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Kordsa Teknik Tekstil AS (KORDS.IS)

KORDS.IS on Istanbul Stock Exchange

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Cenk Alper

50 2017 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors

Ali Caliskan

54 2017 Chief Executive Officer

Mehmet Yildiz

47 2017 Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors

Volkan Ozkan

39 2017 Chief Financial Officer

Ayhan Karakoca

Global Finance Director, Corporate Finance and Investor Relations, Investor Relations Department Manager

Murat Arcan

2018 Chief Operating Officer - Composites, Construction and Business Development

Mehmet Kanadikirik

53 2015 Chief Operating Officer - Asia Pacific

Abdulkadir Toplu

2018 Chief Operating Officer – North & South America

Ibrahim Yildirim

47 2018 Chief Operating Officer - Europe, Middle East and Africa

Devrim Ozaydin

2018 Chief Technology Officer

Nazan Keskin

2017 Global Human Resources and IT Director

Vahe Hanamirian

2018 Global Accounts and Market Development Director

Ufuk Uzel

41 2017 Global Supply Chain Director

Hakan Timur

46 2018 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Vecih Yilmaz

2018 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Mehmet Sami

2018 Independent Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Semiha Yasar

2018 Independent Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Biographies

Name Description

Cenk Alper

Mr. Cenk Alper has served as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kordsa Teknik Tekstil Anonim Sirketi since March 27, 2017. He was President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company between 2013 and March 27, 2017. He began his career as Process Engineer at Beksa in 1996, and served in various managerial positions in the Technology and Production Departments. He was appointed as Project Manager in Bekaert-Belgium Technology Center in 2002. Later, he worked as Technical Manager responsible for North and South America Plants in Tennessee, and as New Product Development Manager in Belgium Technology Center. Mr. Alper graduated with a BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering from Middle East Technical University in 1991. He also received an MSc degree in Mechanical Engineering from the same university in 1994, as well as an MBA degree from Sabanci Universitesi in 2002. Within the Company, he was Vice President - Operations between October 6, 2010 and 2013; Vice President - Technology and Market Development between January 1, 2009 and 2010; and Global Technology Director between 2007 and February 19, 2007.

Ali Caliskan

Mr. Ali Caliskan has served as Chief Executive Officer of Kordsa Teknik Tekstil Anonim Sirketi since April 1, 2017. He received his BSc degree from Middle East Technical University, Mechanical Engineering Department in 1983. Started his professional career in Soyut Holding as Project Engineer in 1984. Joined Kordsa Turkey in 1986 as Technical Office Engineer. After the establishment of Dusa (SA- DUPONT Joint Venture) in October 1987, he was transferred to Dusa as Project Engineer. Starting from 1989, he assumed managerial roles in polymer production, yarn production, engineering maintenance and support, project and production departments of Dusa and Kordsa Turkey. In 2005, he was promoted as Operations Director, Kordsa Turkey. In 2009 he was appointed as Operations Director, Kordsa Turkey & Nilekordsa. From March 2010 to June 2013, he held the position of Operations Director, of Indo Kordsa and Indo Kordsa Polyester. In June 2013 he was appointed as the Vice President in charge of operations. From July 2015 until April 1, 2017, he served as Executive Vice President responsible for Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA). He has been appointed as Kordsa CEO since 1 April 2017.

Mehmet Yildiz

Prof. Dr. Mehmet Yildiz has served as Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of KORDSA TEKNIK TEKSTIL ANONIM SIRKETI since March 27, 2017. He served as Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of the Company until March 27, 2017. He completed his undergraduate education in 1996 with first rank in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department at Yildiz Teknik Universitesi and received his MSc degree also from Metallurgical and Materials Engineering department at Istanbul Teknik Universitesi in 2000. He worked in two different companies between 1996-2000 as an R&D engineer and a project leader in the fields of welding and non-destructive testing. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in 2005 from Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Victoria, BC, Canada in the fields of computational fluid mechanics and single crystal semiconductor growth and then worked as a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer in the same department until 2007. In 2007, he joined Sabanci University, Faculty of Engineering Natural Sciences as a faculty member and since 2014, has been leading the effort of establishing SU-Kordsa Composite Technologies Center of Excellence, which is an industrial leg of SU-Integrated Manufacturing Technologies Research and Application Center. Currently, he is serving as the founding director of these centers. He has contributed to the establishment of Manufacturing Engineering graduate program. Dr. Yildiz's areas of expertise include advanced composite materials, nanocomposites, structural health monitoring and computational mechanics. He published more than 60 SCI indexed high impact factor journals, prepared and presented over 100 conference papers and graduated around 28 MSc. and Ph.D. students.

