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Turkiye Petrol Rafinerileri AS (TUPRS.IS)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Omer Koc

56 2008 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors

Ibrahim Yelmenoglu

47 2016 General Manager

Dogan Korkmaz

44 2016 Assistant General Manager (Financial)

Ihsan ..

49 2017 Assistant General Manager (Technical)

Levent Zagra

2016 Assistant General Manager (Investments & Planning)

Ozgur Kahramanzade

49 2016 Assistant General Manager (Sales & Marketing)

Atilla Ulusu

43 2017 Assistant General Manager (Crude Oil Supply & Foreign Trade)

Ali Koc

51 2016 Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors

Ahmet Bebek

36 2018 Batman Refinery Manager

Sinan Girgin

47 2018 Kirikkale Refinery Manager

Metin Tufekcioglu

2016 Izmit Refinery Manager

Arda Yildirim

36 2018 Izmir Refinery Manager

Semahat Arsel

90 2009 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Temel Atay

78 2006 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Bulent Bulgurlu

70 2014 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Levent Cakiroglu

51 2015 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Osman Durak

66 2010 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Yagiz Eyuboglu

50 2016 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Rahmi Koc

87 2008 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Erol Memioglu

64 2006 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Osman Altan

76 2012 Independent Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Gokce Bayindir

79 2012 Independent Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Kamil Bozer

60 2018 Independent Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Kutsan Celebican

2012 Independent Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Ayse Ediboglu

2018 Independent Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Suleyman Karaman

2017 Independent Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors and Privatization Administration Representative

Muharrem Kayhan

63 2018 Independent Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Omer Sertbas

59 Independent Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Ahmet Turul

59 2014 Independent Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Tuncay Onbilgin

Financial Planning and Reporting Director

Biographies

Name Description

Omer Koc

Mr. Omer Mehmet Koc has served as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Turkish Petroleum Refineries Corporation since 2008. He was Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors from 2006 to 2008. He completed his undergraduate studies at Columbia University in 1985 and received his MBA from the same university in 1989. He has a degree from Robert College of Istanbul. He began his professional career in 1985 as a Sales Clerk at Kofisa Trading Company in Switzerland and worked again as a Sales Clerk at Ramerica Int. Inc. in New York between 1989 to 1990. He joined Koc Holding in 1990 and served in senior positions such as Finance Coordinator at Gazal A.S., Vice President and then President of the Energy Group at Koc Holding A.S. Since April 2004, Mr. Koc has been Member of the Board of Koc Holding and has served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Holding since May 2008. On February 22, 2016, he was appointed as the Chairman of Koc Holding. He also serves as the President of the Turkish Educational Foundation, President of the Geyre Foundation, President of the Yapi Kredi Arts and Culture Publications. He is Member of the Executive Committee of the Company.

Ibrahim Yelmenoglu

Mr. Ibrahim Yelmenoglu has served as General Manager of Turkish Petroleum Refineries Corporation since January 1, 2016. Prior to that, he was Vice General Manager - Financial Affairs at the Company from January 27, 2006 to December 31, 2015. He started his professional life in the Ministry of Finance in 1987. In 1992, he worked for the Tax Inspectors Board, after which he joined Koc Holding's Audit Group in 2004. Between 2004 and 2006, he worked in Koc Holding A.S. as Audit Group Coordinator. Following the 51% share transfer of the Company to Koc Holding, Mr. Yelmenoglu was appointed to his position as Vice General Manager - Financial Affairs. Mr. Yelmenoglu received his Bachelors degree from Ankara Universitesi, Faculty of Political Sciences, in 1991, and his Masters degree from University of Illinois in 2003. He is Member of the Ethics Committee of the Company.

Dogan Korkmaz

Mr. Dogan Korkmaz has served as Assistant General Manager (Financial) of Turkish Petroleum Refineries Corporation since January 1, 2016. He started his professional life with Koc Holding MT program in 1996 and started working in Arcelik A.S. Investment finance department at the same time. He held Corporate Finance and Financial Markets Strategist positions in Arcelik until 2007. In 2007, he became Treasury and Capital Markets Manager of Arcelik. In 2009, he became Finance Director at Beko plc, Arcelik’s UK subsidiary. In 2012, he became the Finance Director of Arcelik. Mr. Korkmaz graduated from Department of Business Administration at DEU in 1996. He has also completed his MBA program in Koc Universitesi in 2007 and Diploma in Global Business at University of Oxford in 2013. He is Member of the Corporate Governance Committee, and Member of the Ethics Committee of the Company.

