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Tofas Turk Otomobil Fabrikasi AS (TOASO.IS)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Omer Koc

55 2016 Chairman

Cengiz Eroldu

2015 Board Member & CEO

Stefano Reganzani

2015 Financial Director (CFO)

Akin Aydemir

54 2010 Industrial Operations Director

Omer Cetinoglu

2016 Information and Communication Technologies Director

Filippo Sessia

2012 R&D Director

Mahmut Karacan

2015 Sales Director

Burhan Cakir

2004 Human Resources Director

Erman Tutuncuoglu

2018 Financial Risk and Investor Relations Manager

Altan Aytac

48 2015 Fiat Business Unit Director

Arzu Colakoglu

46 2012 Corporate Communications Director

Turker Gurtekin

2015 Lancia, Alfa Romeo, Jeep Director

Guray Karacar

2015 External Relations Director

Yuksel Ozturk

50 2005 Purchasing Director

Sabri Polat

2016 Product Engineering Director

Huseyin Sahin

48 2015 After Sales and Spare Parts Director

Ibrahim Sahin

57 2015 Passenger Car Projects Director

Zeki Simsek

53 Quality Director

Recep Temizesen

2015 Production Director

Onur Yalcin

2015 Supply Chain Director

Alfredo Altavilla

54 2006 Board Member

Temel Atay

78 Board Member

Levent Cakiroglu

51 2015 Board Member

Ismail Cimen

51 2009 Board Member

Giorgio Fossati

2016 Board Member

Scott Garberding

Board Member

Kudret Onen

65 2010 Board Member

Gokce Bayindir

79 2012 Independent Board Member

Libero Milone

70 2012 Independent Board Member

Biographies

Name Description

Omer Koc

Mr. Omer M. Koc has served as Chairman of Tofas Turkish Automobile Factory Co. Inc. since April 6, 2016. After graduating from Robert College of Istanbul, he earned his B.A. degree in Ancient Greek from Columbia University in 1985, completing the MBA program at the same university in 1989. He began his professional career as a Sales Officer at Kofisa Trading Company in Switzerland in 1985. Between 1989 and 1990, he worked as a Sales Officer at Ramerica Int. Inc. in New York; in 1991, he became the Manager of Gazal A.S. Later, he served as Finance Coordinator at Koc Holding A.S. (1992–1996), Vice President of the Energy Group (1996–2000), and President of the Energy Group (2000–2004). He served as Board Member at Koc Holding A.S. between April 2004 and 2008, and subsequently as Vice Chairman from 2008 to 2016. He has been the Chairman of Koc Holding A.S. since February 22, 2016, and the Chairman of Tofas since April 6, 2016.

Cengiz Eroldu

Mr. Cengiz Eroldu has served as Board Member & CEO of Tofas Turkish Automobile Factory Co. Inc. since January 14, 2015. Cengiz Eroldu graduated from the Business Administration Faculty of Istanbul Universitesi (Istanbul University) and completed the MBA program at Luiss Guido Carli Libera Universita Internazionale degli Studi Sociali (Italy). He began his career as an Audit Specialist at Koc Holding in 1989. He was appointed to the position of Assistant Accounting and Industrial Governance Manager for Tofas in 1995, working in the Accounting and Industrial Governance Department and the Budget and Governance Department from 2001 to 2008, and in the Finance Department between 2008 until 2015. Since January 2015, he has served as Member of the Tofas Board of Directors and CEO.

Stefano Reganzani

Mr. Stefano Reganzani has served as Financial Director (CFO) of Tofas Turkish Automobile Factory Co. Inc. since April 2015. Stefano Reganzani received a degree in management from Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi in Italy in 1990 and started his professional career at Unilever Italy in 1991. He has held various positions at Fiat Chrysler since 1995. After serving at various levels in the Finance Department until 2013, he worked as the Head of Business Development, Investments and Product Initiatives Financial Controlling from 2013 until April 2015 when he was appointed the Financial Director of Tofas.

