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Vestel Elektronik Sanayi ve Ticaret AS (VESTL.IS)

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24 Sep 2020
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Enis Erdogan

65 Chairman of the Executive Committee

Ahmet Zorlu

76 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Bekir Agirdir

64 2018 Independent Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board

Alp Dayi

57 Executive Committee Member, Chief Financial Officer of the Vestel Group of Companies

Ergun Guler

46 2012 General Manager in Charge of Domestic Sales and Marketing at Vestel Ticaret AS, Executive Committee Member

Seda Kaya

45 2015 General Manager in Charge of International Sales at Vestel Ticaret AS, Executive Committee Member

Ismail Sarpel

52 2017 Executive Committee Member, General Manager of Vestel Elektronik Sanayi ve Ticaret AS

Ali Tekcan

50 2012 General Manager in Charge of Customer Services at Vestel Ticaret AS, Executive Committee Member

Serap Mutlu

Investor Relations Director

Erdal Haspolat

50 2015 General Manager of Vestel Beyaz Esya Sanayi ve Ticaret AS, Executive Committee Member

Necmi Kavusturan

64 2005 Executive Committee Member

Bekir Koksal

53 Executive Committee Member

Mehmet Zorlu

36 2008 Non-Executive Member of the Board

Olgun Zorlu

55 Non-Executive Member of the Board

Selen Zorlu Melik

45 Non-Executive Member of the Board

Elmas Araz

72 2018 Independent Non-Executive Member of the Board

Aysegul Ildeniz

51 2018 Independent Non-Executive Member of the Board

Biographies

Name Description

Enis Erdogan

Mr. Enis Turan Erdogan serves as Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Company. Enis Turan Erdogan obtained his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Istanbul Technical University in 1976 and his MBA from Brunel University in the UK in 1979. Following his return to Turkey, he served in managerial positions in various companies in the private sector before joining Vestel in 1988. Having held several managerial positions at Vestel since 1988, Mr. Erdogan served as the Chairman of Vestel Foreign Trade and as an Executive Committee Member at Vestel Elektronik until 2013. Since January 1, 2013, Mr. Erdogan has been serving as the CEO of Vestel Group of Companies. Mr. Erdogan served as the President of TURKTRADE (Turkish Foreign Trade Association) for two periods between 2002 and 2006. He also served as a Board Member of Europe’s largest ICT Confederation, DIGITALEUROPE, between 2010 and 2014 as the first Turkish citizen to be elected.

Ahmet Zorlu

Mr. Ahmet Nazif Zorlu serves as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Zorlu moved the company’s headquarters to Istanbul and laid the foundations of Zorlu Holding together with his brother, Zeki Zorlu. Ahmet Zorlu set up his first company, Korteks, in 1976 and gathered all the companies under the roof of Zorlu Holding in 1990. Acquiring Vestel in 1994, Ahmet Zorlu opened the door to new lines of business for Zorlu Holding. Ahmet Zorlu’s entrepreneurial spirit, which began in the textile industry, went on to manifest itself in more companies operating in a wide range of industries, such as consumer electronics, household appliances, energy, property development, metallurgy and defence. Ahmet Zorlu serves as the Chairman or Deputy Chairman of the Board in numerous Zorlu Group companies operating in different industries, including Vestel Elektronik and Vestel Beyaz Esya. With a keen interest in non-governmental organizations, Ahmet Zorlu sits on the Boards of DEIK (Foreign Economic Relations Board), TUSIAD (Turkish Industry and Business Association), DENSIR (Education and Culture Foundation of People of Denizli), BASIAD (Babadag Industry and Business Association) and TETSIAD (Turkish Home Textile Industrialists’ Association).

Bekir Agirdir

Mr. Bekir Agirdir serves as Independent Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of the Company. Bekir Agirdir graduated from the Department of Business Administration, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, at Middle East Technical University in 1979, before working as a Sales Manager and then Deputy General Manager at Bilsan Bilgisayar Malzemeleri AS between 1980 and 1984. He served as Sales Coordinator at Meteksam Ltd. between 1984 and 1986 and as General Manager at Pirintas Bilgisayar Malzemeleri ve Basim Sanayi AS between 1986 and 1996. He then served as the Deputy General Manager at Atilim Kagit ve Defter Sanayi AS between 1996 and 1999 and as General Manager and Board Member at PMB Akilli Kart ve Bilgi Teknolojileri AS between 1999 and 2003. Between 2003 and 2005, he worked at Tarih Vakfi (History Foundation of Turkey) as Coordinator and then as General Manager. In addition to his duty as the Vice Chairman at Vestel Elektronik Sanayi ve Ticaret AS, Bekir Agirdir also serves as a Board Member at Vestel Beyaz Esya Sanayi ve Ticaret AS and Zorlu Enerji Elektrik Üretim AS, which are other Zorlu Group companies.