Ihsan ..

Mr. Ihsan Serdar Kemaloglu has served as Assistant General Manager (Technical) of Turkish Petroleum Refineries Corporation since February 1, 2017. He graduated from Middle East Technical University, Department of Chemical Engineering in 1991. He began his professional career in 1993 as Plant Engineer at Tupras Izmit Refinery, where he assumed various roles including Supervisor and Chief Engineer at the Refinery’s FCC, Crude Oil, Vacuum, Desulphurization and Hydrocracker Units. Mr. Kemaloglu participated in efforts to commission the Isomerization Unit in 2002. As the Chief Process Control Engineer at Izmit Refinery, he was actively involved in the implementation of Advanced Process Controls (APC), launched in 2008. After serving as Production Manager at Izmir Refinery, he was appointed as Batman Refinery Manager in June 8, 2013; and between October 16, 2015 and February 1, 2017, he served as Kirikkale Refinery Manager. Mr. Kemaloglu was appointed as Technical Assistant General Manager on February 1, 2017.

Levent Zagra

Mr. Levent Zagra has served as Assistant General Manager (Investments & Planning) of Turkish Petroleum Refineries Corporation since April 2016. He started his career at Koc Holding Strategic Planning Department in 1996. He was appointed as the General Manager of Promena Electronic Commerce in 2002. Prior to his current role he served as the Energy Group Coordinator at Koc Holding. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute and earned his Master of Science and an MBA from Cornell University.

Ozgur Kahramanzade

Mr. Ozgur Kahramanzade has served as Assistant General Manager (Sales & Marketing) of Turkish Petroleum Refineries Corporation since April 2016. He started his career as a Management Trainee at Beko Elektronik in 1994. He worked as a Project Engineer at Koc Holding in 1997. He was transferred to Zinerji A.S. as Project Officer in 2000. In 2001, He became Project Manager at Koc Holding. In 2005, he was appointed as the Marketing, Investment and Group Companies Director at OPET Petrolculuk and in 2006, he became Supply and Technical Assistant General Manager at OPET Petrolculuk. He served as the General Manager of Entek Elektrik Uretim A.S. during the period from December 2010 to April 2016. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Bogazici Universitesi. He received his Master’s degree in Management from Purdue University, Krannert Business School.

Atilla Ulusu

Mr. Atilla Ulusu has served as Assistant General Manager (Crude Oil Supply & Foreign Trade) of Turkish Petroleum Refineries Corporation since May 5, 2017. He started his professional life in 2000 as Ram Algeria Regional Sales Representative and he became Regional Director in the same Country as of 2002. In 2003, he was appointed as LPG Trading & Planning Responsible in Aygaz A.S. Following this position, he became Overseas LPG Sales Responsible mainly for LPG exports to Iraq and other East Mediterranean Countries. In 2007, he was appointed as Crude Oil Supply Coordinator in Tupras; and respectively he became responsible as Crude Oil Supply Manager in 2013 and Crude Oil Supply and Production Planning Director in 2015. He graduated from Bilkent University Political Science and Public Administration in 1999.

Ali Koc

Mr. Ali Yildirim Koc has served as Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Turkish Petroleum Refineries Corporation since April 2016. He was Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of the Company from January 2008 to April 2016. He graduated from Rice University’s Business Administration Faculty, Bachelor degree in Management, 1989, and went on to earn an MBA from Harvard University in 1997. Between 1990 and 1991, he joined American Express Bank’s Management Trainee Program, served as Coordinator at Ramerica International Inc. between 1991 and 1992 and as Analyst at the Morgan Stanley Investment Bank between 1992 and 1994. After being appointed New Business Development Coordinator at Koc Holding in 1997, Mr. Koc held a number of senior positions such as President of the Information Group. He has served as President of Koc Holding’s Corporate Communications and Information Group from 2006 to 2010. Since January 2008, he has been on the Board at Koc Holding and he has served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Holding since February 2016. He is Member of the Executive Committee of the Company.

