He received his B.A. degree from Columbia University in 1985. He worked at Kofisa Trading for one year and completed his MBA at Columbia University in 1989. After working at Ramerica International Inc., he joined the Koç Group in 1990. He held various senior positions at Koç Holding including Finance Coordinator, Vice President and President of the Energy Group. He became Member of the Board of Directors in 2004 and Vice Chairman in May 2008. In February 2016, he was appointed as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Koç Holding. He serves as the Vice President of TÜSİAD High Advisory Council, Chairman of Tofaş, Tüpraş and Yapı Kredi Kültür Sanat Yayıncılık Board of Directors and Member of the Board of Directors at other Koç Group companies. He is also the Chairman of Turkish Educational Foundation Board of Trustees and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Geyre Foundation.
Ömer M. Koç has been serving as the Chairman of Tüpraş Board of Directors since 2008.
He received his bachelor’s degree from the Management Faculty of Rice University and MBA from Harvard Business School. He started his career at American Express Bank as a Management Trainee and continued as an Investment Analyst at Morgan Stanley Investment Bank. Ali Y. Koç joined Koç Holding in 1997 and held senior-level positions until 2010 including new business development and information Technologies as well as President of Corporate Communications and IT Group. After serving as Member of the Board of Directors at Koç Holding for over 8 years, he was elected as Vice Chairman in February 2016. Since April 2016, Ali Y. Koç also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Koç Financial Services, Yapı Kredi Bank, Ford Otosan, Otokar as well as several other Koç Group companies. In addition to being Chairman and Vice Chairman at Turkey’s largest companies and financial institutions, Ali Y. Koç also contributes to the country’s social and economic development and currently is the President of Fenerbahçe Sports Club and Member of the Board of Directors of the National Competition Research Association (URAK) and Endeavor Turkey. He is also a Member of the Global Advisory Council of Harvard University, Bank of America and Council on Foreign Relations and a Member of the Panel of Senior Advisers at Chatham House. He represents Turkey at the CBI - Confederation of British Industry.
Appointed in 2008 as a member of Tüpraş Board of Directors, Ali Y. Koç has been serving as the Vice Chairman of the Company since April 2016.
A graduate of Johns Hopkins University in Business Administration, he joined the Koç Group in 1958 at Otokoç Ankara. He became Chairman of the Management Committee in 1980 and was named Chairman of the Board of Directors of Koç Holding in 1984, a post he held until 2003 when he became the Honorary Chairman. Apart from Koç Holding, he also serves as a Member/Chairman of the Board of Directors of other Koç Group companies. In addition, Rahmi M. Koç is or has been affiliated with social and professional organizations including:
• The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, Honorary Trustee
• Co-Chairman of the Business Advisory Council for South East Europe (BAC SEE)
• Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Vehbi Koç Foundation
• Honorary Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Koç University
• Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Rahmi M. Koç Museum and Cultural Foundation
• Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Vehbi Koç Foundation American Hospital
• Honorary Chairman and Founding Member of TURMEPA, The Turkish Marine and Environment Protection Association
• Honorary Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Turkish Industrial and Business Association (TÜSİAD)
• Member of the Advisory Board of the Turkish Employers Association
• Founding Chairman of the Global Relations Forum
• Former President of the International Chamber of Commerce (1.1.1995-31.12.1996)
• Former President of the Turkish Greek Business Council (1992-1999)
• Former Member of the Allianz Aktiengesellschaft International Advisory Board
• Former Member of the JP Morgan International Council
• Former Member of the International Advisory Board of the US Council on Foreign Relations
Rahmi M. Koç has been awarded with the following merits and degrees:
• “Honorary Doctorate” degrees by Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore-Maryland), Eskişehir Anadolu University, Izmir Ege University, Ankara Bilkent University, Ovidius University of Constanza and Aydın Adnan Menderes University
• “Outstanding Service Award” by the President of the Turkish Republic
• German Government’s “Grosses Verdienst Kreutz”
• “Order of High Merit of the Italian Republic”
• “Order of Merit of the Austrian Government”
• “(Honorary) Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE)”
• “Officier dans l’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur”, the highest medal awarded by the French government
• “Responsible Capitalism Lifetime Achievement Award” from FIRST, a leading multidisciplinary international affairs organization
• The medal of Foreign Policy Association (FPA), globally recognized think-tank with its 100-year history
• “Hadrian Award” by the World Monuments Fund to the Koç Family
• “Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy” (New York) to the Koç Family
• “BNP Paribas Philanthropy Award” (Paris) to the Koç Family
• “Iris Foundation Award” from BARD Graduate Center to the Koç Family (April 2012)
Rahmi M. Koç has been serving as a Member of the Board of Directors of Tüpraş since 2008.
