Unleashing the Power of Digitalization: Twinning Reality for a Transformative Future

At Virtual Plant Technologies, our leadership is the driving force behind our pursuit to innovate, inspire, and impact the world of industrial technology. We are led by a team of forward-thinking individuals who embody our commitment to "Leading the Charge in Unleashing Digital Twins: Pioneering Digitalization for Tomorrow's Industries."

Our leaders are more than just experienced professionals; they are passionate visionaries with a profound understanding of the digital landscape and the transformative potential it holds. They bring together years of diverse experience in engineering disciplines, industry-leading businesses, and successful start-ups to shape our unique vision and strategic direction.

Chief Executive Officer, CO-Founder

Esma Gulten, born in Tekirdag in the year of 1982, graduated from Istanbul Technical University Industrial Engineering Department of Business Administration Faculty in 2005 and then Mechanical Engineering Department of the same university in 2006 as her double-major. Ms. Gulten involved in several roles in the Information Technology and Human Resources departments in Uzel Holding during period of her university life. After graduating, Ms. Gulten began to her professional life in Sabancı Holding Human Resources Department as a result of a good success in Young Talent Employment Program. After being involved in Siemens Turkey in 2007, she had the opportunity to experience in several areas; such as Strategy Planning, Business Development, Business Excellence, Partner Management, Portfolio and Technology Management during her 8-year career in Siemens. Ms. Gulten resigned from Siemens Turkey Energy Management Division Strategy and Business Development Manager role in the end of 2014 and began to her career in Gizil.

Ms. Gulten, actively involved in Social Projects, has two children.

Chief Operations Officer, Co-Founder

Ali Utku Can, born in Canakkale in the year of 1982, graduated from Istanbul Technical University Mechanical Engineering Department of Mechanical Faculty in 2005 and then Electrical Engineering Department of the same university as his double-major. After his undergraduate degrees, he successfully completed his master's degree in the field of Automatic Control and received the title of Msc. Engineer. Mr. Can involved in Research and Development (R&D) department in Arcelik during period of his university life. After graduating, Mr. Can began to his professional life in Tupras Refinery as a result of a good success in Young Talent Employment Program of Koc Holding. After being involved in Tupras Refinery in 2006, he had the opportunity to experience in multi-disciplinary international projects; such as mechanical, electrical and instrumentation during his 7-year career in Tupras. Resid Upgrading Project (2009-2013), Gasoline Specifications Improvement Project (2007-2009), Truck Loading Station and Oxygenate Tanks and Transfer Systems (2007-2009) and Diesel Hydro Treating Reformer Project (2003-2007) were the most important projects he actively took part. Mr. Can resigned from Tupras Refinery in the beginning of 2013 and began to his career in Gizil.

Mr. Can, actively interested in sailing, has two children.