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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Mohammed Al Hariri

59 2008 Chairman of the Board of Directors

Paul Doany

2016 Chief Executive Officer

Fuat Oktay

54 2016 Independent Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors

Kaan Aktan

2016 Finance Assistant General Manager

Cengiz Dogan

2016 Technology Assistant General Manager

Firat Er

2016 Strategy, Planning and Business Development Assistant General Manager

Yakup Oztunc

2017 Legal Assistant General Manager

Umit Onal

2016 Sales and Customer Care Assistant General Manager

Yavuz Yildirim

2016 Wholesale Assistant General Manager

Hakan Dursun

2016 Marketing Assistant General Manager

Sukru Kutlu

48 2016 Human Resources, Regulation and Support Assistant General Manager

Sabriye Cullas

Director of Investor Relations

Nazif Burca

50 2017 CEO Advisor for Risk Analysis Projects

Ramazan Demir

46 2016 CEO Advisor for Special Projects

Arif Sumer

2016 CFO of Assistt Rehberlik ve Musteri Hizmetleri AS

Yavuz Turkmen

2017 Head of Internal Audit

Suat Aka

58 2016 Member of the Board of Directors

Nasser Al Nasser

46 2015 Member of the Board of Directors

Rami Aslan

46 2016 Member of the Board of Directors

Mazen Chakra

42 Member of the Board of Directors

Hakam Kanafani

53 2013 Member of the Board of Directors

Cenk Serdar

50 Member of the Board of Directors

Abdullah Tivnikli

59 2008 Member of the Board of Directors

Yigit Bulut

46 Independent Member of the Board of Directors

Ibrahim Eren

38 2014 Independent Member of the Board of Directors

Fahri Kasirga

65 Independent Member of the Board of Directors

Biographies

Name Description

Mohammed Al Hariri

Mr. Mohammed Ahmad Mukhtar Al Hariri serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Turk Telekomunikasyon Anonim Sirketi. He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Oger Telecom Limited. He also serves as the Chairman of Turk Telekomunikasyon A.S, TTNET and Avea Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. in Turkey. Hariri is also the Vice Chairman-Finance & Investment- of Saudi Oger Limited and has been a member of the Company's management for over 30 years. He is the Chairman of Ojer Telekomunikasyon A.S., Oger Telecom Ltd., Cell C, GrupMed International Holding Ltd., Group Med S.A.L. (Holding), Bank Med S.A.L. and its subsidiaries in Beirut and Geneva, Saudi Med Investment Company and Al Mal Investment Holding. He is a Board Member of Arab Bank plc-Jordan and serves on the Boards of Directors of various companies of the Saudi Oger Group, including 3C Telecommunications (PTY) Ltd in South Africa, Oger International S.A. and Entreprise de Travaux Internationaux (ETI) in France. Hariri is a Member of the Board of Directors of Associations des Banques du Liban. He is a Member of the Advisory Board of Deutsche Bank PWM Middle East and Africa. Elected as a Member of the Board of Directors of Turk Telekom in November 2005, Hariri served as the Chairman of the Audit Committee between June 2008 and April 2009, and has been serving as the Chairman of the Board since April 2008, as the Chairman of the Executive Committee since April 2009 and as a Member of Corporate Governance Committee since October 17, 2012. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Engineering from University of Ottawa in 1979.

