He received his B.A. degree from Columbia University in 1985. He worked at Kofisa Trading for one year. After completing his MBA at Columbia University in 1989, he worked at Ramerica International Inc. He joined Koç Group in 1990 and worked at Gazal A.Ş. He held various senior positions at Koç Holding including Finance Coordinator, Vice President and President of Energy Group. He became member of Board of Directors in 2004 and Vice Chairman in May 2008. On February 22, 2016, he was appointed as the Chairman of Koç Holding. He is also Chairman of Turkish Educational Foundation Board of Trustees, Chairman of Koç University Board of Trustees, President of Geyre Foundation and Chairman of Yapı Kredi Kültür Sanat Yayıncılık Board of Directors.
He became a Tüpraş Board Member in 2006 and has served as Chairman of the Company since 2008.
He graduated from Rice University in Business Administration and completed his MBA degree at Harvard Business School. He attended the American Express Bank Management Trainee program between 1990 and 1991 and worked as an analyst at Morgan Stanley Investment Bank between 1992 and 1994. He held various senior positions at Koç Holding such as the New Business Development Coordinator and President of the Information Technology Group between 1997 and 2006. He was the President of the Corporate Communications and Information Technology Group between 2006 and 2010. He has been a member of Koç Holding Board of Directors since 30 January 2008 and was named Vice Chairman on February 22, 2016. Koç is also the Chairman at various Koç Group companies.
Ali Y. Koç also contributes to the country’s social and economic development at URAK (International Competition Research Association) as President, 1907 Fenerbahçe Association as Chairman, Endeavor Association and DEİK (Foreign Economic Relations Board) as Board Member. He is also the Vice Chairman of TÜSİAD – Turkish Industry and Business Association and Member of the Global Advisory Council of Bank of America, Harvard University and CFR.
Since January 2008, he has been on the Board at Tüpraş and he has served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors since April 2016.
Rahmi M. Koç graduated from Johns Hopkins University’s Industrial Management Department and started his professional career in 1958 at the Otokoç Company of the Koç Group. Throughout his career, he has held senior positions at Koç Holding. In 1980, he was appointed President of the Executive Committee and then Chairman of the Board of Directors at Koç Holding. Since 2003, Rahmi M. Koç has served as the Honorary Chairman of Koç Holding. Mr. Koç is also the Deputy Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Vehbi Koç Foundation, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Koç University, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Rahmi M. Koç Museum and Culture Foundation, Chairman of the Board of Directors of VKV American Hospital, Founding Member and Honorary Chairman of the Clean Seas Association (TURMEPA), Honorary Chairman of the High Advisory Council of the Turkish Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Association (TÜSİAD), Member of the Advisory Council of the Turkish Confederation of Employers’ Unions (TİSK). Mr. Koç has served as a Member of the Board of Directors of Tüpraş since 2008.
She started her professional career in 1964 as a member of the Board of Directors at Koç Holding. She currently is Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Vehbi Koç Foundation, Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Tourism Group, Second Chairman of the Florence Nightingale Foundation and Chairman of Semahat Arsel Nursing Education & Research Center. The Founder of Koç University’s Faculty of Nursing, Ms. Arsel has been on the Board of Tüpraş since 2009.
Temel Kamil Atay is a graduate of Istanbul Technical University’s Mechanical Engineering Department and Wayne State University’s Business Administration Department. He started his professional career as Product Development Engineer at Chrysler Industries in 1965; the following year, he joined Koç Group, where he served as Product Development Director at Otosan A.Ş., Product Development Engineer at Ford Motor Co. U.S.A., Vice Automotive Coordinator at Koç Holding A.Ş., CEO of Otoyol Sanayi A.Ş. and CEO of Tofaş Türk Otomobil Fab. A.Ş., Vice President of Technical Projects at Koç Holding A.Ş. and President of the Tofaş Group. Between 2000 and 2001, he was CEO of Koç Holding A.Ş. He has been a Board member at Koç Holding since 1996 and on the Board at Tüpraş since 2006.
