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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Haluk Gorgun

46 2018 Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, President, Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Executive Board

Mustafa Seker

51 2017 Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors

Okan Turan

52 2016 Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Executive Board

Mehmet Celik

54 2017 Vice President, Technology and Strategy Management; Member of the Executive Board

Bayram Genccan

55 2019 Vice President of Communication and Information Technologies, Member of the Board of Directors, Member of the Executive Board

Hakan Karatas

52 2018 Vice President, Corporate Management and Human Resources Management; Member of the Executive Board

Ibrahim Bekar

47 2018 Vice President Transportation, Security, Energy & Automation Systems; Member of the Executive Board

Sezai Elagoz

56 2018 Vice President Microelectronics, Guidance and Electro-Optics; Member of the Executive Board

Mustafa Kaval

55 2014 Vice President, Defense Systems Technologies; Member of the Executive Board

Oguz Sener

55 2014 Vice President, Radar&Electronic Warfare Systems; Member of the Executive Board

Pinar Celebi

39 Investor Relations and Enterprise Risk Manager

Mehmet Kacir

35 2019 Member of the Board of Directors

Alpaslan Kavaklioglu

57 2019 Member of the Board of Directors

Salih Kul

58 2019 Member of the Board of Directors

Ercan Topaca

54 2017 Member of the Board of Directors

Celal Tufekci

48 2018 Member of the Board of Directors

Murat Ucuncu

61 2017 Member of the Board of Directors

Mehmet Arik

50 2018 Independent Member of the Board of Directors

Ercumend Arvas

66 2016 Independent Member of the Board of Directors

Ibrahim Ozkol

57 2018 Independent Member of the Board of Directors

Biographies

Name Description

Haluk Gorgun

Prof. Dr. Haluk Gorgun has served as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, President, Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Executive Board of ASELSAN ELEKTRONIK SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI since April 27, 2018. He served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company between April 2, 2018 and April 27, 2018. He completed his undergraduate and graduate education in Electrical Engineering Department of Yildiz Technical University and his Ph.D. in Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York USA in 2003. After his Ph.D. graduation, he has engaged in scientific studies at the University of Connecticut in 2004-2005. He became an associate professor in 2008 and became a professor in 2014 at Yildiz Technical University, where he served from 2005-2008 as an assistant professor. Prof. Dr. Haluk Gorgun, who is the founder department chairman of Yildiz Technical University, Control and Automation Engineering Department, has served as the chairman of Control and Automation Engineering Department in between the years 2009-2013. He served as the Turkey Delegate of European Union 7th Framework Program Energy Field in between the years 2007-2010. Prof. Dr. Haluk Gorgun, who carried his duties as a board member of Yildiz Technical University Technopark, BAP Coordinate, Science Application and Research Center, served as the Editor of YTU Sigma Engineering and Science Journal between 2010-2013. He also carried his duties as Yildiz Technical University Deputy Manager of the Institute of Science and Vice Rector. He was elected as the Associate Member of Turkey Academy of Sciences in 2013. Between November 2014 and April 2018, he has been served as the Rector at Gebze Technical University. He has numerous national and international articles / reports, editorial editions and projects. In addition to being a member of the Board of Directors of the Informatics Valley since 2014, he has also served in various committees and boards in TUBITAK and YOK.

Mustafa Seker

Mr. Mustafa Murat Seker has served as Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of ASELSAN ELEKTRONIK SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI since March 15, 2017. He previously served as Chairman of the Board of Directors between March 31, 2015 and March 15, 2017, and Member of the Board of Directors of the Company between May 23, 2013 and March 31, 2015. He graduated from Middle East Technical University, Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department in 1992 and continued his graduate level studies in the same department between 1992-1994. He has been working at Undersecretaries for Defense Industries since 1992. He took charge in several projects as assistant expert. Between the years 1992- 2000, he worked as Project Manager responsible for important projects about Helicopter and Aircraft Modernization, Communication, Radar, Electronic Warfare and Satellites. In 2011 he was appointed as the Head of Naval Platforms Department and is still responsible for projects like New Type Submarine, National Corvette, Landing Platform Dock and TF-2000. In 2014 he has been appointed as the Head of Electronic Warfare and Radar Systems Department and during his duty, he coordinated the management of more than fifty radar and electronic warfare projects including the Early Warning Radar and Stand-off Jammer Projects. He was appointed as the Deputy Undersecretary responsible for all the system projects executed by the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries in 2015 and is still carrying this duty. He was a Member of Board of Auditors of MIKES in 2010 and 2011, Member of Board of Auditors of HEAS in 2012.

