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Board of Directors

Cemil KAZANCI - Chairman and CEO

Cemil KAZANCI

Cemil KAZANCI - Chairman and CEO

(1961) Cemil Kazancı began his career working in the Kazancı Group of companies. His first management position was in generator production and sales. He subsequently played an active role in the formation of Aksa Energy, which was set up to expand the Group’s operations in the energy industry and to generate electricity, and which commenced operation in 1997. In addition to being Chairman of Aksa Energy, Mr. Kazancı is a member of the Boards of Directors of Kazancı Holding and a number of other group companies. He serves as CEO of Aksa Energy since July 2019.

Serdar NİŞLİ - Vice Chairman

Serdar NİŞLİ

Serdar NİŞLİ - Vice Chairman

(1954) Serdar Nişli graduated from the Middle East Technical University (Department of Mechanical Engineering) with Bachelor and Master’s degrees. Following his education, he began his career at the TEK Çayırhan Thermal Power Plant and worked in a variety of private sector positions for 18 years prior to joining Kazancı Holding in 1996. In addition to being Vice-Chairman of the Aksa Energy Board of Directors, Serdar Nişli also served as Company General Manager.

Tülay KAZANCI - BoD Member

Tülay KAZANCI

Tülay KAZANCI - BoD Member

(1959) Tülay Kazancı is a member of Kazancı Holding Board of Directors as well as holding seats in the boards of ATK Sigorta Aracılık Hizmetleri and Aksa Anadolu Yakası Makine Satış ve Servis. She is a member of the Aksa Energy Board of Directors since April 2010.

Mehmet Akif ŞAM - BoD Member

Mehmet Akif ŞAM

Mehmet Akif ŞAM - BoD Member

(1968) Mehmet Akif Şam graduated from Journalism at Anadolu University Faculty of Communication Sciences. He began his career at Pronto Public Relations & Consultancy as Media Planner, has also served as a consultant in the Ministry of Environment and Urbanism, Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Communications and Maritime Affairs and Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources. Mehmet Akif Şam served as Kazancı Holding Ankara Representative Office as well as a Board Member of Aksa Natural Gas Distribution Companies, Aksa Göynük Energy Generation Inc., Coruh Elektrik Dağıtım A.Ş. and Fırat Elektrik Dağıtım A.Ş. In addition to these duties, Mehmet Akif Şam was appointed as a Board Member to Aksa Enerji Üretim A.Ş.

Ömer Muzaffer BAKTIR - Independent BoD Member

Ömer Muzaffer BAKTIR

Ömer Muzaffer BAKTIR - Independent BoD Member

(1961) Mr. Ömer Muzaffer Baktır graduated from the Mining Engineering Department at İstanbul Technical University in 1986 and began his career in Pamukbank as a manager in the banking sector. He served as Executive Vice President of Marketing at Halk Bank and as CFO and Executive Board Member of Electricity Distribution Companies at Cengiz Holding. Mr. Baktır then worked as Deputy General Manager Responsible for Marketing and Transformation at Ziraat Bank and served in the Surveillance and Management Boards of various overseas companies of Ziraat Bank. He also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors in Ereğli Group. Mr. Baktır serves as Vice Chairman of Kazancı Holding as of February 2018 and as Board Member of Aksa Energy as of July 2019.

Erkin ŞAHİNÖZ - Independent BoD Member

Erkin ŞAHİNÖZ

Erkin ŞAHİNÖZ - Independent BoD Member

(1976) Born in İstanbul, Mr. Erkin Şahinöz graduated from Mechanical Engineering in Boğaziçi University. He completed his MBA as a scholarship student at the University of Nebraska in the United States, and earned his master’s degree in economics from the same university. He began his professional career in 1999 as a research assistant and worked as a consultant in Business Development Center. Between 2000 and 2002, he consulted companies in different sectors and business lines, including banks. In 2002, he was transferred as an economist to the US Federal Reserve (FED). His financial model that he developed using options to predict interest rate changes of central banks earned him an appointment as the Director of Economic Research Group in FED. Following his return to Turkey in 2007, Mr. Şahinöz established the Strategy Coordination and Business Development Department in Arıkanlı Holding. In 2009, he was appointed to the position of General Director of Turkey in Austrian Erste Bank. He focused on setting up operations for brokerage and investment banking services for foreign and domestic investors in Turkey. He has managed corporate financing and public offering processes for numerous companies and introduced a new financial product to the İstanbul Stock Exchange, named Turbo Certificate. He is a reputable Strategy, Business Development and Economy Advisor for many companies and institutions, especially İstanbul Chamber of Industry (ISO). Within Tim Consultancy, Mr. Şahinöz also provides training and consultancy services to banks and real sector companies in a wide range of fields since 2017.

Murat YEŞİLYURT - Independent BoD Member

Murat YEŞİLYURT

Murat YEŞİLYURT - Independent BoD Member

(1975) Murat Yeşilyurt, born in 1975, received his bachelor's degree from Istanbul University, Faculty of Economics, and completed his MBA degree at Istanbul Commerce University. He started his career in the banking sector in Treasury departments and went on to work as a fund manager at finance companies. He has written various articles that have been published in finance magazines. Murat Yeşilyurt is also the author of the book titled ‘'Gold Banking in Turkey & The World''. He works as strategic advisor and provides training to corporates and banks in Turkey. Murat Yeşilyurt is married with one daughter.

İlhan HELVACI - Independent BoD Member

İlhan HELVACI

İlhan HELVACI - Independent BoD Member

(1964) İlhan Helvaci graduated from Galatasaray High School in 1983 and from the Faculty of Law at İstanbul University in 1987. He earned his Master of Laws Degree (LL.M) in Private Law at Istanbul University, Institute of Social Sciences in 1989, and within the same year, started working as Research Assistant in the Department of Civil Law at Istanbul University. Prof. Dr. İlhan Helvaci also worked as Lecturer at various universities between 2004 and 2010, and currently serves as Arbiter both privately and at the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce, for disputes arising from commercial contracts, specifically for those related to his areas of expertise. Mr. Helvaci, who has been a lawyer for the Istanbul Bar Association since 1991, is also the founder and director of Atty. Prof. Dr. İlhan Helvacı Law Office. Prof. Dr. Helvacı serves as Independent BoD Member of Aksa Energy since July 2019.