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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Board Of Directors
Ömer M. Koç
He received his B.A. degree from Columbia University in 1985. He worked at Kofisa Trading for one year. He completed his MBA at Columbia University in 1989. After working at Ramerica International Inc., he joined Koç Group in 1990. 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. In February 2016, he was appointed as the Chairman of Koç Holding. Ömer M. Koç has been serving as the Chairman of Tofaş since 6 April 2016.
VICE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Samir Cherfan graduated from Polytech Sorbonne Paris with a degree in Engineering. Cherfan started his career with Renault Group in 1992. During the first 11 years, Cherfan held various management positions in research, engineering and modules development and production. Cherfan was appointed program director of mid-range models designed for international markets in 2003 and Managing Director of Eastern Paris retail network at Renault Retail Group in 2010. Cherfan became the Sales and Marketing Director of Nissan Group in the Middle East in 2012 and the General Manager of the same division in 2013. Cherfan joined Groupe PSA in 2017 as Sales and Marketing Senior Vice President for Middle East and Africa region (MEA). In 2019, Cherfan was nominated Director of MEA Region and Executive Vice President. Since January 2020, Samir Cherfan has been the Chief Operating Officer Middle East and Africa and Member of the Global Executive Committee.
BOARD MEMBER - CEO
Cengiz Eroldu graduated from the Business Administration Faculty of Istanbul University and completed the MBA program at LUISS University (Italy). He began his career as an Audit Specialist at Koç Holding in 1989. He was appointed to the position of Assistant Accounting and Industrial Governance Manager for Tofaş in 1995, working in the Accounting and Industrial Governance Department and the Budget and Governance Department from 2001 to 2008, and in the Finance Department between 2008 until 2015. Since January 2015, he has been serving as Member of the Tofaş Board of Directors and CEO.
Temel Kamil Atay
A graduate of Mechanical Engineering from Istanbul Technical University, he holds an MBA degree from Wayne State University. He joined Koç Group in 1966 and later served as the General Manager of Otoyol Sanayi A.Ş. and Tofaş Türk Otomobil Fabrikası A.Ş. After working in various senior management posts at Koç Holding, he served as the CEO between 2000 and 2001. Temel Kamil Atay was a member of Koç Holding Board of Directors between 1996-2019.
He graduated from Istanbul University Faculty of Law in 1983 and joined the Istanbul Bar Association in 1984. He received his master's degree in International Trade from Tulane University Law School in New Orleans and Executive MBA degrees from Koç University. He started to work in 1989 as a legal counsel at Koç Holding. Between 2000-2006, he served as the Vice Legal Councel Counsel. Between 2006 and 2021, he worked as the Chief Legal Counsel, and since 2021, he was appointed as the Chief Legal and Compliance Councel in charge of Compliance Law.
Silvia Vernetti Blina
Silvia Vernetti Blina received her master’s degree in engineering from Politecnic University of Catalunya. Vernetti has experience in strategic planning, business development as well as financial business management. Silvia Vernetti Blina held consultant roles at Bain & Company (Italy) and Andersen Consulting prior to joining Fiat S.p.A in 2004 where she was responsible for Business Development and Joint Ventures Coordination for Fidis, the Group’s consumer finance unit. Vernetti also served as the Head of Business Development for FCA’s EMEA Region from 2009 and Head of FCA Serbia from 2011. During this period, Vernetti also led the Fiat Group Auto Alliances Management & Strategic Planning function where she managed alliances with key industrial partners. Silvia Vernetti Blina has been serving as head of the Global Corporate Office and a member of Stellantis’ Top Executive Team since January 2021. Since March 2018, she has been serving as Global Head of Jeep Finance.
MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Polat Şen started his career as Audit Assistant at Koç Holding's Audit Group Department in 2000. From 2002 to 2005, he worked as Audit Specialist at Koç Holding. In 2005, he was appointed as Internal Audit Manager of Arçelik A.Ş. and in 2008 as Finance and Accounting Group Director of Grundig Electronics / Grundig Multimedia B.V. From 2009 to 2010, he was Finance and Accounting Director of Arçelik A.Ş. / Grundig Multimedia B.V. From 2010 to 2015, he was the Purchasing Director of Arçelik A.Ş. and from 2015 to 2022, he was the CFO of Arçelik A.Ş. Şen serves as the CFO of Koç Holding since April 2022.