Ahmet Bebek

Mr. Ahmet Bebek has served as Batman Refinery Manager of Turkish Petroleum Refineries Corporation since February 1, 2018. He started his professional life with Foster Wheeler Italiana (Wood), Milano as a Process Engineer in 2006. He joined Tupras Kirikkale Refinery in 2007 and served as Process Engineer, Process Chief, Process Superintendent and Operations Superintendent of Crude, Vacuum, Hydrocracker, Isomerization, Hydrogen Manufacturing, Unifiner, CCR Platformer, Diesel/Kerosene Desulphurisation,  LPG/Gas Amin/MEA Treating, Sulphur Recovery and Sour Water Stripper Units. In 2014, he became the Production Manager of Tupras Batman Refinery. Mr. Bebek graduated from Chemical Engineering department of Middle East Technical University (METU) in 2003. He received MSc in Process Systems Engineering from Technische Universitaet Dortmund in 2005. He also completed MSc in Industrial Engineering at Middle East Technical University (METU) in 2011. He attended Harvard Business School for Executive Education in "Program for Leadership Development” (PLD).

Sinan Girgin

Mr. Sinan Girgin has served as Kirikkale Refinery Manager of Turkish Petroleum Refineries Corporation since February 1, 2018. Before that, he was Batman Refinery Manager at the Company from October 19, 2015. He started his professional carrier as technical services engineer at Ankara Akyak Trading Company in 1994. He joined TUPRAS in 1997 and served as Operations Engineer, Operations Supervisor, Operations Superintendent at Crude, Vacuum, FCC, Hydrocracker, Isomerization, Platformer and MQD units. He leaded the commissioning of isomerization Project in 2002 and GSIP Project in 2009. He served at Izmit Refinery Production Manager from June 2, 2011. He graduated from the Department of Chemical Engineering at Ankara Universitesi in 1994 and earned his M.Sc. degree at Koc Universitesi in 2013.

Metin Tufekcioglu

Mr. Metin Tufekcioglu has served as Izmit Refinery Manager of Turkish Petroleum Refineries Corporation since July 12, 2016. He graduated from Chemical Engineering Department of Hacettepe University in 1995. He took his Master’s degree from Koc Universitesi Executive MBA program. He started his professional life in Teksmak Kimya as an Engineer in 1996. After working for this company for two months he became a Tupras family member in 1996. He held various positions in Tupras between 1996 and 2016 such as Process Engineer, Process Supervisor, Process Units Superintendent, Planning Superintendent, Planning and Sales Manager, Head Office Operations Planning Manager and Izmit Refinery Operations Group Manager.

Arda Yildirim

Mr. Arda Yildirim has served as Izmir Refinery Manager of Turkish Petroleum Refineries Corporation since February 1, 2018. Before that, he was Kirikkale Refinery Manager at the Company from February 2017. He started his professional life at AVEA Customer Relations Department in 2005. He joined to Tupras just after the privatization period to Koc Holding and started working as an Operation Engineer in charge of Power Plant in Izmit Refinery. He worked in Energy Management Department as Process Chief in 2009, then he was transferred to Izmir Refinery in 2010 and worked as an Operation Superintendent. He served at Technical Services Department of Tupras General Management as a Process Superintendent in 2012. Between years 2013 to 2015, he was in charge as Process Superintendent of Delayed Coker and Vacuum Distillation Units during the project evaluation, commissioning and start up phases of Residuum Up-grading Project (RUP) in Izmit Refinery. In 2015, he was appointed as an Operation Superintendent to Kirikkale Refinery and he served as Production Manager after September 2015. He is a Chemical Engineering graduate of Bogazici Universitesi and he has completed his MBA in Koc Universitesi in 2015.