Paul Doany

Dr. Paul (Boulos H.B.) Doany has served as Chief Executive Officer of Turk Telekomunikasyon Anonim Sirketi since September 2016. Upon his graduation from the Department of Electrical/Electronics Engineering, American University of Beirut in 1977, Dr. Paul Doany, the CEO of Turk Telekom, went on to hold a master’s degree in Digital Electronics and Communications Engineering in Bradford University, UK in 1978 and a PhD in Communications Engineering from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology in 1981. Having served as a senior lecturer for the Department of Electronics/Communications in Beirut American University, Mr. Doany then took office as a consultant for the telecommunications business over the course of 14 years. As part of this task, he served as a General Manager for Dar Consultants (based in London) and founded Telecom department as a General Manager/Partner at Dar Al Handasah Consultants (Shair&Partners) and boosted the company to grow in transportation and finance. Mr. Doany had served for the Saudi Oger Group for 12 years and taken office as the Founding CEO of Oger Telecommunications and the CEO of Türk Telekom for 5 years. During his tenure at the Saudi Oger Group, he led the acquisition of 55% share of Turk Telekom through privatization and the IPO to Istanbul Stock Exchange apart from the acquisition of IT companies and international wholesale operations (Pantel, rebranded as Türk Telekom International). In addition, he ran the acquisition and start-up operational process of Cell C in South Africa until it was launched. Dr. Paul Doany has focused on the Venture Capital of Informatics and Communication Technologies and run start-up phase investments in IT/Internet companies and renewable energy.

Fuat Oktay

Mr. Fuat Oktay has served as Independent Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Turk Telekomunikasyon Anonim Sirketi since July 19, 2016. After graduating from the business management department at Cukurova Universitesi in 1985, he worked as a research associate at the university. He completed a master's program on Manufacturing Engineering and received his MBA in business management at the Wayne State University in 1990 in Detroit which is the center of automotive industry in USA. He also received his PhD on Industrial Engineering at the same University and became an expert on aviation and automotive industries. Throughout his stay in the US, he provided process management consultancy services to many companies and conducted many projects as the project leader. He worked in the automotive industry, at the companies such as Ford, General Motors and Chrysler. In these companies, he worked on product development and lean production projects. He provided consultancy services to small and medium sized enterprises, including KOSGEB. In some of these companies, he served as Director General, Vice-Chairman and Board Member. During the economic crisis hitting Turkey in early 2000s, he specialized in enterprise-based crisis management, and worked as Vice-Dean and Head of the Business Management Department at Beykent University. He served as Deputy Director General responsible for Strategic Planning and Business Development, Sales and Marketing, Production Planning and Information Technologies, at Turk Hava Yollari (THY). Between 2008-2012, he has brought 5 different joint venture projects to life at THY Teknik A.S. in the fields of maintenance & repair, design and manufacturing. He also served as a Steering Committee Member for Turkish-English, Turkish-German and Turkish-Spanish Business Councils at Foreign Economic Relations Board. He performed as the Chairman of the Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management (AFAD) between January 2, 2012 and June 19, 2016.

Kaan Aktan

Mr. Kaan Aktan has served as Finance Assistant General Manager of Turk Telekomunikasyon Anonim Sirketi since December 2016. Kaan Aktan, after Galatasaray High School, graduated from Bogazici Universitesi, Economics in 1995. He started his career at Anadolu Group. He worked in PepsiCo-Pepsi Bottling Group Turkey Operation in 2002 and afterwards he worked at Texas Pacific Group Investment Fund Turkey Asset Management companies as finance manager since 2007. He joined Turk Telekom in 2010 as Director of Financial Projects. He was appointed as TTNET CFO in March 2013. From September to December 2014, in addition to his existing responsibilities, Mr. Aktan acted as a Deputy CEO of TTNET. Kaan Aktan served as Consumer finance Assistant General Manager of TTNET between February 2015 and November 2016, and since August 2016, he also acted as Deputy General Manager of AssisTT.

Cengiz Dogan

Mr. Cengiz Dogan has served as Technology Assistant General Manager of Turk Telekomunikasyon Anonim Sirketi since October 2016. He graduated from Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Computer and Communication department from Middle East Technical University in 1987. Mr. Dogan started his career at Turk Telekom in 1988 as an Engineer at NATO and TAFICS Department. Then, he promoted to be a Chief Engineer in 1996. Between 2003 and 2006, he served as Vice President of the department of Information Networks, between 2006-2009, as the Director of the Information Networks, between 2009-2011, as the Network Architecture Director and between 2011-2014, as the Technology and Architecture Design Director. Throughout his career, he directed several critical projects such as intranet network setup, IP MPLS installation and service, xDSL, installation and service of IPTV Headquarters, installation of Internet Data Center, establishment of Information Security unit, IPDSLAM project setup and installation. He also attended international certificate programs such as Cisco, Oracle-SQL and Next Generation Networks in Italy, Germany and England.

