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Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS (TCELL.IS)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Ahmet Akca

62 Independent Chairman of the Board

Muhterem Terzioglu

50 2015 Chief Executive Officer

Bulent Aksu

44 2016 Executive Vice President – Finance (Chief Financial Officer)

Serkan Ozturk

42 2017 Executive Vice President - Customer Experience & Information Technologies

Izzet Demir

44 2015 Executive Vice President - Legal and Regulation

Murat Erkan

49 2015 Executive Vice President - Sales

Ismail Butun

45 2016 Executive Vice President - Marketing

Seyfettin Saglam

47 Executive Vice President - Human Resources

Aysem Ertopuz Deobler

48 2017 Executive Vice President - Digital Services & Solutions

Aziz Sezgin

52 2017 Executive Vice President - Network Technologies

Ilter Terzioglu

52 2015 Executive Vice President - Strategy

Ali Turk

41 2017 Executive Vice President - Supply Chain Management

Mustafa Kiral

2018 Director

Bekir Pakdemirli

45 2013 Director

Ingrid Stenmark

52 2018 Director

Hasan Yalim

2018 Director

Mehmet Guler

69 2013 Independent Director

Atilla Koc

72 2013 Independent Director

Zeynel Bilek

2016 Director, Investor Relations and Mergers & Acquisitions

Biographies

Name Description

Ahmet Akca

Mr. Ahmet Akca is Independent Chairman of the Board of Turkcell Communication Services Inc. He has been Director of the Company since March 11, 2013. He is Chairman of the Audit and Candidate Nomination Committees. He served as Foreign Trade Manager between 1981 and 1988 in glass and food industry. He became CEO of an International Trading House Company in 1988 and carried this position till 1992. After that, he launched his own business and still maintaining it. Mr. Akca is founder and chairman of the Board of Akca Lojistik Hizmetleri ve Ticaret A.S. which is operating in logistics business. Apart from that, Mr. Akca has joint in the founding committee of trustees of Bezmialem Vakif University in January 2010 and is the chairman of the committee of trustees since November 2011. After studying mathematics in METU and sociology in Istanbul University for a while, Mr. Akca graduated from Department of Economics in Bursa Economical and Commercial Sciences Academy, currently known as Uludag University.

Muhterem Terzioglu

Mr. Muhterem Kaan Terzioglu has served as Chief Executive Officer of Turkcell Communication Services Inc. since April 1, 2015. He began his professional life in 1990 as an Independent Auditor and CPA at Arthur Andersen Turkey. In 1992, Mr. Terzioglu joined Arthur Andersen USA as the IT Strategies and Security Specialist, and in 1994, began working at Arthur Andersen Belgium as the Leader of Information Management and Digital Strategy Services. In 1998, he was appointed Vice President of Consultancy Services at Arthur Andersen Turkey Operations. Between 1999 and 2012, he served as the Team Leader of E-Commerce Strategies for the EMEA region, Sales Director of Advanced Technologies for the EMEA region, Managing Director of Technology Marketing Organization for the EMEA region, and the Vice President of EMEA Central and Eastern Europe at Cisco Systems Brussels branch, respectively. Between April 3, 2012 and April 1, 2015, Mr. Terzioglu was a member of the Board of Directors at Akbank, Aksigorta A.S., Teknosa Ic ve Dis Ticaret A.S. and Carrefour S.A. A.S. Kaan Terzioglu graduated from the Department of Business Administration at Bogazici University.

