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Otokar Otomotiv ve Savunma Sanayi AS (OTKAR.IS)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Yildirim Koc

52 2016 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Ahmet Gorguc

60 2006 General Manager, Executive Board Member

Huseyin Odabas

2003 Assistant General Manager - Finance

Hasan Akgul

Assistant General Manager - Domestic Sales & Marketing

Ugur Vehbi

2018 Assistant General Manager - Military Vehicles Sales and Marketing

Ali Alptekin

2018 Assistant General Manager - Commercial Vehicles

Levent Cakiroglu

52 2018 Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board

Irfan Ozcan

Financial Affairs Director

Dogan Seckinler

Finance, Risk Management and Investor Relations Director

Emre Altug

Investor Relations and Corporate Governance Responsible

Hatice Mutlu

Investor Relations and Corporate Governance Manager

Ismail Cimen

52 2019 Non-Executive Board Member

Osman Durak

67 2010 Non-Executive Board Member

Kudret Onen

66 2006 Non-Executive Board Member

Selin Unver

36 2018 Non-Executive Board Member

Kenan Guven

72 2018 Non-Executive Independent Board Member

Ali Kamanli

67 2018 Non-Executive Independent Board Member

Ahmet Olcay

72 2014 Non-Executive Independent Board Member

Biographies

Name Description

Yildirim Koc

Mr. Yildirim Ali Koc has served as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of OTOKAR OTOMOTIV VE SAVUNMA SANAYI ANONIM SIRKETI since April 2016. He received his bachelor’s degree from the Management Faculty of Rice University and MBA from Harvard Business School. He started his career at American Express Bank as a Management Trainee and continued as an Investment Analyst at Morgan Stanley Investment Bank. He joined Koc Holding in 1997 and held senior-level positions until 2010 including new business development and information Technologies as well as President of Corporate Communications and IT Group. After serving as Member of the Board of Directors at Koc Holding for over 8 years, he was elected as Vice Chairman in February 2016. Since April 2016, Ali Y. Koc also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Koc Financial Services, Yapi Kredi Bank, Ford Otosan, Otokar as well as several other Koc Group companies. In addition to being Chairman and Vice Chairman at Turkey’s largest companies and financial institutions, he also contributes to the country’s social and economic development and currently is the President of Fenerbahce Sports Club and the National Competition Research Association (URAK), Member at the Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK), Member of the Global Advisory Council of Bank of America, Harvard University and Council on Foreign Relations. He is also a Member of the Panel of Senior Advisers at Chatham House and recently joined the Trade and Investment Council at the Confederation of British Industry. Mr. Koc has been a Board member at Otokar since 2015.

Ahmet Gorguc

Mr. Ahmet Serdar Gorguc has served as General Manager, Executive Board Member of OTOKAR OTOMOTIV VE SAVUNMA SANAYI ANONIM SIRKETI since 2006. He graduated from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Bogazici Universitesi 1981 and later earned a master’s degree in Business Administration from Istanbul Universitesi in 1983. Mr. Gorguc joined Koc Group in 1982, working at the Group’s R&D Center. He served as the Automotive Unit Manager at the R&D Center until 1985, and was appointed Advanced Projects Design Manager at Otokar the same year. Mr. Gorguc served as Product Engineering Manager(1989-1995), and as Assistant General Manager of Engineering (1995-2005). He has been the General Manager of Otokar since 2006. He also serves on the Boards of several Koc Group companies.

Huseyin Odabas

Mr. Huseyin Odabas has served as Assistant General Manager - Finance of OTOKAR OTOMOTIV VE SAVUNMA SANAYI ANONIM SIRKETI since 2003. He graduated from the Faculty of Business Administration at Istanbul Universitesi in 1985. Mr. Odabas began his professional career at Koc Holding in 1989 as a Financial Management Trainee and later served as an Audit Expert (1992-1994). After working at Ormak, a Koc Group company, as Accounting Manager (1994-1996), Huseyin Odabas joined Otokar Otomotiv ve Savunma Sanayi A.S. as Accounting Manager (1996-2003). Mr. Odabas serves as Assistant General Manager-Finance since 2003. He is Member of the Corporate Governance Committee of the Company.

Hasan Akgul

Mr. Hasan Basri Akgul serves as Assistant General Manager - Domestic Sales & Marketing of OTOKAR OTOMOTIV VE SAVUNMA SANAYI ANONIM SIRKETI. Hasan Basri Akgul graduated from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Istanbul Teknik Universitesi (1984). He earned his master’s degree in the same discipline from Bogazici Universitesi (1988). Mr. Akgul began his professional career at Tofas in 1990 as an Assistant Regional Sales Manager and went on to serve as Regional Sales Manager (1990-1992), Logistics Manager (1993-1997), and Sales Coordinator (1998). Mr. Akgul has been with Otokar since 1998, and currently serves as Assistant General Manager - Domestic Sales & Marketing.