She began her career in 1964 as a Member of the Board of Directors of Koç Holding, a position she continues to hold. In addition, she is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Vehbi Koç Foundation and the Divan Group, President of the Semahat S. Arsel Nursing Education and Research Center and Founder of the Koç University School of Nursing. She also serves as Member of the Board of Directors of other Koç Group companies as well as Member of the Board of Trustees of the Educational Volunteers Foundation of Turkey (TEGV). Semahat Arsel has received an “Honorary Doctorate” degree from Istanbul University.
Semahat S. Arsel has been a member of Tüpraş Board of Directors since 2009.
Levent Çakıroğlu graduated from Ankara University Faculty of Political Sciences, Business Administration Department and received his master’s degree from University of Illinois. He started his career as an Assistant Auditor at the Ministry of Finance in 1988, where he worked as a Senior Auditor between 1991 and 1997. He was appointed as Assistant Manager of Financial Crimes Investigation Board between 1997 and 1998, meanwhile he taught as a Part Time Instructor at Bilkent University. Çakıroğlu, joined Koç Group in 1998 as Koç Holding Financial Group Coordinator. He was the General Manager of Koçtaş between 2002 and 2007 and the CEO of Migros between 2007 and 2008. He was assigned as the CEO of Arçelik in 2008 and also became President of the Durable Goods Group of Koç Holding in April 2010. Çakıroğlu has been appointed as the CEO of Koç Holding in April 2015. He currently serves as the CEO and has also been Member of the Board of Directors of Koç Holding since April 2016. Levent Çakıroğlu is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of Arçelik- LG and TürkTraktör, the Vice Chairman of Yapı Kredi Bank and Otokar and Member of the Board of Directors at various Koç Holding companies.
Levent Çakıroğlu has been a member of Tüpraş Board of Directors since 30 March 2015.
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; he has served as President of the same Group between May 2004 and April 2016.
Erol Memioğlu has been a member of Tüpraş Board of Directors since 2006.
Yağız Eyüboğlu graduated from Boğaziçi University with a BA degree in Economics in 1991. He went on to earn an MBA from Koç University in 1996. Mr. Eyüboğlu began his professional career as a Management Trainee at Arçelik in 1991. Starting in 1993, he worked at Koç Holding for more than 10 years, as Auditor, Senior Internal Auditor, Assistant Financial Coordinator and Financial Coordinator, respectively. Between 2004 and 2009, he served as CFO of Arçelik; CEO and Board Member of Beko Elektronik; Assistant to the President of the Foreign Trade and Tourism Group at Koç Holding; and Human Resources Director at Koç Holding. From 2009 to October 2015, he was the General Manager of Aygaz. In October 2015, he was appointed Deputy President of the Energy Group at Koç Holding and since April 2016 he has been serving as the President of Energy Group. Mr. Eyüboğlu currently serves as a Board Member both in several Koç Holding companies and non-governmental organizations.
Yağız Eyüboğlu has been a member of Tüpraş Board of Directors since 4 April 2016.
Yunus Elitaş has been a member of Tüpraş Board of Directors since 30 March 2022.
