Born in 1969, Kıvanç ZAİMLER studied at İstanbul Erkek Lisesi, Istanbul Technical University and Berlin Technical University in the Department of Industrial Engineering. He started his professional career in Koç Group in 1992 and held various managerial positions in the Turkish Electricity Industry, RAM Foreign Trade and Aygaz companies until 2008.
Joining Enerjisa as the Trade Director in 2008, Mr. ZAİMLER assumed the coordination of Enerjisa’s Natural Gas business line till 2013. Between 2013-2015 he served as the General Manager for Enerjisa’s Distribution Companies. During this time, he managed the restructuring and integration process of an organization that distributes electricity to 9 million customers and 20 million people in 3 distribution regions covering 14 cities. From August 2015 to March 2016, he carried out consumer-focused brand positioning efforts in Enerjisa’s free market preparation process as the General Director of Sales Companies.
Since March 1, 2016, Mr. ZAIMLER is the incumbent CEO of Enerjisa, managing a large portfolio of electricity generation, distribution, trading and sales. Thus, since July 2018, he has been serving as the Head of Energy Group at Sabancı Holding.
Kıvanç ZAİMLER is married and has a daughter. Actively involved in various non-governmental organizations operating in the energy sector, with a professional background in basketball and many professional development programmes, Mr. ZAİMLER was also trained in personal development and awareness and volunteers as mentor and coach.