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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Mohammed Al Hariri

56 Chairman of the Board

Hakam Kanafani

2010 TT Group Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Board

Feridun Bilgin

51 Vice Chairman of the Board

Murat Kirkgoz

2012 Vice General Manager - Finance

Kaan Aktan

Vice General Manager of TTNET Retail Finance

Kaan Sumer

2015 Vice General Manager - Corporate Finance

Mehmet Akarca

46 2014 General Manager - TTNET Corporate Business Unit

Erkan Akdemir

General Manager of Avea and TTNET Retail Business Unit

Coskun Sahin

Vice General Manager - Technology

Ramazan Demir

43 2014 Vice General Manager - Regulation

Hakan Dursun

Vice General Manager - Strategy and Business Development

Dogan Cosgun

Vice General Manager of Legal, Avea

Huseyin Balci

Vice General Manager - Retail Sales

Kadir Boysan

Vice General Manager of TTNET Corporate Sales

Necdet Basar

Vice General Manager - Corporate Marketing

Dehsan Erturk

Vice General Manager - Retail Marketing

Bahattin Aydin

Vice General Manager - Human Resources

Firat Er

Vice General Manager - Business Planning

Metin Erhan

Vice General Manager - Purchasing and Supplier Management

Abdurrahman Guvenlioglu

Vice General Manager - Support Services

Orcun Onat

Vice General Manager - Retail Customer Services

Cemil Yildirim

Vice General Manager - Avea Administrative Affairs

Nazif Burca

47 2007 Head of Internal Audit

Nasser Al Nasser

2015 Member of the Board

Rami Aslan

43 2011 Member of the Board

Mazen Chakra

Member of the Board

Cenk Serdar

Member of the Board

Abdullah Tivnikli

56 2008 Member of the Board

Yigit Bulut

Independent Member of the Board

Ibrahim Eren

35 2014 Independent Member of the Board

Fahri Kasirga

Independent Member of the Board

Onur Oz

Capital Markets and Investor Relations Director

Biographies

Name Description

Mohammed Al Hariri

Mr. Mohammed Ahmad Mukhtar Al Hariri is performing as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Turk Telekomunikasyon A.S. He also acts as Member of the Governance Committee and Chairman of the Executive Management Committee of the Company. He previously served as Board Member of the Company until July 30, 2008, and was re-elected on November 14, 2008. He holds a BSc degree in Management Engineering from the University of Ottowa.

Hakam Kanafani

Mr. Hakam Kanafani is TT Group Chief Executive Officer and Board Member of Turk Telekomunikasyon AS. He is a University Trustee Scholar and holds Beta Gamma Sigma honors from the United States. He is also Member of the Executive Committee of the Company. He graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a B.A. in Economics and a B.Sc. in Management Information Systems. He worked in the Apple Research Lab in College Park, Maryland and upon graduation he joined the Information Technology team based in Goddard Space Flight, NASA, Greenbelt, Maryland. He then moved to the Middle East as the Business Development Director for Egypt’s oldest running private holding company MM Sons Conglomerate. He spearheaded the conglomerate’s efforts to establish ICT enterprises. Then he was appointed CEO of Jawwal, Palestine's first private cellular network. Later he became Chief Operating Officer of the PalTel Group, where he led strategy, acquisitions and financial consolidation for the Group. He is currently a Non-Executive Director on the board of directors of TTNET, Argela, Assist, Innova and Sebit in Turkey and Cell C in South Africa. He also served on the board of directors of AVEA in 2007 and 2008. He wrote several papers on Information Communications Technology and International Management. He was featured in the Independent, Forbes magazine and other periodicals. In 2005, he was named as one of the 100 most influential figures in the Arab Word.

Feridun Bilgin

Mr. Feridun Bilgin is Vice Chairman of the Board of Turk Telekomunikasyon AS. He graduated from Istanbul Teknik Universitesi department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering and obtained a Masters degree from Yildiz Teknik Universitesi in 1987. He started his career in 1986 in State Planning Organization as Assistant Specialist and assumed various positions within this organization. He is also Member of the Executive Committee of the Company.

