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Turk Telekomunikasyon AS (TTKOM.IS)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Omer Sayan

42 Chairman of the Board of Directors / Member of the Board of Directors

Paul Doany

2016 Chief Executive Officer

Eyup Engin

Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors / Member of the Board of Directors

Kaan Aktan

2016 Finance Assistant General Manager

Yusuf Kirac

Technology Assistant General Manager

Firat Er

2016 Strategy, Planning and Business Development Assistant General Manager

Yakup Oztunc

2017 Legal Assistant General Manager

Umit Onal

2018 Marketing and Customer Care Assistant General Manager, Sales Assistant General Manager (Acting)

Yavuz Yildirim

2016 Wholesale Assistant General Manager

Sukru Kutlu

49 2016 Human Resources, Regulation and Support Assistant General Manager

Ramazan Demir

47 2019 Digital and Cyber Security Product Development Assistant General Manager

Sabriye Cullas

Director of Investor Relations

Yavuz Turkmen

2017 Head of Internal Audit

Aclan Acar

Member of the Board of Directors

Ertugrul Altin

52 Member of the Board of Directors

Hakan Aran

51 Member of the Board of Directors

Muammer Sezgin

58 Member of the Board of Directors

Yigit Bulut

47 Independent Member of the Board of Directors

Selim Dursun

62 Independent Member of the Board of Directors

Nureddin Nebati

55 Independent Member of the Board of Directors

Biographies

Name Description

Omer Sayan

Dr. Omer Fatih Sayan serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors / Member of the Board of Directors of TURK TELEKOMUNIKASYON ANONIM SIRKETI. He received his Bachelor degree from the Electronics Engineering Department of Istanbul Universitesi Faculty of Engineering; Faculty of Law of Bahcesehir Universitesi and Diplomatic Studies of the University of Oxford – St Antony’s School. He completed his Master’s Degree at Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Communications Engineering Department of Technical University of Munich and at Biomedical Engineering Department of Istanbul Universitesi Institute of Science and Technology. He also received his PhD on Biomedical Engineering at the Istanbul Universitesi Institute of Science and Technology. Starting his career in Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality in 1995, Mr. Sayan worked in private companies in Turkey, Germany and USA in the fields of chip manufacturing, cell phone design and R&D after receiving his Bachelor’s Degree. He carried out studies in entrepreneurship by working under the initiative of Silicon Valley and he gave lectures on Information Law and New Trends in Informatics in many universities in Turkey and Germany. He has given many lectures in conferences about research subjects and he has many articles published in scientific journals. He carried out his duty as Advisor to the Prime Minister and Chief Advisor to the Prime Minister between the years of 2007 and 2014. He has worked as Information and Communications Technologies Authority (ICTA) Chairman from June 2015 to July 2018. He has been assigned as the Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure on July 21, 2018. He is Member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee of the Company.

Paul Doany

Dr. Paul (Boulos H.B.) Doany has served as Chief Executive Officer of Turk Telekomunikasyon Anonim Sirketi since September 2016. Upon his graduation from the Department of Electrical/Electronics Engineering, American University of Beirut in 1977, Dr. Doany, the CEO of Turk Telekom, went on to hold a master’s degree in Digital Electronics and Communications Engineering in Bradford University, UK in 1978 and a PhD in Communications Engineering from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology in 1981. Having served as a senior lecturer for the Department of Electronics/Communications in Beirut American University, Mr. Doany then took office as a consultant for the telecommunications business over the course of 14 years. As part of this task, he served as a General Manager for Dar Consultants (based in London) and founded Telecom department as a General Manager/Partner at Dar Al Handasah Consultants (Shair&Partners) and boosted the company to grow in transportation and finance. Mr. Doany had served for the Saudi Oger Group for 12 years and taken office as the Founding CEO of Oger Telecommunications and the CEO of Türk Telekom for 5 years. During his tenure at the Saudi Oger Group, he led the acquisition of 55% share of Turk Telekom through privatization and the IPO to Istanbul Stock Exchange apart from the acquisition of IT companies and international wholesale operations (Pantel, rebranded as Türk Telekom International). In addition, he ran the acquisition and start-up operational process of Cell C in South Africa until it was launched. Dr. Paul Doany has focused on the Venture Capital of Informatics and Communication Technologies and run start-up phase investments in IT/Internet companies and renewable energy.

