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Ulker Biskuvi Sanayi AS (ULKER.IS)

ULKER.IS on Istanbul Stock Exchange

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Murat Ulker

60 2000 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors

Mehmet Tutuncu

61 2015 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors

Sabri Ulker

Founder

Serkan Asliyuce

2017 Finance Director/Financial Affairs Director

Ibrahim Taskin

53 Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Ali Ulker

50 2014 Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Verda Beste Tesar

2017 Director of Investor Relations

Ahmet Ozokur

39 2011 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Cengiz Solakoglu

Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Halil Corapci

82 2016 Independent Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Mehmet Muderrisoglu

71 2017 Independent Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Ahmet Yalnizoglu

62 2016 Independent Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Biographies

Name Description

Murat Ulker

Mr. Murat Ulker has served as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ulker Biskuvi Sanayi Anonim Sirketi since 2000. A graduate of Bogazici Universitesi (Bachelors degree), Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Business Administration, Murat Ulker began his professional career in 1982. He took sector-related courses at schools abroad such as American Institute of Baking (AIB) and Zentralfachschule der Deutschen Sußwarenwirtschaft (ZDS). He did internship at Continental Baking in the US. He made examinations in nearly 60 factories and plants operating in biscuit, chocolate and food sector in the US and Europe for three years. He also assumed roles in various International Executive Services Corps (IESC) projects. Murat Ulker started work as Control Coordinator within the Group in 1984. He was appointed as Assistant General Manager for Enterprises and General Manager in the following years. Acting as the Member of the Executive Committee and a Board member in different enterprises within the Group, Ulker managed many new “Vertical Integration” related investments. Assuming the role of Chairing the Holding’s Executive Board in 2000, Murat Ulker has been acting as the Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2000.

Mehmet Tutuncu

Mr. Mehmet Tutuncu has served as Chief Executive Officer, Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ulker Biskuvi Sanayi Anonim Sirketi since 2015. He was Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors and Food and Drinks Group President of the Company between 2014 and 2015, as Member of the Board of Directors, Food and Drinks Group President of the Company between 2012 and 2014, and as Member of the Board of Directors of the Company between June 13, 2011 and 2012. He obtained his BA degree from the Department of Mechanical Engineering in Gazi Universitesi, followed by an MA in the Department of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Maltepe University. With IRI scholarship, he took courses in Italy on Production, Quality Control and Maintenance Practices, as well as Strategic Marketing at Harvard Business School, IMD/Switzerland and Insead/Singapore. He began his professional career in 1981 as an engineer at the Ministry of National Education, Construction Department. From 1987 to 1996, he worked as a Production Manager, Enterprise Manager and General Manager, respectively, at Best Rothmans Entegre Sigara ve Tutun Sanayi A.S. He assumed his first role at Yildiz Holding as Enterprises Coordinator of Ulker Gida A.S. in 1996. He worked as the General Manager of Ulker Biscuit and Chocolate factories, Ulker Group Vice President, Food and Beverages Group President, and Ulker International Group President. In 2016, he was appointed as the CEO in charge of Turkey, Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia in the pladis organization established within Yildiz Holding. In 2017, he assumed responsibility for South Asia and Latin America as well as pladis Global Information Systems and Business Models Transformation, acting as Vice CEO. Since October 2018, he has been serving as the Vice Chairman of the Yildiz Holding Board of Directors and CEO of Yildiz Holding. A board member of TUGIS, (Turkish Food Industry Employers’ Union) he is member of many Turkish and foreign sector organizations.

Sabri Ulker

Serkan Asliyuce

Ibrahim Taskin

Mr. Ibrahim Taskin serves as Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Ulker Biskuvi Sanayi Anonim Sirketi. He graduated from Istanbul Universitesi, Faculty of Law in 1986. He served his military service as a disciplinary officer at military disciplinary court in Sanliurfa in 1988. He is a member of Istanbul Bar as a self-employed lawyer since 1989. Beginning from 1990 for four years he lectured constitutional law, criminal law, criminal procedure law and police profession code at Florya Police Academy in Istanbul. In between 1996-2004 he was involved in political activities with various assignments in addition to his career as a free-lance lawyer. He has been in charge of Legal Affairs of Yildiz Holding since 2004. Currently he is President of Global Legal Affairs at Yildiz Holding. He is also member of board of directors of many companies and member of board as a founder and/or director at various association and foundations. Besides his responsibilities at Yildiz Holding Group Mr. Taskin is President of Discipline Committee, Food Safety and Defense Board and Global Legal Affairs at Yildiz Holding.