Akin Aydemir

Mr. Akin Aydemir has served as Industrial Operations Director of Tofas Turkish Automobile Factory Co. Inc. since January 1, 2010. He graduated from the Mechanical Engineering Department of Middle East Technical University in 1987 and holds an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management (USA). He began his career as an engineer at Olmuksa in 1988. He served as Assistant Manager for Body Manufacturing at Toyota S.A. from 1990 to 1996. In 1997, he became Production Manager at Honda and was appointed Engineering Manager at Honda Canada in 1999. In 2001, Mr. Aydemir started at the RWD Company in the United States and worked as a consultant in Lean Production for Ford, Chrysler and GM until 2003. At that time, he became the Lean Production Manager at Gates. From 2005, he ran lean production applications in Alcoa’s European plants and joined CNH Canada, within the Fiat Group, in 2009. Since 2010, Akin Aydemir has been the Industrial Operations Director at Tofas.

Omer Cetinoglu

Mr. Omer Ozgur Cetinoglu has served as Information and Communication Technologies Director of Tofas Turkish Automobile Factory Co. Inc. since July 2016. He graduated from Bogazici Universitesi, Department of Computer Engineering in 1992. He began his professional career the same year as a Software Engineer at Koc Holding. Between 1997 and 2002, he worked as Business Development Manager at Koc Holding Consumer Products Group; in 2002, he was appointed Information Systems Manager at Beko Elektronik. From 2007 to 2016, he assumed several roles at Koc Sistem, including Consulting Group Manager, Business Solutions Director, Business Applications and R&D Director, respectively. In July 2016, he was appointed Information and Communication Technologies Director at Tofas.

Filippo Sessia

Mr. Filippo Sessia has served as R&D Director of Tofas Turkish Automobile Factory Co. Inc. since 2012. Filippo Sesia graduated from Politecnico di Torino University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering in 1996. He began his professional career at the Fiat Research Center’s Vehicle Architecture Department where he also managed a research project on structural behavior. In 1999, he moved to Body Components at Fiat Auto where he was responsible for all external components of the Fiat/Alfa Romeo/Lancia vehicles. In 2009, he returned to the Fiat Research Center, where he was responsible for vehicle architecture and technical functions. Since 2012, Filippo Sesia has served as R&D Director at Tofas.

Mahmut Karacan

Mr. Mahmut Karacan has served as Sales Director of Tofas Turkish Automobile Factory Co. Inc. since August 2015. Mahmut Karacan graduated from Cukurova Universitesi, Department of Business Administration. He started his professional career as Logistics Expert at Citasad A.S. in 1995; from 1996 to 2000, he was responsible for sales and marketing there. In 1997, he raced in the “Good Year Off-Road Cup.” Between 2000 and 2012, he was responsible for Sales Marketing operations at Daimler-Chrysler. From 2000 to 2012, he was responsible for Sales and Purchasing at Daimler Chrysler; he founded Chrysler, Jeep Dodge Academy in 2003. He served as Sales and After Sales Services Business Unit Director for Lancia, Alfa Romeo and Jeep brands between 2013 and 2015. Mahmut Karacan was appointed Sales Director in 2015.

Burhan Cakir

Mr. Burhan Cakir has served as Human Resources Director of Tofas Turkish Automobile Factory Co. Inc. since 2004. He graduated from Middle East Technical University, Department of Mechanical Engineering in 1986. He began his career in 1989 as an Engineer in Pressing Production at Tofas. From 1993 to 2004, he served as Press Workshop Manager, Body Production Unit Manager, Part Export Department Manager and Industrial Control Manager. He has served as Human Resources Director at Tofas since 2004.

Erman Tutuncuoglu

Altan Aytac

Mr. Altan Aytac has served as Fiat Business Unit Director of Tofas Turkish Automobile Factory Co. Inc. since August 2015. Altan Aytac graduated from the Industrial Engineering Department of Bogazici Universitesi in 1992. He began his professional career at Tofas Auto Trading where he was involved in setting up the first logistics department in the area of commerce. He completed the EMBA program at Koc Universitesi in 1997. The same year, he became Manager of the CBU Logistics Department. After completing the production integration and simplification projects in the area of outbound logistics, Mr. Aytaç was appointed Commercial Projects Coordinator in 2003, Fiat Brand Manager in 2004, and Business Unit Director Turkey for the Alfa Romeo and Lancia brands in 2006. He rose to the position of Tofas Supply Chain Director in 2008, and After Sales and Spare Parts Director in January 2015. Altan Aytac has served as Fiat Business Unit Director since August 2015.