Firat Er

Mr. Firat Yaman Er has served as Strategy, Planning and Business Development Assistant General Manager of Turk Telekomunikasyon Anonim Sirketi since December 2016. He graduated from BA department of Bogazici Universitesi in 1997 and earned his MBA degree from San Francisco State University in 2011. Mr. Er started his carrier at Dogan Holding in 1997. Afterwards, he started to work at Aria Communication Services and played an active role in the merger of Aria and Aycell. He continued his role in Avea after the merger. In 2008, he started to work as Business Planning Director at Oger Telecom. In 2011, he was appointed as Assistant General Manager responsible for Business Planning at Oger Telecom. Mr. Er started to work as Assistant General Manager of Business Planning at Turk Telekom in May 2014. He also acted as Assistant General Manager of Strategy and Business Development between March 2016 and December 2016.

Yakup Oztunc

Mr. Yakup Oztunc has served as Legal Assistant General Manager of Turk Telekomunikasyon Anonim Sirketi since January 2017. He graduated from the Faculty of Law, Ankara Universitesi in 1996. He started his career in 1997 as a self-employed lawyer. After joining Turk Telekomunikasyon A.S. in 1998, he took several different responsibilities as lawyer, legal counsel and legal director. Mr. Oztunc was responsible for adapting “Suspect Tracking System” to developing technology and changing legislation. Within this frame he coordinated the process of making the Legal Monitoring System (I-Hope System) available to all Turk Telekom Group Companies. Since 2003, he provided legal assistance as a counsel of the company regarding Collective Bargaining agreement. Mr. Oztunc was a member of License Coordination Committee which is established for supervising the implementation of the concession agreement between Turk Telekom and ICTA (2010 -2015). Additionally, he was a member of Turk Telekom Health, Social and Relief Foundation between 2007-2012 and Turk Telekom Saving Foundation between 2011-2014. He also served as PTT Foundation Board Member between 2014-2016.

Umit Onal

Mr. Umit Onal has served as Sales and Customer Care Assistant General Manager of Turk Telekomunikasyon Anonim Sirketi since December 2016. He obtained his Bachelor degree with a major in Advertising and Public Relations Department from Istanbul Universitesi in 1995. After that he held various managerial positions in the areas of advertising, production, content/broadcasting/advertisement sales in Turkey’s leading media companies including TGRT and Kanal 7. He joined Turkuvaz Medya Group, initially as the General Manager of ATV and then he served as Executive Committee Member and Advertising VP for all brands operating under the Group. Mr. Onal served as General Manager at Show TV between 2014 and 2015. Following that he served as CEO and the Executive Board Member of Digiturk between 2015 and 2016. He played an active role during the acquisition of Digiturk (change of control from SDIF). He has more than 20 years expertise in media industry, which gave him a chance to be a part of Turkey’s media transformation and he has been active in NGOs throughout his career. He is the former Chairman and current Board Member at TIAK (TV Monitoring and Research Committee) and committee head at TVYD (Association of TV Broadcasters).

Yavuz Yildirim

Mr. Yavuz Yildirim has served as Wholesale Assistant General Manager of Turk Telekomunikasyon Anonim Sirketi since December 2016. He graduated from Uludag Universitesi in 1999 from the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Business Administration. Following his past work experiences in trading, he started his career in 2002 at Telsim, followed by various positions in sales and marketing units at Nortel Networks Netas between 2004 -2006 and then Vodafone between 2006-2009 (Approximately 3,5 years). He joined Turk Telekom in 2009 as Director of SME Sales Operations and contributed to the establishment of SME sales channel. In November 2011, he undertook the Wholesale Sales Director role and served as the President of Turk Telekom Wholesale Clients Business Unit between April 2015 - December 2016.

