Murat Abbas was born in 1969, Istanbul. He spent his student life in Istanbul. He started working as an auditor at a firm with the trade name Denet BDO (ex Deloitte Touche) following his "Business Administration" education at the university. He continued his audit career at Coopers & Lybrand and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Thereafter, Abbas worked for companies like Bosch-Siemens-Profilo, Superonline and Ticketturk at various positions such as "financial controller" and "finance manager". Since 2002, when he quit his audit and finance career, he has focused on the field of music and culture-arts.
Murat Abbas worked as a radio host and DJ at radio stations such as Radio Eksen, Dinamo, FG 93.7, Radyo Babylon, 92.3 from 1998 to 2012. When Abbas was working as the editor for the music and art portal which is called "Friends of Istanbul" of Istanbul Foundation of Culture and Arts, he prepared music pages for various magazines such as Aktüel, Trendsetter, Zip Istanbul. Abbas returned to the business life in 2008 as the music sector this time, after working as professional DJ at many festivals and concerts of varying sizes, and working as the curator at Radar Live. After working as an event manager at MTV Turkey, he worked as the Assistant General Manager Responsible for "Talent Buying & Booking" department at Pozitif Live, which is the largest organization firm of the nation, and Babylon, a deep-rooted music venue of Istanbul, for 5 years. During this time, he was also the acting General Manager of Babylon. Murat Abbas, who worked as the content curator for the biggest festivals of the country like Rock'n Coke and Efes Pilsen One Love, organized several concerts of varying sizes like Rihanna, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Bob Dylan, Blondie, Travis, etc.
In October 2014, Murat Abbas joined Zorlu Gayrimenkul as the General Manager responsible for Zorlu Performance Arts Center. In February 2015, he was appointed as the General Manager of Zorlu PSM. Murat Abbas who still holds the said office, likes attending music festivals all around the world and collecting records as his favorite hobbies. He is the owner of the most ambitious record archives in Turkey.
Deputy General Manager, Operations & Production
Uluç Dündar completed his college education at the University of Istanbul, School of Law, following his education at Kadıköy Anatolian High School. Dündar, who stepped into the business life, by taking place in the creative team of H2000 Festival, Turkey's first festival including accommodation, then joined Venue Maslak, offering services in every field, as the Head of Operations and Production team. From 2003 to 2012, he worked as the Project and Production Director for large-scale concerts and festivals at Pozitif, one of the pioneers in the national entertainment sector, and also as the Production Manager for the venue of Babylon and various artists of Doublemoon record company. From 2012 until the completion of the project, he worked as the Venue Director of Volkswagen Arena in all processes from project phase to completion of the construction, organization of the first events to the acquisition of the venue. He has been working as the Assistant General Manager in charge of Operations and Production at Zorlu Performance Arts Center since 2015.
Deputy General Manager, Marketing, and Sales
Ayşe Kırımlı, who worked in the sales and marketing sector for more than 25 years, started off as an Assistant General Manager responsible for Marketing and Sales departments at Zorlu Performance Arts Center. Having a degree in Sociology Department at the University of Bogazici, Kırımlı started her career as the Sales Coordinator at Shell Oil Turkey after taking her MBA degree from the University of Istanbul. Then, she worked for Türk Pirelli A.Ş. at Business Development Director, Garanti Payment Systems as the Group Product Director, at Inteltek as the Assistant General Manager responsible for the Marketing and Sales, at Praktiker as the Marketing Director and a Member of the Board of Directors, and at Anadolu Group as the Marketing and Corporate Communication Director in chronological order. Ayşe Kırımlı will be in charge of Marketing, Corporate Sales, Sponsorship and Corporate Communication/PR departments of Zorlu PSM as part of her new job.