Sabri Karahan

Area of Expertise

Corporate Management

Mining Company Management

Project Coordination and Supervision

Financial Project Evaluation

Capital Consultancy

Sabri Karahan

Mining and Mineral Processing Engineer, MSc

Founder & General Manager

Sabri Karahan conducted the tasks of mineral processing project and management, open pit design and management, underground mining design and management, project management, mineral purchasing consultancy, capital supply consultancy, company management, chairman and membership of the board of directors in domestic and foreign companies and technical consultancy. Sabri Karahan is also a professional member of TMMO (Turkish Chamber of Mining Engineers) and SME (Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration).

Education

Bachelor Degree, Mining Engineer, Istanbul Technical University, 1963-1967

Master’s Degree, Mineral Processing, Istanbul Technical University, 1967-1968

Certificate Program, Copper Hydrometallurgy, University of Birmingham, 1974-1975

Aşkın Karahan

 Area of Expertise

Corporate Management

Financial Management

Agreement Management

AŞKIN KARAHAN

Member of the Board

Manager – Financial and Administrative Affairs

Being a founding partner of DAMA Mühendislik Proje ve Maden San. Tic. AŞ, which was established in 2005, Aşkın Karahan has been working as a member of the board of directors and administrative manager in the same company since 2005.

Dr. Caner Zanbak

Area of Expertise

Engineering Geology

Geotechnical Evaluation Project

Environmental Management Projects

Waste Management

Project Group Management

Dr. Caner Zanbak

Geology-Mining Engineer, PhD

Board Consultant (Geotechnical, Hydrogeology)

Caner Zanbak is a mining engineer with over 45 years of academic and practical experience. As a consulting engineer, he has strong academic and professional experience in business development and project group management in relation to engineering geology/geotechnical investigation projects, environmental management policies, waste management and waste-contaminated land reclamation projects. He has worked in many design and application projects in Turkey and abroad on open pit slope stabilization, dam site investigations, waste dams, industrial waste management, environmental protection and cleaning projects, underground storage of nuclear wastes, design and implementation of underground structures.

Education

Bachelor Degree, Mining Engineering, Istanbul Technical University

Master’s Degree (MSc), Mineral Processing, Istanbul Technical University, 1971

Post Graduate Degree (PhD ), Geology Engineering, Illinois University, 1978

Dr. Yusuf Ziya Özkan

Area of Expertise

Metallic Ore Deposits

Surface and Underground Mine Geology Mapping

Preparation of  Mineral Exploration Projects

Appraisal of Mining Sites

Technical Reporting

Dr. Yusuf Ziya Özkan

Geology Engineer , PhD

Board Advisor (Geology)

Yusuf Ziya Özkan worked at MTA General Directorate Mineral Research and Exploration Department, Robertson Group PLC (England), Eti Krom A.Ş. and DAMA Engineering and took part in more than 350 metallic mine and coal exploration projects as an engineer, chief engineer and project manager on the design, implementation and evaluation of metallic mine and coal exploration projects, design and supervision of QAQC protocols, due diligence, resource estimation and reporting, scope/pre-feasibility/feasibility works and valuation studies.

Education

Bachelor Degree, Geology Engineering, Istanbul University, 1972-1976

Master of Science (MSc), Geology Engineering, Istanbul University, 1976-1977

Post Graduate Degree (PhD), Earth Sciences, Istanbul University, 1982

E-Mail: y.ozkan@dama-engineering.com

Mehmet Ali Akbaba

Area of Expertise

Geological Modelling

Geostatistics

Mining Geology

Resource Estimation Studies

Technical Reporting

Mehmet Ali Akbaba

Geology Engineering, QP, CPG-AIPG, CP-UMREK

Vice General Manager (Technical)

Akbaba, who started working at DAMA in 2006, has been serving as Vice General Manager (Technical) at DAMA since 2017. Akbaba is registered with the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG-CPG) and the National Mineral Resource and Reserve Reporting Commission (UMREK) and has Competent Person (Qualified Person) qualifications. Akbaba has experience in database management and design, geostatistics, geological modelling, mine geology and mine resource estimation. He served as a Competent Person in Resource Estimation, Preliminary Economic Evaluation, Preliminary Feasibility and Feasibility reports prepared in international standards. Akbaba carried out geological modeling and geostatistics studies in the LAPSEKİ and İVRİNDİ Gold-Silver Projects, which were put into production with the loan support of the European Development Bank (EBRD). Apart from these projects, he took part in many projects as a Competent Engineer at international standards.

Education

Bachelor Degree, Geology (Hydrogeology) Engineering, Hacettepe University, 2001-2006, Highest Ranking Student

E-Mail: m.akbaba@dama-engineering.com

Mustafa Atalay

Area of Expertise

Drilling and Project Management

Economical Geology

Quality Control

Quality Assurance

Technical Reporting

Mustafa Atalay

Geology Engineering, MSc, QP, CPG-AIPG, CP-UMREK

Manager- Mineral Exploration Division

Mustafa Atalay has the title of Certified Professional Geologist (CPG) from AIPG and conducts studies on drilling management and core logging, detail geology, alteration mapping, sampling of mineral deposits, geotechnical logging, geochemical sampling, geochemical data analysis and interpretation, quality control design and implementation, coal, economic geology and exploration geology.