Alp Dayi

Mr. Alp Dayi serves as Executive Committee Member, Chief Financial Officer of the Vestel Group of Companies of the Company. Alp Dayi graduated from the Department of Industrial Engineering at Dokuz Eylül University in 1985 and received a Finance Certificate from the UC Berkeley, University of California, in 2006. Alp Dayi has served as a senior manager in charge of financial affairs at various industrial companies since 1987, and has continued his career at Vestel Group since 1999. He currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer at Vestel Group of Companies, comprising Vestel’s domestic and foreign subsidiaries.

Ergun Guler

Mr. Ergun Guler serves as General Manager in Charge of Domestic Sales and Marketing at Vestel Ticaret AS, Executive Committee Member of the Company. Ergün Güler, who holds an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Dokuz Eylül University and an MBA from Bilkent University, started his career at Vestel in 1999 as a Finance Specialist and served as the Deputy General Manager in Charge of Financial Affairs and Treasury between 2006 and 2012. Mr. Güler, who was appointed as the Corporate Risk & Treasury Coordinator at Zorlu Holding in May 2012, has been serving as the General Manager in Charge of Domestic Sales and Marketing at Vestel Ticaret AS since October 2012.

Seda Kaya

Ms. Seda Kaya serves as General Manager in Charge of International Sales at Vestel Ticaret AS, Executive Committee Member of the Company. Seda Kaya graduated from the International Relations Department at Bilkent University in 1997. In the same year, she began to work as a Sales Specialist at Vestel Dis Ticaret and took on roles as a Sales Specialist, Product Manager and Regional Sales Manager responsible for different regions and product groups between 2000 and 2006. Ms. Kaya served as the Deputy General Manager in charge of the international sales of the consumer electronics products between 2006 and 2015. She was appointed as the General Manager in Charge of International Sales at Vestel Ticaret AS in June 2015 and has been serving in this position since then.

Ismail Sarpel

Mr. Ismail Murat Sarpel serves as Executive Committee Member, General Manager of Vestel Elektronik Sanayi ve Ticaret AS of the Company. Ismail Murat Sarpel graduated from the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Middle East Technical University in 1990 and completed a Master’s degree in the same department in 1993. Mr. Sarpel started his career at Vestel Group in 1990. He worked on TV design projects and served as a TV Design Engineer and TV Project Manager at Vestel Elektronik between 1990 and 1997. Mr. Sarpel, who worked as the Design Group Manager in Information Technologies between 1997 and 1998, was assigned to establish Vestel USA, which would operate in the area of Information Technologies in the Silicon Valley in 1998. Until 2001, he served as the R&D Director and General Manager of Vestel USA. After returning to Turkey in 2001, Mr. Sarpel established the R&D Department at Vestel Komünikasyon, which was Turkey’s first R&D department to work on digital media projects, where he served as the Deputy General Manager. In 2005, he was appointed as the General Manager of Vestel Komünikasyon and served in this position for a year and a half. Mr. Sarpel became the General Manager in Charge of the Electronics R&D Department at Vestel Group of Companies in 2007. Mr. Murat Sarpel was appointed as the General Manager of Vestel Elektronik Sanayi ve Ticaret AS in 2017 and became responsible for all operations, including planning, logistics and purchasing in addition to R&D.

