Hamdi Akın, Chairman, TAV Airports Holding
Hamdi Akın assumed his current duties as the Chairman of TAV Airports Holding in 2005. As one of the founders and shareholders of TAV Airports Holding, Akın is also the founder and chairman of Akfen Holding. Graduating from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Gazi University, Akın founded Akfen Holding in 1975, a company that operates in the construction, port, energy, tourism, and service sectors. Undertaking infrastructure, energy and port projects within the scope of privatization efforts in addition to private entrepreneurial activities, Akın has undertaken responsibilities as a founder and director of many associations, foundations and NGOs. Akın served as Vice President of the Fenerbahçe Sports Club from 2000 to 2002, President of the Ankara Region Representative Council of the Turkish Metal Industrialists' Union (MESS) from 1992 to 2004, President of the Turkish Young Businessmen's Association (TÜGİAD) from 1998 to 2000, a Board Member of the Turkish Confederation of Employer Associations (TİSK) from 1995 to 2001, a Board Member of the Turkish Industrialists' and Businessmen's Association (TÜSİAD) and President of the Information Society and New Technologies Committee from 2008 to 2009. He is one of the founders of the Chair in Contemporary Turkish Studies at the London School of Economics; and a founding member and Honorary Chairman of the Human Resources Foundation of Turkey (TİKAV), which he co-founded in 1999 in order to provide well-educated human resources for Turkey.
Pierre Graff, Board Member, Vice Chairman
Pierre GRAFF has been Chairman and CEO of the Aéroports de Paris Limited Company since 27 July 2005.His nomination by the Cabinet ratified the proposal made by the Company Board on 26 July 2005. The Cabinet had appointed him to the post of Chairman of Aéroports de Paris on 17 September 2003. Born on 11 November 1947 in Paris, Pierre GRAFF is a former pupil of the Ecole Polytechnique and General Engineer of the Ecole des Ponts et Chaussées. After occupying several engineering posts within Departmental Infrastructure Directorates (Ardennes, Calvados, Nord, Loire Atlantique), in 1986 Pierre GRAFF became Technical Advisor for highway policy to the Office of the Ministry of Infrastructure, Housing, Territorial Development and Transport and later Interministerial Delegate for road safety from 1987 to 1990. Until 1993, he was Departmental Infrastructure Director in Essonne before becoming Assistant Principal Private Secretary and later Principal Private Secretary to the Minister of Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. From 1995 to 2002, Pierre GRAFF was General Director of the Civil Aviation Authority. He was Principal Private Secretary to Gilles de ROBIEN, Minister of Infrastructure, Transport, Housing, Tourism and Maritime Affairs from June 2002 to September 2003. Pierre GRAFF is also a member of the Economic and Social Council, and RATP Administrator. Pierre GRAFF is a Chevalier of the Legion of Honour and an Officer of the National Order of Merit.
Ali Haydar Kurtdarcan, Vice Chairman
Ali Haydar Kurtdarcan assumed his current duties as the Vice Chairman of TAV Airports Holding in 2000 and is also the Chairman of the Audit Committee. Graduating from the Department of Civil Engineering, Middle East Technical University in 1973, Kurtdarcan is the Chairman of Tepe Construction, a shareholder of TAV Airports Holding. He has filled various managerial positions, including general manager and assistant general manager, at Tepe Construction for the last 23 years.
Mustafa Sani Şener, Board Member and President & CEO
Mustafa Sani Şener was appointed as the Member of the Board of Directors, President and CEO of TAV Airports Holding in 1997. Graduated from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Black Sea Technical University (BTU) in 1977, Şener earned his Masters degree on fluid mechanics in 1979 from the Department of Applied Sciences, University of Sussex, the UK. He has been awarded Honorary Doctorate from BTU for his invaluable contributions to the development of Turkish engineering at international level. Before his career at TAV Airports, he filled project manager and general manager positions in national and international projects. He serves as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Airports Council International (ACI) Europe since 2009.