Hakan Dursun

Mr. Hakan Dursun has served as Marketing Assistant General Manager of Turk Telekomunikasyon Anonim Sirketi since December 2016. Hakan Dursun graduated with high honors degree from Industrial Engineering, Bogazici Universitesi in 2002, and then completed his MBA degree from the same university with high honors. Hakan Dursun started his career in strategic management consulting in The Boston Consulting Group's (BCG) Istanbul office in 2002, and continued his career in consultancy in New York office of the same company. Having put his signature under many important projects in different industries such as finance, energy and banking. Hakan Dursun then continued his consulting career in Booz Allen Hamilton and Delta Partners companies between 2005 and 2008 in Turkey and the Middle East. Following his consulting career, Hakan Dursun assumed the regional director role in charge of Turkey and the Mediterranean countries at British Telecom (BT), and throughout his executive career, he has carried out many successful projects and partnerships in strategy, transformation, technology and commercial fields with the leading telecommunication operators in the region. He joined Turk Telekom Group as the Advisor to Turk Telekom Group CEO in 2011 and Mr. Dursun held Strategy and Business Development Assistant General Manager role between 2014 and 2016. After that Dursun held Turk Telekom Consumer Marketing Officer role between March - December 2016.

Sukru Kutlu

Mr. Sukru Kutlu has served as Human Resources, Regulation and Support Assistant General Manager of Turk Telekomunikasyon Anonim Sirketi since December 2016. He graduated from the Faculty of Law, Ankara Universitesi in 1991. Afterwards he completed his Master’s Degree in Department of Private Law, Gazi Universitesi with a thesis subjected “Interconnection Contracts in Telecommunication”. He started his career in 1992 as an Assistant Auditor in Court of Accounts and during this period, he continued his career by serving as Auditor and Lead Auditor in head office and for the on-site audits carried out in the related institutions of the Court of Accounts. In 2003, he started to work in Turk Telekom as Human Resources, Regulation and Support Assistant General Manager President for 12 years. Between February 2015 and April 2016 he served as the Board Member and the General Director of Gubretas T.A.S. Mr. Kutlu holds Attorney, Notary Licenses and Public Accountant Certificate. He rejoined Turk Telekom in October 2016 and is serving as Human Resources, Regulation and Support Assistant General Manager since December 2016.

Sabriye Cullas

Mr. Sabriye Gozde Cullas serves as Director of Investor Relations of Turk Telekomunikasyon Anonim Sirketi. He also serves as Member of the Corporate Governance Committee of the Company.

Nazif Burca

Dr. Nazif Burca has served as CEO Advisor for Risk Analysis Projects within Turk Telekomunikasyon Anonim Sirketi since February 6, 2017. Prior to this, he was Head of Internal Audit at the Company between 2007 and February 6, 2017. After graduating from Ankara Universitesi, 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 State University in USA. In 2003 he was appointed to Turk Telekom as Vice General Manager - Finance. He continued working in this position until 2006 and has continued his career as Head of Internal Auditing since 2007. In 2008 he completed his PhD in finance at Gazi Universitesi.

Ramazan Demir

Dr. Ramazan Demir has served as CEO Advisor for Special Projects of Turk Telekomunikasyon Anonim Sirketi since October 5, 2016. 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 Sloan School of Management in Operational Research. He was Chief Regulation Officer of the Company between 2014 and October 5, 2016, and Vice General Manager - Strategy and Business Development of the Company between October 23, 2009 and 2012.

Arif Sumer

Mr. Arif Kaan Sumer has served as CFO of Assistt Rehberlik ve Musteri Hizmetleri AS within Turk Telekomunikasyon Anonim Sirketi since November 10, 2016. Prior to this, he was Chief Corporate Finance Officer, TTNET within the Company from February 16, 2015. He graduated from Bogazici Universitesi department of Political Science and International Relations in 1999 and obtained an Executive MBA degree from Bahcesehir Universitesi in 2012. He started his career in PriceWaterhouseCoopers in the advisory services unit. He left this company as Senior Advisor in 2003.