Ugur Vehbi

Ms. Ugur Sedef Vehbi has served as Assistant General Manager - Military Vehicles Sales and Marketing of OTOKAR OTOMOTIV VE SAVUNMA SANAYI ANONIM SIRKETI since 2018. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Hacettepe University (1990). She started her professional career in the Commercial Finance department at Turkish Bank (UK) Ltd. (1993). After working as Business Development Officer at Ram Dis Ticaret A.S. (1997-2002), she joined Otokar as Business Development Coordinator and later took the roles of Export Manager, Military Vehicles Export Manager, and Military Vehicles Export Director, respectively. Ms. Vehbi serves as Assistant General Manager - Military Vehicles Sales and Marketing at Otokar since 2018.

Ali Alptekin

Mr. Ali Riza Alptekin has served as Assistant General Manager - Commercial Vehicles of OTOKAR OTOMOTIV VE SAVUNMA SANAYI ANONIM SIRKETI since 2018. Ali Riza Alptekin completed his undergraduate studies in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Bogazici Universitesi in 1989, and graduate studies in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Clemson University (USA) in 1991. Mr. Alptekin started his professional career in 1987 as Product Development Engineer at Ford Otosan, a Koc Group company, where he served in this position until 1989. He then worked as a Quality Manager at Istanbul Piston and Pim Sanayi (1991-1993), Production Management Manager at Honda Turkey (1993-2000), and Purchasing Director at Honda of UK Manufacturing (2000-2006). He is the Assistant General Manager - Commercial Vehicles at Otokar Otomotiv ve Savunma Sanayi A.S. since 2018 where he served as Assistant General Manager - Production and Procurement between 2006-2018.

Levent Cakiroglu

Mr. Levent Cakiroglu has served as Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of OTOKAR OTOMOTIV VE SAVUNMA SANAYI ANONIM SIRKETI since October 22, 2018. He received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Ankara Universitesi’s School of Political Sciences, 1988, and his master’s degree from University of Illinois (USA). He began his career in 1988 as a Financial Analyst at the Ministry of Finance. After teaching at Bilkent University as Parttime Lecturer (1997-1998), he was appointed as Vice President of the Financial Crimes Investigation Board at the Ministry of Finance. After joining Koc Holding as Finance Group Coordinator in 1998, he served as CEOs of Koctas (2002-2007), and Migros (2007-2008). He was appointed as the CEO of Arcelik in 2008, and also served as the Koc Holding Durable Goods Group President from April 2010. He was appointed as the CEO of Koc Holding A.S. in April 2015. He currently serves as the CEO and has been a Board Member of Koc Holding A.S. since April 2016. He has been a Board member at Otokar since 2015. He also serves on the Boards of several Koc Group companies. He is Member of the Corporate Governance Committee of the Company.

Irfan Ozcan

Dogan Seckinler

Emre Altug

Hatice Mutlu

Ismail Cimen

Mr. Ismail Cenk Cimen has served as Non-Executive Board Member of OTOKAR OTOMOTIV VE SAVUNMA SANAYI ANONIM SIRKETI since March 18, 2019. He studied Industrial Engineering (Bachelors) at Istanbul Teknik Universitesi, and later attended Executive Development Programs at University of California, Los Angeles and Stanford University. Joining the Koc Group as a Management Trainee at Nasoto (1991), he went on to serve as Sales Coordinator, Regional Director and Import Director at Otosan Pazarlama (1993-1996). Following his position as Fleet Sales Manager at Ford Otosan (1996-1998), he was appointed General Manager at Otokoc Ankara (1998). Mr. Cimen became the General Manager of Otokoc, which were brought together under one umbrella, in 2001. In addition to his role at Otokoc. Mr. Cimen was also appointed General Manager of Birmot A.S. in 2005, and management of Avis rent a car business was added to his responsibilities the same year. He is the President of the Automotive Group at Koc Holding since June 2009. He serves on the Boards of several Koc Group companies.

