Yönetim Kurulu Üyelerin isimleri ve görev dağılımları aşağıdaki gibidir:
|Cengiz Solakoğlu||Chairman of the Board|
|Ali Ülker||Vice Chairman of the Board|
|Murat Ülker||Board Member|
|Mehmet Tütüncü*||Board Member|
|Erman Kalkandelen||Board Member|
|Ahmet Bal||Board Member (Independent)|
|Fatma Pınar Ilgaz||Board Member (Independent)|
|Aytaç Saniye Mutlugüller||Board Member (Independent)|
* Mr. Mehmet Tütüncü was appointed as Board Member on March 2, 2020, in place of the resigned Board Member of Mr. Mustafa Yaşar Serdengeçti, to complete his remaining term of office.
Chairman of the Board
Cengiz Solakoğlu graduated from the Istanbul Academy of Economics and Business Studies (now Marmara University) in 1964 and started his professional career in sales at Beko Ticaret A.Ş. in 1967. In 1977, he was appointed General Manager at the same company. In 1983, Solakoğlu was appointed General Manager of the Atılım Company under the Koç Group. During his eight-year tenure, he pioneered efforts to restructure and strengthen Arçelik’s “Authorized Dealer System.” Solakoğlu took office as Vice Chairman of Koç Holding Consumer Goods Group in 1991, and then as Chairman of the same group in 1994. Also serving as a member of the Executive Committee of Koç Group between 1996 and 1998, he was appointed Chairman of Koç Holding Consumer Durables Group in 2002. After 38 years of continuous service, Solakoğlu retired from the Group in 2004, due to the Group policy of mandatory retirement at the age of 60. Cengiz Solakoğlu has been the chairperson of the Board of Directors at ŞOK Marketler since 2011. Moreover, Solakoğlu has been an Independent Member of the Board of Directors at Bizim Toptan Satış Mağazaları A.Ş., one of Yıldız Holding’s companies operating in the wholesale industry, since 2011. He has been serving as the chairperson of the board at Bizim Toptan Satış Mağazaları since 2014. He is among the founders of the Educational Volunteers Foundation of Turkey (TEGV) and the 1907 Fenerbahçe Association. He was named a Leader of Civil Society by the Ekonomist magazine in 2003.
Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors
Ali Ülker was born in 1969 and educated in the Business Administration Department of the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul. He has also attended various programs at IMD and Harvard. He worked in the Internal Kaizen Projects at De Boccard & Yorke Consultancy (1992) and on IESC Sales System Development and Internal Organization Projects (1997).
Mr. Ülker joined the group in 1985 as an intern in the Quality Control Department of Ülker Gıda. From 1986 to 1998 he worked at chocolate production facilities and at Atlas Gıda Pazarlama in positions including Sales Manager, Sales Coordinator, Product Group Coordinator, and Product Group Director.
In 1998 Mr. Ülker became General Director of Atlas Gıda Pazarlama, and in 2001 became the General Director of Merkez Gıda Pazarlama. In 2002, he rose to Vice Chairman of the Food Group and in 2005 Chairman of the Group. After worked as Vice Chairman of the Yıldız Holding Board of Directors for nine years, as of January 29, 2020, Ali Ülker became the Chairman of Yıldız Holding.
Ali Ülker is married with three children. He enjoys fishing, cinema and literature, as well as playing basketball and billiards.
Murat Ülker was born in 1959. He graduated from the Management Department of the School of Administrative Sciences at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul.
Mr. Ülker studied sector-specific subjects at international schools such as the American Institute of Baking (AIB) and Zentralfachschule der Deutschen Süßwarenwirtschaft (ZDS), serving an internship at American company Continental Baking. In three years, he visited nearly 60 biscuit, chocolate and food factories in the United States and Europe. He also worked on various projects for the International Executive Service Corps (IESC).
Mr. Ülker joined Yıldız Holding in 1984 as a Control Coordinator. Over the following years, he assumed the roles of Assistant General Manager, and then General Director. As a member of the Executive Committee and a Board Member of various companies in the group, he led a series of cornerstone investments.
In 2000 Mr. Ülker became Chairman of the Executive Committee, serving as Chairman for eight years. In 2008 he became Chairman of the Board of Directors. As of January 29, 2020, Ülker continues to take an active role in companies affiliated to the holding as a Member of the Board.
Mr. Ülker is known for his interest in modern art and Islamic calligraphy. He enjoys sailing and traveling with his wife and three children.
Born in 1958, he received his master’s degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and completed his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has attended several training courses in many different areas throughout his professional career. In 1987, he took a training course in Business Management for 6 months in Italy on an IRI Scholarship. He has attended a training course in Strategic Marketing at Harvard Business School and IMD Switzerland. Also, he completed the Insead program in Singapore.
Between 1983 and 1987 he worked at the Ministry of Industry and Trade, and from 1987 to 1996, he held various positions in Best Rothmans Entegre Sigara ve Tütün Sanayi A.Ş.,, such as General Manager.
In 1996, Mehmet Tütüncü joined Ülker Gıda A.Ş. and served as a business coordinator until 1998. Following, he worked as General Manager and Vice President of the Ülker Group. In May 2005, he was appointed as Yıldız Holding A.Ş.’s Food Group President. In 2011 he was appointed as the Food-Ülker Group President and in 2014, he had additional responsibility as International Food-Ülker Group President.
In 2016, he was appointed as pladis Region CEO, Turkey, Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia. He continues to serve as Deputy to the pladis CEO (responsible for TR, ME, NA, CA, SA, LATAM) and Executive Corporate Officer (Information Systems & Business Transformation) with additional responsibilities he took in 2017. In 2018, he was appointed as Vice Chairman and CEO of Yıldız Holding. Additionally, he serves as a Board Member and Chairman of the Board at several companies. He is also the Board Member of FoodDrinkEurope & President of the Liaison Committee of FoodDrinkEurope.