Semahat Arsel

Ms. Semahat Sevim Arsel has served as Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Turkish Petroleum Refineries Corporation since March 27, 2009. After graduation from the American College for Girls in Istanbul, she participated in German language programs at the Goethe Institute. She started her professional career in 1964 as Member of the Board of Directors at Koc Holding. She currently is Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Vehbi Koc Foundation, Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Tourism Group, Second Chairman of the Florence Nightingale Foundation and Chairman of Semahat Arsel Nursing Education & Research Center. She has been Founder of Koc University’s Faculty of Nursing. She graduated from J.W.Goethe University. She is Member of the Executive Committee of the Company.

Temel Atay

Mr. Temel Kamil Atay has served as Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Turkish Petroleum Refineries Corporation since 2006. He is a graduate of Istanbul Teknik Universitesi’s Mechanical Engineering Department and holds an MBA from Wayne State University. He started his professional career as Product Development Engineer at Chrysler Industries in 1965; the following year, he joined Koc Group, where he served as Product Development Director at Otosan A.S., Product Development Engineer at Ford Motor Co. U.S.A., Vice Automotive Coordinator at Koc Holding A.S., Chief Executive Officer of Otoyol Sanayi A.S. and Chief Executive Officer of Tofas Turk Otomobil Fab. A.S., Vice President of Technical Projects at Koc Holding A.S. and President of the Tofas Group. Between 2000 and 2001, he was Chief Executive Officer of Koc Holding A.S. He has been Board Member at Koc Holding since 1996. He is Member of the Risk Management Committee, and Member of the Executive Committee of the Company.

Bulent Bulgurlu

Dr. Bulent Bulgurlu has served as Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Turkish Petroleum Refineries Corporation since 2014. He graduated from Ankara Engineering and Architectural Faculty of Ankara Universitesi and earned his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet - NTNU in 1977. He also received a Masters degree in Civil Engineering from Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet - NTNU in 1972, and a Bachelors degree from Gazi Universitesi. He started his career in 1972 as a Construction Engineer at Elliot Stromme A/S in Oslo. He joined Garanti Insaat in 1977 as Construction Engineer and worked as Planning and Construction Manager, Site Coordination and Construction Manager, Assistant General Manager, General Manager and Executive Director at Garanti-Koza. He has worked at Koc Holding since 1996 as President of the Tourism and Services Group, President of the Tourism and Construction Group and President of the Consumer Durables and Construction Group. He was Koc Holding CEO between May 2007 and April 2010. He has been a Member of Koc Holding Board of Directors since May 2007. He is also a member of TUSIAD and TURMEPA. He has been a member of Tupras Board of Directors first between 2007-2012 and then since 2014. He is Member of the Executive Committee of the Company.

Levent Cakiroglu

Mr. Levent Cakiroglu has served as Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Turkish Petroleum Refineries Corporation since March 30, 2015. He graduated from Ankara Universitesi, Faculty of Political Sciences, Bachelors, Department of Business Administration. He went on to earn his Master’s degree at the University of Illinois. Mr. Cakiroglu began his professional career as an Auditor at the Ministry of Finance in 1988. From 1997 to 1998, he taught as a part-time instructor at Bilkent University, and served as Vice President of the Financial Crimes Investigation Board at the Ministry of Finance. He joined Koc Holding in 1998 as Financial Coordinator. Subsequently, he worked as the General Manager at Koctas (2002-2007) and General Manager at Migros (2007-2008). In 2008, he was appointed General Manager at Arcelik while at the same time serving as President of the Consumer Durables Group at Koc Holding from April 2010. On February 17, 2015, Mr. Cakiroglu was appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Koc Holding. He was later appointed Chief Executive Officer at Koc Holding, after the Ordinary General Assembly meeting held on March 31, 2015.

Osman Durak

Mr. Osman Turgay Durak has served as Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Turkish Petroleum Refineries Corporation since April 5, 2010. He completed his undergraduate studies in Mechanical Engineering (Bachelor of Arts) at Northwestern University in the United States in 1974 and his MA in Mechanical Engineering from the same university in 1975. He started his professional career as Application Engineer at Otosan and was subsequently appointed Project Coordination Manager in 1982 and Project Coordination Department Director in 1984. In 1986, he became Assistant General Manager - Marketing, in 1987 Assistant General Manager - Procurement and in 2000 Chief Assistant General Manager at Ford Otomotiv Sanayi A.S. From 2002 until 2007, he served as General Manager of Ford Otomotiv Sanayi A.S. and then as President of the Automotive Group of Koc Holding between 2007 and 2009; as Vice Chief Executive Officer at Koc Holding A.S. between 2009 and 2010. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer in April 2010.