Bulent Aksu

Mr. Bulent Aksu has served as Executive Vice President – Finance (Chief Financial Officer) of Turkcell Communication Services Inc. since July 20, 2016. He has 20 years of managerial experience in the field of finance, accounting, tax and management in various sectors including energy, petrochemicals, textiles and auditing. Bulent Aksu started his professional career as an inspector on the Inspection Board at Kuveyt Turk A.S. in 1997. He held the role of Finance Manager and CFO at Calik Holding, respectively in 2003. He held the role of CFO and Board Member at Akfel Group between 2008 and 2012. He served as CFO at Petkim Petrokimya Holding A.S, a subsidiary of Azerbaijan’s national oil and gas company SOCAR between 2012 and 2013, and most recently was the CFO at Star Rafineri A.S, a subsidiary of SOCAR. In 2016, Mr. Aksu was named among the 50 Most Efficient CFOs by Fortune Turkey Magazine. Mr. Aksu graduated from the Department of Business Administration (English) of Istanbul University in 1996.

Serkan Ozturk

Mr. Serkan Ozturk has served as Executive Vice President - Customer Experience & Information Technologies at Turkcell Communication Services Inc. since August 2017. He has previously been Executive Vice President - Information and Communication Technologies at Turkcell Communication Services Inc. since March 1, 2017. Prior to this, he was Senior Vice President - ICT at the Company from September 2015. He joined Turkcell in 2000 as Project Supervisor. In September 2015, he was appointed as Senior Vice President of Information and Communication Technologies. Previously, he worked as project supervisor and manager at Turkcell Project Management office between 2000-2009. He served as Chief Information Technologies Officer in Astelit between 2009-2010 and in Turkcell Superonline between 2010-2011. Prior his to his recent appointment, he has been serving as director of Customer Relations Management and Business Intelligence Solutions (CRM & BIS). He graduated from Middle East Technical University Electrical and Electronics Engineering department. He received his MBA degree from Istanbul Universitesi.

Izzet Demir

Mr. Izzet Serhat Demir has served as Executive Vice President - Legal and Regulation at Turkcell Communication Services Inc. since May 2015. Mr. Demir started his professional career in 1997 at Dun&Bradstreet. He worked as a lawyer and held executive and directorial positions responsible for legal affairs at Yildiz Holding and Calik Holding A.S. He was a member of the board of directors of Calik Holding AS and Albtelecom ShA, Banka Kombetare Tregtare ShA and Aktif Yatirim Bankasi A.S. Serhat Demir graduated from the Faculty of Law at Istanbul University and holds a Masters of Business Administration degree.

Murat Erkan

Mr. Murat Erkan has served as Executive Vice President - Sales of Turkcell Communication Services Inc. since December 1, 2015. He joined Turkcell Group in June 2008 as the General Manager of Turkcell Superonline. He was Senior Vice President - Retail And Active Sales from October 2015 till December 1, 2015. Mr. Erkan, who started his professional life at Toshiba, became an Application Engineer at Biltam Muhendislik and then became the first “System Engineer” of Turkey at Cisco Turkey. He served as Chief Officer at Cisco Systems in charge of technology, sales, business development and channel management for ten years. Prior to his position at Turkcell Superonline, Mr. Erkan had been the Business Unit Manager at Aneltech working on solutions related to telecommunication, mobile, ICT, the defense industry and industrial products sectors since 2006. Murat Erkan graduated from the Yildiz Technical University Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering Department in 1992. He completed the Strategic Marketing Program at Harvard Business School in 2010.

Ismail Butun

Mr. Ismail Butun has served as Executive Vice President - Marketing of Turkcell Communication Services Inc. since July 1, 2016. He served as Senior Vice President of Retail Sales of the Company between January 15, 2016 and July 1, 2016. Mr. Butun started his career at the Cuhadaroglu Holding Moscow Office in 1996. Between 1997 and 2000, he worked at the Enka Group Foreign Trade department in Moscow as Sales and Business Development Manager. Starting from 2000, he worked at Nestle as CPW Turkey Country Manager, Regional Marketing Director for Central Asia based in Uzbekistan, and later as Head of National Key Accounts for Nestle Turkey. Starting from 2011, he served at Nestle’s Global Headquarters in Switzerland, first as Business Excellence Manager at the Global Customer and Sales Management Unit and then as Marketing Manager at the Beverages Strategic Business Unit. Most recently, Mr. Butun was the General Manager of Nestle Turkey Beverages Group and also served as a Board Member. He graduated from the Bogazici University Business Administration department in 1996.