Abdullah Atalar, Board Member
Abdullah Atalar was appointed as a member of the Board of Directors of TAV Airports Holding in 2009. Graduated from the Department of Electrical Engineering, Middle East Technical University in 1974, Atalar received his Masters and PhD degrees from the Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University in the USA in 1976 and 1978 respectively. Beginning his career at Hewlett Packard Research Labs in 1979, Atalar returned to Turkey as an Assistant Professor at Middle East Technical University in 1980. In 1982 he led the project to develop the first commercial acoustic microscope at Ernst Leitz Wetzlar, Germany. In 1986 he served as Chair of the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering and as Associate Professor at the newly established Bilkent University and was promoted to a professorship in 1990. He worked as Visiting Professor at Stanford University in 1996. Atalar received the Scientific Encouragement and Science Awards of TÜBİTAK in 1982 and 1994 respectively. He was also elected as a full member of the Turkish Academy of Sciences in 1997 and was awarded a fellowship by IEEE in 2007. He has led research projects for companies such as ASELSAN, Teletaş and Hitachi. He has 17 international patents, 76 scientific papers and 108 conference proceedings and there are more than 1,500 citations referring to his papers. He is currently the President of Bilkent University, Member of the Science Board of TÜBİTAK and Vice Chairman and CEO of Bilkent Holding.
Laurant Galzy, Board Member
Laurent GALZY has been Executive Director - Finance & General Administration for Aéroports de Paris since 21 July 2003. He was appointed Director of Management Control and Financial and Legal Affairs of Aéroports de Paris on 1 February 2002. Born on 14 May 1957 in Montpellier, Laurent GALZY is a graduate of HEC School of Management and IEP (Institute of Political Studies) Paris, and holds a Masters’ Degree in Economics. He is also a former pupil of ENA (National School of Administration). Since 1984, he has held several budget management posts (Ministry of the Economy and Finance) in the areas of infrastructure, transport, and territorial or local authority development. In 1999, he became deputy director of the "Industry, Transports, Research” Subdivision of the Budget Management department (Ministry of the Economy and Finance).
Francois Rubichon, Board Member
Born on 23 September 1963 in Beauvais, François RUBICHON is Senior Administrator, Post and Telecommunications. He graduated from the Paris Institut d'Etudes Politiques (1985) and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure, Post and Telecommunications (1989). In June 1993, he was appointed as Technical Advisor to the Office of the Minister of Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism after holding the post of Head of the Management Control Section in the Financial Management Department of La Poste. In May 1995, he became Managing Director of Sofipost (holding company for La Poste subsidiaries). He was entrusted with the Chairmanship of the Board of Publi-Trans (La Poste Group) in September 1998. He became Chief Executive Officer of GeoPost Logistics in September 2000. In July 2002, François RUBICHON was appointed Assistant Principal Private Secretary to the Minister of Infrastructure, Transport, Housing, Tourism and Maritime Affairs. In April 2005 he worked as a social advisor to the Prime Minister, Jean-Pierre RAFFARIN, before being appointed in June 2005 as special advisor for social affairs to the Office of Dominique PERBEN, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing, Tourism and Maritime Affairs.
Augustin de Romanet
Augustin de Romanet, 51, senior grade civil administrator, is a graduate of the Paris Institute of Political Science (IEP de Paris) and a former student of ENA (Denis Diderot alumnus in 1986) On leaving ENA, he started his career in the Budget Directorate of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Finance and in 1990 he took up a position as financial advisor in the French permanent representation to the European Communities in Brussels. In 1993 he returned to the Budget Directorate as head of the department of budget strategy and policy.
In 1995, he was appointed senior advisor to the Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance, Alain Madelin, as well as senior advisor and subsequently Chief of Staff to the budget Minister François d’Aubert. From 1995 to 1997, he was advisor on budgetary matters to Alain Lamassoure, Budget Minister and government spokesman and was also advisor to Jean Arthuis, Minister for Economic Affairs, Finance and Planning. In 1997 he was appointed deputy director of the budget at the Budget Directorate (1998).