Muharrem Kayhan received education at St. Joseph French School and Robert College of İstanbul. He got his Engineering Degree in Textiles in 1976 from the University of Manchester in England. He received his MBA from Cornell University in 1978. Muharrem Kayhan is presently Vice Chairman of the boards of Söktaş and its subsidiaries. He has represented the interests of the Turkish textile industry in various European Union platforms while serving on the boards of the Aegean Chamber of Industry, the Exporters’ Union, and the Turkish Textile Employers’ Union. He served as the Chairman of TÜSİAD between 1997 and 1999, and is now an Honorary Chairman. Muharrem Kayhan serves on the Board of Trustees of Robert College the İzmir Culture, Art and Education Foundation, and Bizim Okul Foundation. He has represented Spain as Honorary Consul in İzmir since 2003. He is the recipient of the Turkish National Assembly Distinguished Service Award (2009).
Muharrem Hilmi Kayhan has been an Independent Member of Tüpraş Board of Directors since March 2018.
After completing her high school education at Ancaster House School, she got her bachelor’s degree in economics and her master’s degree in financial management and control from the University of Southampton, U.K. After working as a research assistant at the same University, she continued her career as a Planning Manager at Shell in 1980. She held various positions at Shell Turkey, before being appointed as its General Manager in 2002 and Shell Turkey National Manager in 2006. She sat as a member on the Board of Directors of Shell-Turcas Petrol A.Ş. Ayşe Canan Ediboğlu served as an Independent Member of Aygaz Board of Directors between 2012-2018. Additionally, she is an Independent Member of ING Bank Turkey Board of Directors since 2010.
Ayşe Canan Edipoğlu has been an Independent Member of Tüpraş Board of Directors since March 2018.
After receiving his degree in business administration from the Middle East Technical University, Kamil Ömer Bozer completed a master’s degree at Georgia State University in U.S.A. He began his career as a management trainee at Koç Holding A.Ş. in 1983. After serving as Deputy Chief Executive of Maret A.Ş. from 1990 and as General Manager of Düzey A.Ş. from 1995, he became General Manager of Migros Türk T.A.Ş. in 2002. He was appointed President of Food, Retailing and Tourism Group in 2005. He served as President of Food and Retailing Group between 2006 and 2008, and once again as President of Tourism, Food and Retailing Group from 2009 to April 2011. Kamil Ömer Bozer currently serves as a Board Member at Coca-Cola İçecek, Adel Kalemcilik Ticaret ve Sanayi A.Ş., Kamil Yazıcı Yönetim ve Danışma A.Ş, Anadolu Isuzu and the Boyner Group, as the Advisor to the Board of Dierectors of Anadolu Etap, and as an Independent Board Member at Söktaş Tekstil A.Ş. and Arçelik A.Ş.
Kamil Ömer Bozer, has been an Independent Member of Tüpraş Board of Directors since March 2018.
Tufan Erginbilgiç holds a BSc in engineering, an MBA and an MA in Economics.
Mr. Erginbilgiç held leadership positions at BP in several different businesses, including his roles as the CEO of BP Retail Europe, and the global CEO of BP Lubricants Division, which he made into an industry leader while quadrupling its profits. From 2007 to 2009, he was Chief of Staff to a Group CEO, playing a key role in the transformational program that increased revenues and delivered cost efficiencies. Mr. Erginbilgiç was appointed Chief Operating Officer in 2009 and then CEO of BP Downstream business in 2014, which includes global fuels, lubricants and petrochemicals businesses. During his tenure, global downstream was transformed and achieved record profitability and delivered a record-setting safety performance.
He served on the Board of GKN plc as a non-executive director between 2011 and 2018.
Mr. Erginbilgiç joined Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) in 2020 as a Partner. Based in London, he focuses on the energy sector and global operations.
Tufan Erginbilgiç also serves as a director of DCC plc (a member of the FTSE 100) and CNH Industrial (listed on the NYSE). He also holds a seat on the Strategic Advisory Board of the University of Surrey since May 2017.
Mr. Tufan Erginbilgiç has been an Independent Board Member at Tüpraş since 31 March 2021