Education

Bachelor Degree, Geology Engineering, Hacettepe University, 2003

Master of Science (MSc), Geology Engineering, Hacettepe University, 2007, Coal Geology

E-Mail: m.atalay@dama-engineering.com

Fatih Uysal

Area of Expertise

Drilling and Project Management

Economical Geology

Quality Control

Quality Assurance

Technical Reporting

Fatih Uysal

Geology Engineer, MSc, QP, CPG-AIPG, CP-UMREK

Project Supervisor

Fatih Uysal, who has been working as an Exploration Geologist, Project Geologist, Project Development Supervisor, Project Manager, Consultant Geologist and Exploration Manager in various companies in the mining industry since 2006, specializes in metallic mineral exploration, surface and underground geological research, project creation, development, management and He has given education to various universities, private sector and public institutions.

Education

Bachelor Degree, Geology Engineering, Ankara University, 2003

Master of Science (MSc), Geology Engineering, Ankara University, 2009

E-Mail: f.uysal@dama-engineering.com

Selim Yılmaz

Area of Expertise

Project Management

Plant Installation and Commissioning

Grinding and Leach Technologies

Resource Estimation

Open Pit and Underground Mine Design

Selim Yılmaz

Mining and Mineral Processing Engineer, MSc

Manager- Mining and Mineral Processing

Selim Yılmaz specialized in grinding, screening, leaching, flotation technologies and plant design in mineral processing field. He also has extensive experience in long-term mine planning and economic analysis of mine investments, pit optimization, reserve estimation in mining field. Yılmaz has acted as report supervisor on many feasibility, prefeasibility and technical evaluation studies. Yılmaz served as the field manager during the installation and commissioning of the İvrindi Gold Mine ADR facility project, as the project engineer in the Lapseki Gold Mine ADR facility project, and as the engineer responsible for the manufacturing process in the İnlice Gold Mine ADR facility project.

Education

Bachelor Degree, Mining Engineering, Middle East Technical University, 2007-2012

Master of Science (MSc), Mineral Processing, Middle East Technical University, 2013-2016

Postgraduate Degree (PhD), Mineral Processing, Middle East Technical University, 2016-

E-Mail: s.yilmaz@dama-engineering.com

Yusuf Okan Vural

Area of Expertise

Mineral Processing Projects

Economical Analysis of Mining Investments

Project Management

Plant Optimization

Yusuf Okan Vural

Mining and  Mineral Processing Engineer, MSc

Yusuf Okan Vural specialized in crushing, grinding, classification, process optimization, leaching and flotation recovery and simulation-supported circuit modeling in mineral processing field. Vural has expertise in various fields in mining such as pit optimization, mine planning, mining equipment selection and sizing, economic analysis for mining investments. He has extensive experience in project design, management and field supervisor in domestic and international gold projects.

Education

Bachelor Degree, Mining Engineering, Middle East Technical University, 2012

E-Mail: o.vural@dama-engineering.com

Metin Alemdar

Area of Expertise

Process Design

Project Management

Contract Management

METİN ALEMDAR

Mining Engineer, MSc.

Manager – Business Development

Metin Alemdar worked in the management of design, engineering services, improvement and capacity increase investments in Boron Refining Projects as an Engineer, Technical Specialist and Project Manager at Eti Maden Enterprises General Directorate, Project Facility Department.

In the private sector; He worked in business development and consultancy services in contracting, engineering and supply companies. He is a member of TMMOB Chamber of Mining Engineers.

Education

Bachelor Degree, Mining Engineering, İTÜ Mining Faculty, 1983

Master of Science, Rock Mechanic and Excavation Engineering, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne (England), 1985

Arif Umutcan Gelişen

Area of Expertise

Project Management

Mineral Processing

Leach Technologies

Technical Reporting

Documentation, Planning and Business Follow-up of Investment Project

Arif Umutcan Gelişen

Mining Engineer

Project Supervisor

Umutcan Gelişen has taken part in studies such as mineral processing, process optimization, gold-silver recovery by leaching method and facility investment and construction projects within DAMA Engineering since 2017. He worked as a field supervisor and assistant in the İnlice and İvrindi Gold Mine projects

Education

Bachelor Degree, Mining Engineering, Hacettepe University, 2015, Second Highest Ranking Student

E-Mail: u.gelisen@dama-engineering.com

Loay Eren Türkoğlu

Area of Expertise

Crushing and Screening

Grinding

Flotation

Gold – Silver Recovery

Process Simulation

Loay Eren Türkoğlu

Mining Engineer, Project Engineer

As of 2021, Loay Eren Türkoğlu took part in studies such as crushing-screening, grinding, flotation, gold-silver recovery and process simulation as a project engineer at DAMA Engineering.

Education

Bachelor’s Degree, Mining Engineering, Hacettepe University, 2016

Yalçın Mert Yurttaş

Area of Expertise

Equipment and Facility 3D Design

Installation Supervision

Yalçın Mert Yurttaş

Mechanical Engineering

Yalçın Mert Yurttaş has experience in facility and equipment design in various domestic and international projects, as well as field management and installation supervisory experience in domestic projects. Joined DAMA Engineering in 2021 Yurttaş took part in ADR facility design, piping design and site installation tasks within the scope of “Lapseki Gold and Silver Mine Capacity Increase Project”.

Education

Bachelor’s Degree, Mechanical Engineering, Süleyman Demirel University, 2017

Nusret Ahi

 Area of Expertise

Budget Preparation

Planning and Financial Analysis

Procurement

Nusret Ahi

Industrial Engineer

Manager- Financial Affairs

Nusret Ahi, who specializes in budget preparation, planning and financial (price) analysis, has been working as a Financial Analysis, Budget and Procurement Specialist at DAMA Engineering since 2010.

Education

Bachelor’s Degree, Industrial Engineering, Gazi University, 1985

E-Mail: n.ahi@dama-engineering.com