Arzu Colakoglu

Ms. Arzu Colakoglu has served as Corporate Communications Director of Tofas Turkish Automobile Factory Co. Inc. since 2012. She holds a degree in Economics (English) from Istanbul Universitesi. She began her professional career as a planning specialist at Dogus Automotive Service and Trading in 1995. Between 1998 and 2003, she served as Planning and Logistics Manager and VW Commercial Vehicle Marketing Manager. From 2003 to 2004, she took on the duty of Regional Director at Dogus Auto Marketing. Appointed Alfa Romeo Brand Manager at Tofas in 2005, she continued as Business Unit Director of Alfa Romeo and Lancia in 2008. Since 2012, She has served as Corporate Communications Director at Tofas.

Turker Gurtekin

Mr. Turker Gurtekin has served as Lancia, Alfa Romeo, Jeep Director of Tofas Turkish Automobile Factory Co. Inc. since August 2015. He received his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Istanbul Teknik Universitesi in 1997 and his MBA from Bogazici Universitesi. He started his career at Tofas as After Sales Processes and Warranty Specialist in 2001, where he later functioned as Foreign Markets Management Executive. He worked as Sales Manager and then as Marketing and Sales Manager at Koc Fiat Kredi. He was Lancia, Alfa Romeo, Jeep Sales Manager in 2012 and 2013. He served as General Manager of Koc Fiat Kredi from 2013 until August 2015.

Guray Karacar

Mr. Guray Karacar has served as External Relations Director of Tofas Turkish Automobile Factory Co. Inc. since June 2015. He graduated from Marmara Universitesi, Faculty of Communication in 1998. After working in the tourism, media and communications industries, he was appointed Secretary General of the Corporate Governance Association of Turkey in 2003. During the same period, he also served as Resident Coordinator for the United Nations Development Program and Member of the Executive Board of the Center for International Private Enterprise. In June 2016, he was appointed External Relations Director at Tofas.

Yuksel Ozturk

Mr. Yuksel Ozturk has served as Purchasing Director of Tofas Turkish Automobile Factory Co. Inc. since 2005. He graduated from Uludag Universitesi Mechanical Engineering Department in 1991. He began his career as Product Development Engineer at Tofas in 1993. Between 2001-2005 he was appointed as Direct Material Electrical Manager and Direct Material Electrical Manager.

Sabri Polat

Mr. Sabri Erkan Polat has served as Product Engineering Director of Tofas Turkish Automobile Factory Co. Inc. since 2016. Erkan Polat graduated from Istanbul Teknik Universitesi, Department of Mechanical Engineering in 1986. Between 1987 and 1989, he attended the Master’s Program at Manchester University in the U.K. and earned his Master’s Degree. Mr. Polat began his professional career as Design Engineer at Etibank Aluminum Enterprises in 1989. In 1992, he began working at Tofas as Press Method Engineer. From 1999 to 2004, he served as Press Engineering Administrator and then Die and Press Business Development Manager, respectively. In 2006, he was appointed Die Production Manager, and from 2010 to 2013, he served as Die&Press Production Manager. Between 2013 and 2015, he worked as R&D Body Design Manager, and later as Egea Hatchback Model Manager from 2015 to 2016. Mr. Polat was appointed Product Engineering Director in 2016.

Huseyin Sahin

Mr. Huseyin Sahin has served as After Sales and Spare Parts Director of Tofas Turkish Automobile Factory Co. Inc. since July 2015. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from Uludag Universitesi in 1990. He started his professional career as Project Manager at Efthor in 1996. He served as Human Resources Expert at Fruehauf from 1997, becoming the Human Resources Manager in 1999. He joined Otokoc as Human Resources Manager in 2001; between 2003 and 2005, he served as the Antalya Branch Manager and Birmot Zincirlikuyu Branch Manager of Otokoc. From 2005 to 2011, he was the Birmot Assistant Operational General Manager. After serving as Sales Director at Tofas between 2011 and 2015, He was appointed After Sales and Spare Parts Director in July 2015.