Eyup Engin

Mr. Eyup Engin serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors / Member of the Board of Directors of TURK TELEKOMUNIKASYON ANONIM SIRKETI. He joined Akbank in 1978 as an Assistant Internal Auditor. Following his auditing assignment, Eyup Engin served as Department Head in Treasury, International Banking and Overseas Financial Institutions. He was appointed as the Executive Vice President in charge of Corporate Banking in 1996. Subsequently, he served as Executive Vice President in charge of International Banking and Overseas Financial Institutions Marketing. He was appointed to his current position of Head of Internal Audit in July 2007. He is a graduate (Bachelors) of Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration. He is Member of the Early Identification and Management of Risks Committee of the Company.

Kaan Aktan

Mr. Kaan Aktan has served as Finance Assistant General Manager of Turk Telekomunikasyon Anonim Sirketi since December 2016. Aktan, after Galatasaray High School, graduated from Bogazici Universitesi, Economics in 1995. He started his career at Anadolu Group. He worked in PepsiCo-Pepsi Bottling Group Turkey Operation in 2002 and afterwards he worked at Texas Pacific Group Investment Fund Turkey Asset Management companies as finance manager since 2007. He joined Turk Telekom in 2010 as Director of Financial Projects. He was appointed as TTNET CFO in March 2013. From September to December 2014, in addition to his existing responsibilities, Mr. Aktan acted as a Deputy CEO of TTNET. Kaan Aktan served as Consumer finance Assistant General Manager of TTNET between February 2015 and November 2016, and since August 2016, he also acted as Deputy General Manager of AssisTT.

Yusuf Kirac

Mr. Yusuf Kirac serves as Technology Assistant General Manager of TURK TELEKOMUNIKASYON ANONIM SIRKETI. He graduated in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Hacettepe University in 1994. Following his undergraduate studies, in 1996 he started working as a manager in planning and integration management at Siemens and Nokia Siemens Networks. He started to work in Turk Telekom in 2008, taking part in the team that carried out the successful transformation projects in Turk Telekom’s All IP Architecture with Rural Transformation, Turk Telekom NGN and Fiber Transformation projects. In 2010, he assumed the role of Network Director and led many projects that gave profitability and capacity to Turk Telekom such as Fiberkentt, DWDM, MPLS, DC Conversion and TTVPN. In addition to his current role, he also chaired the NANI Working Group of ETNO, European Telecommunication Operators Organization, headquartered in Brussels, between 2010 and 2014. In his managerial role at ETNO, he worked closely with international organizations such as the European Commission, CoCom, ECC, ITU, ETSI, ICANN and RIPE for numbering and addressing issues; migrating from IPv4 to IPv6, number portability, and M2M’s future strategies and policies. After the integration of Turk Telekom, Avea and TTNet, he served as Core & Transport Network Director. He has also been a board member of ESB (Access Providers Association) since 2015. He has served as Turk Telekom International General Manager since December 2016.

Firat Er

Mr. Firat Yaman Er has served as Strategy, Planning and Business Development Assistant General Manager of Turk Telekomunikasyon Anonim Sirketi since December 2016. Er graduated from BA department of Bogazici Universitesi in 1997 and earned his MBA degree from San Francisco State University in 2011. Mr. Er started his carrier at Dogan Holding in 1997. Afterwards, he started to work at Aria Communication Services and played an active role in the merger of Aria and Aycell. He continued his role in Avea after the merger. In 2008, he started to work as Business Planning Director at Oger Telecom. In 2011, he was appointed as Assistant General Manager responsible for Business Planning at Oger Telecom. Mr. Er started to work as Assistant General Manager of Business Planning at Turk Telekom in May 2014. He also acted as Assistant General Manager of Strategy and Business Development between March 2016 and December 2016.

Yakup Oztunc

Mr. Yakup Oztunc has served as Legal Assistant General Manager of Turk Telekomunikasyon Anonim Sirketi since January 2017. Oztunc graduated from the Faculty of Law, Ankara Universitesi in 1996. He started his career in 1997 as a self-employed lawyer. After joining Turk Telekomunikasyon A.S. in 1998, he took several different responsibilities as lawyer, legal counsel and legal director. Mr. Oztunc was responsible for adapting “Suspect Tracking System” to developing technology and changing legislation. Within this frame he coordinated the process of making the Legal Monitoring System (I-Hope System) available to all Turk Telekom Group Companies. Since 2003, he provided legal assistance as a counsel of the company regarding Collective Bargaining agreement. Mr. Oztunc was a member of License Coordination Committee which is established for supervising the implementation of the concession agreement between Turk Telekom and ICTA (2010 -2015). Additionally, he was a member of Turk Telekom Health, Social and Relief Foundation between 2007-2012 and Turk Telekom Saving Foundation between 2011-2014. He also served as PTT Foundation Board Member between 2014-2016.