Osman Durak

Mr. Osman Turgay Durak has served as Non-Executive Board Member of OTOKAR OTOMOTIV VE SAVUNMA SANAYI ANONIM SIRKETI since March 17, 2010. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Northwestern University, Department of Mechanical Engineering (USA)BA in 1974 and Masters in 1975. He joined Koc Group in 1976, starting as a Product Development Engineer at Ford Otomotiv. He served as Assistant General Manager (1986), and then became Chief Deputy General Manager (2000), and later General Manager at Ford Otosan (2002). After serving as the President of the Automotive Group at Koc Holding (2007-2009), Mr. Durak was appointed Deputy Chief Executive at Koc Holding (May 2009), and then CEO and Board Member of Koc Holding (April 2010-April 2015). Mr. Durak also served as the Chairman of the Automotive Manufacturers Association for six years (2004-2010). He has been a Board member at Otokar since 2010. He also serves on the Boards of several Koc Group companies.

Kudret Onen

Mr. Kudret Onen has served as Non-Executive Board Member of OTOKAR OTOMOTIV VE SAVUNMA SANAYI ANONIM SIRKETI since 2006. He graduated from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Gazi Universitesi. He joined Koc Group in 1975 as a mechanical engineer at Ford Otosan. Following his assignment as Project Engineer in Ford Otosan, he was appointed as the R&D Manager at Koc Holding (1980), and then became Assistant General Manager at Otokar (1984) where he later served as General Manager. After serving as the Co-President of the Supply Industry and Other Automotive Companies Group in Koc Holding (2005-2006), he served as the President of the Defense Industry, Other Automotive Companies and Information Group of Koc Holding (2006-2016). Mr. Onen has been serving as the President of the Automotive Manufacturers Association since 2010, Chairman of the Turkish Employers’ Association of Metal Industries (MESS) since April 2016, and Chairman of the Turkish Confederation of Employer Associations since December 2016. He also serves on the Boards of several Koc Group companies. He is Member of the Risk Management Committee of the Company.

Selin Unver

Ms. Selin Ayla Unver has served as Non-Executive Board Member of OTOKAR OTOMOTIV VE SAVUNMA SANAYI ANONIM SIRKETI since October 22, 2018. She completed her education in Switzerland, and gained experience in finance and accounting. She is currently the Chairwoman of Unver Holding A.S.

Kenan Guven

Mr. Kenan Guven has served as Non-Executive Independent Board Member of OTOKAR OTOMOTIV VE SAVUNMA SANAYI ANONIM SIRKETI since 2018. He is a graduate of Civil Engineering at Istanbul Teknik Universitesi. He has worked as TEK Construction Department Head and in various positions at STFA companies (1972-1978). After his role as Project and Sales Manager at Demma Celik Hasir A.S. (1976-1978), he joined Otokar Otomotiv ve Savunma Sanayi A.S. in 1981 as Public Sales Manager and retired from this position in 2009 at the end of his tenure. He later served as Board Member, General Manager and Chairman of Ve-Ge Yapistirici Bant ve Hassas Kagit San. A.S. (2009-2014). Since November 2016, Mr. Guven is serving as the Chairman of Turkish Heart Foundation. He is Chairman of the Risk Management Committee of the Company.

Ali Kamanli

Mr. Ali Ihsan Kamanli has served as Non-Executive Independent Board Member of OTOKAR OTOMOTIV VE SAVUNMA SANAYI ANONIM SIRKETI since 2018. He is a graduate of Mechanical Engineering at Istanbul Teknik Universitesi. He served as Plant Manager and Deputy General Manager (1973- 2008) at Ford Otosan A.S., and retired at the end of his tenure. Mr. Kamanli worked as Advisor to General Manager at Otokoç A.S. (2009-2010), and served as an Independent Board Member at various non-Group companies (2012-2016). He is Member of the Audit Committee of the Company.

Ahmet Olcay

Mr. Ahmet Nezih Olcay has served as Non-Executive Independent Board Member of OTOKAR OTOMOTIV VE SAVUNMA SANAYI ANONIM SIRKETI since March 28, 2014. He received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Istanbul Academy of Economics and Commercial Sciences of Marmara Universitesi. Starting his career at Tofas Turk Otomobil Fabrikasi A.S. in 1971, he went on to serve as Accounting Department Supervisor, Accounting Manager, Finance Manager, General Manager of Finance, General Manager of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Affairs Group Director, and as Accounting, Finance and Control Group Director with A Group First Level authority, respectively. After working continuously for 36 years at Tofas Turk Otomobil Fabrikasi A.S., he retired in 2007. During his term at Tofas Turk Otomobil Fabrikasi A.S., Mr. Olcay served on the boards of various Tofas subsidiaries as Member and Vice Chairman. He then served as General Coordinator, Vice Chairman and later as Chairman of the Board of Directors at Plastiform Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. (2008-2012). He is Chairman of the Corporate Governance Committee, and Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Company.