Okan Turan

Mr. Okan Turan has served as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Executive Board of ASELSAN ELEKTRONIK SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI since January 4, 2016. He began his professional career in the field of capital markets as Financial Analyst at Data Securities Co. in 1992 and continued to work as Chief Financial Analyst between 1996-1997 at Bayindir Securities Co., till he moved to real sector. He worked as Budget and Planning Manager at Total Oil (formerly Elf Petroleum) between 1997- 1999 and Budget Control and Reporting Manager at Tirsan Trailer Company between 2000-2001 and then Financial Controller at Reckitt Benckiser Turkey office and Finance Director Romania-Bulgaria based in Bucharest Romania between 2001-2007. He worked as Vice President for Finance - Chief Financial Officer at Sisecam Glass Packing Group in Russian Operations responsible for Russia and Ukraine based in Moscow between 2008-2012 and Group Corporate Controller at Anadolu Efes between 2012-2015. He has experience and expertise in the areas such as Budgeting and Strategic Business Planning, Capital Markets, International Reporting Standards (IFRS), Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), Project Management and Financing and, Implementation and Roll-out of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP-SAP). He received his undergraduate degree (BSc) from Istanbul Teknik Universitesi, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering Faculty in 1989 and Master's degree (MSc) Istanbul Teknik Universitesi, Faculty of Management, Management Engineering in 1992.

Mehmet Celik

Prof. Dr. Mehmet Celik has served as Vice President, Technology and Strategy Management; Member of the Executive Board of ASELSAN ELEKTRONIK SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI since April 2017. He graduated from Mechanical Engineering Department of Middle East Technical University (Turkey) in 1989. He obtained his M.Sc. and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the same department in 1991 and 1997, respectively. During that time, he worked as a teaching assistant. In 1995-1996, he studied as a research scientist at the Ohio State University. During 1998-2010 he worked in the industry as the manager of Mechanical Analysis and Test Unit and as a Senior Lead Design Engineer within ASELSAN MST/REHIS. In 2003 he completed his habilitation for the title of Associate Professor Degree in Mechanical Engineering. From 2003 to 2013, he served as a board member of the working group under the NATO-RTO "Applied Vehicle Technology" and "Sensors and Electronics Technology". In 2010 he was appointed as a full professor at KTO Karatay University. He served as a Project Evaluation Committee Member in KOSGEB "Research, Development, Innovation and Industrial Application Support Program" and as Academic Member in several TUBITAK project juries. He also served as peer-reviewer in several scientific conferences and journals. Between the years 2012-2015 he worked as Senior Lead Design Engineer and served as a Training and Technical Advisor in the industry. He has been an Executive Board Member of the Technology and Innovation Funding Program Directorate (TEYDEB)-Transportation, Defense, Energy and Textile Technologies Group of the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) between the years 2013-2015. He is teaching professor in KTO Karatay University Mechanical Engineering Department and a member of Turkish Academy of Sciences (TUBA).

Bayram Genccan

Mr. Bayram Genccan has served as Vice President of Communication and Information Technologies, Member of the Board of Directors, Member of the Executive Board of ASELSAN ELEKTRONIK SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI since February 5, 2019. He served as Member of the Board of Directors of the Company between March 15, 2017 and February 5, 2019. In 1985, he graduated from the Department of Electronics Engineering of a Military Academy as a Communication Lieutenant. Between the years 1986-1999 he was engaged in continental duty in the combat units of Land Forces and in 1994 has received the Communication Officer Basic Training at the US Communications School. He worked as a project officer in the communications projects (Tactical Area Communication Systems, 9651 VHF/FM Frequency Hopping Radio Project, Numerical Defined Joint Radio Project, etc.) at the Land Forces Headquarters Communications and Information Systems Department in between the years 1999-2005. In 2005-2008, he worked as the Commander of the Union and Headquarters Officer at MEBS School and Education Center Command. In 2008, Bayram Genccan, who was retired as a Senior Colonel from the Armed Forces, started to provide consultancy services on communication systems in the Ministry of Health since 2009. In particular, he worked on 112 radio communication infrastructure improvement and integration project with JEMUS. Bayram Genccan, who has completed two master's degree programs on Public Administration and Organization Management, also studied at the Ankara University Faculty of Law. He has a report on "Communication in Human Crises" published in an international symposium. He is Member of the Early Detection and Management of Risk Committee of the Company.