Ali Ulker

Mr. Ali Ulker has served as Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Ulker Biskuvi Sanayi Anonim Sirketi since 2014. He served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company between June 13, 2011 and 2014, as well as Executive Member of the Board of Directors, Group President of the Company between 2010 and June 13, 2011; Executive Member of the Board of Directors of the Company between June 27, 2008 and 2010, and as Member of the Board of Directors of the Company between August 1, 2006 and June 27, 2008. He was appointed as General Manager of the Company on March 31, 2005, and resigned from his General Manager post on August 1, 2006. His career within the Ulker Group began in 1985, as an intern in the Quality Control Department. Between 1986 and 1998, he continued his internship and management training rotating through chocolate production and various roles within Atlas Gida Pazarlama A.S., including Sales Director, Sales Coordinator, Product Group Coordinator and Product Group Manager. In 1998, Mr. Ulker was appointed as General Manager of Atlas Gida Pazarlama A.S., and in 2000 he became Group President responsible for Marketing and Chain Store Consumers. In 2001, he took over General Manager post of Merkez Gida Pazarlama A.S. In 2002, he became Vice President of the Food Division. Mr. Ulker also actively participated in the Kaizen project implementation led by the De Boccard & York Consulting Company in 1992, as well as the Sales System Development and Organizational Restructuring project led by IESC in 1997. Mr. Ulker was appointed as President of the Ulker Division (Cookies, Chocolate and Confections) in 2005. He graduated from Bogazici Universitesi with a degree in Economics and Business Administration. He also participated in various educational programs in IMD, Harvard and Wharton Business schools.

Verda Beste Tesar

Ms. Verda Beste Tesar has served as Director of Investor Relations of ULKER BISKUVI SANAYI ANONIM SIRKETI since 2017. She also serves as Member of the Corporate Governance Committee of the Company.

Ahmet Ozokur

Mr. Ahmet Ozokur has served as Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Ulker Biskuvi Sanayi Anonim Sirketi since June 13, 2011. He received a Bachelors degree in Management from Indiana University, and a Masters degree in Business and Marketing from the European Business School. He began his professional career in 2004 as Executive Board Member at Hizli Sistem A.S. In 2005, he was appointed General Manager of Datateknik, and he was promoted to the position of CEO of Datateknik Informatics Group within the same year. Post-merger in 2006, Datateknik Informatics Group became a fully integrated group engaged in systems integration, distribution of computer components, software development and distribution, development of interactive applications, manufacturing and distribution of Expert branded products; it was a pioneering and innovative company in its sector. In 2008, with the restructuring of Datateknik Informatics Group under the umbrella of Yildiz Holding, Mr. Ozokur was appointed Assistant to the Chairman. Within the same year, he was also appointed Project Leader at Yildiz Holding Real Estate Investment Group and Executive Member of Beta Marina Isletmeciligi A.S. Subsequently, Mr. Ozokur also served as the General Manager of Saglam Real Estate Investment Trust which eventually merged with SAF REIT.

Cengiz Solakoglu

Mr. Cengiz Solakoglu serves as Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Ulker Biskuvi Sanayi Anonim Sirketi. He graduated from Marmara Universitesi in 1964, and began his professional career in sales at Beko Ticaret A.S. He was promoted to Regional Sales Manager in 1969 and to Sales Director in 1975. After serving as the General Manager of Beko Ticaret from 1977 to 1983, he was appointed General Manager of Atilim A.S., another Koc Group company. During his eight year tenure in that position, he pioneered the efforts to strengthen the Arcelik Authorized Dealer System. In 1991, Mr. Solakoglu was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Consumption Group of Koc Holding; he was also a Member of the Executive Committee of the Group between 1996 and 1998. In 2002, he was appointed Chairman of the Durable Consumer Goods Group of Koc Holding. Having worked at the Koc Group continuously for more than 37 years, Mr. Solakoglu retired due to the Group’s policy of mandatory retirement at age 60. He is among the founders of the Educational Volunteers Foundation of Turkey (TEGV) and the 1907 Fenerbahce Association. He was named a Leader of Civil Society by Ekonomist magazine in 2003.

