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TAV Havalimanlari Holding AS (TAVHL.IS)

TAVHL.IS on Istanbul Stock Exchange

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Edward Arkwright

44 2017 Chairman of the Board

Mustafa Sener

1997 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Franck Mereyde

46 2017 Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Director

Serkan Kaptan

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Fernando Echegaray del Pozo

58 2017 Vice Chairman of the Board

Ali Kurtdarcan

2017 Vice Chairman of the Board, Representative of Tepe Insaat Sanayi A.S.

Burcu Geris

2014 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President

Murat Ornekol

2014 Chief Operating Officer, Vice President

Hakan Oker

2016 Vice President Human Resources

Kemal Unlu

Vice President TAV Istanbul

Philippe Pascal

46 2017 Director

Jerome Calvet

60 2018 Non-Executive Director

Ebru Capa

2018 Independent Director

Filiz Demiroz

2018 Independent Director

Aylin Selen

2018 Independent Director

Nursel Ilgen

43 Head of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Edward Arkwright

Mr. Edward Arkwright has been Chairman of the Board of TAV Airports Holding Co. since 2017. He was previously Director at the Company. He is Member of the Nomination Committee at the Company. He is a graduate of the IEP in Paris and studied at the ESSEC Business School. He also holds a Master’s of Advanced Studies in Modern History. In 1997, he became a civil servant appointed to the Senate, the second in the legislation department (1997-1999) and in the Finance Committee (1999-2002). From 2002 to 2007, Mr. Arkwright held several positions as advisor to the Minister of Budget and the Minister of Finance in charge of the implementation of budgetary reform, State Reform and public finance. In 2007, he was principal private Secretary to the General Director of the Caisse des Depots Group and Member of the Executive Committee. In 2010, Mr. Arkwright became Strategy Director for the Caisse des Depots Group. From 2007 to 2012, he was Member of the Board of companies of the Caisse des Depots Group, in real estate (as Icade, a listed company), tourism and services for local government (chairman of SCET, a company dedicated to advisory for local government). When he joined Aeroports de Paris in December 2012, his first appointment was as Special Advisor to the Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Aeroports de Paris, and Member of Executive Committee. On September 1, 2013, he was appointed Chief Financial Officer, in charge of Finance, Strategy, Law Department, Accountability and Purchasing. Since May 2016, he has served as Deputy Chief Executive Officer, particularly in charge of development, engineering and transformation. He is also Chairman of Hub One, the IT company of ADP Group; Chair of the Board of Directors of TAV Airports; and Member of the Supervisory Board of Royal Schiphol Group.

Mustafa Sener

Dr. Mustafa Sani Sener has served as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of TAV Airports Holding Co. since 1997. After graduating from the Black Sea Technical University (KTU) Department of Mechanical Engineering in 1977, he earned his Master’s degree in fluid mechanics in 1979 from University of Sussex. He has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate in engineering from KTU for his invaluable contributions to the development of Turkish engineering at the international level, as well as an Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration from American New Hampshire University for his accomplishments in Project and Risk Management throughout his tenure at TAV. Prior to his career at TAV Airports Holding, Dr. Sener served in various positions, from project manager to general manager, in many national and international projects. He attended training on the management of complex systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT.) He is also Member of the Board of Directors of the Airports Council International (ACI) World and was elected the President of Foreign Economic Relations Board’s Turkish- French Business Council in 2012. Dr. Sener was honored with the "Legion d'honneur” of the Chevalier order by France thanks to his contributions to the bilateral relations between Turkey and France.

Franck Mereyde

Mr. Franck Mereyde has been Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Director at TAV Airports Holding Co. since July 2017. He is Member of the Corporate Governance Committee at the Company. He is a Civil Engineer and the holder of a postgraduate degree in Geophysics and Space Techniques. Mr. Mereyde commenced his professional career with Environment Canada and then Meteo France. In 2002, he joined the Office of the Minister for Infrastructure as Technical Advisor in the Research and Intermodal Transportation Department, then as Advisor for the Budget, Financial Affairs and Civil Aviation departments. In 2005, Mr. Mereyde started work at ADP as Deputy Director of Operations at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport and was subsequently promoted to Director of Operations. He was also in charge of freight for Aeroports de Paris. In 2007, Mr. Mereyde was appointed Director of Terminals 2A, 2B, 2C and 2D at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport and, in January 2010, Director of Terminals 2E, 2F and 2G, as well as of the TGV/RER connection at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport with high-speed rail. On March 1, 2011, he was appointed Director of Paris-Orly Airport. He is Member of the Board of Directors at Aeroports de Paris Management and at Hub Safe.