Volkan Ozkan

Mr. Volkan Ozkan has served as Chief Financial Officer of Kordsa Teknik Tekstil Anonim Sirketi since October 1, 2017. He graduated from Istanbul Teknik Universitesi Department of Business Engineering in 1999. Started his professional career at JICA in 2001 as Project Assistant. Joining Kordsa in 2003 he served, between 2003 and 2009 as Financial Affairs Specialist, between 2009 and 2011 as the Finance Manager, between 2011 and 2014 as Global Finance Manager. Between 2014 and 2017 he served as Finance Director of P. IndoKordsa Tbk. He was appointed as Chief Financial Officer as of 1 October 2017. He is Member of the Corporate Governance Committee of the Company.

Ayhan Karakoca

Murat Arcan

Mr. Murat Oguz Arcan has served as Chief Operating Officer - Composites, Construction and Business Development of KORDSA TEKNIK TEKSTIL ANONIM SIRKETI since July 2018. He served as Business and Market Development Director and Construction Business Unit Leader of the Company between July 2015 and July 2018. He graduated from Bilkent University Business Administration Department in 1993 and completed E-MBA Program at Koc Universitesi in 2004. Starting his professional career at Tofas as Strategic Planning and Management Development Expert in 1996, Murat assigned as Foreign Trade and Contract Manager in 2000. As one of the Co-Founders of Hexagon Consulting Turkey, he assumed CEO role between 2005-2013 and led to establishment Of Turkish National Nanotechnology Initiative and Turkish Wind Energy Technology Platform as well. Since January 2014 Murat has been assuming Senior Business Associate role in Pera EEMEA and providing consultancy to Erdemir Group as of September 2014. Effective from January 2015, he joined Kordsa as Business Development Director. As of July 2015, he was assigned as Business and Market Development Director and Construction Business Unit Leader.

Mehmet Kanadikirik

Mr. Mehmet Zeki Kanadikirik has served as Chief Operating Officer - Asia Pacific of Kordsa Teknik Tekstil Anonim Sirketi since July 2015. He received his BSc degree from Middle East Technical University, Mechanical Engineering Department in 1986. Starting his professional life in Çukurova Ithalat in 1987, he worked at Brisa between 1988-1994, in Lubrekip between 1995-1998 and in Tekstil Servis between 2003-2006. Between 1998-2003 he worked as Mechanical Engineer and then appointed as Line-1 Yarn Production Manager at Kordsa Turkey. He worked as Manufacturing Director, Kordsa Turkey between 2009-2010 and in October, 2010 he was assigned as Operations Director, Thai Indo Kordsa. As of July 2015, he was appointed as Chief Operating Officer, Asia Pasific.

Abdulkadir Toplu

Mr. Abdulkadir Toplu has served as Chief Operating Officer – North & South America of KORDSA TEKNIK TEKSTIL ANONIM SIRKETI since July 2018. He served as Chief Operating Officer/Executive Vice President, Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) of the Company between April 1, 2017 and July 2018. He received his BSc degree from Middle East Technical University, Mechanical Engineering Department in 1993. Starting his professional life at Insa in 1995, he joined Kordsa Turkey Yarn Production Line-2 as Mechanical Engineer in 1996. He was appointed as Production Manager in Yarn Production Line-2 in 2003, transferred to Production Manager position at Yarn Production Line-1 in 2005, and appointed as Production Manager in PET Production in 2006. In 2009 Kadir was appointed as Operations Director, Kordsa Brasil, and since January 2012 he has been working as Operations Director, Interkordsa. Effective from February 2014, with the position of Operations Director, Interkordsa, he also repatriated to Turkey as Operations Director, Kordsa Turkey. From July 2015 until April 1, 2017, he served as Global Supply Chain Director. Since April 1, 2017, he has been appointed as Executive Vice President, Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA).

Ibrahim Yildirim

Mr. Ibrahim Ozgur Yildirim has served as Chief Operating Officer - Europe, Middle East and Africa of KORDSA TEKNIK TEKSTIL ANONIM SIRKETI since July 2018. He served as Chief Technology Officer, Composites Business Unit Leader and Chief Operations Officer, South America of the Company between October 2017 and July 2018. He received his BSc degree from Middle East Technical University, Chemical Engineering Department and his MBA degree from Sabanci University in 1993 and 2005 respectively. He started his professional career at Rafine Chemicals in 1994 and worked in different manufacturing companies. Between 1998 and 2007, he served in Sakosa as Technical Engineer and Production Engineer. He was appointed as Technical Manager at Kordsa Turkey in 2007. In 2008, he was transferred to Global Technology Center as New Product Development Manager. In 2009, he was appointed as New Product and Process Development Director. In 2011, he was appointed as Technology Development Director. He was appointed as Chief Technology Officer in October 2013 and worked as Chief Technology Officer and Composites Business Unit Leader from July 2015 until September 2017. In October 2017, he has been appointed for the vacant Chief Operating Officer of South America in addition to his current duties.