Umit Onal

Mr. Umit Onal has served as Marketing and Customer Care Assistant General Manager, Sales Assistant General Manager (Acting) of TURK TELEKOMUNIKASYON ANONIM SIRKETI since December 2018. He served as Sales and Customer Care Assistant General Manager of the Company between December 2016 and December 2018. He obtained his Bachelor degree with a major in Advertising and Public Relations Department from Istanbul Universitesi in 1995. After that he held various managerial positions in the areas of advertising, production, content/broadcasting/advertisement sales in Turkey’s leading media companies including TGRT and Kanal 7. He joined Turkuvaz Medya Group, initially as the General Manager of ATV and then he served as Executive Committee Member and Advertising VP for all brands operating under the Group. Mr. Onal served as General Manager at Show TV between 2014 and 2015. Following that he served as CEO and the Executive Board Member of Digiturk between 2015 and 2016. He played an active role during the acquisition of Digiturk (change of control from SDIF). He has more than 20 years expertise in media industry, which gave him a chance to be a part of Turkey’s media transformation and he has been active in NGOs throughout his career. He is the former Chairman and current Board Member at TIAK (TV Monitoring and Research Committee) and committee head at TVYD (Association of TV Broadcasters).

Yavuz Yildirim

Mr. Yavuz Yildirim has served as Wholesale Assistant General Manager of Turk Telekomunikasyon Anonim Sirketi since December 2016. Yildirim graduated from Uludag Universitesi in 1999 from the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Business Administration. Following his past work experiences in trading, he started his career in 2002 at Telsim, followed by various positions in sales and marketing units at Nortel Networks Netas between 2004 -2006 and then Vodafone between 2006-2009 (Approximately 3,5 years). He joined Turk Telekom in 2009 as Director of SME Sales Operations and contributed to the establishment of SME sales channel. In November 2011, he undertook the Wholesale Sales Director role and served as the President of Turk Telekom Wholesale Clients Business Unit between April 2015 - December 2016.

Sukru Kutlu

Mr. Sukru Kutlu has served as Human Resources, Regulation and Support Assistant General Manager of Turk Telekomunikasyon Anonim Sirketi since December 2016. Kutlu graduated from the Faculty of Law, Ankara Universitesi in 1991. Afterwards he completed his Master’s Degree in Department of Private Law, Gazi Universitesi with a thesis subjected “Interconnection Contracts in Telecommunication”. He started his career in 1992 as an Assistant Auditor in Court of Accounts and during this period, he continued his career by serving as Auditor and Lead Auditor in head office and for the on-site audits carried out in the related institutions of the Court of Accounts. In 2003, he started to work in Turk Telekom as Human Resources, Regulation and Support Assistant General Manager President for 12 years. Between February 2015 and April 2016 he served as the Board Member and the General Director of Gubretas T.A.S. Mr. Kutlu holds Attorney, Notary Licenses and Public Accountant Certificate. He rejoined Turk Telekom in October 2016 and is serving as Human Resources, Regulation and Support Assistant General Manager since December 2016.

Ramazan Demir

Dr. Ramazan Demir has served as Digital and Cyber Security Product Development Assistant General Manager of TURK TELEKOMUNIKASYON ANONIM SIRKETI since March 2019. He served as CEO Advisor for Special Projects within the Company between October 5, 2016 and March 2019. He served as a Director of Yahoo! Marketplace Group. Dr. Demir graduated from Bilkent University Department of Industrial Engineering and he holds a Doctoral Degree from Sloan School of Management in Operational Research. He was Chief Regulation Officer of the Company between 2014 and October 5, 2016, and Vice General Manager - Strategy and Business Development of the Company between October 23, 2009 and 2012.

Sabriye Cullas

Ms. Sabriye Gozde Cullas serves as Director of Investor Relations of TURK TELEKOMUNIKASYON ANONIM SIRKETI. She also serves as Member of the Corporate Governance Committee of the Company.

Yavuz Turkmen

Mr. Yavuz Turkmen has served as Head of Internal Audit of Turk Telekomunikasyon Anonim Sirketi since February 2017. Turkmen graduated from Bilkent University, Economics with high honor in 1995. He started his career at KPMG. He worked at Turk Hava Yollari between 2004 and 2006 as Financial Control Manager, afterwards in 2006 he worked at a private chemical Company as Vice General Manager of Finance and Administrative Affairs. He joined Turk Telekom in 2007 as General Accounting Manager. Between 2009 – 2017, he served as Turk Telekom Financial Control Director and Turk Telekom Group Financial Control Director. During this period, he took an active role in reorganization of finance department and also took responsibility of many projects, each of which first in their fields. Yavuz Turkmen has CPA and Independent Auditor certificates.