Serkan Kaptan

Mr. Serkan Kaptan serves as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of TAV Airports Holding Co. He graduated from the Istanbul University, Department of Business Administration in 1995 and received his MBA from Marmara University in 2002. He has been serving as Business Development Director of TAV Airports Holding since 2003. Mr. Kaptan joined TAV Airports Holding in 1998 with the build-operate-transfer project of the Istanbul Ataturk Airport. Between 1998 and 2001, he served as airport operation consultant at Airport Consulting Vienna, a company owned by VIE, which is a partner of TAV Airports Holding. Before joining TAV Airports, Mr. Kaptan worked at Birgenair Charter Group as Dispatcher and Operations Supervisor. Having 18 years of experience in airport and airline operations and public-private sector partnership infrastructure projects, he was in charge of long-term country and relationship management within the scope of the country operations of TAV Airports in Iran and Georgia. Mr. Kaptan has also been the Chairman of the Turkish- Latvian Business Council of the Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey (DEIK) since 2010.

Fernando Echegaray del Pozo

Mr. Fernando Echegaray del Pozo serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of TAV Airports Holding Co. Mr. Fernando Echegaray del Pozo has been Director at TAV Airports Holding Co. since July 2017. He is Member of the Corporate Governance Committee at the Company. He holds an industrial engineering degree from the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (Polytechnic University of Catalonia) and a computer engineering degree from the Universitat de les Illes Balears (University of the Balearic Islands). Mr. Echegaray also obtained a degree in Business Management and Administration from IESE Business School. He has held several management positions within the Spanish airport operator AENA. From 1985 to 1999, Mr. Echegaray served as the Deputy Director of Palma de Mallorca Airport. In 2000, he became the Director of Operations at Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico (GAP) in Mexico. From 2003 to 2004, Mr. Echegaray was Chief Executive Officer at Tenerife South Airport, and from 2004 to 2006 he was Chief Executive Officer at Canary Islands Airports. Mr. Echegaray was Chief Executive Officer at Barcelona-El Prat Airport from 2006 to 2012. Between 2012 and 2017, he was the Airport Network Director of Aena in charge of 46 airports in Spain. He was appointed Director of International Operations at ADP as of July 1, 2017.

Ali Kurtdarcan

Mr. Ali Haydar Kurtdarcan has been Vice Chairman of the Board, Representative of Tepe Insaat Sanayi A.S. at TAV Airports Holding Co. since 2017. Prior to that, he served as Director of TAV Airports Holding Co. He is Member of the Corporate Governance Committee and the Risk Committee at the Company. He is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Tepe Insaat (Tepe Construction), a shareholder of TAV Airports Holding. Mr. Kurtdarcan graduated from Middle East Technical University (ODTU), Department of Civil Engineering in 1973. Since 1987, he has served in different managerial positions for Bilkent Holding. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Bilkent Holding in 2016. He was the Chairman of IDO Board of Directors between 2011 and 2013. Mr. Kurtdarcan currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of TAV Insaat A.S. (TAV Construction), Tepe Guvenlik A.S. (Tepe Security), Sports International A.S., Bilintur A.S., Meteksan Matbaa A.S. (Meteksan Printing), Tepe Home A.S., Tepe Emlak A.S. (Tepe Real Estate), Tepe Prefabrik A.S. (Tepe Prefabricated), Tepe Betopan A.S., and Bilenerji A.S.

Burcu Geris

Ms. Burcu Geris has been Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of TAV Airports Holding Co. since 2014. She graduated from Bosphorus University, Department of Business Administration in 1999 and received her MBA degree from London Business School and Columbia Business School. Ms. Geris began her professional career at Garanti Bank where she took part in Treasury and Project Finance departments from 1999 until 2005. She has 15 years of professional experience in project finance, corporate finance and treasury. Joining TAV Airports in 2005, Ms. Geris led the Project & Structured Finance Department of the Company between 2005 and 2012. She was appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in 2012 and Vice President in 2014. She was named a “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum in 2015 as well as a “Rising Talent” by the Women’s Forum in 2013. She was voted Second Best CFO in Turkey in Thomson Reuters Extel’s 2015 European Investor Relations Survey, Best CFO in Turkey in the same survey in 2016, and one of Turkey’s 50 Most Influential CFOs by Fortune magazine. In addition to serving as a Member of the Boards of Directors of TAV Group companies, Ms. Geris is also a member of Women Corporate Directors (WCD), Professional Women’s Network (PWN), Global Board Ready Women (GBRW), Global Relations Forum Young Professionals Program, and BUMED, CBS and LBS Alumni Associations.

