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Haci Omer Sabanci Holding AS (SAHOL.IS)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Guler Sabanci

63 2007 Chairman and Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Mehmet Gocmen

62 2017 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Erol Sabanci

81 2007 Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors

Baris Oran

42 2016 Chief Financial Officer

Levent Demirag

50 2012 President of Finance and Accounting Department

Cenk Alper

50 2017 President of the Industry Group

Hayri Culhaci

President of the Banking Group

Haluk Dincer

57 2016 President of the Insurance Group

Seyfettin Koseoglu

59 2017 President of the Retail Group

Tamer Saka

2018 President of the Cement Group

Hakan Timur

46 2018 President of the Human Resources Group

Kivanc Zaimler

2018 President of the Energy Group

Guven Oktay

Director – Risk, Documentation and Reporting

Burak Orhun

Director – Strategy and Business Development

Ruba Unkan

Director – Legal Affairs

Tugba Gok

Director – Human Resources

Seval Kor

Director – Human Resources

Mustafa Ozturan

Director – Human Resources and Labor Relations

Sermin Mutlu

Director – Financial Planning, Analysis, Financing and Investor Relations

Taner Aytan

Director - Audit

Sinan Bastas

Director - Cement

Olcay Gurdal

Coordinator, Security

Filiz Karagul Tuzun

Director - Corporate Communication

Serafettin Karakis

Director – Financial Affairs

Fuat Oksuz

2018 President of Audit

Ilker Yildirim

Director - Accounting

Vecih Yilmaz

Director – Planning, Financial Analysis and Reporting

Gokhan Eyigun

2018 Secretary General

Serra Sabanci

44 2007 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Suzan Sabanci Dincer

Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Sevil Sabanci Sabanci

46 2007 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Mehmet Basol

62 2018 Independent Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Ahmet Erdem

2017 Independent Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Nafiz Paker

77 Independent Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Biographies

Name Description

Guler Sabanci

Ms. Guler Sabanci has served as Chairman and Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Haci Omer Sabanci Holding Inc. since May 18, 2007. She is Chairman of the Portfolio Management Committee of the Company. She graduated from Bogazici Universitesi (Bachelors), Department of Business Administration. She has held various executive roles in the Group and currently serves as Chairman and Executive Member of Sabanci Holding. She is also the Founding President of Sabanci University, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Sabanci Foundation and Chairman of Sakip Sabanci Museum.

Mehmet Gocmen

Mr. Mehmet Gocmen has served as Chief Executive Officer, Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Haci Omer Sabanci Holding Inc. since March 30, 2017. He is Member of the Portfolio Management Committee of the Company. He, upon graduating Galatasaray High School and Middle East Technical University (Bachelors) Industrial Engineering 1981, completed his Master’s degree at Syracuse University in U.S.A. in Industrial Engineering and Operational Research in 1983. Starting his career in 1983 in Celik Halat ve Tel San. A.S. Gocmen served as the General Manager of Lafarge Ekmel Beton A.S. and as the Vice President for Business Development and Foreign Affairs in Lafarge Turkey between 1996-2002. He served as the General Manager at Akcansa starting from June 2003, he was appointed as the Head of Human Resources Group on August 1, 2008 and as Sabanci Holding Cement Group President on July 20, 2009. He was appointed as Sabanci Holding Energy Group President as of June 2014.

Erol Sabanci

Mr. Erol Sabanci has served as Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Haci Omer Sabanci Holding Inc. since May 18, 2007. He is Member of the Portfolio Management Committee of the Company. He is Honorary Chairman and Consultant to the Board of Akbank, where he previously served as Chairman and Managing Director. He has been working in Akbank since 1967. He previously acted as Chairman of Sabanci Bank; Board Member of Turkiye Sinai Kalkinma Bankasi, and Member of Institute Internationale D'Etudes Bancaires. Mr. Sabanci has a Bachelors degree in Commerce from Manchester College of Commerce.