Hakan Karatas

Assoc. Prof. Hakan Karatas has served Vice President, Corporate Management and Human Resources Management; Member of the Executive Board of ASELSAN ELEKTRONIK SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI since July 2, 2018. He completed his higher education at the Istanbul Universitesi Faculty of Sciences and Letters, Department of English Language and Education. He was employed as a Teacher of English at the prestigious Kabatas Boy’s High School in Istanbul between 1996-2000, and as a Lecturer in the Foreign Languages Department of Yildiz Teknik Universitesi in 2000, where he also continued his career as Deputy Head of the Human Resources Development Centre in 2003. He worked as Executive Assistant to the Rector of Yildiz Teknik Universitesi from 2004 to 2008, in the meantime he completed his Masters Degree at the Education Sciences Faculty - Department of Education Programs and Teaching in 2007, and later earned his Doctorate from the same Department in 2011. He was employed as an Assistant Professor at the YTU Faculty of Education in 2012. Later in 2016, he was awarded with his Associate Professorship in the field of Educational Sciences by the Inter-university Board. He continued his career as Advisor to the Rector of Yildiz Technical University. Also, he carried out his duties as Director of the Lifelong Education Centre starting from 2009 to 2016. In the meantime he was directly involved in activities and projects related to quality control, institutional development, international relations development, and transfer of overseas lecturers and students at YTU. He was also a Member of the Board of Yildiz Technopark Inc. and Yildiz Technology Transfer Office Inc. He served as Advisor to the President of Gebze Technical University and as the Administrative Coordinator of the same institution from 2014 to 2018. He is Member of the Board of the Yildiz Technical University Foundation, as well as a Member of the Founding Board of Trustees for the Gebze Technical Education and Research Foundation.

Ibrahim Bekar

Dr. Ibrahim Bekar has served as Vice President Transportation, Security, Energy & Automation Systems; Member of the Executive Board of ASELSAN ELEKTRONIK SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI since January 30, 2018. After receiving a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Istanbul Technical University in 1995, he completed his M.S. and Ph.D. studies at The University of Akron, in 1999 and 2003 respectively. Dr. Bekar started his professional career in 2003 at Intel Corporation as a Sr. Technology Development Engineer after a short post-doctoral study. During his tenure at Intel, Dr. Bekar assumed several positions such as Technology Development Manager, Process Development Manager, Area Manager, and Technologist and Staff Engineer focusing mainly on Technology Management and advanced manufacturing process development. He was appointed as the Deputy Director in 2014 for TUBITAK Marmara Research Center (MRC) Material Institute. Shortly after this appointment he became the Vice President of MRC responsible for Business Development and Industrialization. He has focused on coordinating industry centric technology development and transfer as well as coordinating critical projects. He has also been serving as Turkish delegate to NMBP (Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology and Advanced Manufacturing and Processing) program committee Horizon 2020.