Murat Kirkgoz

Mr. Murat Kirkgoz is Vice General Manager of Finance at Turk Telekomunikasyon AS. He graduated from Bogazici University, Mechanical Engineering Department in 1996. He started his career at Koc Group in 1996. He joined Aria in 2001 and he served in various roles in finance department until merger of the company with Aycell forming Avea in 2004. He served as Budget & Control Director (2005) Interim Chief Financial Officer (2009) and Finance Transformation Director (2010) in Avea. Afterwards, he was transferred to Oger Telecom in 2011 as Deputy CFO, Group Financial Controller.

Kaan Aktan

Mr. Kaan Aktan is Vice General Manager of TTNET Retail Finance at Turk Telekomunikasyon AS. He graduated from Galatasaray Lisesi and Bogazici Universitesi with a degree in Economics in 1995. He started his career in 1995 in Anadolu Group. He served in managerial positions in Pepsico-Pepsi Bottling Group, and Texas Pacific Group. He joined the Company in 2010.

Kaan Sumer

Mr. Kaan Sumer is Vice General Manager of Corporate Finance at Turk Telekomunikasyon AS. He graduated from Bogazici Universitesi department of Political Science and International Relations in 1999 and obtained an Executive MBA degree from Bahcesehir University in 2012. He started his career in PriceWaterhouseCoopers in the advisory services unit. He left this company as Senior Advisor in 2003.

Mehmet Akarca

Mr. Mehmet Ali Akarca is General Manager - TTNET Corporate Business Unit at Turk Telekomunikasyon AS. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Economics from the University of Nottingham and a MSc degree in Tourism and Marketing from the University of Surrey. He started his career at Koc Holding as a Management Trainee and held several management positions within the Group Companies. He acted as the General Manager of BookinTurkey.com (2001-2003); General Manager of Koc.net Telecom (2003-2011); Deputy General Manager of Koc Media Marketing (2011-2012).

Erkan Akdemir

Mr. Erkan Akdemir is General Manager of Avea and TTNET Retail Business Unit of Turk Telekomunikasyon AS. He graduated from Hacettepe Universitesi department of Electronics Engineering and obtained his Masters degree from Colorado University. Before joining Avea, he served in Cisco Systems as General Manager. He also served in Kablo Net as Chairman of the Board.

Coskun Sahin

Dr. Coskun Sahin is Vice General Manager - Technology at Turk Telekomunikasyon AS. He graduated from Istanbul Teknik Universitesi department of Communications Engineering in 1987 and obtained his Masters degree from the same department in 1990 and his doctorate at Control Engineering in 1997. He served in Tubitak from 1991 to 1997 and was appointed as Vice General Manager at Avea in 2009.

Ramazan Demir

Dr. Ramazan Demir serves as Vice General Manager - Regulation of Turk Telekomunikasyon A.S. 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 MIT, Sloan School of Management in Operational Research.

Hakan Dursun

Mr. Hakan Dursun is Vice General Manager of Strategy and Business Development at Turk Telekomunikasyon AS. He was previously an Advisor of the Company's Chief Executive Officer. He started his career in the Boston Consulting Group's Istanbul office and moved on in its New York office. He served in Booz Allen Hamilton and Delta Partners. Mr. Dursun graduated from Bogazici Universitesi department of Industrial Engineering and obtained an MBA degree from the same university.

Dogan Cosgun

Mr. Dogan Cosgun is Vice General Manager of Legal, Avea, at Turk Telekomunikasyon AS. He graduated from Istanbul Universitesi Faculty of Law in 1996 and obtained a Masters degree in Marmara Universitesi on International Law. He served in various Law Firms and at Yildiz Holding.

Huseyin Balci

Mr. Huseyin Balci is Vice General Manager - Retail Sales at Turk Telekomunikasyon AS. He graduated from Anadolu Universitesi department of Finance with a Bachelors degree and started his career in 1997 at Yildiz Holding. He assumed various positions within Yildiz Holding, Atlas Gida Pazarlama, Rekor Gida Pazarlama and Merkez Gida Pazarlama. Most recently he acted as Commercial General Manager of Ulker Biskuvi AS.