Yavuz Turkmen

Mr. Yavuz Turkmen has served as Head of Internal Audit of Turk Telekomunikasyon Anonim Sirketi since February 2017. Yavuz Turkmen graduated from Bilkent University, Economics with high honor in 1995. He started his career at KPMG. He worked at Turk Hava Yollari between 2004 and 2006 as Financial Control Manager, afterwards in 2006 he worked at a private chemical Company as Vice General Manager of Finance and Administrative Affairs. He joined Turk Telekom in 2007 as General Accounting Manager. Between 2009 – 2017, he served as Turk Telekom Financial Control Director and Turk Telekom Group Financial Control Director. During this period, he took an active role in reorganization of finance department and also took responsibility of many projects, each of which first in their fields. Yavuz Turkmen has CPA and Independent Auditor certificates.

Suat Aka

Mr. Suat Hayri Aka has served as Member of the Board of Directors of Turk Telekomunikasyon Anonim Sirketi since March 19, 2016. He graduated from Istanbul Teknik Universitesi, Maritime Faculty with a BSc Degree in Nautical Sciences in 1982. He got his MSc. Degree in the field of Shipping & Port Administration between 1989 and 1990 at the World Maritime University Sweden. Suat, who started his career at Turkish Cargo Lines as a captain, left his Office at the public sector in 1991 and worked at various managerial levels in private sector until 2006 in a diverse array of maritime sector branches such as operating ships, brokerage, international marine shipping, marine insurance services, sale and purchase of ships, training and consultancy services and engineering services on ship-building, salvage etc. As from 1994, he has lectured at the Faculty of Naval Architecture and Maritime Engineering at Istanbul Technical University on Ship Management and Maritime Economics for 12 years. He was appointed as the Deputy Undersecretary of the Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Turkey in 2006 and held office until June 2014. As Deputy Undersecretary, he was responsible for aviation, maritime sector (since 2012) and related institutions and the foreign relations and EU affairs of the Ministry between 2006 and 2014. During his term of office, he was also the EU permanent contact point of the Ministry. Furthermore, he carried out the Presidency of IPA Operational Program managing EU financial aids. Besides, as the representative of the Ministry, he took charge in Management and Executive Boards of Izmir EXPO 2020 Project and Transport Management Board of the International Transport Forum. While taking office as Ministerial Consultant between June 2014 and January 2016, he was appointed as Acting Deputy Undersecretary in January 2016. He was awarded with Honorary Outstanding Alumnus award by World Maritime University in Malmoe in 2015.

Nasser Al Nasser

Mr. Nasser Sulaiman A. Al Nasser has served as Member of the Board of Directors of Turk Telekomunikasyon Anonim Sirketi since December 2, 2015. He is Observer Member of the Audit Committee, and Member of the Executive Committee of the Company. Mr. Al Nasser has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and vast experience in the telecommunications sector. Throughout his career, which started in the late 1990’s, Mr. Al Nasser played an active role in STC GSM network expansions across the Kingdom. He then worked during the period between 2003-2007 at Communications and Information Technologies Commission as the General Manager of Technical Standards and Numbering, where he also headed other committees related to market regulation and liberalization. Subsequently, Mr. Al Nasser joined Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) and became the Chief Operations Officer. Since March 2015, Mr. Al Nasser has been working as STC Senior Vice President for Technology and Operation.

Rami Aslan

Mr. Rami Mohammed Zaki Aslan has served as Member of the Board of Directors of Turk Telekomunikasyon Anonim Sirketi since August 31, 2016. He was Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Board of Directors of the Company between December 2013 and August 31, 2016, and Member of the Board of Directors of the Company between June 23, 2011 and December 2013. Rami Aslan is the member of the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors of Turk Telekom. He serves on the Boards of Turk Telekom Group’s broadband communications and mobile companies “TTNET” and “AVEA”. Mr. Aslan serves also as Chairman of the Board of Directors of several technology companies, including Argela, Innova and Sebit; one of the largest call centers in Turkey“AssisTT” as well as international capacity provider Turk Telekom International Group. After obtaining his Bachelor degree with a major in Management Information Systems from McGill University, Montreal in Canada in 1992 and working for a few years in the IT sector in Ontario, Canada. Mr. Aslan pursued his studies and obtained his MBA degree at McGill University, Montreal in 1997 and later joined TD Bank of Canada Corporate Banking Division covering the Information Technology and Telecommunications Sector. He later joined Citigroup where he worked mainly covering the sector out of London, and later Bahrain and Dubai. Mr. Aslan joined the Dubai based Oger Group in 2005. During his nine years with Oger, Mr. Aslan oversaw the share transfer period following the privatization of Turk Telekom in November 2005 and has later taken the helm of the CEO and Executive Board Member of Oger Telecom Ltd. in Dubai. In December 2013, Mr. Aslan took over the Turk Telekom Group CEO role and has started the recent transformation and integration initiatives in the Turk Telekom Group Companies. He resigned from his CEO position as of August 31, 2016.