Baris Oran

Mr. Baris Oran has served as Chief Financial Officer of Haci Omer Sabanci Holding Inc. since January 22, 2016. Until January 22, 2016, he served as Head of Finance, Planning and Reporting of the Company. Oran graduated from Bogazici Universitesi (BA), Department of Business Administration 1995 and received an MBA from University of Georgia 1998. Beginning his professional career as an auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1995, he held positions at Sara Lee Corp. (Chicago, IL) initially in audit, then in the finance and treasury/capital markets areas from 1998 to 2003. Between 2003 and 2006, Mr. Oran served as Senior Manager at Ernst & Young, first in Minneapolis, MN, and then Senior Manager in charge of Europe, Middle East, Africa and India. Mr. Oran joined Kordsa in 2006 and held the positions of Internal Audit Director, Global Finance Director, and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He was appointed Sabanci Holding Finance Director in 2011 and Sabanci Holding’s President of Planning, Reporting and Finance Department in 2012. Mr. Oran has served as Chief Financial Officer at Sabanci Holding since 2016. Mr. Oran serves as Chairman of SabanciDx, and is a Board Member at Brisa, Enerjisa Enerji, Enerjisa Uretim, Carrefoursa and Cimsa. He is also a Member of the Board of Directors of TUSIAD, BUMED and TUYID.

Levent Demirag

Mr. Levent Demirag has served as President of Finance and Accounting Department of Haci Omer Sabanci Holding Inc. since 2012. Within the Company, he also served as Head of Finance and Tax Management between May 12, 2010 and 2012, and Director of Tax Management until May 12, 2010. He received a degree in Political Science from Ankara Universitesi in 1980. He also serves as Member of the Corporate Governance Committee of the Company.

Cenk Alper

Mr. Cenk Alper has served as President of the Industry Group of Haci Omer Sabanci Holding Inc. since April 1, 2017. Cenk Alper received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Middle East Technical University, in 1991 and 1994, respectively. He completed his MBA at Sabanci University in 2002. Mr. Alper commenced his professional career as Process Engineer at Beksa in 1996. He held a number of managerial positions in Bekaert’s overseas organizations between 2000 and 2007. Mr. Alper joined Kordsa in 2007 and went on to serve as Global Technology Director, Vice President of Technology and Market Development, and Vice President of Operations. On June 17, 2013, he was appointed CEO at Kordsa. Cenk Alper has served as Industry Group President since April 1, 2017.

Hayri Culhaci

Mr. Hayri Culhaci serves as President of the Banking Group of Haci Omer Sabanci Holding Inc. He has served as Vice Chairman of Akbank’s Board of Directors since July 18, 2010 and Chairman of the Audit Committee and Executive Risk Committee since January 17, 2011. He joined Akbank in 1990 and went on to serve as Executive Vice President in charge of Corporate Communications, Investor Relations and Strategy; Advisor to the Chairman; and Executive Board Member. Prior to joining Akbank, Hayri Culhaci worked as Financial Analyst and Department Head in the Ministry of Finance. A graduate of Ankara Universitesi, Faculty of Political Sciences, he holds an MBA from Northeastern University in the US. Mr. Culhaci is also a Member of the Board of Trustees of Sabanci Foundation, and Board Member at Aksigorta and Avivasa.

Haluk Dincer

Mr. Haluk Dincer has served as President of the Insurance Group of Haci Omer Sabanci Holding Inc. since June 2016. Prior, he served as Retail and Insurance Group President from 2011 to 2016; Retail Group President between 2007 and 2011; Food and Retail Group President from 2004 until 2007; and Food Group President between 2002 and 2004. Mr. Dincer has held significant leadership positions in the Group’s automotive, food and retail companies since joining Sabanci in 1995. Mr. Dincer is an Executive Committee Member at B20 Turkey and International Advisory Council Member at Brookings Institute, a Washington, DCbased think tank. Previously, Mr. Dincer served as President of TUSIAD (Turkish Industry & Business Association) and Chairman of Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK) TurkishAmerican Business Council for three terms. Mr. Dincer holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering 1985 and an MBA 1988 from University of Michigan.