Yagiz Eyuboglu

Mr. Yagiz Eyuboglu has served as Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Turkish Petroleum Refineries Corporation since April 4, 2016. He started his professional life as a Management Trainee at Arcelik A.S. in 1991. In 1993, he was promoted to Koc Holding Headquarters, where he worked for more than 10 years, as Auditor, Senior Internal Auditor, Assistant Financial Coordinator and Financial Coordinator, respectively. Between 2004 and 2009, he assumed several responsibilities within the Koc Group, namely, Chief Financial Officer of Arcelik A.S., Chief Executive Officer and Board Member of Beko Elektronik A.S., Assistant to the President of the Koc Holding Foreign Trade and Tourism Group, and Human Resources Director of Koc Holding. In 2009 he joined Aygaz A.S. as the General Manager. He is assigned to Koc Holding as the Energy Group Deputy President as of October 1, 2015. He serves as the Chairman of Turkish Confederation of Employer Associations (TISK), Turkish Union of Chambers and as the Deputy Chairman of Turkish Employers’ Association of Metal Industries (MESS). He is President of World LPG Association (WLPGA). Mr. Eyuboglu graduated from Bogazici Universitesi with BS degree in Economics in 1991, and he earned his MBA in Business Administration from Koc Universitesi in 1996. He is Member of the Corporate Governance Committee of the Company.

Rahmi Koc

Mr. Rahmi Mustafa Koc has served as Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Turkish Petroleum Refineries Corporation since June 4, 2008. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University’s Industrial Management Department and started his professional career in 1958 at the Otokoc Company of the Koc Group. Throughout his career, he has held senior positions at Koc Holding. In 1980, he was appointed President of the Executive Committee and then Chairman of the Board of Directors at Koc Holding. Since 2003, he has served as the Honorary Chairman of Koc Holding. Mr. Koc is also Deputy Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Vehbi Koc Foundation, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Koc University, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Rahmi M. Koc Museum and Culture Foundation, Chairman of the Board of Directors of VKV American Hospital, Founding Member and Honorary Chairman of the Clean Seas Association (TURMEPA), Honorary Chairman of the High Advisory Council of the Turkish Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Association (TÜSIAD), Member of the Advisory Council of the Turkish Confederation of Employers’ Unions (TISK). He is Member of the Executive Committee of the Company.

Erol Memioglu

Mr. Erol Memioglu has served as Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Turkish Petroleum Refineries Corporation since 2006. He is a graduate of the Middle East Technical University’s Petroleum Engineering Department (Bachelors). He started his business career in 1979 as Senior Engineer at the Turkish Petroleum Corporation (TPAO) and later became Production Manager and President of the Overseas Projects Group. He was appointed Vice President at the Koc Holding A.S. Energy Group in 1999, later served as an Executive Board Member at Koc Holding Energy Group from 2003 to 2004; between May 2004 to April 2016, he has served as President of the same Group.

Osman Altan

Mr. Osman Mete Altan has served as Independent Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Turkish Petroleum Refineries Corporation since April 4, 2012. He graduated from Yildiz Teknik Universitesi, Department of Mechanical Engineering in 1965 and completed his MA at the same university and later earned an MBA from Uludag Universitesi. Between 1966 and 1968, Mr. Altan worked for the American company TUMPANE Co. Inc.; upon completing his military service in 1970, he worked at the TOFAS Automobile Factory, where he became Workshop Engineer, Production Engineer and Assistant General Manager - Production. In 1995, he was appointed General Manager of Otoyol A.S. and served in this position until his retirement in July 2003. He is Member of the Audit Committee of the Company.