Sezai Elagoz

Prof. Dr. Sezai Elagoz has served as Vice President Microelectronics, Guidance and Electro-Optics; Member of the Executive Board of ASELSAN ELEKTRONIK SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI since June 13, 2018. He completed his undergraduate studies at the Department of Physics of Ankara Universitesi Faculty of Science and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. at the Racham Graduate School of Condensed Matter Physics at the University of Michigan in 1993. He served as assistant professor, associate professor and professor in Faculty of Sciences and in Faculty of Engineering at Cumhuriyet University in 1993-2011. He also has served as Dean of the Faculty of Science and Faculty of Technology, as the chair of the Institute of Science, the Department of Physics, the Department of Nanotechnology Engineering, as a board member of the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Cumhuriyet University, member of the Board of various faculties, he also served as a member of the Board of University Senate. Besides being the founder of many postgraduate programs, he was a member of University Ethics Committee, director of 100-2000 doctoral program and has a membership of Turkey Nanotechnology Working Group. He is the founder of Cumhuriyet University Nanophotonic Application and Research Center (CUNAM), Cumhuriyet University Optical Research and Application Center and Cumhuriyet University Advanced Technology Application and Research Center (CUTAM) which is operating advanced technology field. He is serving as a board member and head officer since the day CUNAM was established and serving as a board member of CUTAM. He has actively taken a position in the writing, execution and finalization of the projects of the Ministry of Development for the establishment of these centers. He has served as an advisor of many doctoral and master thesis programs, published many national and international articles, he worked as a publication editor and served in several national/international projects.

Mustafa Kaval

Mr. Mustafa Kaval has served as Vice President, Defense Systems Technologies; Member of the Executive Board of ASELSAN ELEKTRONIK SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI since September 1, 2014. He graduated from Middle East Technical University Mechanical Engineering Department in 1986. He received his master’s degree also from Middle East Technical University Mechanical Engineering Department in 1989. Mr. Kaval, who began his professional career in ASELSAN as an Engineer in 1986, served as Technical Leader in 1997-2000 and as Project Leader in 2000-2004. He was assigned as the Manager of Gun Systems Program Department in Defense Systems Technologies Division in 2004 and has carried that duty until the year 2012. Afterwards he served as the Director of Air Defense Systems Program Directorate in Defense Systems Technologies Division in 2012-2014.

Oguz Sener

Mr. Oguz Sener has served as Vice President, Radar&Electronic Warfare Systems; Member of the Executive Board of ASELSAN ELEKTRONIK SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI since September 1, 2014. He graduated from Middle East Technical University Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department in 1987. He received his master’s degree also from Middle East Technical University Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department in 1990. Oguz SENER, who began his professional life in 1986 as a co-op Engineer in ASELSAN, afterwards worked as an Engineer, a Chief and a Technical Leader. He served as the Electronic Hardware Manager in Microwave Systems Technologies Division in 2000-2007, and Radar Electronic Warfare Systems Design Technologies Director in 2008-2014. Additionally, he served as the President of ASELSAN Technology Supreme Board in 2013-2014. He served as referee for TUBITAK Projects and for investments to universities in State Planning Organization; and served as expert for workshops organized by several ministries and TUBITAK. He was assigned as the Vice President responsible of Radar & Electronic Warfare Systems in the Board of Directors meeting dated July, 24th 2014, to be effective by September, 1st 2014.

Pinar Celebi

Ms. Pinar Celebi serves as Investor Relations and Enterprise Risk Manager of ASELSAN ELEKTRONIK SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI. In the past, she also served as Treasury and Fund Management Director of the Company. She also serves as Member of the Corporate Governance Committee of the Company.

Mehmet Kacir

Mr. Mehmet Fatih Kacir has served as Member of the Board of Directors of ASELSAN ELEKTRONIK SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI since April 26, 2019. He completed his, secondary and high school education at Istanbul Erkek High School. In 2003, he has become the 12th in the university entrance exam in Turkey. He completed his bachelor's degree at Bogazici Universitesi at Industrial Engineering department with the honors degree in 2008. He was the student representative during his university education. He has led interdisciplinary research and PMI (International Project Management Institute) approved project management trainings. After graduation, he chose to be an entrepreneur in different sectors. He has been active in companies in simulation software and hardware, virtual reality applications, digital outdoor advertising and food sectors where he was a founder and manager. He has developed innovative models by developing useful models and industrial designs in his companies. In addition to his business life, he took an active role in non-governmental organizations. Mr. KACIR is among the founders of Turkey Team Foundation Technologies (T3 Foundation) where he is still serving as the Chairman at Board of Directors. He was the Pioneer in the establishment of Deneyap Techonology workshops in T3 Foundation, in the Technology Stars Program for gifted students, in science centers and Enterprise Centers and in the Teknofest Istanbul, which is Turkey’s first Aviation Space and Technology Festival.In 2018, he was appointed a member of the Scientific Committee of the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBITAK). KACIR was appointed as the Deputy Minister of Industry and Technology by the President's decision published on the Official Gazette dated 31 July 2018 and numbered 30495 and was elected as a member of the Board of Directors at ASELSAN Ordinary General Assembly Meeting held on 26 April 2019.