Halil Corapci

Mr. Halil Bulent Corapci has served as Independent Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Ulker Biskuvi Sanayi Anonim Sirketi since February 9, 2016. He graduated with merit from Ankara Iktisadi ve Ticari Ilimler Akademisi, Istanbul Economics and Business School in 1956. He began his professional career in 1953 with the Karamancilar-Gaziogullari Group and has since served in managerial and auditing roles in the Group’s companies. He has attended several academic programs abroad. Throughout his career, he has been a member of the boards of directors for Karamancilar Holding, Orta Anadolu Mensucat, Anadolu Cam Sanayii, Nasas Aluminyum, Celik Halat, Polinas, Henkel, and Turyag. He is currently a board member at Astay Gayrimenkul A.S, Atikpasa ve Sultanahmet (Four Seasons Hotels) A.S., Senapa Stampa Plastik A.S., Marti GYO, and Kerevitas (Super Fresh) A.S. He is a member of the Istanbul Chamber of Certified Public Accountants with registration number 20. He is also a senior member of the Tax Council. He is Chairman of the Audit Committee, Member of the Corporate Governance Committee, and Chairman of the Risk Committee of the Company.

Mehmet Muderrisoglu

Prof. Dr. Mehmet Aydin Muderrisoglu has served as Independent Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Ulker Biskuvi Sanayi Anonim Sirketi since September 7, 2017. He graduated from Middle East Technical University Business Administration Department in 1971. He went to the USA in 1972 and completed the MBA program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and received a PhD in Marketing at the Pennsylvania State University. In 1980, he became a faculty member at the University of Houston College of Business, and lectured for 7 years as a Marketing & Business Administration professor. Between 1987 and 1995, Mehmet worked as a Marketing professor at the Babson College and Harvard University in Massachusetts. Between 1990 and 1995, he organized training programs in the field of marketing and business administration for companies in South America and China. Mehmet returned to Turkey in 1995, and became Vice Chairman of Strategic Planning at Koc Holding. In 2000, he joined Oyak Group as Assistant General Manager in charge of New Business Development. Between 2006 and 2010, Mehmet worked as CEO and Consultant at Eregli Demir Celik Fabrikalari T.A.S. (Eregli Steel Ind. Co.). He is Member of the Corporate Governance Committee of the Company.

Ahmet Yalnizoglu

Mr. Ahmet Murat Yalnizoglu has served as Independent Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Ulker Biskuvi Sanayi Anonim Sirketi since March 3, 2016. Murat completed his secondary education at the Istanbul High School for Boys. He obtained a Bachelor’s degree from Bogazici Universitesi, and a Master’s degree in industrial and systems engineering from the University of Florida, USA. He began his professional career in 1982 as an entrepreneur in the fields of information systems and software development. In 1989, he worked in the field of information technologies-oriented management consultancy at Arthur Andersen and Andersen Consulting. He later managed consultancy projects for leading companies in Turkey in the areas of strategy and organizational development as a senior executive, founder and partner at Coopers & Lybrand and ARGE Danismanlik. Since 2006 he has been focusing on developing efficient corporate structures particularly in large multi-business companies. He has conducted a number of studies on increasing the efficiency of boards of directors, along with defining organizational structures from the “top.” In addition to management consultancy, he assumed board membership in numerous companies. He shares his experiences in management, and addresses the benefits of “good” management with non-governmental and professional organizations and universities, in seminars and conferences, and on social media. He is Member of the Audit Committee, Chairman of the Corporate Governance Committee, and Member of the Risk Committee of the Company.