Murat Ornekol

Mr. Murat Ornekol has been Chief Operating Officer, Vice President at TAV Airports Holding Co. since 2014. He graduated from Middle East Technical University, Department of Industrial Engineering in 1980 and served as General Manager of TAV Esenboga between 2006 and 2008. Prior to joining TAV Airports he worked as Planning Engineer, IT Manager and Commerce Manager at Kutlutas Holding. Mr. Ornekol also served as General Manager at Bordata, an IT company, as well as Logistics & Business Development Coordinator, Head of the Healthcare Group, Telecom Project Director and Vice Chair of the Holding’s Executive Board at Bayindir Group companies. Mr. Ornekol joined TAV Airports in 2006 and served as General Manager at TAV Esenboga between 2006 and 2008. He was appointed Operations Director at TAV Airports in 2008.

Hakan Oker

Mr. Hakan Oker has been Vice President Human Resources of TAV Airports Holding Co. since January 4, 2016. He graduated from Hacettepe University’s Department of Sociology in 1986. He started his professional career in 1988 as a Personnel Specialist at Beksa, Bekaert- Sabanci Celik Kord Steel Cord Plc. After assuming various responsibilities in Beksa between 1988 and 1998, he continued his career as Human Resources Director at Kordsa Turkey, Quality and Information Systems Joint Services Director and then Projects Director within the Tire, Tire Reinforcement Materials and Automotive Group of Sabanci Holding. In January 2007, he was appointed as Kordsa Global, Global Director of Human Resources. He was appointed as Vice President responsible for Human Resources and Information Technologies in January 2009. In June 2015, He was appointed as the Kordsa Global, Chief Human Resources Officer.

Kemal Unlu

Mr. Kemal Unlu serves as Vice President TAV Istanbul of TAV Airports Holding Co. He began his carrier as an Electrical Technician in 1978 at Ankara Esenboga Airport. He graduated from Gazi University, Department of Electrical Engineering in 1983. He served as Electricity Manager of the Turkish State Airports Authority (DHMI)’s Antalya Airport in 1988; the Deputy to the Manager-in- Chief in Charge of DHMI Ataturk Airport in 1994; and the Manager-in-Chief in Charge of Ataturk Airport at DHMI between August 1999 and March 2004. Mr. Unlu joined TAV Airports in 2004 after leaving his post as the Principal in charge of Ataturk Airport at the General Directorate of State Airports Authority (DHMI) and took part in the Iranian Project. After completing his duty in Iran in four months, Mr. Unlu returned Istanbul and was assigned General Manager of TAV Istanbul in 2006. Mr. Kemal Unlu has been serving as Vice Chair of the Turkish Private Aviation Enterprises Association (TOSHID) for the past four terms since December 5, 2006. He has served as the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Turkish Private Aviation Enterprises Association (TOSHID) since December 5, 2006.

Philippe Pascal

Mr. Philippe Eric Pascal has been Director at TAV Airports Holding Co. since July 2017. He is Member of the Risk Committee at the Company. He is an alumnus of the Ecole Nationale des Impots and holds a Master’s degree in Public Law. Mr. Pascal began his professional career at the Directorate of Tax Administration where he held several positions between 1998 and 2007 in real estate taxation, agricultural tax and the taxation of individuals. In 2007, he joined the Office of the Minister of State in charge of the budget, public accounts and public service and was appointed Financial Auditor (Inspecteur des Finances) in April 2008. From 2008 to 2013, Mr. Pascal took part in and then headed several departments in audit, evaluation and consulting within the Inspection Generale des Finances (Finance Ministry audit division). Joining Groupe ADP in February 2013 as Director of Financial Operations and Shareholdings, Mr. Pascal was then appointed Director of Finance and Strategy, and subsequently, in November 2015, as Director of Finance, Control and Strategy. Since May 2016, Mr. Pascal has served as Executive Director of Strategy, Finance, and Administration (CFO). Within Groupe ADP, Mr. Pascal is Member the Board of Directors at EPIGO, Media Aeroports de Paris, ADP Investissement Nederland B.V., ADP Ingenierie, and Aeroports de Paris Management. He is also Member the Board of Directors at Coeur d'Orly Commerces Investissement and Coeur d'Orly Investissement.