Alpaslan Kavaklioglu

Mr. Alpaslan Kavaklioglu has served as Member of the Board of Directors of ASELSAN ELEKTRONIK SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI since April 26, 2019. He completed his, secondary and high school education at Bor Sehit Nuri Pamir High School. He has Bachelor's degree from Ankara Universitesi Faculty of Political Science Department of Business Administration in 1985. Beginning with a district governor nominee in Tunceli in 1986, he has served in governorships of Ankara/Sereflikochisar, Tokat/Artova, Gaziantep/Araban, Adiyaman/Besni, Denizli/Serinhisar, Kayseri/Yahyali. He has worked as Head of Department of Ministry of Interior and as a Legal Consultant between the years 2000-2002. He was Turkey Prime Ministry Emergency Management Vice President in between the years 2003-2008. He has participated in long-term training programs in Japan on disaster management, regional development and restructuring, community development in Taiwan. He has served as the President of the Prime Ministry Security Affairs between the years 2008-2011. He is still serving as a 58th Period National Security Academy Director. Then he was elected as a Member of Parliament of Nigde for 24th-25th-26th term in the between the years 2011-2018. He is a member of Parliamentary Affairs Commission Member (spokesman), National Defense Commission Member (spokesman), 2 Term Parliamentary Security and Intelligence Committee Chairman, 2 Period Turkey - Japan Parliamentary Friendship Group Head, Central Inter Parliamentary Union of Turkish Group, which is centered in Geneva. He was serving as a Deputy Secretary General of the AK Party and Vice President of Local Governments. He is still a member of the Board of Turkish Parliamentarians Union. He was appointed as the Deputy Minister of National Defense with the decision of the Presidency dated 09 August 2018 and numbered 2018/91 and he was elected as a Member of the Board of Directors at ASELSAN Ordinary General Assembly Meeting held on 26 April 2019.

Salih Kul

Mr. Salih Kul has served as Member of the Board of Directors of ASELSAN ELEKTRONIK SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI since April 26, 2019. He completed his primary and secondary education in Balikesir and high school education in Kuleli Military High School. In 1984, he graduated from the Turkish Military Academy Kara Harp Okulu - Electrical & Electronic Engineering as a Communications Lieutenant. Following the Officer Basic Course in Electronic Information Systems School in 1985, he worked as a commander of the Land Forces Communications Corps and Communications Division and Communications Branch Manager Between 1985 and 1992. He worked at the Aegean Army Electronic Warfare Battalion between 1993 and 1997, Electronic Warfare Division, and Battalion Operational Section Division, in General Staff Electronic Systems Command between 1997 and 2004. During this period, he was also appointed as Chief Commander of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Task Force and as Chief Communications Officer for one year. Salih KUL worked as commander of Army Regional Combat System Battalion and Commander of TASMUS Battalion, upon the abolition of Army Regional Combat Battalion he organized the activities of establishment of the TASMUS Battalion between 2004 and 2006. He was the head of the Commission of Inspection of the Ministry of National Defense during the procurement of TASMUS Systems. He worked as a Branch Manager at the General Staff Electronic Systems Command, department of senior officers and Electronic Regiment Commandership. After these duties, he was appointed as Inspector in the Inspection Department of the Ministry of National Defense for one year. He retired from his post in Land Forces Command Communication Electronics Systems Department on 30 August 2015. Salih KUL has been elected as a member of the Board of Directors during the Ordinary General Assembly held on 26 April 2019.