Ibrahim Sahin

Mr. Ibrahim Caglar Sahin has served as Passenger Car Projects Director of Tofas Turkish Automobile Factory Co. Inc. since 2015. Until 2015, he served as Projects Director of the Company. He graduated from the Mechanical Engineering Department of Uludag Universitesi in 1983 and obtained a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1986. From 1983 to 1985, he carried out his thesis studies as a Research Employee at METU. Between 1989 and 1993, he served as a Method Engineer at Tofas. From 1993 to 2013, he was Suspension Production Manager, Transmission and Suspension Unit Manager, Power-train Plant Manager, Power-train Production Manager, Minicargo Project Director, Quality Director, R&D Product Engineering Director, and Projects Director. Sahin has been serving as Passenger Car Projects Director since 2015.

Zeki Simsek

Mr. Zeki Erdal Simsek serves as Quality Director of Tofas Turkish Automobile Factory Co. Inc. He graduated as an Aeronautics Engineer from the Aeronautics and Space Sciences faculty of Istanbul Teknik Universitesi in 1987 and completed the Business Administration Master’s Program at Istanbul Universitesi in 1989. In 1990, he began his career as a Project Engineer at Tofas, and after 11 years’ service, was appointed as Plant Manager at the Fiat automobile plant in Cairo. Returning to Tofas in 2003, he served as a manager in different departments before becoming Quality Director

Recep Temizesen

Mr. Recep Temizesen has served as Production Director of Tofas Turkish Automobile Factory Co. Inc. since January 2015. He got his degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Middle East Technical University in 1988. He started his professional life at Cimhol A.S. in 1988, where he worked as a project engineer until 1991. He joined Tofas in 1992 as a Press Method Engineer, and consequently served as Press Shop Process Section Manager, Press Shop Engineering and Technology Manager, Press Shop Manager, and Assembly Shop Manager from 1999 to 2015.

Onur Yalcin

Mr. Onur Yalcin has served as Supply Chain Director of Tofas Turkish Automobile Factory Co. Inc. since January 2015. He received his undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering from Middle East technical University in 1991 and his Master’s in Operational and Industrial Engineering from Iowa State University (USA) in 1993. Since joining Tofas as an Industrial Engineering Specialist in 1993, he served as Production Planning Administrator, Parts Exports Manager, Order Manager, CBU Logistics Manager, and Outbound Logistics Manager.

Alfredo Altavilla

Mr. Alfredo Altavilla has served as Board Member of Tofas Turkish Automobile Factory Co. Inc. since 2006. Alfredo Altavilla holds a degree in Economics from Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan. In 1990, he joined Fiat Auto and initially focused on international enterprises in the areas of strategic planning and product development. In 1995, he was appointed Chairman of the Fiat Auto Beijing office and then Chairman of Asian Operations in 1999. In 2004, he was appointed FGP Chairman (Fiat/GM Powertrain JV) and Senior Vice President of Business Development at Fiat Auto. He was appointed CEO of Turk Otomobil Fabrikasi A.S. in 2005, while retaining his role as head of Business Development. In 2006, he was appointed CEO of FPT-Fiat Powertrain Technologies. In 2009, he became a Member of Board of Directors of Chrysler Group LLC; in 2009, he was appointed Executive Vice President of Business Development for Fiat Group. From 2010 to 2012, he was CEO of Iveco and a Member of the Fiat Industrial Executive Authority between 2011 and 2012. He was appointed Chief Operating Officer Europe, Africa and Middle East (EMEA) in 2012. He has also been a Member of the Group Executive Council (GEC) and Head of Business Development since 2011.