Gokce Bayindir

Mr. Gokce Bayindir has served as Independent Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Turkish Petroleum Refineries Corporation since April 4, 2012. He graduated from Robert College, and then from Bogazici Universitesi, Department of Business Administration in 1965 (Bachelors) ; subsequently, he received his MBA from the same institution. After completing his military service, Mr. Bayindir started his professional career in 1967. He joined Tofas Oto Ticaret A.S. in 1971 where he first worked as Marketing Manager before rising to Assistant General Manager; in 1979, he began serving as General Manager at Tofas. In 1987, he was appointed Tofas Group Vice President at Koc Holding, and later held the position of Tofas Group President before retiring from Koc Group in 2000. During his time at Koc Group, Mr. Bayindir served as a Board Member at various Group companies, primarily Tofas Oto Ticaret A.S. and Tofas Turk Otomobil Fabrikasi A.S. He is Member of the Risk Management Committee of the Company.

Kamil Bozer

Mr. Kamil Omer Bozer has served as Independent Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Turkish Petroleum Refineries Corporation since March 21, 2018. After receiving his degree in business administration from the Middle East Technical University, Kamil Omer Bozer completed a master’s degree at Georgia State University in U.S.A. He began his career as a management trainee at Koc Holding A.S. in 1985. After serving as Deputy Chief Executive of Maret A.S. from 1990 and as General Manager of Duzey A.S. from 1995, he became General Manager of Migros Turk T.A.S. in 2002. He was appointed President of Food, Retailing and Tourism Group in 2005. He served as President of Food and Retailing Group between 2006 and 2008, and once again as President of Tourism, Food and Retailing Group from 2009 to April 2011. From 2012 until the dates of their respective General Assembly Meetings in 2018, Mr. Bozer sat as an independent member on the Boards of Directors of Anadolu Efes Sanayii A.S., Anadolu Isuzu Otomotiv Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S., Adel Kalemcilik Ticaret ve Sanayi A.S. He is also an independent Board member at Boyner Perakende A.S. and Soktas Tekstil A.S., in which positions he still serves. Additionally, he was a member on the Boards of Directors of Carrefoursa A.S. and Teknosa Ticaret A.S. from 2016 until the beginning of 2018.

Kutsan Celebican

Mr. Kutsan Celebican has served as Independent Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Turkish Petroleum Refineries Corporation since April 4, 2012. A graduate of Ankara Universitesi, Faculty of Political Sciences, he started his career in 1969 at the Ministry of Finance, Board of Public Auditors, before becoming Assistant General Manager of the Treasury at the same ministry between 1979 and 1982. He later served as Deputy Executive Director at the World Bank (IBRD). Mr. Celebican joined the Koc Group in 1987 and served as Finance Coordinator, Vice President and President of the Finance Group. He retired from the Koc Group in December 2001 and currently he runs his own business as financial consultant. He is Member of the Corporate Governance Committee, and Member of the Audit Committee of the Company.

Ayse Ediboglu

Mrs. Ayse Canan Ediboglu has served as Independent Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Turkish Petroleum Refineries Corporation since March 21, 2018. After completing her high school education at Ancaster House School, she got her bachelor’s degree in economics and her master’s degree in financial management and control from Southampton University, U.K, U.K. After working as a research assistant at the same University, she continued her career as a Planning Manager at Shell in 1980. She held various positions at Shell Turkey, before being appointed as its General Manager in 2002 and Shell Turkey National Manager in 2006. She sat as a member on the Board of Directors of Shell-Turcas Petrol A.S.

Suleyman Karaman

Mr. Suleyman Karaman has served as Independent Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors and Privatization Administration Representative of Turkish Petroleum Refineries Corporation since March 29, 2017. Between 1979-1981, he worked on prototypes of engine, tractor and agriculture machine in ITU. Between 1984-1994, he worked in Automotive Sup-Industry as Operations Manager, Assistant General Manager and Board Member, respectively. In 1994, he was appointed as Assistant General Manager at IETT and worked at ISBALT, ISBAK, ISTON, ISMER and BELTUR, which are organizations of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality. On December 31, 2002, he became the General Directorate of TCDD Operations and Chairman of the Board of Directors. In this period he contributed to the realization of more than 100 railway projects, specifically the High Speed Train project. He received Innovation Award from President of the Republic of Turkey due to his works at TCDD General Management. He served in the Board of Directors of Turk Telekom, TTNET and TURKSAT as a member. In 2015, he resigned from his position in TCDD and became a deputy candidate for nomination from Erzincan at AK Party. He is currently serving as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of TURKSAT. After graduating from Istanbul Pertevniyal High School, he completed his degree at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Istanbul Teknik Universitesi in 1978. He later earned his Masters in Mechanical Engineering with high honor from the same university in 1981.

