Technical University/Maritime Faculty and has received her bachelor’s degree in Maritime Transportation and Management Engineering in 2013.

She worked as a Oceangoing Watch Keeping Officer at UN Ro-Ro in 2015 and as a Lecturer at the Maritime Faculty of Bülent Ecevit University in 2016-2020. She is studying on master’s degree program in Maritime Business and Economics at Bülent Ecevit University.

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Burak AYVALI

Purchasing Executive

He graduated from Dokuz Eylül University, Maritime Faculty, Department of Marine Engineering in 2016.

From 2017 to 2022, he worked at Güngen Denizcilik & Ticaret A.Ş., and in 2023, he worked at Carnival Cruise Line.

He holds Oceangoing Second Engineer license.

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Dilara UYGUN

Accounting Specialist

She graduated from the Department of Business Administration at Anadolu University in 2015. In 2017, she completed her Master’s degree in Economic Law at Dokuz Eylül University.

She obtained her license for Certified Public Accountancy and Financial Advisory in 2019.

Between 2020 and 2021, she worked as an Accounting Specialist at Contec Makina Ltd. Co. From 2021 to 2023, she continued her career as an Accounting and Finance Manager at Izmer Madencilik Ltd. Co.

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