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Polisan Holding AS (POLHO.IS)

POLHO.IS on Istanbul Stock Exchange

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22 Nov 2020
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Mehmet Bitlis

62 2017 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Murat Yildiran

58 2019 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Member of the Board

Ahmet Bitlis

59 2017 Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board

Ahmet Yilmaz

41 2019 Chief Financial Officer

Aylin Celik

2020 Director of Human Resources

Selcuk Denizhan

46 General Coordinator

Gozde Gurbuz

2019 Head of Audit

Ahmet Bitlis

58 Non-Executive Member of the Board

Fatma Kasrat

56 Non-Executive Member of the Board

Zafer Kurtul

Non-Executive Member of the Board

Arif Baser

53 Non-Executive Independent Member of the Board

Seref Taskin

Non-Executive Independent Member of the Board

Esra Yazici

52 2019 Non-Executive Independent Member of the Board

Burhan Kurt

Investor Relations Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Mehmet Bitlis

Mr. Mehmet Emin Bitlis serves as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. He was born in 1958. Between 1972 and 1984, he attended high school and completed his undergraduate degree in Austria. He speaks English and German. Having started his professional career in 1985, Mehmet Emin Bitlis is the Chairman of the Board of Polisan Holding, Polisan Yapi, Rohm and Haas and a Board Member of Polisan Tarim. He is also a Member of the Board of the Turkish Industry and Business Association, Turkish Chemical Manufacturers Association, Kocaeli Chamber of Industry, Gebze Chamber of Commerce, Dilovasi Organized Industrial Zone, Istanbul Rotary Club, and Malatya Education Fund.

Murat Yildiran

Mr. Murat Yildiran serves as Chief Executive Officer, Executive Member of the Board of the Company. He graduating from Galatasaray High School and Middle East Technical University, Department of Economics, he completed his master's degree in Financial Management at Southeastern University. He started his professional career in 1988 in the field of Investment Banking in Turkey. Between 1989-1991, he managed important projects at the Privatization Administration of the Prime Ministry. In 1991, he joined the Samuel Montagu Bank in London. Between 1993-2007, he worked at the London European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) as an executive in project finance (loan, capital) and mergers and acquisitions in various countries. Between 2008-2009, he was the CEO of Marti REIT and between 2009-2010, he acted as the Interim CEO of Capital Resources Co. Group in Azerbaijan.

Ahmet Bitlis

Mr. Ahmet Ertugrul Bitlis serves as Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of the Company. He graduated from Boston University, in Production Engineering (BSc) in 1983, and obtained his master’s degree from the same university in 1984 in Mechanical Engineering. He started his professional career in 1986. Ahmet Ertugrul Bitlis is the Chairman of the Board of Polisan Tarim and the Vice Chairman of the Board of Polisan Holding.

Ahmet Yilmaz

Mr. Ahmet Cagasan Yilmaz serves as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He received his degree in Management Engineering from Istanbul Technical University and completed the MBA Program at Koç University. He started his professional life in 2001 in Koç Holding’s Audit and Finance Group, where he worked as the Auditor, Senior Auditor and Audit Group Manager until 2011. Then, he worked as the CFO at Beko LLC between 2011 and 2014. Having been transferred to Tat Gida Sanayi A.S. on July 1, 2014, Yilmaz served as the CFO and Corporate Governance Committee member until the beginning of 2019. He speaks English and Russian. Çagasan Yilmaz started his post as the Polisan Holding CFO as of September 2, 2019. He is also a Member of the Board of Poliport, Polisan Kimya, Polisan Hellas, Polisan Maroc, Polisan Yapi and Sark Mensucat.

Aylin Celik

Ms. Aylin Velioglu Celik serves as Director of Human Resources of the Company. She graduated from Middle East Technical University, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Aylin Velioglu Çelik began her professional career at Eregli Demir ve Çelik Fabrikalari as a Junior Personnel Specialist and subsequently worked as an Expert and Chief respectively within the Human Resources Department, for a total of 7 years. Following her responsibility as the Assistant HR Manager at YKM Holding, she worked as HR Software and Consultancy Group Manager at SAP (Information Systems Software Company) for 4 years. Acting as HR Director at Içdas Demir ve Çelik A.S. for 4 years as of 2011, Mrs. Velioglu Çelik played an active role in various system installations and facility investments at Group level. After having served as the Human Resources Director for 10 years at Evyap A.S., which operates in the FMCG sector, she led the establishment of new systems as the President of Human Resources at Dünya Göz Hastaneleri. Aylin Velioglu Çelik, who served as the Deputy General Manager responsible from Human Resources at Eregli Demir ve Çelik Fabrikasi T.A.S., is fluent in English. Having started her post as Human Resources Director at Polisan Holding as of January 2, 2020, Çelik is also a Member of the Board of Poliport and Polisan Kimya.