Ali Tekcan

Mr. Ali Tarkan Tekcan Ph.D. serves as General Manager in Charge of Customer Services at Vestel Ticaret AS, Executive Committee Member of the Company. Tarkan Tekcan graduated from the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Dokuz Eylül University in 1991 and obtained a Master’s degree in the same department in 1994. Mr. Tekcan completed an Engineering Management Program at Izmir Institute of Technology in 2006 and obtained a PhD degree from the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Dokuz Eylül University in 2012. Mr. Tekcan, who worked as a Research Assistant at the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Dokuz Eylül University between 1992 and 1996, served as a Director at the Izmir branch of the Chamber of Electrical Engineers between 1996 and 1997 and as Director at the Aegean Calibration and Metrology Training Center in 1997-1998. Mr. Tekcan started his career at Vestel as a Test Engineer at the R&D Test Group in 1999 and served as the Deputy General Manager in charge of R&D at Vestel Elektronik Sanayi ve Ticaret AS between 2006 and 2012. Tarkan Tekcan was appointed as the General Manager in Charge of Customer Services at Vestel Ticaret AS in October 2012.

Serap Mutlu

Ms. Serap Mutlu serves as Investor Relations Director of the Company. She also serves as Member of the Corporate Governance Committee of the Company.

Erdal Haspolat

Mr. Erdal Haspolat serves as General Manager of Vestel Beyaz Esya Sanayi ve Ticaret AS, Executive Committee Member of the Company. Erdal Haspolat graduated from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Middle East Technical University in 1992. He started his career as a Systems Design Engineer in the Rocket Industry Group of Ankara Makina ve Kimya Endüstrisi Kurumu in 1992. Mr. Haspolat began to work in the R&D Department of Vestel Beyaz Esya’s Refrigerator Plant in 1998. Between 1998 and 2002, he worked as an R&D Engineer and R&D Laboratory Officer at the Refrigerator Plant. During this period, Erdal Haspolat also took part in projects aimed at the localization of the imported components used in the production of air conditioning units. Between 2002 and 2005, he served as the Quality Assurance Manager and R&D Manager in Vestel Beyaz Esya’s new Washing Machine Plant project. In 2005, he assumed the management of the dishwasher project, which was launched for the addition of dishwashers to Vestel Beyaz Esya’s product range. He took part in the production, quality, product design and related processes of the plant, and carried out all the investment and design processes of the project together with the project team. He served as the Manager of the Dishwasher Plant until 2013 when he was appointed as the Manager of the Refrigerator Plants. In April 2015, Mr. Haspolat was named the General Manager of Vestel Beyaz Esya, and has been carrying out this duty since then.

Necmi Kavusturan

Mr. Necmi Kavusturan serves as Executive Committee Member of the Company. Necmi Kavusturan graduated from the Faculty of Political Science at Ankara University in 1979. He began his banking career at Isbank in 1979. He has held various managerial positions at Interbank between 1985 and 1997. Mr. Kavusturan joined Denizbank in 1997 as Deputy General Manager in charge of Management Services. He was appointed as the Head of Human Resources Group at Zorlu Holding in 2003 and has been serving as the Executive Committee Member in Charge of Human Resources at Vestel Group of Companies since 2005.

Bekir Koksal

Mr. Bekir Cem Koksal serves as Executive Committee Member of the Company. Cem Köksal graduated from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Bogaziçi University in 1988 and obtained a Master’s degree at Bilkent University in 1990. Having worked in the banking industry between 1990 and 2001, Mr. Köksal was appointed as Deputy General Manager at Denizbank in 1997. Mr. Köksal joined Vestel as Chief Financial Officer in 2002. He currently serves as an Executive Committee Member at Vestel Group of Companies and as the Head of Financial Affairs Group at Zorlu Holding. Mr. Köksal also serves as the Chairman of the Sustainability Committee at Zorlu Holding.

Mehmet Zorlu

Mr. Mehmet Emre Zorlu serves as Non-Executive Member of the Board of the Company. Mehmet Emre Zorlu graduated from the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Koç University in 2006. He graduated with a Master’s degree in Innovation and Technology Management from the University of Essex in the UK in 2008 and began working in Vestel Group of Companies in 2009. In addition to serving as a Board Member at Vestel Elektronik, Mehmet Emre Zorlu also sits on the Boards of Zorlu Holding and other Zorlu Group companies. Mr. Zorlu is a member of the Young Businessmen Association of Turkey (TUGIAD) and Endeavor Turkey.

Olgun Zorlu

Mr. Olgun Zorlu serves as Non-Executive Member of the Board of the Company. Mr. Olgun Zorlu began his professional career in 1986. He has started to serve in managerial positions at various Zorlu Group companies in 1988 and managed their foreign market research and business development operations. Mr. Zorlu started serving as a Board Member at Zorlu Holding in 1998. In addition to his board membership at Vestel Elektronik Sanayi ve Ticaret AS, Mr. Zorlu also serves as a Board Member at Zorlu Holding and other Zorlu Group companies.