Aclan Acar

Mr. Aclan Acar serves as Member of the Board of Directors of TURK TELEKOMUNIKASYON ANONIM SIRKETI. He started his career in 1974. After working for the state-owned Halkbank for three years, he joined the Central Bank of Turkey in 1978 where he served in different departments until 1990. During this period, he undertook several managerial responsibilities including establishing trading room, managing open market account for domestic operations, reorganizing and managing foreign exchange transactions division of money markets and treasury department of the Central Bank. He has been continuing his career within the Dogus Group, one of the leading conglomerates of Turkey, since September 1990. First, he started at Garanti Bank, one of the leading private banks in the country, as the Executive Vice President in charge of Treasury and Financial Institutions. At this position, he also undertook administration of international branches and representative offices of Garanti Bank. Between 1994-1996 period, he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Bank Ekspres, then owned by the Group. Following acquisition of Ottoman Bank, the oldest and one of the most respected banks of the country, by the Dogus Group in June 1996, he was appointed as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank. Since April 2000 he serves as a Member of Board and the Executive Committee of Dogus Group. Between the years 2001-2005 he served as the Chairman of Tansas and in the meantime as the Chairman of Garanti Insurance and Garanti Pension Company. Between February 2006-March 2018, he acted as Chairman of Dogus Otomotiv Servis Ticaret A.S.and Dogus Oto Pazarlama A.S. Between March 2018- December 2018, he acted as the CEO and the Chairman of Dogus Yayin Grubu. He took his Bachelors degree from Ankara Iktisadi ve Ticari Ilimler Akademisi. Later on, he received his M.S. degree in Banking and Insurance from the same university. Between 1985-1986, he attained his MA degree in Economics from Vanderbilt University.

Ertugrul Altin

Mr. Ertugrul Altin serves as Member of the Board of Directors of TURK TELEKOMUNIKASYON ANONIM SIRKETI. He graduated from Yildiz Teknik Universitesi with a degree in mechanical engineering. He successfully completed the Management Certification Program (8 months) at Marmara Contemporary Management Techniques Foundation and University of Maine, and also attended a graduate program in the European Community Institute at Marmara University. He started his career in 1990 in his family business. Between 1996 and 2004, he worked as an engineer, specialist, supervisor, manager and last, as district manager at IGDAS (Istanbul Gas Distribution Co.), and as General Manager of Bursagaz of the Calik Group from 2004 to 2008. He worked as a freelance consultant in 2008 and 2009, and published a book titled Dort Yilda Kalite Odulune - Bir Ornek Olay (A Case Study: A Quality Award in Just Four Years). He acted as General Manager of Trakya Gaz and Gazdas companies at the Zorlu Group from 2009 to 2011. He worked as General Manager of TANAP from 2011 to 2013, and was involved in the negotiation process on behalf of SOCAR Turkey, and was a member of the Technical Contract Committee at TANAP on behalf of SOCAR in 2014 and 2015. He served as an advisor to the Minister at the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources between 2015 and 2017. He serves as advisor to the Minister at the Ministry of Treasury and Finance, and is Member of Board of Borsa Istanbul.

Hakan Aran

Mr. Hakan Aran serves as Member of the Board of Directors of TURK TELEKOMUNIKASYON ANONIM SIRKETI. He graduated (Bachelors) from the Computer Engineering Department of the Middle East Technical University 1990 and completed his master's degree in Management at Baskent Universitesi, the Faculty of Social Sciences 2002. He began his career at Isbank’s IT System Operations Department in 1990 as an Assistant Software Specialist. In 1999, he became an Assistant Manager in IT Solution Development Department. He was appointed to the same department as a Unit Manager in 2002 and as the Head of IT Solution Development Department in 2005. Mr. Aran was appointed Deputy Chief Executive on 17 July 2008. He is Member of the Early Identification and Management of Risks Committee of the Company.

Muammer Sezgin

Dr. Muammer Cuneyt Sezgin serves as Member of the Board of Directors of TURK TELEKOMUNIKASYON ANONIM SIRKETI. He received his undergraduate degree (Bachelor of Arts) from Middle East Technical University Department of Business Administration 1985, his MBA from Western Michigan University and his Ph.D. from Istanbul Universitesi Faculty of Economics. He served in executive positions at several private banks and in 2001, Mr. Sezgin joined Garanti Bank. He is a Board Member and the Chairman of Corporate Assurance and Sustainability Committee at Garanti Bank. In addition, Mr. Sezgin is a Board Member and Audit Committee Chairman at Garanti Bank S.A. (Romania), Garanti Pension and Life and Garanti Securities. Also a Board of Trustees Member at Teachers Academy Foundation and World Wildlife Foundation Turkey, Mr. Sezgin has been serving as a Board Member of Garanti Bank since June 30, 2004 and has 29 years of experience in banking and business administration. He is Member of the Corporate Governance Committee, and Member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee of the Company.

