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Board of Directors

Mohammed Hariri

Mohammed Hariri is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Oger Telecom Limited. He also serves as the Chairman of Türk Telekomünikasyon A.Ş, TTNET and Avea İletişim Hizmetleri A.Ş. in Turkey. Hariri is also the Vice Chairman-Finance & Investment- of Saudi Oger Limited and has been a member of the Company's management for over 30 years. He is the Chairman of Ojer Telekomünikasyon A.Ş., Oger Telecom Ltd., Cell C, GrupMed International Holding Ltd., Group Med S.A.L. (Holding), Bank Med S.A.L. and its subsidiaries in Beirut and Geneva, Saudi Med Investment Company and Al Mal Investment Holding. He is a Board Member of Arab Bank plc-Jordan and serves on the Boards of Directors of various companies of the Saudi Oger Group, including 3C Telecommunications (PTY) Ltd in South Africa, Oger International S.A. and Entreprise de Travaux Internationaux (ETI) in France. Hariri is a Member of the Board of Directors of Associations des Banques du Liban. He is a Member of the Advisory Board of Deutsche Bank PWM Middle East and Africa. Elected as a Member of the Board of Directors of Türk Telekom in November 2005, Hariri served as the Chairman of the Audit Committee between June 2008 and April 2009, and has been serving as the Chairman of the Board since April 2008, as the Chairman of the Executive Committee since April 2009 and as a Member of Corporate Governance Committee since October 17, 2012. ​​​

Dr. Ömer Fatih Sayan was born in İstanbul in 1977. He received his Bachelor degree from the Electronics Engineering Department of Istanbul University Faculty of Engineering; Faculty of Law of Bahçeşehir University and Diplomatic Studies of Oxford University – St Antony’s School. He completed his Master’s Degree at Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Communications Engineering Department of Technical University of Munich and at Biomedical Engineering Department of İstanbul University Institute of Science and Technology. He also received his PhD on Biomedical Engineering at the İstanbul University Institute of Science and Technology. Starting his career in İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality in 1995, Mr. Sayan worked in private companies in Turkey, Germany and USA in the fields of chip manufacturing, cell phone design and R&D after receiving his Bachelor’s Degree. He carried out studies in entrepreneurship by working under the initiative of Silicon Valley and he gave lectures on Information Law and New Trends in Informatics in many universities in Turkey and Germany. Ömer Fatih Sayan has given many lectures in conferences about research subjects and he has many articles published in scientific journals. He carried out his duty as Advisor to the Prime Minister and Chief Advisor to the Prime Minister between the years of 2007 and 2014. He has worked as Information and Communications Technologies Authority (ICTA) Chairman from June 2015 to July 2018. He has been assigned as the Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure on July 21, 2018. He is married and father of 2. He speaks English, German and French.​​​

He has 22 years of managerial experience in finance, accounting, tax and management fields in various sectors including telecommunications, energy, petrochemicals, textiles and audit.

He began his professional career at Kuveyt Türk's Inspection Board as an Auditor, and then took office at Çalık Holding in 2003 to serve as Finance Manager and Group Finance Director, respectively.

He served as CFO and Board Member at Akfel Group between 2008 and 2012. Mr. Aksu worked as CFO for Azerbaijani National Oil and Gas Company’s (SOCAR) subsidiaries Petkim Petrokimya Holding A.Ş. and STAR Rafineri A.Ş. respectively between 2012 and 2016.

Bülent Aksu executed many Merger&Acquisitions in various industries, and actively ran financial transactions such as project financing and bond issuance in international and domestic markets.

He led the conclusion of the financing agreement for the USD 3.3 billion and 18 years maturity financing deal signed with 23 local and international financial institutions for STAR Rafineri, one of the top industrial investments of our country. This loan agreement was the top project financing transaction ever made in Turkey in terms of the total sum and the term. In addition, it became the largest financing transaction in Europe for the year 2014.

Bülent Aksu served as CFO of Turkcell between July 20, 2016 and July 17, 2018. In addition to international practices in balance sheet and FX exposure management, he made great contributions to Turkcell with his innovative solutions for investments financing.

Mr. Aksu has taken office as Deputy Minister for the Ministry of Treasury and Finance as of 3rd of August, 2018.

Between 2016 and 2018, Mr. Aksu was voted among the top 50 most influential CFOs in Turkey by the magazine Fortune Turkey. Bülent Aksu graduated from Business Administration (English) Department of Istanbul University in 1996. He is married and father of 3.

Nureddin Nebati was born in Viranşehir, Şanlıurfa on 1st of January, 1964.

He is a political scientist. He studied at the Department of Public Administration the Faculty of Social Sciences, Istanbul University. He took his master’s degree in International Relations at the Institute of Social Sciences, Istanbul University. He took his PhD in Political Science and Public Administration at the Institute of Social Sciences, Kocaeli University. He gave lectures in political science, Turkish politics, state and political sociology at a variety of universities.

He is a businessman with a background in textile business. He served as a board member of MUSIAD (Independent Industrialists’ and Businessmen's Association) and a member of the Disciplinary Board at Istanbul Chamber of Commerce. He is currently a member of MUSIAD’s High Advisory Board. He continues to act as a member of the Alumni Foundation and Association of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Istanbul University, the Society of Scientific Dissemination, Ensar, Tugva, Onder, Utesav, TDED, BEK, IDD, IDV and similar foundations and associations.

He is currently the president of the Foundation UTEV, and the Turkish president of the Interparliamentary Jerusalem Platform, and a member of the Scientific Board at Opinion Center for Esenler Municipality.

