Mehmet Ali Berkman
Mr. Mehmet Ali Berkman was born in 1943 in Malatya city. After graduating from the Department of Industrial Management, the Faculty of Administrative Sciences, the Middle East Technical University, Mr. Mehmet Ali Berkman concentrated on Operational Researches, and earned a MBA degree from Syracuse University where he studied as a scholar of Turkish Education Foundation. He joined Koç Group in 1972. He worked as the general manager of the following companies of Koç Group: Mako, Döktaş, Uniroyal, and Arçelik. He was appointed to the President of the Strategic Planning Unit of Koç Holding A.Ş in August 2000, and also as the Chairman of Human Resources Unit in 2001. He retired at the beginning of 2004 due to corporate policies of the Group. In September 2005, he was elected as a member of the board of directors, as well as the chairman of the executive board of Akkök Holding A.Ş. Apart from these positions, Mr. Mehmet Ali Berkman also assumed a position as the chairman of the board of directors of Akenerji Elektrik Üretimi A.Ş., and he currently holds various positions as a member or chairman of boards of directors of other companies of the Group.
According to the Corporate Governance Principles of the Capital Market Board, Mr. Mehmet Ali Berkman is not qualified as an independent member. He has held the above-mentioned positions within the Company during the last ten years, and is still a member of board of directors of Akkök Holding A.Ş.