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Board Of Directors

Murat Ülker(Member of the Board)

Murat Ülker began his professional career in 1982 after graduating from Boğaziçi University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Business Administration. Fluent in English and German, Murat Ülker is married with three children. In addition to sailing, he enjoys traveling with his family.

Mehmet Tütüncü(Chairman of the Board)

Mehmet Tütüncü was appointed Chairman of the Food and Beverages Group in 2005. As of October 2009, the Candy and Chewing Gum companies were incorporated into the Food Group. Mehmet Tütüncü was appointed as Food Ülker Group President (CEO) in 2014. Mehmet Tütüncü was born in 1958 and is married with three children. He likes to travel and collects small hand-crafted boxes.

Ali Ülker(Vice Chairman)

Born in 1969, Ali Ülker is married with three children. Fluent in English and German, Ali Ülker enjoys fishing, watching movies, reading books, and playing basketball and billiards.

Ahmet Özokur(Member of the Board of Directors)

Appointed as the General Manager of Datateknik in 2005, Ahmet Özokur was promoted to the position of CEO of Datateknik Bilişim Grubu within the same year. On January 4, 2010, he was appointed General Manager of Sağlam Gayrimenkul Yatırım Ortaklığı A.Ş. Mr. Özokur is married with one child and is interested in aquatic sports.

İbrahim Taşkın*(Member of the Board of Directors)

İbrahim Taşkın was born on April 15th 1965 in Trabzon. He went to primary school in Artvin and high school in Istanbul. He graduated from Istanbul University Faculty of Law in 1986. He served his military service as a disciplinary officer at military disciplinary court in Şanlıurfa in 1988.

He is a member of Istanbul Bar as a self-employed lawyer since 1989.

Beginning from 1990 for four years he lectured constitutional law, criminal law, criminal procedure law and police profession code at Florya Police Academy in Istanbul. In between 1996-2004 he was involved in political activities with various assignments in addition to his career as a free-lance lawyer. He has been in charge of Legal Affairs of Yıldız Holding since 2004. Currently he is President of Global Legal Affairs at Yıldız Holding. He is also member of board of directors of many companies and member of board as a founder and/or director at various association and foundations. Besides his responsibilities at Yıldız Holding Group he is President of Discipline Committee, Food Safety and Defense Board and Global Legal Affairs at Yıldız Holding. He is married and father of four children. He speaks English.

Cengiz Solakoğlu(Member of the Board of Directors)

Having worked at Koç Group continuously for 37 years, Cengiz Solakoğlu retired due to the group’s policy of mandatory retirement at age 60. He is among the founders of the Educational Volunteers Foundation of Turkey (TEGV) and the 1907 Fenerbahçe Association. Mr. Solakoğlu was named a Leader of Civil Society by The Economist newspaper in 2003. He is married with two children.

Ahmet Murat Yalnızoğlu(Member of the Board of Directors - Independent Member)

Borned in 1957, Murat YALNIZOĞLU graduated from Istanbul Erkek Lisesi followed by the completion of industry and system engineering at University of Florida. Mr. Yalnızoğlu started his professional career as an entrepreneur in 1982 focusing at information technologies and software development. In 1989, Mr. Yalnızoğlu resumed his career at Arthur Andersen & Andersen Consulting as management consultant in information technology. He later led consultancy projects in the areas of strategy and organizational development for the leading companies in Turkey at Coopers&Lybrand and Research Development as managing partner, founder, and partner roles.

Mr Yalnızoğlu focused in reorganization of large companies with diversified businesses since 2006. He practiced many projects including the ways to improve board efficiency, and structural organization at start-ups. Mr. Yalnızoğlu acted as board member in many organizations aside of board consultancy.

Mehmet Aydın Müderrisoğlu(Member of the Board of Directors - Independent Member)

Mehmet Aydın MÜDERRİSOĞLU Mehmet Aydın Müderrisoğlu, who was born in 1948, graduated from Middle East Technical University Business Administration Department in 1971. Mehmet Aydın Müderrisoğlu, who went to USA in 1972, has master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received his PhD in marketing in Pennsylvania State University. Mehmet Aydın Müderrisoğlu was a professor of marketing and business administration at Houston University for 7 years in 1980 and taught at Babson College in Massachusetts, USA and was marketing professor at Harvard University between 1987 and 1995. Mehmet Aydın Müderrisoğlu, who organized training programs for companies in marketing and business administration in South America and China between 1990 and 1995, returned to Turkey as the Vice President of Strategy Planning in Koç Holding in 1995. Mehmet Aydın Müderrisoğlu joined Oyak Group as Deputy General Manager responsible for New Business Development in 2000 and served as General Manager and Consultant at Ereğli Demir Çelik Fabrikaları T.A.Ş between 2006 and 2010.

Halil Bülent Çorapçı(Member of the Board of Directors - Independent Member)

Mr. Çorapçı, borned in 1936 at Yalova/Istanbul, graduated from Istanbul Yüksek İktisat ve Ticaret Okulu in 1956. He started his professional career at Karamancılar-Gazioğulları in 1953, responsible from various group companies in the areas of management and audit. Mr. Çorapçı attended many seminar at abroad within the context of his area and worked at Karamacılar Holding, Orta Anadolu Mensucat, Anadolu Cam Sanayii, Nasaş Aliminyum, Çelik Halat, Polinas, Henkel and Turyağ during his professional career. He also acted as board member in these companies. Currently, performs as a board member at Astay Gayrimenkul A.Ş, Atikpaşa ve Sultanahmet(Four Seasons Otelleri)A.Ş., Senapa Stampa Plastik A.Ş., Martı GYO, Kerevitaş (Super fresh) A.Ş. Mr. Çorapçı is registered at the chamber of certified public accountant of Istanbul and a former member of tax council founded in accordance with the law. Mr. Çorapçı is married with two sons, with a well knowledge of English and interested in books and readings.

* Mahmut Mahir Kuşçulu, who is a member in Board of Directors, has resigned from his position. Within the framework of Article 363 in Turkish Commercial Code, it was decided by our Board of Directors that İbrahim Taşkın was selected in order to complete the remaining membership period and submitted for approval at the first General Assembly meeting ahead.