Seyfettin Koseoglu

Mr. Seyfettin Ata Koseoglu has served as President of the Retail Group of Haci Omer Sabanci Holding Inc. since April 1, 2017. He holds an undergraduate degree from Bogazici Universitesi Department of Mechanical Engineering; Master of Science degree from Lehigh University, Department of Electrical Engineering; and an MBA from Boston University, School of Management. He started his banking career in 1987. He was member of the founding team of Finansbank where he served as Executive Vice President until 1994. Subsequently, he served as Managing Director at Bear Stearns in New York, Societe Generale in Paris and Credit Suisse First Boston Bank in London. He later joined BNP Paribas/TEB Group, where he served as Chairman of the Board and CEO of TEB Investment. In July 2011, he joined Sabanci Holding as President of the Strategy and Business Development Group. As of April 1, 2017, he serves as President of the Retail Group. In addition, he is Chairman of Carrefoursa and Teknosa. He is also an Associate Member of European Roundtable of Industrialists (ERT), Chairman of US Network at TUSIAD (Turkish Business & Industry Association), Board Member of Istanbul Rotary Club and Chairman of the Boston University Alumni Office in Turkey.

Tamer Saka

Mr. Tamer Saka has served as President of the Cement Group of Haci Omer Sabanci Holding Inc. since April 2, 2018. Tamer Saka completed his undergraduate, graduate and doctoral studies at Istanbul Universitesi, Faculty of Business Administration Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, PhD). He served as Manager and Senior Manager responsible for Risk Management Consultancy at Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young. In 2004, Mr. Saka joined Sabanci Holding as Risk Management Director. In 2010 and 2011, he worked at Willis London as Managing Director in charge of business development activities in nearly 20 countries including Turkey. In December 2011, Tamer Saka joined Kibar Holding as Strategy and Business Development Coordinator; where he served as CEO from 2014 until 2018. Tamer Saka was appointed President of the Cement Group at Sabanci Holding on April 2, 2018.

Hakan Timur

Mr. Hakan Timur has served as President of the Human Resources Group of Haci Omer Sabanci Holding Inc. since February 1, 2018. Hakan Timur graduated from Istanbul Universitesi (BSc), Department of Economics (English) 1999 and holds a Master’s degree from Sabanci Universitesi, Energy and Technology Management Program. He began his professional career in 1997 at Marsa-Kraft Foods International. Mr. Timur continued his career in Sabanci Group as Food Group Human Resources Manager; Sabanci Holding Human Resources Manager; Global Human Resources Director at Kordsa Global; Deputy General Manager of Human Resources at Akcansa; Human Resources and Corporate Competencies President at Enerjisa. He has served as President of the Human Resources Group since February 1, 2018. Hakan Timur also serves as Executive Committee Member at Sabanci Holding and Board Member at Kordsa Global, Cimsa, Avivasa, Carrefoursa, Teknosa and SabanciDx.

Kivanc Zaimler

Mr. Kivanc Zaimler has served as President of the Energy Group of Haci Omer Sabanci Holding Inc. since July 1, 2018. Kivanc Zaimler graduated from Istanbul Teknik Universitesi, Department of Industrial Engineering in 1991. Mr. Zaimler started his professional career in 1992; until 2008, he held various managerial positions at Turk Elektrik Endustrisi, RAM Dis Ticaret and Aygaz. Kivanc Zaimler joined Sabanci Group in 2008 and served as Trade Director at Enerjisa from 2013 to 2015. He was Enerjisa Distribution Business Unit Vice President between 2013 and 2015, and Sales Unit Vice President from August 2015 until March 2016, before being appointed Enerjisa Enerji CEO in March 2016. As of July 1, 2018, Kivanc Zaimler assumed the position of President of the Energy Group at Sabanci Holding.