Jerome Calvet

Mr. Jerome Paul Jacques Marie Calvet serves Non-Executive Director of TAV Airports Holding Co. Mr. Jerome Paul Jacques Marie Calvet was Independent Director of TAV Airports Holding Co. He is Chairman of the Risk Committee of the Company. He received his law degree in 1978 and graduated from Institut d’Etudes Politiques in 1979 and from Ecole Nationale d’Administration in 1983. Mr. Calvet received his law degree from Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris in 1983. He worked in the Finance Ministry of France between 1983 and 1997 and as Financial Secretary of the France Mission of EU between 1988 and 1990, while also serving on the Boards of Directors of many companies. From 1998 until 2004 he led the Corporate Finance (France) Department of Societe Generale and later on became the Head of the Mergers & Acquisitions Department of the same bank. Between 2004 and 2008 he directed the Investment Banking Department (France) of Lehman Brothers. He has also been Chief Executive Officer of Nomura (France) since 2009.

Ebru Capa

Ms. Ebru Yonca Capa serves as Independent Director of the Company. She is a Fulbright scholar with an International Baccalaureate degree from United World College and a BBA degree in international business and economics from University of Bridgeport, USA. She has participated in various leadership programs at IMD, Kellogg’s Graduate School and Harvard Business School. She started her career at Procter & Gamble as product manager and later undertook the role of marketing & communications manager at Digital Equipment Corporation in 1993. In 1997, she joined Microsoft Turkey as marketing & communications manager. In 2004, she was appointed as MSN Turkey’s country manager and from 2005 to 2008 served as Middle East & Africa Regional Director of MSN & Online Services. Between 2008 and 2011 she served as General Manager of consumer and online services at Microsoft Turkey. She joined Monster.com in 2011 as Regional VP of Developing Markets. Since 2014, she has been providing consulting and professional development services to local and international companies on digital transformation, marketing and leadership at her own consulting company. Ebru is a CTI Co-Active Coach, a member of International Coaching Federation (ICF), European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) and has been conducting executive coaching to global leaders. She is a guest lecturer at Istanbul Bilgi University Graduate Schools of Marketing Communication and Social Sciences.

Filiz Demiroz

Ms. Filiz Demiroz serves as Independent Director of the Company. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Bogaziçi University in 1995, Filiz Demiröz started her professional career at KPMG Turkey Audit Department. At KPMG, she’s served as an Audit Manager between 2000-2004 and Audit Partner between 2004-2011. Besides audit projects, she’s also carried out a number of special assignments including mergers and acquisitions, valuations, and initial public offerings. She’s also established the Learning & Development Department and Department of Professional Practice at KPMG Turkey and headed up both departments. In 2011, she’s taken a career break and started a Master’s Program in History at Bilgi University. She’s also worked as a volunteer at YenidenBiz, an NGO which aims to increase the participation of women in Turkey’s workforce. Ms. Demiröz joined ACCA, the global professional accountancy body in 2016 and serves as the Head of ACCA Turkey.

Aylin Selen

Ms. Aylin Selen serves as Independent Director of the Company. She joined the Akfen Group in 1994 after graduating from the Department of Civil Engineering at the Middle East Technical University in 1991. She worked as Technical Director and Director of Technical Services in Turkey's first airport in the build-operate-transfer project, the Ataturk Airport project starting from 1997. Aylin Selen who worked with the professors and lecturers of METU in the book "Beyond Construction", which is a success in the construction period of Atatürk Airport, also took part in the presentation of this success story and preparation work of the build-operate-transfer project in various universities and congresses. She was appointed as a General Manager of TAV Construction in 2013. After extension of TAV Construction with new construction projects and multi-storey buildings including Turkey, North Africa and the Middle East, she decided to retire by end of 2010.

Nursel Ilgen

Ms. Nursel Ilgen serves as Head of Investor Relations of TAV Airports Holding Co. She graduated from Middle East Technical University, Department of Business Administration in 1997 and started her career at Ata Invest where she worked as portfolio manager and senior analyst from 1997 to 2002. She served as Vice President of Is Investment’s Research Department between 2002 and 2006. Ms. Ilgen took part in drafting industry and macroeconomic research reports and making the presentations of these reports to local and foreign institutional investors as well as in initial public offering and privatization projects. She participated in the public offering of TAV, which she joined in 2006, and established the Investor Relations Department and fulfilled many tasks including various transactions of share sales. In the voting among the domestic and foreign financial institutions conducted by Thomson Extel, she was ranked second in 2009 and 2011 and first in 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 and ranked third in 2013 and 2018 in the category of investor relations officers in Turkey. She also came second in the Investor Relations category in a similar survey on transportation industry conducted in Europe and she ranked second in 2012, and fourth in 2013. Ms. Ilgen, who possesses Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Capital Markets Board (SPK) Advanced and Corporate Governance Rating licenses, is also a member of the CFA Institute, CFA Society of Istanbul. Cuurently, she serves as the Chairwoman of TUYID (Turkish Investor Relations Society) and she is a board member of TKYD (Corporate Governance Association of Turkey).