Kadir Boysan

Mr. Kadir Boysan is Vice General Manager of TTNET Corporate Sales at Turk Telekomunikasyon AS. He served at Avea between September 2009 and December 2014. He graduated from Middle East Technical University department of Industrial Engineering and obtained Master degress from Imperial College, London School of Economics and Yale University. He started his career at Procter and Gamble as Brand Manager and then joined RJ Reynolds International.

Necdet Basar

Mr. Necdet Mert Basar is Vice General Manager - Corporate Marketing of Turk Telekomunikasyon AS. He graduated from Kadikoy Anadolu Lisesi and Istanbul Universitesi Faculty of Management and started his career in 1995 at Yaman Bilisim Dagitim. He served in Compaq and Hewlett Packard in the field of marketing and joined Turkcell later on.

Dehsan Erturk

Mr. Dehsan Erturk is Vice General Manager of Retail Marketing at Turk Telekomunikasyon AS. He graduated from Marmara Universitesi department of Economics and obtained a Masters degree in Marketing from New York City University. He started his career in Procter and Gamble in 1998 as Client Manager and served in Ulker as Brand Manager.

Bahattin Aydin

Mr. Bahattin Aydin is Vice General Manager of Human Resources at Turk Telekomunikasyon AS. He graduated from Bogazici Universitesi department of Psychology in 1997 and obtained his Masters degree in Human Resources in 1998. He started his career in UPS as Human Resources Executive in 1997. He assumed various positions in Yildiz Holding from 1998 to 2010. Mr. Aydin participated in Harvard Business School and INSEAD Leadership and Human Resources Management programs and obtained a Coaching Certificate from Coaching Training Institute.

Firat Er

Mr. Firat Yaman Er is Vice General Manager of Business Planning at Turk Telekomunikasyon AS. He graduated from Bogazici Universitesi department of Management and obtained an MBA degree from San Francisco State University. He served in Oger Telecom in business planning department. He started his career at Dogan Holding in 1997.

Metin Erhan

Abdurrahman Guvenlioglu

Mr. Abdurrahman Guvenlioglu is Vice General Manager of Support Services at Turk Telekomunikasyon AS. He graduated from Bilkent Universitesi Faculty of Economics. He joined Turksat Uydu Haberlesme ve Kablo TV Isletme AS in 2005.

Orcun Onat

Mr. Orcun Onat is Vice General Manager of Retail Customer Services at Turk Telekomunikasyon AS. He graduated from Middle East Technical University department of Industrial Engineering and started his career in 1995 at Migros AS R&D Specialist. He acted in various positions in Migros from there on. He also completed Executive MBA Program at Koc University.

Cemil Yildirim

Mr. Cemil Yildirim is Vice General Manager of Avea Administrative Affairs at Turk Telekomunikasyon AS. He graduated from Marmara Universitesi department of Management. He previously worked at Izdas Dis Ticaret AS, Atermit Sanayi ve Ticaret AS, Belbim AS and Istac AS. He acted as Advisor of General Manager at Turkland Bank.

Nazif Burca

Dr. Nazif Burca is Head of Internal Audit at Turk Telekomunikasyon AS. After graduating from Ankara University, Department of Public Administration, he began working as a Trainee Public Accounts Controller at the Ministry of Finance. Later he continued his career as a Public Accounts Controller and Chief Controller. Dr. Burca received his MA degree in the area of Finance from Illinois University in USA. In 2003 he was appointed to Turk Telekom as Vice General Manager responsible for Finance. He continued working in this position until November 2006 and has continued his career as Head of Internal Auditing since 2007. In 2008 he completed his PhD in finance at Gazi University.

Nasser Al Nasser

Mr. Nasser Sulaiman Al Nasser is Board Member of Turk Telekomunikasyon AS. He holds a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering. Mr. Al Nasser served in various positions in the Saudi sector of telecommunications and GSM network. He served as Vice General Manager of Operations at Etihad Etisalat (Mobily). He serves as Senior Vice President of Operations and Technology at Saudi Telecom since 2015.

