E. Ali Bilaloğlu

CEO and Chairman

Mr. Emir Ali Bilaloğlu, after receiving his post-graduate degree at Berlin Technical University, Department of Engineering, commenced his professional career in 1991 as the Financial Control and Regional  Sales Manager at Audi AG headquarters based in Germany. Ali Bilaloğlu, rendered service in the United Arab Emirates in 2001 as AUDI AG's Founding General Manager responsible for Dubai following his function assuming responsibility for  Business Development and Strategy at Doğuş Otomotiv in 2000. On his return to Turkey in 2004, Mr. Bilaloğlu was assigned as the General Manager responsible for Audi and Porsche brands within the body of Doğuş Otomotiv before he was appointed to be the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Doğuş Otomotiv in June 2007. Emir Ali Bilaloğlu was unanimously elected as the Chairman of the Board at Doğuş Otomotiv's Ordinary General Assembly for the Financial Year 2017 held on March 29, 2018. Mr. Bilaloğlu who has been serving as the Chief Executive Officer of Doğuş Otomotiv continues to undertake full responsibility concerning the above mentioned function in addition to his position as the Chairman of the Board. As for the companies operating under Doğuş Group, Mr. Bilaloğlu acts as the Chairman of the Board at Doğuş Oto and performs duty as the Board Member at  various Doğuş Group companies including Doğuş Holding, Yüce Auto, D-Auto Suisse SA, Volkswagen Doğuş Finance (vdf), Doğuş Technology and Doğuş Marketing Systems. With effect from March 2018, Ali Bilaloğlu has been the Chairman at Automotive Distributors' Association (ODD). In addition to his position as the Board Member of Turkish-German Business Council at DEIK (Foreign Economic Relations Board), which furnishes consultancy services in the area of foreign economic relations, Mr. Bilaloğlu performs an active role as the Member of the Advisory Board at Turkey: Culture of Change Initiative affiliated to Turkish Industry and Business Association (TÜSİAD), as well.

Gür Çağdaş

Board Member

Gür Çağdaş, born 1962, graduated from Istanbul University, Faculty of Political Sciences in 1983, and completed his graduate studies at the same University’s Faculty of Business Administration, Institute of Managerial Economics in 1985. He began his career in 1986 as an Investment Specialist at Eczacıbaşı Securities, and later joined Vakıflar Bankası in 1988 to establish the bank’s Istanbul Securities Center, which he managed until 1990. After joining Doğuş Group in May 1990, he served in a number of roles including Group Manager of Capital Markets at Birleşik Türk Körfez Bank, Assistant General Manager at Garanti Securities, and Garanti Investment and Trade Bank, and from June 1997 as General Manager, Vice Chairman and later Chairman of Garanti Asset Management. Since January 1, 2016 Mr. Çağdaş has been serving as an Advisor to the President, Board Member of Doğuş Enerji Toptan Elektrik Tic. A.Ş. and Doğuş Sigorta Tic. A.Ş. within the Doğuş Group. Mr. Çağdaş has also served as the President of Turkish Institutional Investment Managers’ Association (KYD) from February 2007 to 2014 and represented Turkey at the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA). He is currently the Vice President of the Corporate Governance Association of Turkey (TKYD).

Özlem Denizmen Kocatepe

Board Member

Mrs. Özlem Denizmen Kocatepe is a graduate of Cornell University, Department of Industrial Management and holds a master’s degree from Sloan School of Management at MIT. Mrs. Denizmen also attended the “Influencing Techniques” program at Stanford; “Leadership” program at GE Crotonville, and the “Advanced Management” program at Harvard Business School. Since 2000, she has served in a variety of positions within Doğuş Group; including Strategy, Planning, Budgeting, Business Development and Investor Relations. Mrs. Denizmen is currently a Board Member of Doğuş Otomotiv. In the area of community service, Mrs. Denizmen is the founder of FODER- Financial Literacy Association; and of “Para Durumu”, a social initiative focusing on personal financing. Mrs. Özlem Denizmen started serving as a Board Member of Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) in 2014.

Koray Arıkan

Board Member

Having graduated from Boğaziçi University Department of Mechanical Engineering, Harvard Business School (AMP) and Virginia Commonwealth University (MBA), Mr. Koray Arıkan served in different roles such as Country Manager and Country Representative for 23 years at JP Morgan Bank.

Mr. Arıkan, who joined Doğuş Group in 2014, serves as an Executive Board Member of Darüşşafaka Doğuş, as an Advisor to the Board of Directors of Doğuş Group, as Chairman of Doğuş Energy and as a Board Member of Doğuş SK Private Equity Fund. He is also a Board Member of Eti Gıda Sanayi Ticaret A.Ş. and Harvard Business School MENA Research Center and a Member of the Board of Trustees of Boğaziçi University.

Adalet Yasemin Akad

Indepedant Board Member

Having completed her BA in Business Administration and MA in Organizational Behavior at the University of Ottawa, Mrs. Adalet Yasemin Akad served as Training and Public Relations Group President at the Bank Association of Turkey and Deputy General Manager for Human Resources at Osmanlı Bank and Is-Tim Telekomunikasyon A.S (Aria), respectively. She founded her own consultancy firm in 2004 and provided consultancy services to many companies for training, change management and human resources management.

Serving as Human Resources and Corporate Management Systems Group Director at Rixos Hotels between 2009-2012, Mrs. Akad served as Executive Board Member for Human Resources at Carrefoursa. Since 2014, she has been serving as Executive Board Member for Human Resources at Netaş Telekomünikasyon A.Ş. and Member of the Board of Directors of Probil Bilgi İşlem Destek ve Danışmalık San. Tic. A.Ş and BDH Bilişim Destek Hizmetleri San. Tic. A.Ş.(Netaş subsidiaries)

E.Gülden Özgül

Independent Member

Graduate of METU Administrative Sciences Faculty Department of Economics, Mrs. Gülden Özgül served as the Coordinator of Central Operations at Ottoman Bank. Between 2001 and 2008, Mrs. Emine Gülden Özgül was the Asst. General Manager of Oyakbank responsible for Operations, Project Management, and Quality. In 2008, when Oyakbank was bought by ING Bank, Mrs. Emine Özgül continued her work there in the same capacity. Experienced in the improvement of operational processes, efficiency, and restructuring, Mrs. Gülden Özgül has been an independent Board Member at Doğuş Otomotiv and Head of the Remuneration Committee since March 2013.