After graduating from Ankara University’s Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Dr. Bülent Bulgurlu earned his Ph.D. from Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He began his career in 1972 as a Civil Engineer at Elliot Strömme A/S in Oslo. In 1977, he joined Garanti Construction as Field Engineer, and later served as Engineering, Planning and Construction Manager, Site Coordination and Construction Manager, Assistant General Manager, and General Manager, respectively. In 1996, Dr. Bulgurlu joined Koç Holding, where he served as the President of Tourism & Services Group, President of Tourism and Construction Group, and President of Durable Goods and Construction Group. Dr. Bulgurlu is a Member of the Turkish Industry and Business Association (TÜSİAD), and the Turkish Marine Environment Protection Association (TURMEPA). Dr.Bülent Bulgurlu, after the years 2007-2012 , has been the Board Member at Tüpraş since 2014.
O. Turgay Durak completed his undergraduate studies in Mechanical Engineering at Northwestern University in the US and his MA from the same university. He started his professional career as Application Engineer at Otosan and was subsequently appointed Project Coordination Manager in 1982 and Project Coordination Department Director in 1984. In 1986, he became Assistant General Manager - Marketing, in 1987 Assistant General Manager - Procurement and in 2000 Chief Assistant General Manager at Ford Otomotiv Sanayi A.Ş. From 2002 until 2007, he served as General Manager of Ford Otomotiv Sanayi A.Ş. and then as President of the Automotive Group of Koç Holding between 2007 and 2009; as Vice CEO at Koç Holding A.Ş. between 2009 and 2010. He was appointed CEO in April 2010. Since April 5, 2010 Mr. Durak has been on the Board of Tüpraş.
Levent Çakıroğlu graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Political Sciences, Department of Business Administration. He went on to earn his master’s degree at the University of Illinois. Mr. Çakıroğlu began his professional career as an Auditor at the Ministry of Finance in 1988. From 1997 to 1998, he taught as a part-time instructor at Bilkent University, and served as Vice President of the Financial Crimes Investigation Board at the Ministry of Finance. He joined Koç Holding in 1998 as Financial Coordinator. Subsequently, he worked as the General Manager at Koçtaş (2002-2007) and General Manager at Migros (2007-2008). In 2008, he was appointed General Manager at Arçelik while at the same time serving as President of the Consumer Durables Group at Koç Holding from April 2010. On February 17, 2015, Mr. Çakıroğlu was appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Koç Holding. He was later appointed Chief Executive Officer at Koç Holding, after the Ordinary General Assembly meeting held on March 31, 2015. Since March 30, 2015 Mr. Levent Çakıroğlu has been on the Board of Tüpraş.
Erol Memioğlu is a graduate of the Middle East Technical University’s Petroleum Engineering Department. He started his business career in 1979 as Senior Engineer at the Turkish Petroleum Corporation (TPAO) and later became Production Manager and President of the Overseas Projects Group. He was appointed Vice President at the Koç Holding A.Ş. Energy Group in 1999, later served as an Executive Board member at Koç Holding Energy Group from 2003 to 2004; between May 2004 to April 2016, he has served as President of the same Group. He has been a Board member of Tüpraş since 2006.
Mr. Yağız Eyüboğlu started his professional life as a Management Trainee at Arçelik A.Ş. in 1991. In 1993, he was promoted to Koç Holding Headquarters, where he worked for more than 10 years, as Senior Internal Auditor, Assistant Financial Coordinator and Financial Coordinator, respectively. Between 2004 and 2009, Eyüboğlu assumed several responsibilities within the Koç Group, namely, CFO of Arçelik A.Ş., CEO and Board Member of Beko Elektronik A.Ş., Assistant to the President of the Koç Holding Foreign Trade and Tourism Group, and Human Resources Director of Koç Holding. In 2009 he joined Aygaz A.Ş. where he served as the C.E.O. of the company until October 2015. Following his assignment to Koç Holding as the Deputy President of Energy Group in October 2015, he is now serving as the President of Energy Group at Koç Holding since April 2016. Mr. Yağız Eyüboğlu is also a Board Member of Koç Group's various companies and several non-governmental organizations.
Since April 4, 2016 Mr. Eyüboğlu has been on the Board of Tüpraş.