Giorgio Fossati holds a degree in law from the University of Turin (Italy). He started his professional career in the Legal Department at Iveco S.p.A. in 1988 and joined Fiat S.p.A. in 1999 as a member of the legal staff. He became General Counsel of FCA Italy S.p.A. in 2002. He has served as the General Counsel for FCA EMEA Region and as Corporate General Counsel for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. since 2011. Mr. Fossati is a member of the Boards of Directors of FCA US LLC, FCA Italy S.p.A., Teksid S.p.A., Fiat Chrysler Finance S.p.A., Fidis S.p.A., FCA Partecipazioni S.p.A., Fiat Chrysler Risk Management S.p.A. and Abarth & C. S.p.A. In addition, he is a member of the Executive Committee of FCA Poland S.A.
INDEPENDENT BOARD MEMBER
Sergio Duca graduated with honors in Economics and Business from University Bocconi in Milan. As a certified chartered accountant and auditor, he acquired broad experience through the PricewaterhouseCoopers network as the external auditor of a number of significant Italian listed companies.
From 1997 until July 2007, Duca was the Chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers S.p.A.. In addition, Duca has previously served as Chairman of the board of auditors of the Fondazione per la Scuola of Compagnia di San Paolo until 2022; Chairman of the board of auditors of the Silvio Tronchetti Provera Foundation, Chairman of the board of auditors of Compagnia di San Paolo until 2016; member of the Edison Foundation’s advisory board and the University Bocconi in Milan’s development committee, as well as Chairman of the Bocconi’s Alumni Association’s board of auditors and a member of the board of auditors of the ANDAF (Italian Association of Chief Financial Officers).
Sergio Duca has previously served as member of the board of Nedcommunity association from 2019 until 2022; member of the Statutory Auditors of BasicNet S.p.A. from 2017 until 2022; Chairman of the Board of Statutory Auditors of Enel S.p.A. from 2010 until 2019; Chairman of the Board of Directors of Orizzonte SGR S.p.A. from 2008 until 2016; Chairman of the Board of Statutory Auditors of Exor S.p.A. until 2015; Chairman of the Board of Statutory Auditors and effective auditor of GTech until 2015; member of the Board of ASTM S.p.A. and Chairman of the Audit Committee of ASTM S.p.A. from 2010 until 2013; Chairman of the Board of Statutory Auditors of Tosetti Value SIM and an independent director of Sella Gestione SGR until 2010.
Sergio Duca is member of the Board of Directors of Ferrari N.V since 2016, in which board Duca was appointed Senior Non-Executive Director in 2018, as well as Chairperson of the Audit Committee of Ferrari N.V. since 2016. Duca also serves as Chairman of the board of auditors of ISPI (Institute for the Study of International Politics), as well as a member of the board of auditors of the Intesa San Paolo Foundation Onlus.
Sergio Duca is member of the Statutory Auditors of Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane S.p.A. since 2022; independent director of OSAI Automation System S.p.A. since 2020 and director of Tofaş Türk Otomobil Fabrikası A.Ş., as well as Chairperson of the corporate governance committee, member of the risk management committee and member of the audit committee of the board of directors of Tofaş.
INDEPENDENT BOARD MEMBER
Having graduated with a high degree from the Economics and Political Science department of Rutgers University in 1981, Neslihan Tonbul completed her post-graduate study on International Finances and Economic Development at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy - Tufts University. Appointed to the senior executive positions at New York, London and Istanbul agencies of various international finance institutions (The Irving Trust Company, The Bank of New York and BNY Mellon) from 1983 to 2008, she was appointed as regional manager overseeing a region that includes the Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe and Türkiye. Serving as board member to the prominent Turkish holdings since 2008, Neslihan Tonbul is a board member of Tofaş, Petkim, Alarko Holding and Vakıfbank International. Gaining expertise in the Management of Family Companies by studying at the Harvard Business School with CFEG, Tonbul has been teaching "Management of Family Companies" at the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences of Koç University since 2017.
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