People: Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS (TCELL.IS)
22 Aug 2019
Mr. Bulent Aksu has served as Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Turkcell Communication Services Inc. since March 7, 2019. He has 22 years of managerial experience in finance, accounting, tax and management fields in various sectors including telecommunications, energy, petrochemicals, textiles and audit. His professional career began at Kuveyt Turk's Inspection Board as an Auditor, and then took office at Calik Holding in 2003 to serve as Finance Manager and Group Finance Director, respectively. In 2008 and 2012 he served as CFO and Board Member at Akfel Group. He worked as CFO for Azerbaijani National Oil and Gas Company's (SOCAR) subsidiaries Petkim Petrokimya Holding A.S. and STAR Rafineri A.S. respectively between 2012 and 2016. He served as CFO of Turkcell between July 20, 2016 and July 17, 2018. In addition to international practices in balance sheet and FX exposure management, he made great contributions to Turkcell with his innovative solutions for investments financing. For the first time, it has strengthened and leading Turkcell’s position in local and international capital markets by issuing Asset Backed Securities (VDMK), financing bills, lease certificates and Eurobonds. He served as Board Member of Turk Telekomunikasyon A.S. between November 2018 - March 2019. He has taken office as Deputy Minister for the Ministry of Treasury and Finance as of 3rd of August, 2018. Bulent Aksu was appointed to the Turkcell Board of Directors on March 7, 2019. On May 13, 2019 he was appointed as the Chairman of Board of Directors of Turk Eximbank. Between 2016 and 2018, Mr. Aksu was voted among the top 50 most influential CFOs in Turkey by the magazine Fortune Turkey. Bulent Aksu graduated from Business Administration (English) Department of Istanbul Universitesi in 1996.
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