In 1999, he was appointed Chief Executive of the Oddo et Compagnie investment firm and become managing partner of Oddo Pinatton Corporate the following year. In 2002, he was appointed Chief of Staff to Alain Lambert Minister of Budget and Budgetary Reform and deputy Chief of Staff to Francis Mer, Minister for Economic Affairs, Finance and Industry. In 2004 he was Chief of Staff to Jean-Louis Borloo, Minister for Employment, Labour and Social Cohesion and then deputy Chief of Staff to the French Prime Minister, Jean-Pierre Raffarin. In 2005 he became deputy Secretary-General of the French Presidency. In October 2006, he was appointed Executive Vice President for finance and strategy and member of the Executive Committee of Credit Agricole Group S.A. He has been Director General of the Caisse des dépôts et consignations since from March 2007 to March 2012. He has been Chairman of the "Fonds stratégique d'investissement" since from december 2008 to march 2012. He has been the founder of the LTIC (Long Term Investor Club).
On November 28, 2012, the Council of Ministers appointed by decree Augustin de Romanet as Chairman & CEO of Aéroports de Paris.
Tayfun Bayazıt, Board Member (Independent)
After having received a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering (1980) and an MBA from Columbia University, New York, (Finance and International Business - 1983), Tayfun Bayazıt started his banking career at Citibank in 1983. He subsequently worked in senior executive positions within Çukurova Group for 13 consecutive years, including Yapı Kredi (Senior Executive Vice President and Executive Committee Member), Interbank (CEO) and Banque de Commerce et de Placements S.A. Switzerland (President and CEO). In 1999, he was appointed as the Vice Chairman of Doğan Holding and an Executive Director of Dışbank. He assumed the CEO position at Dışbank in 2001 and was appointed as the Chairman of the Board of Directors at the 2003 Annual Shareholders’ Meeting. He became the CEO and Board Member of Fortis Turkey after the acquisition of the majority shares of Dışbank in July 2005. In 2007 he returned to Yapı Kredi (Koç&Unicredit) as CEO and Managing Director and was appointed the chairman of the BoD in 2009. Mr. Bayazıt discontinued his duties in Yapı Kredi in August 2011 to establish “Bayazıt Consulting” which he is the chairman of at present. Mr. Bayazıt is also a member of the BoD of TUSIAD and an active member in various associations such as TEGV, TKYD.
Necmi Bozantı, Board Member (Independent)
Mr. Bozantı graduated Marmara University in 1977 and obtained his masters from the same on production management. He obtained an accounting masters and PhD on general economics from Istanbul University. Between 1991-1992 he worked as Deputy General Manager in Turkiye Emlak Bankası and as Deputy General Manager in Alternatifbank between 1992-1995. After leaving Alternatifbank, he became the General Manager of Dış Faktoring. Mr. Bozantı, who is the founder of Ekip Danışmanlık is also an executive board member in My Technic, ACT Kargo and ASD Madencilik.
Jerome Paul Jacques Marie Calvet, Board Member (Independent)
Born in 1958, Mr. Calvet received his law degree from Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris in 1983. He worked in the Finance Ministry of France between 1983-1997 and as Financial Secretary of the France Mission of EU between 1988-1990, while also taking duties in the BoDs of many companies. Between 1998-2004 he managed the Corporate Finance (France) department of Société Générale and later on the M&A department. Between 2004-2008 he directed the Investment Banking department (France) of Lehman Brothers. He is the co-head of Nomura France since 2008
Sevdil Yıldırım, Board Member (Independent)
Ms. Yıldırım has her bachelor degree from Department of Business Administration of Middle East Technical University in 1985 and master degrees from METU Department of Economics and London Business School. She worked at Capital Markets Board (CMB) in Research and Development and Auditing and Supervision departments between 1988-1999. In March 1999, she joined Yapı Kredi Yatırım in order to establish International Capital Markets Department and she was promoted to Assistant General Manager in 2003. She joined at Turkish Yatırım and BGC Partners as assistant general manager in 2006 and 2007 respectively. With the motive of establishing Corporate Finance and Capital Markets Department, she joined Yıldız Holding A.Ş in 2009. When she resigned from her last job in February 2012, she was assistant general manager and Investment Committee Member of Gözde Girişim Sermayesi Yatırım Ortaklığı A.Ş. She is also an independent Board Member of İş Gayrimenkul Yatırım Ortaklığı A.Ş.