Guven Oktay

Burak Orhun

Ruba Unkan

Tugba Gok

Seval Kor

Mustafa Ozturan

Sermin Mutlu

Taner Aytan

Sinan Bastas

Olcay Gurdal

Filiz Karagul Tuzun

Serafettin Karakis

Fuat Oksuz

Ilker Yildirim

Vecih Yilmaz

Gokhan Eyigun

Mr. Gokhan Eyigun has served as Secretary General of Haci Omer Sabanci Holding Inc. since 2018. Until 2018, he served as Director, Strategy and Business Development of the Company. He also serves as Member of the Corporate Governance Committee, and Member of the Early Risk Identification Committee of the Company.

Serra Sabanci

Ms. Serra Sabanci has served as Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Haci Omer Sabanci Holding Inc. since May 18, 2007. She also acts as Member of the Corporate Governance Committee, and Member of the Portfolio Management Committee of the Company. She started her career at Temsa. She participated in Institute of Directors (IoD) seminars and courses on board membership and mergers and acquisitions in London. She is a Member of the Board of the Sabanci Foundation and various Sabanci Group companies. Ms. Sabanci graduated from Istanbul Bilgi Universitesi with a degree in Economics, and also received a Masters degree from University of Portsmouth. She was Member of the Audit Committee of the Company between May 18, 2007 and 2012.

Suzan Sabanci Dincer

Ms. Suzan Sabanci Dincer, CBE, serves as Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Haci Omer Sabanci Holding Inc. She is Member of the Portfolio Management Committee of the Company. She is the Chairman and Executive Board Member of Akbank. She is also a board member of Sabanci Holding. She began her career in banking in 1986 and joined Akbank in 1989. She is a member of the Institute of International Finance Board of Directors and Emerging Markets Advisory Board, Harvard University’s Global Advisory Council, Harvard Business School’s Global Leaders Circle, and Harvard Business School Istanbul Advisory Board. She founded Akbank's International Advisory Board. She also sits on the Chatham House Panel of Senior Advisers. From 2010 to 2014, she served as the chairman of the Turkish-British Business Council for two terms. She is on the Board of Directors of the Global Relations Forum and a TUSIAD (Turkish Industry and Business Association) member. She is also the Luxembourg Honorary Consul in Istanbul. In 2012, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II awarded her the title of "Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE)" in recognition of her proactive and influential contributions to the development of Turkey-UK relations. In 2014, she was given the Order of Civil Merit (Orden del Merito Civil) of the Kingdom of Spain by King Felipe VI of Spain for her contributions to the relations between the two countries and for her support to the cultural convergence. She is strongly committed to social responsibility activities and assumes various positions in the fields of culture, education, the promotion of entrepreneurship and environmental protection: she is a member of the Board of Trustees of Sabanci University, as well as a founding member and board member of Endeavor Turkey and of the Advisory Board of Akbank Sanat. She holds a BA in Finance from Richmond College of Richmond University in the UK and an MBA from Boston University in the USA.

Sevil Sabanci Sabanci

Ms. Sevil Sabanci Sabanci has served as Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Haci Omer Sabanci Holding Inc. since May 18, 2007. She also acts as Member of the Corporate Governance Committee, Portfolio Management Committee and Member of the Early Risk Identification Committee of the Company. She was Member of the Audit Committee of the Company until 2015. She worked in the Sabanci Group companies in different managerial positions, and was Member of the Board from 1997 to 2001. She was Board Member of Turkan Sabanci School for the Blind, and Vice Chairman of the Turkish Horseback Riding Federation. She currently acts as Member of the Board of Trustees of Sabanci University and the Board of Sakip Sabanci Museum. She is also Member of TUSIAD. She graduated from Marmara Universitesi with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration.