Yigit Bulut

Mr. Yigit Bulut serves as Independent Member of the Board of Directors of TURK TELEKOMUNIKASYON ANONIM SIRKETI. He is Chairman of the Audit Committee, and Chairman of the Early Identification and Management of Risks Committee of the Company. Chief Advisor of President, Economist, Financial Analyst, Banker, Journalist, Columnist. He worked as economy commentator in Kanal 6, Kanal E and CNN Turk and columnist in Radikal, Vatan, Referans and Haberturk. He was the producer and the presenter of Parametre and Finans Analiz TV programs. He also worked as a teaching assistant in Dogus University. Between 2009 and 2012, he was the Chief Production Director of Haberturk TV, economy commentator in Bloomberg TR and columnist in Haberturk Newspaper. Between 2012 and 2013, he was the Chief Production Director of 24 TV and columnist in Star Newspaper. He continued to present the TV discussion program “Sansursuz” in TV 24, transferring from Haberturk TV. He has served as the Prime Minister’s Chief Advisor between July, 2013 and August 2014 and has been serving as Chief Advisor of President since August 2014. He graduated from Galatasaray High School and Bilkent University, Faculty of Banking and Finance. He studied for master degree in Sorbonne Universites.

Selim Dursun

Mr. Selim Dursun serves as Independent Member of the Board of Directors of TURK TELEKOMUNIKASYON ANONIM SIRKETI. He was graduated from Mechanical Engineering Department of Istanbul Yildiz Teknik Universitesi in 1980. He worked in the private sector as Mechanical Engineer and served in executive positions between the years of 1980-2002. He served as Advisor to Minister in the Ministry of Transport between 2003-2005, as Executive Assistant of Ministry of Transport between 2005-2011, as General Manager and Chairman in TUDEMSAS between 2011-2012 and as Advisor to the Minister in Ministry of Transport between the years of 2012-2015. He was elected as a Member of Parliament from Sivas province in the 25th and 26th Parliaments of Turkey. In the same period, he worked as the Chair of Peru Friendship Group of Parliament of the Republic of Turkey. He carried out various social activities in Non-Governmental Organizations as chairman, manager and member. He served as a Board Member of the Taekwondo Federation between 2004-2007, as the Chairman of Transportation Sports Club Association between 2006-2015 and as the president of Sivas Demirspor Club between the years of 2011-2012. He has been working as the Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure of the Republic of Turkey since July 2018. He is Member of the Audit Committee, and Member of the Corporate Governance Committee of the Company.

Nureddin Nebati

Dr. Nureddin Nebati serves as Independent Member of the Board of Directors of TURK TELEKOMUNIKASYON ANONIM SIRKETI. He is a political scientist. He studied at the Department of Public Administration the Faculty of Social Sciences, Istanbul Universitesi. He took his master’s degree in International Relations at the Institute of Social Sciences, Istanbul Universitesi. He took his PhD in Political Science and Public Administration at the Institute of Social Sciences, Kocaeli Universitesi. He gave lectures in political science, Turkish politics, state and political sociology at a variety of universities. He is a businessman with a background in textile business. He served as a board member of MUSIAD (Independent Industrialists’ and Businessmen's Association) and a member of the Disciplinary Board at Istanbul Chamber of Commerce. He is currently a member of MUSIAD’s High Advisory Board. He continues to act as a member of the Alumni Foundation and Association of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Istanbul University, the Society of Scientific Dissemination, Ensar, Tugva, Onder, Utesav, TDED, BEK, IDD, IDV and similar foundations and associations. He is currently the president of the Foundation UTEV, and the Turkish president of the Interparliamentary Jerusalem Platform, and a member of the Scientific Board at Opinion Center for Esenler Municipality. He was elected as a member of the AK Party’s Central Decision Board at its 4th Ordinary Congress. He also served as the president of AK Party’s Central Financial and Administrative Affairs, and the Deputy Party Leader. He was elected as a member of the parliament for Istanbul in the 24th term, for Sanliurfa in the 25th term and for Istanbul once again in the 26th term. Nureddin Nebati has taken office as Deputy Minister for the Ministry of Treasury and Finance as of 6th of September, 2018. He is Chairman of the Corporate Governance Committee of the Company.