Serving as a Board member for ŞOK Marketler since 2013, Mr. Kalkandelen currently serves as the CEO and Chairman of Franklin Templeton Danışmanlık A.Ş. Since joining Franklin Templeton, Mr. Kalkandelen has focused on Emerging Markets, Small-cap Companies and Turkish Stocks. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Defacto Perakende Ticaret A.Ş., ŞOK Marketler, Bizim Toptan and Gözde Girişim Sermayesi Yatırım Ortaklığı A.Ş. Kalkandelen holds an MBA degree, with honors, from Sabancı University. During his MBA, he also studied strategic management at Florida University, Warrington School of Business Management, and he completed the Labor Economics Department of the Political Sciences Faculty, Ankara University, as a high honor student. Erman Kalkandelen speaks English and Turkish.
Independent Board Member
Born in Tokat in 1957, Ahmet Bal graduated from the Department of Economics and Finance, Faculty of Political Sciences of Ankara University. He joined the Board of Accountants of the Ministry of Finance. Earning the title of Chief Accountant and Certified Public Accountant in 1991, he received his MBA degree in Business Administration from Nottingham University in England in 1992 and started to work as Assistant Financial Affairs Coordinator at Anadolu Endüstri Holding in 1994. From 1995 to 1998, he served as Finance Director at Efes Sınai Yatırım Ticaret A.Ş. in charge of Anadolu Group’s overseas Coca Cola operations, as General Manager from 1998 to 1999 at Efes Sınai Yatırım Holding A.Ş. Bal served as Financial Affairs Coordinator for the Automotive, Finance, and Stationery companies in Anadolu Endüstri Holding’s Financial Affairs Department between 1999 and 2006. Between 2006 and 2012, he served as Audit Coordinator in charge of Group Companies in Anadolu Endüstri Holding. From 2013 to 2018, Bal served as the Audit President in charge of audits of all Anadolu Group companies. Ahmet Bal is married and has two children.
FATMA PINAR ILGAZ
Independent Board Member
Fatma Pınar Ilgaz graduated from Izmir Bornova Anatolian High School in 1983 and from the Faculty of Administrative Sciences, Department of Public Administration of Boğaziçi University in 1988. Her areas of expertise are Human Resources Management, Organizational Structure and Functioning, Institutionalization, Corporate Governance, and Sustainability Management. After successfully completing the Management Trainee Program at Emlak Bank in 1989, she joined the same bank’s investment loans assessment unit. She then served at Vakıf Finansal Kiralama A.Ş. for three years as Financing Assistant Manager. Since 1995, she has worked at ARGE and currently serves as a Managing Partner at ARGE Consultancy. Within the scope of the Strategic Assessment and Performance Improvement Projects, Institutionalization, Corporate Governance Structures and Sustainability Strategies, and Human Resources Projects under ARGE Consultancy, Ms. Ilgaz has conducted management consultancy projects for more than 100 institutions and companies of different magnitudes and in different sectors. She currently serves on the Advisory Board of a food industry company with production and global sales activities, as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Argüden Governance Academy Foundation, and as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Association of Private Sector Volunteers (OSGD). She is also a Member of the Cooperation Committee of the Association of Women on the Board of Directors, and a Gender Equality Working Group Member at TÜSİAD. She was chosen for the “More Women on Boards” program and, along with 40 female managers in the first group selected in Turkey, successfully completed training courses: these included preparations for becoming an independent member of the boards of directors, information, and mentor referrals. Ms. Ilgaz has co-authored books on Corporate Governance Models, Change Management, and Management of Volunteer Organizations.
AYTAÇ SANİYE MUTLUGÜLLER
Independent Board Member
Aytaç Saniye Mutlugüller obtained her undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Boğaziçi University and spent most of her professional life at the Şişecam Group, which operates in all fields of glass with production plants in 16 countries. She began her professional life as an assistant specialist for finance and then was directly involved in the domestic and overseas growth of the Group that adopted a centralized financial management style. Mutlugüller supported the development of a robust financial structure and played an active role as manager in the first-time implementation of various financial products. She represented the Group in several conferences as a speaker, in addition to her representative duties for foreign and domestic shareholders. After she retired as the Vice President for Finance, she served the Boards of four companies under the Group, provided advisory, and supported the implementation of different projects.
Board Members’ duties outside the Company are as follows:
|Full Name||Title||Duties Outside the Company|
|Cengiz Solakoğlu||Chairman of the Board||Membership in Group Companies|
|Ali Ülker||Vice Chairman of the Board||Membership in Group Companies|
|Murat Ülker||Board Member||Membership in Group Companies|
|Mehmet Tütüncü||Board Member||Membership in Group Companies|
|Erman Kalkandelen||Board Member||Membership in Group Companies, CEO and Vice Chairman of Franklin Templeton Danışmanlık A.Ş. and Board Member of Defacto Perakende Ticaret A.Ş.|
|Ahmet Bal||Board Member (Independent)||Independent Membership in Group Companies|
|Fatma Pınar Ilgaz||Board Member (Independent)||Independent Membership in Group Companies, Managing Partner at ARGE Consultancy, Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Argüden Governance Academy Foundation, Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Association of Private Sector Volunteers (OSGD), Member of the Cooperation Committee of the Association of Women at the Board of Directors, and Gender Equality Working Group Member at TÜSİAD|
|Aytaç Saniye Mutlugüller||Board Member (Independent)||Independent Membership in Group Companies|