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​​Prof. Dr. Ahmet Kırman
Chairman
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Prof. Dr. Ahmet Kırman is a graduate of Ankara University, Faculty of Law. He holds a master’s degree in EU Competition Law, and Ph.D. in Commercial Law from Ankara University where he became Professor in Public Finance/Tax Law and served as a Faculty Member, Division Head, Head of the Finance Department and Institute Director. He also served as a faculty member at the Galatasaray University, Faculty of Law. Kırman started his career at İşbank in 1982, where he held various positions in banking and insurance operations. He served as Chairman and Board Member in several prominent companies, foremost amongst them being Işbank, Milli Reasürans T.A.Ş. and Petrol Ofisi A.Ş. Prof. Dr. Kırman served Şişecam Group as Chairman between 2006 and 2008, as Chairman and Managing Director between 2008 and 2011 and he became the Vice Chairman and the Chief Executive Officer of Şişecam Group in April 2011. He also serves on TEPAV’s Board of Trustees and Board of Directors, BTHE’s and IAV’s and ICC Turkish National Committee’s Board of Directors, and the Turkish Shooting and Hunting Federation’s Board of Directors and Board of Legal Affairs. Prof. Dr. Kırman is the author of a large number of publications, including 12 books and numerous articles.

Dr. Reha Akçakaya
Vice Chairman
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Dr. Reha Akçakaya is a graduate of Boğaziçi University, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sci. at the same university. Mr. Akçakaya completed his second M.Sci. in Alfred University, Department of Glass Science and Technology in the U.S.A. He completed his Ph.D. in Marmara University, Department of Engineering Management, and completed the Advanced Management Program of Harvard Business School in 2013. Mr. Akçakaya worked as research assistant at Boğaziçi University from 1985 to 1988, Akçakaya joined Şişecam Group in the Flat Glass Group in 1988. After holding various managerial positions, he has been serving as the Executive Vice President Flat Glass Business since 2 January 2014.

Zeynep Hansu Uçar
Member
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Zeynep Hansu Uçar is a graduate of Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences, Department of Business Administration. She started her career as an Assistant Investment Specialist in the Subsidiaries Division of İşbank in 1994. She held several managerial positions responsible for various group companies at the same department. Uçar has been serving as the Subsidiaries Division Unit Manager since 2007. She currently serves as a Board Member at Türkiye Şişe ve Cam Fabrikaları A.Ş., Trakya Cam Sanayii A.Ş., Anadolu Cam Sanayii A.Ş. and Paşabahçe Cam Sanayii A.Ş. Having functioned as a Board Member and Auditor at various companies of Şişecam Group since 2010, she also holds seats on the Board of Directors of Türkiye Sınai Kalkınma Bankası A.Ş. since November 27, 2015, and Camiş Yatırım Holding A.Ş. since March 27, 2012, all being İşbank subsidiaries.​​

Prof. Dr. A. Murat Demircioğlu
Independent Member
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Prof. Dr. Atilla Murat Demircioğlu is a graduate of the İstanbul University Faculty of Law and obtained his second bachelor’s degree and his doctorate degree from the Bern University Faculty of Law. He became Associate Professor and subsequently Professor in Labor and Social Security Law. He served as a faculty member and director at various universities. The author of several books, articles, research papers and publications, Demircioğlu served as a Member of the Editorial Board of the Ministry of Culture’s Encyclopedia of Trade Unions, Board Member at Hamburg Turkish-European Research Institute, and Deputy Chairman at the Society for Japanese Studies. He was an advisor to the Minister of Labor and Social Security, Honorary Consultant to TRNC Government, Member of the Audit Board and of the Board of Directors at THY, Legal Advisor to İstanbul Chamber of Commerce, and Advisor to İstanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture Agency. In 2014, he was elected as the President of Alexander Von.

Halit Bozkurt Aran
Independent Member
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Bozkurt Aran graduated from Ankara University Faculty of Political Sciences in 1971 and began his professional career at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1973. Aran served as Vice Consul at Salzburg Consulate General (1976-1979); First Secretary at the Kuala Lumpur Embassy, and as Economic Counselor at the Washington Embassy. He was appointed as the Consul General in Dusseldorf, Germany and as Ambassador to Pakistan and Iran. He functioned as Permanent Delegate of Turkey to UNESCO in Paris, and to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva. At the WTO, Ambassador Aran also chaired the Trade Policy Review Body, the Committee on Trade and Environment, and the Accession Working Committee of Belorussia. Following his post as the Deputy Director General for Political Affairs for European Countries at the head office, Aran also worked as the Director General for Bilateral Economic Affairs and Director General for Middle East Political Relations. Serving as the director of the TEPAV Center for Multilateral Trade Studies established in August 2012, Bozkurt Aran is also a member of The Bretton Woods Committee. He was appointed as an independent Board member at the Ordinary General Assembly held on 14 April 2014 in accordance with the CMB Corporate Governance Principles.