Mazen Chakra

Mr. Mazen Abou Chakra serves as Member of the Board of Directors of Turk Telekomunikasyon Anonim Sirketi. Mazen Abou Chakra serves as Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Oger Telecom Limited, and acts as the Chief Legal Officer and Deputy CEO of Oger Telecom Limited. He is also Member of the Board of Directors of 3C Telecommunications PTY Limited and Cell C (Pty) Limited in South Africa and Assist Rehberlik ve Musteri Hizmetleri A.S. in Turkey and member of Supervisory Board of Turk Telekom International Group. Mr. Abou Chakra began his career as a trainee at the law firm of DePardieu Brocas & Maffei in Paris before moving to the law firm of Shearman & Sterling (Paris Office). Prior to joining Oger Telecom, he served as an associate at Nabil Abdel-Malek Law Offices in Beirut. Mr. Abou Chakra is admitted to the Beirut Bar Association and holds a degree (Maitrise) in Law from Saint Joseph's University in Beirut and a Masters in International Business Law from Universite Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV) in Paris. He is Observer Member of the Audit Committee, and Member of the Early Identification and Management of Risks Committee of the Company.

Hakam Kanafani

Mr. Hakam Kanafani has served as Member of the Board of Directors of Turk Telekomunikasyon Anonim Sirketi since December 2013. He was also TT Group Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Board of Directors between October 20, 2010 and December 2013. He was Group CEO between September 6, 2010 and October 20, 2010. He is a University Trustee Scholar and holds Beta Gamma Sigma honors from the United States. He graduated from Maryland University, 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.

Cenk Serdar

Mr. Cenk Serdar serves as Member of the Board of Directors of Turk Telekomunikasyon Anonim Sirketi. He is also Member of the Corporate Governance Committee (as of 2014), and Member of the Early Identification and Management of Risks Committee of the Company. After graduating from Bilkent University - Bachelors, Industrial Engineering department in 1991, he completed his MBA at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1994. He started his professional career as Consumer Services Division Head at Superonline in 1998, after then he served as Internet Services Director at Dogan Medya Group; Senior Vice President of Direct Banking at Garanti Bank between 1999-2001. Between 2001-2002 he was the CEO of Ixir, Internet Service Provider. He worked as Chief Technical Officer at Garanti Bank between 2002-2004 and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at Dogus Oto. In 2005 he was appointed as CEO of Mapco, a subsidiary of Turkcell. Between 2005-2009 he served as Chief Value Added Services Officer at Turkcell. He served as Global Mobile Payments Director, Global Data and Communication Services Director and Global Consumer Products Director at Vodafone Headquarters, London between 2009-2013. Serdar serves as Chief Consumer Officer of Saudi Telecom Company since 2013 and serves as a member in boards of Avea Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S., Contact Centers Company and SALE Advanced Co. Ltd.

Abdullah Tivnikli

Mr. Abdullah Tivnikli has served as Member of the Board of Directors of Turk Telekomunikasyon Anonim Sirketi since November 14, 2008. He is also Member of the Executive Committee of the Company (as of April 9, 2009). After earning his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Istanbul Teknik Universitesi (Istanbul Technical University) in 1981, Abdullah Tivnikli completed an MBA at the same university. Following an invitation by the public authority involved in participation banking to develop the legal infrastructure for Turkey's participation banking model in Turkey, he actively took part in the establishment of Albaraka Turk Participation Bank. He has been a Member and subsequently the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kuveyt Turk Participation Bank since 1989. He is presently Executive Director of Eksim Group. Tivnikli has been serving as a Board Member of Turk Telekom and Member of the Executive Committee. Tivnikli is also a Board Member at Turk Telekom Group companies, TTNET and Avea, and he is the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Argela, AssisTT, Innova and Sebit.