Ercan Topaca

Gov. Ercan Topaca has served as Member of the Board of Directors of ASELSAN ELEKTRONIK SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI since March 15, 2017. He completed his primary, secondary and high school education in Manavgat and graduated from the Faculty of Political Sciences of Istanbul Universitesi in 1987. In the same year, he started serving as an assistant auditor in the Turkish Court of Accounts; then he was nominated as a district governor of Kirikkale in 1989 by passing the candidacy exam for district governorship. Ercan Topaca, who was sent to England by the Ministry of the Interior for a year in 1990, later served as the deputy district governor in Mugla-Milas, Eskisehir-Beylikova and Corum-Alaca districts. Ercan Topaca, who served as district governor of Kastamonu - Azdavay between 1993 and 1995, Diyarbakir - Cermik between 1995-1999 and Konya - Kulu district between 1999 and 2000, served as Deputy Governor of Bolu for a while during the November 12, 1999 earthquake. Ercan Topaca, who worked as the Branch Manager in the General Directorate of Local Authorities of the Ministry of the Interior in 2000, served as Head of Department at the same General Directorate between 2002-2004 and was appointed to the Head of the Directorate for Administration Development of the Prime Ministry in 2004. He was appointed as Deputy Governor of Duzce on May 14, 2007 while he was serving as the General Directorate of Local Administrations starting from the year 2006, was appointed as the Governor of Duzce with the resolution of the Council of Ministers, dated 19.09.2007. He was reassigned as the General Directorate of Local Administrations in 2008 and was appointed as the Governor of Kocaeli with the resolution of the Council of Ministers, dated 11.05.2010 and numbered 2010/407. He was assigned as the Governor of Hatay in 2014 with the joint decree dated 15.09.2014 and numbered 2014/6780. Governor Ercan TOPACA was lastly appointed as the Governor of Ankara by the decree dated 07.09.2016, started his duty on September 20, 2016.

Celal Tufekci

Dr. Celal Sami Tufekci has served as Member of the Board of Directors of ASELSAN ELEKTRONIK SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI since April 2, 2018. He has Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Gazi Universitesi (Ankara, Turkey); graduate Mechanical Engineering degree from Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, and doctorate degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, New York, USA) all in the field of Mechanical Engineering. He has started his professional career at Pitney Bowes Inc. (Shelton, Connecticut, USA). As a Mechatronics and Control System Design Specialist, he has been a consultant for numerous projects and various companies. After he has served in the manufacturing of satellites and in technology transfer team of Turksat 3A as satellite design specialist at Thales Alenia Space (Cannes, France), he took the role of the National Satellite Communications Program Director. Then, he has worked as chief researcher in RASAT and Gokturk-2 place observation satellite projects at TUBITAK Space Technologies Research Institute (Ankara, Turkey). In his academic career, he has served as a research assistant at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Deputy Head of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Connecticut, Instructor at University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Gazi University and Atilim University and finally instructor and manager of the Central Research Laboratory at Y Yildiz Technical University (Istanbul, Turkey) Faculty of Mechatronics Engineering Department. In the past, he has served on the boards of directors of many companies such as Turk Havacilik ve Uzay Sanayii A.SS. and currently is Ankara Aerospace Industrial Zone (HAB OSB COMM, Ankara, Turkey) Chairman of the Board of Directors and METU MEMS (Ankara Turkey) member of the Board of Directors. He is Member of the Corporate Governance Committee of the Company.

Murat Ucuncu

Dr. Murat Ucuncu has served as Member of the Board of Directors of ASELSAN ELEKTRONIK SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI since May 23, 2013. He was also Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors from March 31, 2014 till March 15, 2017, and Member of the Board of Directors between May 23, 2013 and March 31, 2014. He graduated from a Military Academy (from Electronic Engineering Department as Communication Lieutenant) ranking first among the class of 1980. He was admitted to Bogazici Universitesi Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department as transfer student in 1980. He received his Bachelors degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in 1983, Masters degree in 1985 and PhD in 1989 from this university. He served as a member of Military Academy between 1986-1987 and as project engineer in Presidency of Communication, Electronic and Information Systems of General Staff (MEBS) about communication projects. Between January 1992 - March 1995 he was on duty in NATO Headquarters (Brussels) as system engineer for the Battlefield Information Collection and Exploitation Systems (BICES) project. Between March 1995 - August 1998 he served as Command Control Information Systems project officer in Presidency of Communication, Electronic and Information Systems of General Staff (MEBS) and between August 1998 - August 2006 he was Communication, Electronic and Information Systems Branch Officer. In August 2006 with the rank of colonel he was appointed as the Head of Presidency of Communication, Electronic and Information Systems of General Staff. He was promoted to Brigadier General in August 2007 and fulfilled his duty until he was sent to retirement with the decisions of the Supreme Military Council in 2012. Dr. Ucuncu, who has been lecturing in universities as part-time lecturer, has 23 articles / papers / books in total published / presented in national / international journals and conferences. He is Member of the Corporate Governance Committee of the Company.