Rami Aslan

Mr. Rami Mohammed Zaki Aslan is Member of the Board of Turk Telekomunikasyon AS. He is also Member of the Executive Committee of the Company. He is also Board Member of The Mediterranean and Gulf Insurance Co PLC (Jordan) since February 15, 2010. He holds a Bachelors of Commerce degree in Finance and Information Systems and an MBA from McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 1993 and 1997, respectively. He served as Financial Consultant at AUJA Saudi Ltd since 2005. Mr. Aslan served as Vice Chairman of Citigroup in 1999 until 2005; Head of Financial Analysts at TD Bank of Canada in 1997 until 1999; Financial Analysts at Metlife Insurance Co in 1993 until 1995 and as Board Member at Cell C (Pty) Limited.

Mazen Chakra

Mr. Mazen Abou Chakra is Board Member of Turk Telekomunikasyon AS. He was also Member of the Audit Committee of the Company. He serves as executive member of the Board of Directors of Oger Telecom Limited, and acts as the Chief Legal Officer of the Company. He is also member of the Board of Directors of 3C Telecommunications PTY Limited and Cell C (Pty) Limited in South Africa and Argela Yazilim ve Bilisim Teknolojileri A.S.and Assist Rehberlik ve Müsteri Hizmetleri A.S. in Turkey. Mr. Chakra began his career as a trainee at the law firm DePardieu Brocas & Maffei in Paris before moving to the law firm Shearman & Sterling (Paris Office). Prior to joining Oger Telecom, he served as an associate at Nabil Abdel-Malek Law Offices in Beirut. Mr. Chakra is admitted to the Beirut Bar Association and holds a degree (Maitrise) in Law from Saint Joseph University in Beirut and a Masters in International Business Law from Paris I-Sorbonne University in Paris.

Cenk Serdar

Mr. Cenk Serdar is Board Member of Turk Telekomunikasyon AS. He is also Vice General Manager of Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri. Mr. Serdar graduated from Bilkent Universitesi with a Bachelors degree in Industrial Engineering and obtained an MBA degree from the Wharton School. He is also Member of the Governance Committee.

Abdullah Tivnikli

Mr. Abdullah Tivnikli is Board Member of Turk Telekomunikasyon AS. He is also Member of the Executive Committee of the Company. After getting his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Istanbul Technical University, he completed a business master’s program at the same university on Business. Following his involvement, upon invitation by the public authority, in the development of the legal infrastructure for the participation banking model in Turkey, he actively took part in the establishment of Albaraka Turk Participation Bank. He was a member and subsequently the vice chairman of the Board of Directors of Kuveyt Turk Participation Bank.

Yigit Bulut

Mr. Yigit Bulut is Independent Board Member of Turk Telekomunikasyon AS. Throughout his career, he has acted as Advisor to the President of Republic, economist, financial analyst, banker and journalist. He served in Kanal 6, Kanal E, CNN Turk, Radikal, Vatan and Referans newspapers. He graduated from Galatasaray Lisesi and obtained his Banking and Finance degree from Bilkent University. He is Member of the Audit Committee of the Company.

Ibrahim Eren

Mr. Ibrahim Eren is Independent Board Member of Turk Telekomunikasyon AS. He is Chairman of Audit and Governance Committees of the Company. He graduated from Bogazici Universitesi department of International Relations and Political Science in 2004. He started his career in 2002 while still studying. He founded Who Pictures in 2005 and obtained a Masters degree in Media Management from Westminster University in 2010.

Fahri Kasirga

Mr. Fahri Kasirga is Independent Board Member of Turk Telekomunikasyon AS. He graduated from Istanbul Universitesi Faculty of Law in 1977 and started his career as an Intern of Candidate Judge in Rize in 1978. He was appointed Hope District Attorney in 1979. He served in various cities of Turkey as district attorney from then on. He was appointed as Independent Minister of Justice in 2007 due to general elections.

Onur Oz