Yigit Bulut

Mr. Yigit Bulut serves as Independent Member of the Board of Directors of Turk Telekomunikasyon Anonim Sirketi. He is Member of the Audit Committee, and Chairmanof the Early Identification and Management of Risks Committee of the Company. Chief Advisor of President, Economist, Financial Analyst, Banker, Journalist, Columnist. He worked as economy commentator in Kanal 6, Kanal E and CNN Turk and columnist in Radikal, Vatan, Referans and Haberturk. He was the producer and the presenter of Parametre and Finans Analiz TV programs. He also worked as a teaching assistant in Dogus University. Between 2009 and 2012, he was the Chief Production Director of Haberturk TV, economy commentator in Bloomberg TR and columnist in Haberturk Newspaper. Between 2012 and 2013, he was the Chief Production Director of 24 TV and columnist in Star Newspaper. He continued to present the TV discussion program “Sansursuz” in TV 24, transferring from Haberturk TV. He has served as the Prime Minister’s Chief Advisor between July, 2013 and August 2014 and has been serving as Chief Advisor of President since August 2014. He was graduated from Galatasaray High School and Bilkent University, Faculty of Banking and Finance. He studied for master degree in Sorbonne Universites.

Ibrahim Eren

Mr. Ibrahim Eren has served as Independent Member of the Board of Directors of Turk Telekomunikasyon Anonim Sirketi since January 29, 2014. He has served as Chairman of the Audit Committee, and Chairman of the Corporate Governance Committee of the Company since January 29, 2014. He graduated from Bogazici Universitesi International Relations and Political Science department in 2004. He also received a Masters degree from University of Westminster in 2010. During early stages of his career he worked for different companies in cultural and art areas, and he later undertook producer roles for many programs including national and international documentaries, animations and advertisements in media production sector. He started to work for ATV, under the Turkuvaz Medya Group in 2008. After he worked as ATV England representative, starting from 2010 he first carried the role of ATV Europe General Manager and then ATV Assistant General Manager. Eren, who has master degree from Westminster University Media Management in London served as Deputy General Manager of Turkish Radio and Television (TRT) starting from July 2013, and has been appointed as general manager of the institution on July 2017. He serves as chairman of Joint Industry Committee for television industry TIAK A.S. and director of International Emmy.

Fahri Kasirga

Mr. Fahri Kasirga serves as Independent Member of the Board of Directors of Turk Telekomunikasyon Anonim Sirketi. He graduated from Istanbul Kabatas Erkek High School, after completing his primary and secondary education in Cayeli-Rize. After graduating from Istanbul Universitesi Faculty of Law in 1977, he started his internship as a judge candidate at Rize in 1978, then in August, 1979 he was accepted as Hopa Public Prosecutor. In December 1979, he left his job to fulfill his national service. He returned to service as Erzurum-Olur Deputy Public Prosecutor and served as Public Prosecutor of Trabzon-Caykara, Sakarya-Karasu and Chief Public Prosecutor of Ordu-Fatsa, Diyarbakir, Kocaeli respectively. In December 26, 2001 he was appointed as Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor, while he was performing this duty, he was appointed as Undersecretary of Ministry of Justice in October 3, 2010. Due to the 2007 General Elections, he was appointed as Minister of Justice and served as Minister of Justice between May 8, 2007 and August 29, 2007. Then he returned back to his duty of Undersecretary of Ministry of Justice. After performing this assignment about 1 year more, he was appointed to Prime Ministry High Counselor in July 18, 2008. Served as Undersecretariat to Prime Ministry between January 20, 2014 and September 11, 2014, he currently serves as Presidential Secretary-General.