Temel Atay

Mr. Temel Kamil Atay serves as Board Member of Tofas Turkish Automobile Factory Co. Inc. Temel Kamil Atay holds an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Istanbul Teknik Universitesi (Istanbul Technical University) and B.A. in Business Administration from Detroit’s Wayne State University (USA). He started his career as Product Development Engineer at Chrysler Industry in 1965, joined the Koc Group as a Product Development Manager at Otosan A.S. in 1966 and served as a Product Development Engineer at Ford Motor Co. USA in 1969. He served as Vice Automotive Coordinator at Koc Holding A.S. in 1972, General Manager at Otoyol Sanayi A.S. from 1974 to 1981 and as CEO at Tofas Turk Otomobil Fabrikasi A.S. between 1981 and 1992. At Koc Holding A.S., he served as Vice President of Technical Projects in 1992, Chairman of the Tofas Group in 1994 and as Deputy Chairman of the Community Steering Committee. He served as CEO of Koc Holding from 2000 to 2001 and he currently is a member of the Board of Directors of Koc Holding.

Levent Cakiroglu

Mr. Levent Cakiroglu has served as Board Member of Tofas Turkish Automobile Factory Co. Inc. since April 1, 2015. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Faculty of Political Science at Ankara Universitesi (Ankara University) 1988 and his Master’s degree from the University of Illinois. He began his professional career in 1988 as auditing specialist at the Ministry of Finance. In 1997–1998, he was a part-time faculty member at Bilkent University and served as the Deputy Head of the Financial Crimes Investigation Board under the Ministry of Finance. He joined Koc Holding as Financial Affairs Coordinator in 1998, where he later served as General Manager of Koctas (2002–2007) and General Manager of Migros (2007–2008), until he was appointed General Manager of Arcelik in 2008. In tandem with this post, he served as the President of Koc Holding’s Consumer Durables Group between 2010 and 2015. He was appointed CEO of Koc Holding in April 2015.

Ismail Cimen

Mr. Ismail Cenk Cimen has served as Board Member of Tofas Turkish Automobile Factory Co. Inc. since November 23, 2009. He holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from Istanbul Teknik Universitesi (Istanbul Technical University); in addition, he completed Executive Development Programs at Stanford University (USA) and University of California – Los Angeles (USA). He joined Koc Group in 1991 as a Management Trainee at Nasoto. He assumed Sales Coordinator, Regional Manager and Import Manager responsibilities at Otosan Pazarlama between 1993 and 1996. He served as Fleet Sales Manager at Ford Otosan from 1996 to 1998 and became the General Manager of Otokoc Ankara in 1998. In 2001, he was appointed General Manager of the companies merged under Otokoc. In 2005, his responsibility was extended to include the General Manager role at Birmot A.S., while also assuming responsibility for Avis car rental. He has served as the President of Automotive Group at Koc Holding since June 2009.

Giorgio Fossati

Mr. Giorgio Fossati has served as Board Member of Tofas Turkish Automobile Factory Co. Inc. since February 18, 2016. Giorgio Fossati holds a degree in law from Universita di Torino (Italy). He started his professional career in the Legal Department at Iveco S.p.A. in 1988 and joined Fiat S.p.A. in 1999 as a member of the legal staff. He became General Counsel of FCA Italy S.p.A. in 2002. He has served as the General Counsel for FCA EMEA Region and as Corporate General Counsel for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. since 2011. Mr. Fossati is a member of the Boards of Directors of FCA US LLC, FCA Italy S.p.A., Teksid S.p.A., Fiat Chrysler Finance S.p.A., Fidis S.p.A., FCA Partecipazioni S.p.A., Fiat Chrysler Risk Management S.p.A. and Abarth & C. S.p.A. In addition, he is a member of the Executive Committee of FCA Poland S.A.