Devrim Ozaydin

Mr. Devrim Ozaydin has served as Global Technology Director of KORDSA TEKNIK TEKSTIL ANONIM SIRKETI since July 2018. Devrim Ozaydin received his BSc degree from Middle East Technical University, Department of Chemical Engineering Department in 1996. He also completed Turquality Development Program in Sabanci University in 2011. Starting his professional career in Depa Pharmaceutical Active Materials as Planning Engineer in 1998, Mr. Ozaydin worked in Dupont Performance Coatings from 1999 to 2000. Joining Kordsa Yarn Technical Engineer in 2000, he served as Line2 Yarn Production Manager (2005-2009), Line 1 yarn Production Manager (2009-2010), Yarn Production Plant Manager (2010-2011) and Yarn Production Director (2011-2014). He expatriated as Kordsa Brazil Manufacturing Director (2014-2015) and Thai Indo Kordsa Operations Director (2015-2018). Mr. Ozaydin has been appointed as Global Technology Director since July 2018.

Nazan Keskin

Ms. Nazan Keskin has served as Global Human Resources and IT Director of Kordsa Teknik Tekstil Anonim Sirketi since October 1, 2017. Graduated from Business Administration Department from Hacettepe University. Nazan started her professional life in 1989 at Dusa. After the establishment of Sakosa in 1997, she was transferred to Sakosa as Human Resources Specialist, being responsible for Human Resources and Industrial Relations. In 2004, she was appointed as Human Resources Manager, continued this role as Human Resources and Industrial Relations Manager after the Kordsa - Sakosa joint venture. She had undertaken the responsibility of Human Resources and Industrial Relations Director in 2011 in Kordsa Turkey. She was assigned for Human Resources and Information Technologies Director position in 2015 Since 1 October 2017, she has been serving as the Director of Global Human Resources and Information Technologies.

Vahe Hanamirian

Mr. Vahe Hanamirian has served as Global Accounts and Market Development Director of KORDSA TEKNIK TEKSTIL ANONIM SIRKETI since July 2018. He served as Global Accounts and Marketing Director of the Company between July 2015 and July 2018. He graduated from Istanbul British High School and studied Mathematics at Universitaet Stuttgart. In 1987 he joined Kordsa as Marketing Specialist and in 1999 he was appointed as Marketing Manager at Sakosa. He rejoined Kordsa in 2005 as Sales Manager and appointed as Marketing & Sales Director in 2008. He carried out Sales Director, EMEA role between 2010-2012 (also assumed GAM Micheline role until July, 2011) and he held Market Development Director position between October, 2012 and March, 2014. In April, 2014 Vahe was appointed as Global Marketing Director. As of July 2015, he was appointed to Global Accounts and Marketing Director.

Ufuk Uzel

Mr. Ufuk Uzel has served as Global Supply Chain Director of Kordsa Teknik Tekstil Anonim Sirketi since July 2017. He received his BSc degree from Istanbul Teknik Universitesi, Mechanical Engineering Department in 1997. Started his professional career at Beksa in 1998 as Sales Engineer. In year 2000 completed his MSc degree at Istanbul Teknik Universitesi, Mechanical Engineering and in 2003, MBA degree at Sabanci University. In 2003, Ufuk joined Kordsa as Sales Specialist. Between 2005 – 2007 he worked as Business Development Coordinator. Between 2007 – 2015 he served as EMEA Sales Manager, Global Account Manager-Continenal, Sales Director, EMEA. In 2015 until July 2017 he expatriated as PLV and Asia Pacific Sales Director. In July 2017 Ufuk is assigned as Global Supply Chain Director and repatriated.