Seyfettin Saglam

Mr. Seyfettin Saglam serves as Executive Vice President – Human Resources of Turkcell Communication Services Inc. He joined Turkcell as Chief Group Human Resources Officer in July 2014. He began his career in MSC Consulting lnc. in 1998. He worked as a HR professional at Tekstilbank and as the Human Resources Group Manager at Yildiz Holding, responsible for the Packaging, IT, Finance and Retail Groups. He served as the Assistant General Manager of T.C. Ziraat Bankasi. Subsequently, he was appointed Vice Chairman and Member of the Executive Committee at Rixos Hotels and Sembol Construction Inc. Mr. Saglam served as an Executive Vice President of Borsa Istanbul. He graduated from the Department of Sociology at Middle East Technical University. He received a Master’s degree from the Marmara University Business Administration Department in International Quality Management. He completed the HR Management & Leadership Programs at INSEAD.

Aysem Ertopuz Deobler

Ms. Aysem Ertopuz Deobler has been Executive Vice President - Digital Services & Solutions of Turkcell Communication Services Inc. since March 1, 2017. Prior to this, she was Senior Vice President of Digital Services and Solutions at the Company from November 2016. She joined the Company in January 2016 as Strategic Planning Director. She started her career at Arcelik A.S., where she had served as Quality System Engineer between 1993 and 1997. She started to work in Arthur Andersen in 1997 as Strategic Consultancy Services Manager. Joining Cisco’s EMEA Region Organization in 2001 in Belgium, she assumed managerial positions in several functions including Strategic Planning, Business Intelligence, Operations and Global Customer Management. She served as manager of the Business Intelligence Group within Cisco’s New York-based Global Sales Strategy and Planning organization between 2006 and 2015, focusing on the fields of Service Providers sector, market and competition dynamics, business strategy and performance, and utilization of digital services in new business models. Ms. Ertopuz Deobler graduated from the Middle East Technical University, Industrial Engineering Department and received her MBA degree from the New York University, Stern School of Business.

Aziz Sezgin

Mr. Aziz Gediz Sezgin has served as Executive Vice President - Network Technologies of Turkcell Communication Services Inc. since March 1, 2017. Prior to this, he was Senior Vice President - Network Technologies at the Company from October 2015. He joined Turkcell as Network Engineer in 1995. Prior to his current position, he was Chief Information and Communication Technologies Officer, Director of Application Operations, Director of Service Network under the ICT Function and held various executive positions in the Technology Function. Mr. Sezgin started his career at Alcatel Teletas in 1991. He graduated from Istanbul Teknik Universitesi in Electronics and Communication Engineering and received his Masters degree from the same university. He served as Vice General Manager of Information and Communication Technologies of the Company until April 2015.

Ilter Terzioglu

Mr. Ilter Terzioglu has served as Executive Vice President - Strategy of Turkcell Communication Services Inc. since October 2015. He joined Turkcell in 2003 as Business Strategies, Regulation and Risk Consolidation Division Head. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President of International Business under the Strategy Function. He has also undertaken the roles of acting Chief of International Business, Chief Strategic Projects Officer and Chief Network Operations Officer at Turkcell. Prior to joining Turkcell, he had worked as Assistant General Manager at Turkcell Group companies, including Show TV and Superonline. He had worked for Ericsson Turkey as the Assistant General Manager responsible for Turkcell between 1994 and 2002. He graduated from the Department of Econometrics at Istanbul University. Within the Company, he was Head of Business Strategies Regulation and Risk Consolidation until April 1, 2006, Vice General Manager - Network Operations between April 1, 2006 and October 1, 2012, and Vice General Manager - Strategic Projects between October 1, 2012 and October 2015.

