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BIM Birlesik Magazalar AS (BIMAS.IS)

BIMAS.IS on Istanbul Stock Exchange

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12 Sep 2019
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Mustafa Topbas

75 2010 Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chairman of the Executive Committee

Mahmud Merali

67 Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors

Haluk Dortluoglu

47 2010 Executive Committee Member and CFO

Galip Aykac

62 2017 Executive Committee Member, COO and Chairman of General Purchasing Committee

Aynur Colpan

General Purchasing Committee Member and Purchasing General Manager

Murat Dalgic

Operation Committee Member

Ugur Kivrak

Operation Committee Member

Urfet Nacar

Operation Committee Member

Bulent Pehlivan

Operation Committee Member

Tolga Sahin

Operation Committee Member and General Purchasing Committee Member

Ilkay Zengin

2009 Operation Committee Member

Josef Simons

74 2010 Member of the Board of Directors

Omer Topbas

52 2005 Member of the Board of Directors

Ahmet Akca

63 Independent Member of the Board of Directors

Biographies

Name Description

Mustafa Topbas

Mr. Mustafa Latif Topbas has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chairman of the Executive Committee of Bim Birlesik Magazalar Anonim Sirketi since January 2010. Mustafa began his career in 1961 as partner and executive at Bahariye Mensucat A.S., a family-run business in the textile industry. In subsequent years, he served as founder and executive of various industrial and commercial companies. In 1994, he became a founding partner of BIM and was appointed as Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors. He has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2005, and also as Chairman of the Executive Committee since January 2010.

Mahmud Merali

Mr. Mahmud Pyirali Kassamali Merali serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bim Birlesik Magazalar Anonim Sirketi. Mahmud is Member of the Corporate Governance Committee, and Member of Committee for Early Detection of Risk of the Company. He completed his higher education in Kenya. Having completed his professional education and training in the UK. He joined one of the largest firms of auditors specializing in publicly traded companies. He has over 45 years’ experience in auditing, accounting, taxation and business advisory. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales (ICAEW), Chamber of Certified Public Accountants (Kenya), Institute of Chartered Accountants (ZICA) & an Associate member of the Institute of Taxation (ATII-UK). An Executive partner of the Meralis Group, Mahmud is the regional head for the EMEA region and serves as the Group’s International & Financial consultant. Mahmud serves as consultant to multi-national companies in the UK, UAE and East Africa.

Haluk Dortluoglu

Mr. Haluk Dortluoglu has served as Executive Committee Member and CFO of Bim Birlesik Magazalar Anonim Sirketi since 2010. Haluk graduated from Bogazici Universitesi Business Administration Department in 1995, He later worked for the international audit firms Arthur Andersen, and Ernst&Young for about eight years. In 2003, he started working for Turkish Airlines as Accounting Director. In November 2005, he became the CFO of BIM and also assumed tasks as a member of the Operations Committee between 2006 and 2009. Completing the Advanced Management Program of Harvard Business School in 2007, he was granted the “The CFO of the Year” award in 2009 by Finance in Emerging Europe, a business magazine published in Europe under the structure of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Group. According to the results of the research made by Thomson Reuters Extel in the field of investor relations, Dortluoglu was chosen “The Best CFO in Turkey” by the international corporate investors in 2014. In 2010, Dortluoglu was appointed as a Member of the Executive Committee of BIM, a position he still holds. Having directed the whole process of conceptualizing and establishing the FILE – that opened its first store in March 2015 – as a new retailing model in the supermarket sector, Dortluoglu still is the Chairman of the Executive Committee of FILE.

Galip Aykac

Mr. Galip Aykac has served as Executive Committee Member, COO and Chairman of General Purchasing Committee of Bim Birlesik Magazalar Anonim Sirketi since October 2017. He served as Executive Committee Member, COO of the Company between January 2010 and October 2017. Having more than 18 years of professional experience in various executive positions at Gima, Turkey’s first organized retail chain, Aykac started to work for BIM in 1997 as Purchasing Director. He became the Chairman of the Operations (COO) in November 2007, Aykac is currently the Chairman of the Operations Committee (COO), and Member of the Executive Committee (appointed in January 2010). In Retail Sun Awards, the most prestigious awards of the retail sector, he received “The Most Successful Professional Manager in 2010” Award. Galip Aykac is also; a member of Turkish Retailing Council established by The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges (TOBB); Board Member of Turkish Council Of Shopping Centers And Retailers; Vice President of Food Retailers Association and Board Member of The Federation Of All Shopping Centers And Retailers. Furthermore, in the evaluation made by the Fortune magazine, Aykac ranked third among the most successful business persons in 2013 and 2014, while ranking second in 2015. In Xsights Research and Consulting Firm’s survey made in 2013 for Marketing Turkey Magazine, Aykac ranked 7th among “The Most Respected Executives of the Business World”. Since October 2017, he has served as Chairman of the Purchasing Committee, in addition to his existing responsibilities at BIM.

Aynur Colpan

Murat Dalgic

Ugur Kivrak

Urfet Nacar

Bulent Pehlivan

Tolga Sahin

Ilkay Zengin

Josef Simons

Mr. Josef Wilhelmus Johannes (Jos) Simons has served as Member of the Board of Directors of Bim Birlesik Magazalar Anonim Sirketi since January 1, 2010. Jos graduated from the top Management Course at Nijenrode University. With a proven track record of over 40 years in the retail industry, he has served as General Manager at Aldi in the Netherlands for over a decade, and has managed his own consultancy company for the retail market. He was General Manager for five years at the Vendex Food Group, one of the largest food retailers in the Netherlands at the time. In 2001, he assumed the position of Chief Operating Officer at BIM, and in January 2006 became the CEO. In April 2008, he was appointed as a member of the Board of Directors. As of January 1, 2010, he has left his position as CEO, and has since then continued to work for BIM as a member of the Board of Directors and as a consultant.

Omer Topbas

Mr. Omer Hulusi Topbas has served as Member of the Board of Directors of Bim Birlesik Magazalar Anonim Sirketi since June 2005. Omer began his career as a sales executive at Bahariye Mensucat A.S., where he worked from 1985 to 1997. Employed at Naspak Ltd. from 1997 to 2000, he then served as Purchasing Manager for Seranit A.S. between 2000 and 2002. Since then he has been the General Manager at Bahariye Mensucat A.S., and has also been serving as a member of the Board of Directors at BIM since June 2005.

Ahmet Akca