Mehmet Basol

Mr. Mehmet Mete Basol has served as Independent Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Haci Omer Sabanci Holding Inc. since 2018. He has served as Chairman of the Audit Committee, and Chairman of the Early Risk Identification Committee of the Company since 2018. He graduated with a BSc degree from the Arizona State University, Department of Economics. In 1988, he transferred to the Turkish Merchant Bank, which was an investment bank established jointly by Bankers Tust Co. Newyork and T. Is Bankasi, as the Treasury, Fund Management and Foreign Relations Manager. In 1992 he also assumed the responsibility for the capital markets group as the Assistant General Manager. In 1995, upon the purchase of the bank completely by the Bankers Trust, he was elected to the Board of Directors and the Credit Committee. He assumed the offices of Chairman of the Board of Directors and the General Manager of the bank whose title was changed as Bankers Trust A.S during 1997-1999 and as Deutsche Bank A.S 1999-2001. During the period 2001-2003, he joined as Executive Director to the joint Board of Directors of the public banks which were established pursuant to the law (T.C Ziraat Bankasi, T.Halk Bankasi, T.Emlak Bankasi).On 2004 he has formed Tridea. After 2009 he has continued the similar work under his own entity. He served as the Member of the Board of Directors of Galatasaray Sportif A.S(2011-2012), T.Is Bankasi A.S (2011-2014), Dedeman Holding A.S. (2008-2014) and Dedeman Turizm Otelcilik Yatirim A.S (2012-2014). He has also served as an independent board member,chairman of audit committees and member of the corporate governance committees of Coca-Cola Içecek A.S(2012-2018) and Anadolu Efes Biracilik ve Malt Sanayii A.S. Presently he serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Enerji Yatirim Holding A.S (2015), Enerya Gaz Dagitim A.S(2015 ), Enerya Gaz Ticaret A.S(2015 ), Nurol Yatirim Bank A.S (2014).

Ahmet Erdem

Mr. Ahmet Erdem has served as Independent Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Haci Omer Sabanci Holding Inc. since 2017. He is Member of the Audit Committee of the Company. Ahmet Erdem is a graduate of Istanbul Teknik Universitesi (Istanbul Technical University), Department of Civil Engineering. He also studied Engineering Management at Istanbul Universitesi, Institute of Management. From 1990 onwards, he assumed senior positions at Shell’s Turkey, Middle East and Europe operations. He participated in Royal Dutch Shell’s risk management training and has an experience of 20 years in risk management. In 2006, Mr. Erdem performed a major role in establishing the Shell & Turcas joint venture. He was appointed Shell Kenya Country President for the period 2008-2009, and currently serves as Shell Turkey Country President. Aside from his responsibilities at Shell, Mr. Erdem also serves as Chairman of the International Investors Association (YASED); Petroleum and Petroleum Products Industry Council President at TOBB (Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey); Independent Board Member at Sabanci Holding; Board Member at Oil Industry Association (PETDER), Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEI?K), Energy Efficiency Association (ENVER); and Advisory Board Member at British Chamber of Commerce.

Nafiz Paker

Dr. Nafiz Can Paker serves as Independent Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Haci Omer Sabanci Holding Inc. He received his master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Technische Universitaet Berlin and continued his education at Yildiz Teknik Universitesi to receive his PhD in mechanical engineering and at Columbia University for his MBA (1973). Starting his professional career at Turk Henkel in 1971, he held various senior positions in the company, and served as the general manager (from 1984) and president of the Board of Directors until 2004. He still serves as an executive at B.O.Y. Consulting which he founded in 2004. Paker held positions on the boards of several private companies and civil society organizations such as Sabanci University, Dedeman Holding, Goldern Horn Ventures, Turkish Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Association (TUSIAD), Istanbul Culture and Arts Foundation (IKSV), The Open Society Foundation in Turkey and Robert College. He served as the Chairman of TESEV (Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation) between 1997 and 2015. Currently he is the Chairman of Board at Inovent A.S., Board Member at Akbank, and a founding member of PODEM (Center for Public Policy and Democracy Studies), an Istanbul based think tank established in 2015. He is Chairman of the Corporate Governance Committee of the Company.