Hakan Timur

Mr. Hakan Timur has served as Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of KORDSA TEKNIK TEKSTIL ANONIM SIRKETI since September 21, 2018. Hakan Timur graduated from Istanbul Universitesi, BS, Department of Economics in English, 1999, and holds a Masters’ degree from Sabanci Universitesi’s Energy and Technology Management Program. Beginning his professional career in 1997 at Marsa-Kraft Foods International, Mr. Timur continued his career in Sabanci Group as Food Group Human Resources Manager, Sabanci Holding Human Resources Manager, Global Human Resources Director at Kordsa Global, Deputy General Manager of Human Resources at Akcansa, and Mr. Timur served in managing organizational climate and culture development, change management, and strategic human resources processes as well as corporate communications management, purchasing and business excellence activities at Enerjisa. Mr. Timur participated in the development programs of Sabanci Holding “Talent Pool” between 1998 and 2000, and Sabanci Leadership Team (SALT) in 2009. Timur has been serving as the Human Resources Group President since February 1, 2018 at Haci Omer Sabanci Holding A.S. Timur also serves as Board Member of Kordsa Teknik Tekstil A.S., Afyon Cimento Sanayi T.A.S., Avivasa Emeklilik ve Hayat A.S., Carrefoursa Carrefour Sabanci Ticaret Merkezi A.S. and Teknosa Ic ve Dis Ticaret A.S. He is Member of the Corporate Governance Committee of the Company.

Vecih Yilmaz

Mr. Vecih Yilmaz has served as Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of KORDSA TEKNIK TEKSTIL ANONIM SIRKETI since March 26, 2018. He graduated from Middle East Technical University, Department of Business Administration and also holds a degree in Political Science and Public Administration from the same university. He received his master degree from Galatasaray Universitesi in financial economics. Yilmaz started his career as an auditor at Deloitte in 2005. Between 2009 and 2013, he worked at Sabanci Holding in reporting, financial planning & analysis and investor relations. Between 2013 and 2015, he worked as Financial Controller and Risk Manager at Enerjisa. Joining Kibar Group in 2015 he worked as CFO at Assan Panel and as Deputy CFO at Kibar Holding. Yilmaz rejoined Sabanci Holding as Finance Director in 2017; he is also a Board member of Kordsa and Yunsa. Yilmaz has CPA certificate and also holds Capital Markets Advanced Level, Independent Auditor, Credit Rating and Corporate Governance Rating licenses. He is Member of the Early Detection of Risk Committee of the Company.

Mehmet Sami

Mr. Mehmet Sami has served as Independent Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of KORDSA TEKNIK TEKSTIL ANONIM SIRKETI since March 26, 2018. He has 30 years of experience after his studies in BA (Hons) Economics from Kingston University and MSc in Business Systems & Analysis from City University, London. Within the 30 years, Mr Sami has gained deal origination and execution experience in corporate finance and capital markets areas via establishing related business divisions, strategic alliances and offices in New York and Dubai. Between 1987 - 1990 he has undertaken numerous consultancy assignments in marketing and research studies. Since 1990, he has undertaken various Turkish privatization, valuation and advisory projects, advised foreign and domestic clients in mergers & acquisitions and large international joint ventures in Turkey. Part of this work was via Ata Invest, where during 1994, he founded Investment Banking, Research and Institutional Trading divisions that became one of the largest independent firm in Turkey. (Clients served include; GE Capital, News Corp., Arcelor, Privatization Agency, JBIC, IFC, Trade Partners UK, AIG, Dubai Holding, Emirates Bank NBD). Between 1996-2012, Mr Sami has initiated and executed many Private Equity deals as an Advisor and during 2000 has raised Turkey’s first Private Equity Fund with AIG Capital, during the life of the Fund, Mr. Sami was a member of the Fund’s Investment Committee. After nearly 19 years at Ata Invest, moved to Deloitte Corporate Finance to become the Lead M&A and Debt Advisory Partner in 2012 and served on the Deloitte Global M&A ExCo. After 27 years of professional life, Mr. Sami has founded his consulting and advisory practice in 2015 where Mr Sami advises International banks, IFIs, multinationals and local corporates. He is Chairman of the Audit Committee, Chairman of the Corporate Governance Committee, and Member of the Early Detection of Risk Committee of the Company.

Semiha Yasar

Ms. Semiha Yasar has served as Independent Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of KORDSA TEKNIK TEKSTIL ANONIM SIRKETI since November 15, 2018. Semiha Yasar received her BSc and MSc degree from Middle East Technical University, Department of Mechanical Engineering. Starting her professional life in 1984 at Aselsan as Mechanical Design Engineer, she served as a consultant at Republic of Turkey, Ministry of State (1987- 1990). Joining FNSS (FNSS Defense Systems) at 1990 as a Senior Engineer, Ms. Yasar served as Engineering and R&D Supervisor (1994-2007), Project Manager (2007-2009), Development Programs Director (2009-2014) and Product Engineering and R&D Director (2014-2015). She held Vice President position at BMC Otomotiv between 2016-2018. Ms. Yasar founded Sempro Consultancy and Engineering in 2015 and continues to hold her position. She is Member of the Audit Committee, Member of the Corporate Governance Committee, and Chairman of the Early Detection of Risk Committee of the Company.