Ali Turk

Mr. Ali Osman Turk has served as Executive Vice President - Supply Chain Management at Turkcell Communication Services Inc. since March 1, 2017. Prior to this, he was Senior Vice President - Supply Chain Management at the Company since May 2016. He graduated from the Industrial Engineering Department of Istanbul Teknik Universitesi in 1999 and completed Istanbul Technical University Executive MBA program in 2001. Mr. Turk started his career at Basak Hayat Sigorta in 1999. Between 2002 and 2007, he held various management positions responsible for logistics planning, warehouse and supply chain management processes at Ulker Group Companies. Between 2007 and 2011, he worked at Ceva Lojistik as Warehouse and Value Added Operations group manager. Joining Turkish Airlines in 2011 as Cargo Operations Vice President, Mr. Turk served as Turkish Airlines Cargo Operations President between 2012 and 2016.

Mustafa Kiral

Bekir Pakdemirli

Dr. Bekir Pakdemirli has been Director of Turkcell Communication Services Inc. since August 15, 2013. He is Member of the Corporate Governance Committee and the Candidate Nomination Committee, as well as The Early Detection of Risks Committee. Mr. Pakdemirli has been an entrepreneur in food, computer and automotive industries, besides taking roles in the establishment and management of various companies. During his career, he also served as the General Manager of a ceramics company, which is among the 500 industrial companies in Turkey and a publicly traded food company. He has served in executive management positions at McCain Foods, a multinational company, and still offers consultancy services to McCain Company. Serving as a member of the Board of Directors of Albaraka Turk Participation Bank, Mr. Pakdemirli also continues his roles as a member of the Board of Directors of Tarkem–Tarihi Kemeralti A.S., Turkish Foundation for Mental Healthcare, as well as being a member of the Board of Trustees of Anatolian Autism Foundation and a member of Capital Markets Investors Association with his attention to social responsibility. In addition, Mr. Pakdemirli is also involved in visual media interviews with regard to different aspects of the economy. He is a captain, pilot and an amateur radio operator. After graduating from Bilkent University, Faculty of Business Administration, he completed his Master’s degree in Management at Baskent University and his PhD degree in Economics at Celal Bayar University.

Ingrid Stenmark

Hasan Yalim

Mehmet Guler

Mr. Mehmet Hilmi Guler has been Independent Director of Turkcell Communication Services Inc since March 11, 2013. He is Member of the Audit Committee, the Compensation Committee and the Candidate Nomination Committee, and Chairman of the Corporate Governance Committee and the Early Detection of Risks Committee. He formerly worked as a Project Engineer and Group Chairman at TUSAS Aerospace Industries. Mr. Guler also served as Vice President and Board Member of the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), as Chairman and General Manager of the Machines and Chemical Industries Board (MKEK), as the General Manager and Chairman of Etibank, as the Chief Undersecretary to the Prime Minister, and as Board Member and Executive Director at ERDEMIR and IGDAS. Mr. Guler also served as Minister of Energy and Natural Resources in the 58th, 59th and 60th Governments. Mr. Guler graduated from Middle East Technical University’s Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering where he obtained his Master’s and Doctorate degrees.

Atilla Koc

Mr. Atilla Koc has been Independent Director of Turkcell Communication Services Inc since March 11, 2013. He is also Member of the Audit Committee and the Candidate Nomination Committee and Chairman of the Compensation Committee. After serving as Undersecretary in Ministry of Interior and Chief of Police in Konya, he served as the District Governor of the Ulubey, Nusaybin and Bayindir districts and the Governor of Siirt and Giresun provinces. He was Undersecretary of the Prime Minister, the General Secretary of Metropolitan Municipality of Ankara and the Central Governor. He served as AKP Aydin deputy in 22. and 23. period of Grand National Assembly of Turkey and as Minister of Culture and Tourism in the 59. Government. Mr. Koc graduated from University of Ankara, Faculty of Political Science.

Zeynel Bilek