Mehmet Arik

Prof. Dr. Mehmet Arik has served as Independent Member of the Board of Directors of ASELSAN ELEKTRONIK SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI since April 2, 2018. He completed his undergraduate education at Istanbul Teknik Universitesi (Istanbul Technical University), Department of Mechanical Engineering (1991). He continued his graduate studies at Middle East Technical University, Department of Mechanical Engineering. At the end of his studies, he was transferred to the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Miami University (Miami, USA) and obtained his MSc degree in 1996. He completed his PhD studies at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, USA) on heat transfer in electronics, three-dimensional electronic packaging and MEMS technologies (2001). In 2000, he started to work as a senior engineer at General Electric Global Research Center (GE GRC, NY). Afterwards, he was promoted to project manager and group leader positions. He has executed research and development programs for a number of GE businesses such as energy, aviation electronics, medical, lighting, and defense systems. He also led DARPA and DOE funded large-scale R&D projects for the defense and energy industries. In 2011, he left his position at GE and joined Ozyegin University faculty as an Associate Professor for the Department of Mechanical Engineering (Istanbul). In 2012, he led the establishment of Energy-Efficient Electronics and Lighting Technologies R&D, Demonstration and Training Center (EVATEG) with global companies and organizations. He has also served in committees for the Turkish Ministry of Science and Technology, TUBITAK, and Turkish Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM). Prof. Dr. Arik is an honorary member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He is Member of the Audit Committee, and Chairman of the Early Detection and Management of Risk Committee of the Company.

Ercumend Arvas

Prof. Dr. Ercumend Arvas has served as Independent Member of the Board of Directors of ASELSAN ELEKTRONIK SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI since March 31, 2016. He worked as an associate professor at Yildiz University between the years 1983-1984, at Rochester Institute of Technology between the years 1984-1987 and at Syracuse University between years 1987-1988. He continued his academic career as an associate professor doctor at Syracuse University between the years 1998-1994 and as a professor at the same university between the years 1994-2014. In addition, he served as the Chief Executive Officer at MOREN Ent. between the years 1992-1994. He served as a consultant of Force Office of Scientific Research, Digital Equipment Co., Philips Broadband, RIT Research Corp, Syracuse Research Corp, ANAREN Microwaves Inc., General Electric Co and TUBITAK. He has been serving as a professor of Medipol University Electrical Engineering Department since November 2014. He completed his undergraduate and postgraduate program in Middle East Technical University Electrical Engineering Department and doctoral program in Syracuse University in 1983 in New York, United States. He earned Associate Professor Doctor title in 1988 and Professor title in 1994. He is Chairman of the Corporate Governance Committee of the Company.

Ibrahim Ozkol

Prof. Dr. Ibrahim Ozkol has served as Independent Member of the Board of Directors of ASELSAN ELEKTRONIK SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI since April 2, 2018. He served as the Chairman of Board of Directors during March 2017-April 2018. He started his undergraduate studies in Istanbul Technical University Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Department of Aeronautical Engineering and completed his master's and doctoral studies in the same department. His academic career has been interrupted for 15 months between 1992 and 1993 for the duties given by the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (UDI) regarding the projects "CASA-3000" and "CN-235" in Spain. He continued his career in the academic world, that he returned in 1996 and received the title "Professor" in 2005. He has been serving as the Vice Rector of Istanbul Technical University, as well as teaching staff in the Department of Aeronautical Engineering at the Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He has worked as project executive and researcher in many projects supported by UDI and TUBITAK. He is also the founder of ITU Air Transport Management Master Program, which was first established in the universities of Turkey in 2013. He is Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Company.