Scott Garberding

Mr. Scott R. Garberding serves as Board Member of Tofas Turkish Automobile Factory Co. Inc. Scott R. Garberding holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering from University of Texas 1986 and an MBA in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1993. He joined Chrysler Corporation in 1993 in the Manufacturing organization and rose to Vice President – Supply and Supplier Quality, Chrysler LLC beginning in 2007. In 2008, he was appointed Vice President – Global Alliance Operations and became Senior Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer, Chrysler Group LLC in 2009. He also held the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer, Chrysler LLC from 2008, with responsibility for all global sourcing activities worldwide. In December 2009, he was appointed Senior Vice President of Manufacturing/ World Class Manufacturing, Chrysler Group LLC. In this position, he was responsible for all assembly, stamping, and powertrain manufacturing operations worldwide as well as implementation of the World Class Manufacturing system at all Chrysler Group manufacturing facilities. He was appointed Fiat Chrysler Head of Group Purchasing and named a Member of the Group Executive Council (GEC) in 2013. In 2016, Garberding was appointed Head of Quality.

Kudret Onen

Mr. Kudret Onen has served as Board Member of Tofas Turkish Automobile Factory Co. Inc. since April 19, 2010. He also served as Board Member of the Company until May 11, 2007. He holds a degree from the Machine Engineering Department from Gazi Universitesi. He joined the Koc Group at Ford Otosan in 1975. In 1980, he became R&D Department Manager at Koc Holding and was appointed Assistant General Manager of Otokar in 1984. He served as General Manager of Otokar between 1994 and 2005 and was appointed Co-President of Koc Holding Other Automotive Companies Group in 2005. He was the President of the Defense Industry and Other Automotive Group at Koc Holding between 2006 and 2010. He has served as the President of the Defense Industry, Other Automotive and IT Group at Koc Holding since 2010. In addition, he has served as President of the Automotive Manufacturers Association since 2010 and the Chairman of the Defense and Aerospace Industry Manufacturers Association for the 2013–2014 period. In 2016, he was appointed the Chairman of MESS (Turkish Employers’ Association of Metal Industries), TISK (Turkish Confederation of Employer Associations) and OSD (Automotive Manufacturers Association).

Gokce Bayindir

Mr. Gokce Bayindir has served as Independent Board Member of Tofas Turkish Automobile Factory Co. Inc. since 2013. He received a Bachelors degree and MBA from the Business Management Department of Bogazici Universitesi. Starting his professional career in 1967, he was a Sales Manager at Tofas Oto Ticaret A.S. in 1971, advancing to Assistant General Manager and then General Manager at Tofas Oto Ticaret A.S. He served as Deputy Chairman of Tofas Group within Koc Holding in 1987 and then held the Tofas Group Chairmanship prior to his retirement in 2000. While at Koc Group, he served on the Boards of Directors of companies such as Tofas Oto Ticaret A.S. and Tofas Turk Otomobil Fabrikasi A.S. Since 2012, he has been an Independent Member of Tofas’s Executive Board. He is also Chairman of the Audit Committee, the Committee for the Early Identification of Risk and Risk Management, and a Member of the Corporate Governance Committee.

Libero Milone

Mr. Libero Milone has served as Independent Board Member of Tofas Turkish Automobile Factory Co. Inc. since March 2012. Mr. Milone completed his education in the Netherlands and the UK. From 2008 to the beginning of 2011, he served as Senior Supervisor and Honorary President of Protiviti, a global consultancy experienced in corporate governance and risk management. During the same period, he served as a Member of the UN World Food Program Audit Committee; between April 2010 and December 2011, he served as Chairman of Jobnet S.p.A, which develops personnel management and business reception software. From January 2011 to September 2013, he served as Independent Board Member at Fiat Industrial S.p.A and Chairman of the Internal Control and Risk Committee. Since April 2011, he has been an Independent Board Member at Poltrona Frau Group and has served as Chairman of the Internal Control, Risk and Corporate Governance Committee, also as a Member of Remuneration Committee of that company. In May 2011, he joined the Board of Directors of Falck Renewables S.p.A, where he also serves as Chairman of the Internal Audit and Risk Committee and Member of the Remuneration Committee. Since March 2012, he has been serving as Independent Board Member, Chairman of the Corporate Governance Committee, and Member of the Audit Committee and the Early Detection of Risk Committee at Tofas. Since October 2012, he has served as Chairman and Managing Partner at Milone Associates, a consultancy firm. Since May 2013, he has been an Independent Board Member of Indesit Company, Chairman of the Internal Audit and Risk Committee and Member of Human Resources Committee.