Muharrem Kayhan

Mr. Muharrem Hilmi Kayhan has served as Independent Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Turkish Petroleum Refineries Corporation since March 21, 2018. Muharrem Kayhan received education at St. Joseph French School and Robert College of Istanbul. He got his Engineering Degree in Textiles in 1976 from the Manchester University in England. He received his MBA from Cornell University in 1978. Muharrem Kayhan is presently Chairman of the boards of Soktas and its subsidiaries. He has represented the interests of the Turkish textile industry in various European Union platforms while serving on the boards of the Aegean Chamber of Industry, the Exporters’ Union, and the Turkish Textile Employers’ Union. He served as the Chairman of TUSIAD between 1997 and 1999, and is now an Honorary Chairman. Muharrem Kayhan serves on the Board of Trustees of Robert College the Izmir Culture, Art and Education Foundation, and Bizim Okul Foundation. He has represented Spain as Honorary Consul in Izmir since 2003. He is the recipient of the Turkish National Assembly Distinguished Service Award (2009).

Omer Sertbas

Mr. Omer Sertbas serves as Independent Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Turkish Petroleum Refineries Corporation. He attended the primary, secondary schools including high school in Erzincan. He studied in Industrial Engineering Department of Istanbul Teknik Universitesi. From 1983 to 1986, he served in capacity of Planning and Programming Department Head with the rank of Air Engineer Lieutenant at Kayseri 2nd Military Airlift Command. From 1986 to 1994, he continued to be employed as the Head of Parachute Workshops Group with the ranks Engineer First Lieutenant and Engineer Captain at the 2nd Military Airlift Command. Having promoted from the rank of Captain to the rank of Major, Omer Sertbas officiated as Ground Systems Manager between 1994 and 2002. He performed duty in capacity of Manufacturing Manager with the rank of Air Engineer Major at the 2nd Airlift Command between 2002 and 2003. After having completed his duty of Manufacturing Manager at Ankara 3rd Airlift Command between 2003 and 2008, he held office of Plant Manager with the rank of Air Engineer Senior Colonel between 2008 and 2009. Omer Sertbas was retired when he was employed in Air Forces Command in 2009 and then he served as Advisor for Mr. Binali Yildirim, the ex Minister of Turkish Ministry of Transport, Maritime and Transportations between 2009 and 2016. Since 2016, he still has been serving as the Head Advisor for Mr. Binali Yildirim, The Prime Minister of Turkey.

Ahmet Turul

Mr. Ahmet Turul has served as Independent Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Turkish Petroleum Refineries Corporation since March 31, 2014. He graduated from Ankara Universitesi, Department of Political Science in 1980. Between 1980 and 1988, he worked as Assistant Public Accountant and later as Public Accountant at the Ministry of Finance. From 1988 to 1999, he served as Assistant Coordinator of Financial Affairs, and Financial Affairs Coordinator at Koc Holding, and from 1999 to 2002, he was the Vice President of Financial Affairs at Koc Tuketici Finansmani A.S. Mr. Turul served as Vice President of Financial Affairs at Allianz Sigorta A.S. and Allianz Hayat ve Emeklilik A.S. between 2002 and 2010. Since 2010, he has been a Board Member of Allianz Sigorta A.S. and Allianz Hayat ve Emeklilik A.S., and a Board Member of Allianz Yasam ve Emeklilik A.S. since 2013. Additionally, Mr. Turul is Member of the Disciplinary Board of the Insurance Association of Turkey, and serves as a Member of the Tax Council on behalf of the Association.

Tuncay Onbilgin