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BIM Birlesik Magazalar AS (BIMAS.IS)

BIMAS.IS on Istanbul Stock Exchange

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5 Aug 2020
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Mustafa Topbas

76 2010 Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chairman of the Executive Committee

Mahmud Merali

68 Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors

Haluk Dortluoglu

48 2010 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Committee Member

Galip Aykac

63 2017 Executive Committee Member, Chief Operating Officer, 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

Tolga Sahin

Operation Committee Member and General Purchasing Committee Member

Ilkay Zengin

2009 Operation Committee Member

Josef Simons

75 2010 Member of the Board of Directors

Omer Topbas

53 2005 Member of the Board of Directors

Ahmet Akca

64 Independent Member of the Board of Directors

Paul Foley

62 2019 Independent Member of Board of Director

Biographies

Name Description

Mustafa Topbas

Mr. Mustafa Latif Topbas serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Company. Mustafa Latif Topbas 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 been serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2005, and 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 the Company. 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 serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Committee Member of the Company. 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 serves as Executive Committee Member, Chief Operating Officer, and Chairman of General Purchasing Committee of the Company. 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

Tolga Sahin

Ilkay Zengin

Josef Simons

Mr. Josef Wilhelmus Johannes Simons serves as Member of the Board of Directors of the Company. 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 serves as Member of the Board of Directors of the Company. 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

Mr. Ahmet Akca serves as Independent Member of the Board of Directors of the Company. Ahmet Akça studied mathematics at Middle East Technical University and sociology at Istanbul University and graduated from the Bursa Economics and Commercial Sciences Academy’s Department of Economics. From 1981 to 1988, he served as a Foreign Trade Manager in the glass and food industries. In 1988, he became the CEO of an international trading company, a position he held until 1992. He later started his own business, which he still runs. He is the founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the logistics company, Akça Lojistik Hizmetleri ve Ticaret A.S. He was a member of the Committee of Trustees in April 2010, at the time of the establishment of Bezmialem Foundation University and has been serving as the Chairman of the Committee of Trustees since November 2011. In March 2013, he was appointed as a Board Member at Turkcell, by the Capital Markets Board, and has served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors at Turkcell between August 2013 – March 2020. He is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of Tedarik Lojistik company since 2018 and he is carrying out his duty as an Independent Board Member of BIM since May 2018.

Paul Foley

Mr. Paul Michael Foley serves as Independent Member of Board of Director of the Company. Paul Foley worked in his teens in the fruit and vegetable wholesale and retail business. He continued to improve himself develop within the industry and started his career at Iceland Frozen Foods in 1974. Over the years he kept on taking more challenges and the rose within company ranks to become Sales Director at the company. In 1989 Paul Foley joined Aldi a new company entering the UK market and became its first Director of the Midlands Region. The highlight of his career at Aldi came in 1999 when he became Group Managing Director UK and 5 years later CEO for UK & Ireland. In this role, he led the business to its current position as the number 1 discount retailer in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. He retired from this position in 2012 after a career of 23 years with Aldi Süd. In 2012 he founded his own company Foley Retail Consulting GmbH located in Vienna/Austria in which he continues to support large retail businesses, private equity investors and investment banks across the globe. During the same time, his deep insight and knowledge about retail granted him the opportunity to hold positions as a Director at EKO Holdings now part of DINO group Poland, ICELAND Foods (England), as an Independent Board Member and Advisor to the Board at INVERTO AG (now part of Boston Consulting group-Germany), and AHT Cooling Systems GmbH in Austria and PJSC Magnit in Russia. Paul is currently serving as a Board Member at BelWillesden/GIPPO Hypermarkets in Belarus and VOLI Trade in Montenegro, Poslovni Sistem Mercator (Slovenia), Konzum Plus (Croatia) and Fortenova Group (Croatia) formally Agrokor in the Balkans. He is also carrying out his duty as an Independent Board Member of BIM since May 2019. He is married and has five children.