Selcuk Denizhan

Mr. Selcuk Denizhan serves as General Coordinator of the Company. He graduated from Erciyes University, in Mechanical Engineering. Having obtained his MBA at Istanbul Bilgi University, he completed the Global Business Management and Finance Program at University of California, Berkeley. Currently, he continues his doctorate in Production Management and Marketing at Sakarya University. Selçuk Denizhan worked as Project Manager and Technical Manager at Polisan Holding, where he started his career in 2000. Between 2015 and 2018, he worked as the Country Manager of Polisan Hellas, Polisan Holding’s subsidiary in Greece. Between 2018 and 2020, he worked as the Administrative and Technical Director of Polisan Holding. Having assumed the role of General Coordinator at Polisan Holding as of January 15, 2020, Selçuk Denizhan is also a Member of the Board of Poliport.

Gozde Gurbuz

Mrs. Gozde Gurbuz serves as Head of Audit of the Company. She graduated from Dokuz Eylül University, department of Business Administration and received her MBA degree from Bahçesehir University. Mrs. Gürbüz started her career in 2008 as an Auditor in KPMG Turkey. She held several Financial Reporting and Budget Control responsibilities in Danone between 2012 and 2015. Then, she worked at Çalik Holding as Financial Reporting Manager between 2015 and 2017. Having started to work as the Financial Control Manager responsible for Polisan Holding and Group companies in 2018, Mrs. Gürbüz serves as the Head of Audit since 2019. Her areas of expertise include Financial Reporting, Budgeting and Control, establishment and development of Internal Audit and Internal Control Systems, and the management of Strategic Plan processes. Mrs. Gürbüz holds the Certified Public Accountant and Independent Audit licenses and also is a member of Turkey Institute of Internal Audit (TIDE) and Union of Certified Public Accountants of Turkey (TURMOB).

Ahmet Bitlis

Mr. Ahmet Faik Bitlis serves as Non-Executive Member of the Board of the Company. He graduated from Deutsche High School in Istanbul in 1981 and Bogaziçi University, in Industrial Engineering (BSc) in 1986. He received a master’s degree from the Istanbul University International Management Program in 1990 and completed the Harvard Business School Owners and Presidents Certificate Program in 2004. He started his professional career in 1986. Ahmet Faik Bitlis is a Member of the Board of Polisan Holding and Polisan Tarim. He is also a Member of the Board of the Istanbul Minerals and Metals Exporters’ Association (IKMIB), Malatya Education Fund, and Deutsche High School Culture and Education Fund.

Fatma Kasrat

Ms. Fatma Nilgun Kasrat serves as Non-Executive Member of the Board of the Company. She is Istanbul Technical University (ITU), in Chemical Engineering (BSc) in 1987. She started her professional career that year. Fatma Nilgün Kasrat is the Chairman of the Board of Sark Mensucat, and also a Member of the Board of Polisan Holding and Polisan Tarim.

Zafer Kurtul

Mr. Zafer Kurtul serves as Non-Executive Member of the Board of the Company. He received his undergraduate degree from Istanbul University, Faculty of Business Administration in Finance and obtained his MBA degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, also in Finance. He held managerial positions at Citibank, BNP-Ak-Dresden Bank and Societe Generale prior to his appointment to Akbank in 1998 as the Assistant General Manager. Zafer Kurtul served as General Manager in Akbank between 2000-2009, and as the Vice Chairman of the Board between 2009-2010. He assumed the position of CEO of Sabanci Holding between 2010-2017 and acted as Chairman of the Boards of various subsidiaries of Sabanci Holding during this period. Zafer Kurtul has been the Chairman of the Board of ZKurtul Management Consulting company since 2017. Additionally, he is a Member of the Board of Polisan Holding, Sark Mensucat, Alternatifbank and Mersin International Port.

Arif Baser

Mr. Arif Baser serves as Non-Executive Independent Member of the Board of the Company. He graduating from A.U. Faculty of Political Sciences, Department of Finance in 1988, Arif Baser worked as an occure for the General Directorate of National Estate for 1 year. Following success in the entrance exam of the Ministry of Finance Account Experts Board in 1989, he worked as an Account Expert until 2004. Mr. Baser was appointed to conduct research on the functioning of the American Tax Administration (IRS) and spent one year in that country for this purpose in 1999.

Seref Taskin

Mr. Seref Taskin serves as Non-Executive Independent Member of the Board of the Company. He graduated from Ankara University Faculty of Political Sciences in 1988. Seref Taskin joined the Account Experts Board in 1989. Having worked as an Account Expert until 1998, Mr. Taskin left the Accounts Experts Board to work as a Financial Group Coordinator for a group of companies between 1998-2001, while serving as a board member at several group companies. In 2002, he joined Arkan & Ergin YMM A.S. as a Partner and Certified Public Accountant.

Esra Yazici

Ms. Esra Yazici serves as Non-Executive Independent Member of the Board of the Company. She completed her MBA at the University of Marmara. She fluently speaks English and French. Having started her professional career in 1991 at the Credits Department at Societe Generale Bank, she worked as a Marketing Manager at Tekfen Bank and DHB Bank.

Burhan Kurt