Selen Zorlu Melik

Mrs. Selen Zorlu Melik serves as Non-Executive Member of the Board of the Company. ) Selen Zorlu Melik graduated from the Department of Business Administration at Uludag University. She began her professional career at Denizbank in 1998. Following her internship at Denizbank’s Bursa branch, she joined the bank’s Management Trainee Program in 1999. After working in a number of positions at Denizbank head office, Mrs. Melik attended a Marketing Certificate Program at the University of California, Berkeley, USA in 2001. She subsequently started to work at the Korteks Yarn Plant in 2002 and became a Board Member of the same company in 2004. Selen Zorlu Melik currently serves as a Board Member in numerous companies within Zorlu Group in addition to being a Board Member at Vestel Elektronik.

Elmas Araz

Mr. Elmas Melih Araz serves as Independent Non-Executive Member of the Board of the Company. Melih Araz completed his high school education at Robert College and graduated from the Faculty of Political Science at Ankara University in 1972. He completed his MBA (Master in Business Administration) at Kelley School of Business, Indiana University in 1975 under the USAID/ TEV scholarship. He also attended an “Executive Management Program” at Harvard Business School in 1988. Starting his career in finance and banking at Citibank N.A.’s Turkey office in 1977, Mr. Araz held various senior positions at the bank’s Istanbul, Bahrain, Athens and New York offices and assumed key responsibilities in the establishment and expansion phases of the Citibank’s Turkey organization. He later served as the CEO/General Manager at Interbank AS, a Çukurova Holding affiliate, for eight years where he played a key role in elevating Interbank to a respected and leading position in corporate and investment banking in Turkey. After leaving Interbank, Mr. Araz worked as a consultant in various major projects and served as a Board Member in a number of companies including Zorlu Enerji Elektrik Üretim AS (2008-2013) and Enka Insaat ve Sanayi AS (2012-2018). He currently serves in senior positions at Ata Group. In addition to being a Board Member at Vestel Elektronik, Melih Araz also serves as a Board Member at two other Zorlu Group companies, namely Vestel Beyaz Esya Sanayi ve Ticaret AS and Zorlu Enerji Elektrik Üretim AS. Mr. Araz continues to serve as a Member of the Board of Directors at Ata Yatirim Menkul Kiymetler AS, Ata Gayrimenkul Yatirim Ortakligi AS, TFI Gida Yatirimlari AS, Burger King China JV Ltd., Izmir Enternasyonel Otelcilik AS and Entegre Harç Sanayi ve Ticaret AS.

Aysegul Ildeniz

Ms. Aysegul Ildeniz serves as Independent Non-Executive Member of the Board of the Company. Aysegül Ildeniz has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Bogaziçi University and a master’s degree in Electronic Communication Arts from San Francisco State University. Ms. Ildeniz joined Intel Corporation, the leading global microprocessor company, in 1998, where she served as the General Manager for Intel Turkey, as Regional Director for Middle East, Turkey and Africa region, covering 67 countries and as Board Member for Europe before being appointed to the position of Global Vice President of the New Devices Group at Intel Headquarters in Silicon Valley in 2013. In 2016, Aysegül Ildeniz became the COO (Chief Operating Officer) at Silver Spring Networks Company, which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and controls half of the US smart energy market with 26 million users. Ms. Ildeniz is a pioneer in the fields of innovation, technology and future vision, both in Silicon Valley and Istanbul. She was selected as the “IT Female of the Year” in 2004 and the “Female Executive of the Year” in 2006 by the Dünya Newspaper and as one of the “Top 100 Most Creative Persons in Business” by the San Francisco-based Fast Company Magazine and the “Third Most Influential Turkish-American Woman” by the Turks of America (TOA) Magazine in 2015. Aysegül Ildeniz is currently the President of TUSIAD Silicon Valley Network and a Board Member of the American-Turkish Society and Turkish Philanthropy Funds. In addition to her Board membership at Vestel Elektronik, Aysegül Ildeniz also serves on the Boards of Vestel Beyaz Esya Sanayi ve Ticaret AS and Zorlu Enerji Elektrik Üretim AS. She is also a Member of the Board Directors at Eczacibasi Holding AS.