After graduating from İstanbul Pertevniyal High School, he completed his degree at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Istanbul Technical University in 1978. He later earned his masters in Mechanical Engineering with high honor from the same university. Between 1979-1981, he worked on prototypes of engine, tractor and agriculture machine in İTÜ. Between 1984-1994, he worked in Automotive Sup-Industry as Operations Manager, Assistant General Manager and Board Member, respectively.In 1994, he was appointed as Assistant General Manager at IETT and worked at İSBALT, İSBAK, İSTON, İSMER and BELTUR, which are organizations of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality.On December 31, 2002, he became the General Directorate of TCDD Operations and Chairman of the Board of Directors. In this period he contributed to the realization of more than 100 railway projects, specifically the High Speed Train project. He received Innovation Award from President of the Republic of Turkey due to his works at TCDD General Management. He served in the Board of Directors of Türk Telekom, TTNET and TÜRKSAT as a member.In 2015, he resigned from his position in TCDD and became a deputy candidate for nomination from Erzincan at AK Party. He is currently serving as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of TÜRKSAT.
Süleyman Karaman is married with 3 children and speaks English.
Born in Van in 1959, Ahmet Turul graduated from Ankara University, Department of Political Science in 1980. Between 1980 and 1988, he worked as Assistant Public Accountant and later as Public Accountant at the Ministry of Finance. From 1988 to 1999, he served as Assistant Coordinator of Financial Affairs, and Financial Affairs Coordinator at Koç Holding, and from 1999 to 2002, he was the Vice President of Financial Affairs at Koç Tüketici Finansmanı A.Ş. Mr. Turul served as Vice President of Financial Affairs at Allianz Sigorta A.Ş. and Allianz Hayat ve Emeklilik A.Ş. between 2002 and 2010. Since 2010, he has been a Board Member of Allianz Sigorta A.Ş. and Allianz Hayat ve Emeklilik A.Ş., and a Board Member of Allianz Yaşam ve Emeklilik A.Ş. since 2013. Additionally, Mr. Turul is a Member of the Disciplinary Board of the Insurance Association of Turkey, and serves as a Member of the Tax Council on behalf of the Association. Mr. Ahmet Turul has been an Independent Board Member at Tüpraş since March 31, 2014
Born in Istanbul in 1939, Gökçe Bayındır graduated from Robert College, and then from Boğaziçi University, Department of Business Administration in 1965; subsequently, he received his MBA from the same institution. After completing his military service, Mr. Bayındır started his professional career in 1967. He joined Tofaş Oto Ticaret A.Ş. in 1971 where he first worked as Marketing Manager before rising to Assistant General Manager; in 1979, he began serving as General Manager at Tofaş. In 1987, he was appointed Tofaş Group Vice President at Koç Holding, and later held the position of Tofaş Group President before retiring from Koç Group in 2000. During his time at Koç Group, Mr. Bayındır served as a Board Member at various Group companies, primarily Tofaş Oto Ticaret A.Ş. and Tofaş Türk Otomobil Fabrikası A.Ş. Mr. Bayındır has been an Independent Board Member at Tüpraş since April 4, 2012.
A graduate of Ankara University, Faculty of Political Sciences, Kutsan Çelebican started his career in 1969 at the Ministry of Finance, Board of Public Auditors, before becoming Assistant General Manager of the Treasury at the same ministry between 1979 and 1982. He later served as Deputy Executive Director at the World Bank (IBRD). Mr. Çelebican joined the Koç Group in 1987 and served as Finance Coordinator, Vice President and President of the Finance Group. He retired from the Koç Group in December 2001 and currently he runs his own business as financial consultant. Since April 4, 2012, he has served as an independent member of the Board at Tüpraş.
Osman Mete Altan graduated from Yıldız Technical University, Department of Mechanical Engineering in 1965 and completed his MA at the same university and later earned an MBA from Uludağ University. Between 1966 and 1968, Mr. Altan worked for the American company TUMPANE Co. Inc.; upon completing his military service in 1970, he worked at the TOFAŞ Automobile Factory, where he became Workshop Engineer, Production Engineer and Assistant General Manager - Production. In 1995, he was appointed General Manager of Otoyol A.Ş. and served in this position until his retirement in July 2003. Since April 4, 2012, he has been an Independent Board Member at Tüpraş.