He was elected as a member of the AK Party’s Central Decision Board at its 4th Ordinary Congress. He also served as the president of AK Party’s Central Financial and Administrative Affairs, and the Deputy Party Leader.

He was elected as a member of the parliament for Istanbul in the 24th term, for Şanlıurfa in the 25th term and for Istanbul once again in the 26th term.

Nureddin Nebati has taken office as Deputy Minister for the Ministry of Treasury and Finance as of 6th of September, 2018.

He speaks English fluently, and knows some Arabic. Mr. Nebati is married and father of 4.

Selim Dursun was born in İstanbul in 1957. He was graduated from Mechanical Engineering Department of Istanbul Yıldız Technical University in 1980. He worked in the private sector as Mechanical Engineer and served in executive positions between the years of 1980-2002. He served as Advisor to Minister in the Ministry of Transport between 2003-2005, as Executive Assistant of Ministry of Transport between 2005-2011, as General Manager and Chairman in TÜDEMSAŞ between 2011-2012 and as Advisor to the Minister in Ministry of Transport between the years of 2012-2015. He was elected as a Member of Parliament from Sivas province in the 25th and 26th Parliaments of Turkey. In the same period, he worked as the Chair of Peru Friendship Group of Parliament of the Republic of Turkey. He carried out various social activities in Non-Governmental Organizations as chairman, manager and member. He served as a Board Member of the Taekwondo Federation between 2004-2007, as the Chairman of Transportation Sports Club Association between 2006-2015 and as the president of Sivas Demirspor Club between the years of 2011-2012. He has been working as the Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure of the Republic of Turkey since July 2018. He is married and father of 4.

Chief Advisor of President, Economist, Financial Analyst, Banker, Journalist, Columnist. He worked as economy commentator in Kanal 6, Kanal E and CNN Turk and columnist in Radikal, Vatan, Referans and Haberturk. He was the producer and the presenter of Parametre and Finans Analiz TV programs. He also worked as a teaching assistant in Doğuş University. Between 2009 and 2012, he was the Chief Production Director of Haberturk TV, economy commentator in Bloomberg TR and columnist in Haberturk Newspaper. Between 2012 and 2013, he was the Chief Production Director of 24 TV and columnist in Star Newspaper. He continued to present the TV discussion program “Sansürsüz” in TV 24, transferring from Haberturk TV. He has served as the Prime Minister’s Chief Advisor between July, 2013 and August 2014 and has been serving as Chief Advisor of President since August 2014. He was graduated from Galatasaray High School and Bilkent University, Faculty of Banking and Finance. He studied for master degree in Sorbonne University. He speaks English and French.​​

Sefer Turan was born in 1964 in Kahramanmaraş-Afşin. He completed primary school and secondary school in Afşin and graduated from Afşin High School in 1978. He went abroad in 1980 for educational purposes and he studied at El Ezher University, Faculty of Theology. He began working as Journalist in Arab Republic of Egypt Radio for Turkish broadcastings in 1985. He closely monitored developments in the Middle East and monitored the political and economic developments in the Arab World. He began working as Foreign News Director on Kanal 7 in 1997, and presented “East-West” programme on Ülke TV. He was appointed to TRT as TRT Arabic Coordinator on 13.04.2009. He was appointed as Advisor to Prime Minister on 11.04.2011 and as Senior Advisor to President on 02.09.2014. Mr Turan who still continues to serve in this position, has following publications; Kudüs: Tarihin Kalbi (2004), Coğrafyalar Gezdi Yüreğim (2006), Allah’a Ismarladık Kudüs (2006) and Bilimler Tarihçisi: Fuat Sezgin (2010). Sefer Turan is married with 3 children.​​

İbrahim Eren graduated from Boğaziçi University International Relations and Political Science department. During early stages of his career he worked for different companies in cultural and art areas, and he later undertook producer roles for many programmes including national and international documentaries, animations and advertisements in media production sector.

İbrahim Eren started to work for ATV, under the Turkuvaz Medya Group in 2008. After he worked as ATV England representative, starting from 2010 he first carried the role of ATV Europe General Manager and then ATV Assistant General Manager.

Eren, who has master degree from Westminster University Media Management in London served as Deputy General Manager of Turkish Radio and Television (TRT) starting from July 2013, and has been appointed as general manager of the institution on July 2017.

He serves as chairman of Joint Industry Committee for television industry TİAK A.Ş. and director of International Emmy.

İbrahim Eren is married with 3 children


After graduating from Bilkent University-Industrial Engineering department in 1991, he completed his MBA at University of Pennysylvania- The Wharton School. He started his professional career as Consumer Services Division Head at Superonline in 1998, after then he served as Internet Services Director at Doğan Medya Group; Senior Vice President of Direct Banking at Garanti Bank between 1999-2001. Between 2001-2002 he was the CEO of Ixir, Internet Service Provider. He worked as Chief Technical Officer at Garanti Bank between 2002-2004 and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at Doğuş Oto. In 2005 he was appointed as CEO of Mapco, a subsidiary of Turkcell. Between 2005-2009 he served as Chief Value Added Services Officer at Turkcell. He served as Global Mobile Payments Director, Global Data and Communication Services Director and Global Consumer Products Director at Vodafone Headquarters, London between 2009-2013. Serdar serves as Chief Consumer Officer of Saudi Telecom Company since 2013 and serves as a member in boards of Avea İletişim Hizmetleri A.Ş., Contact Centers Company and SALE Advanced Co. Ltd.​​

Hakam Kanafani

Kanafani is a Member of Türk Telekom’s Board of Directors and Chief Adviser to the Chairman. Kanafani is a board member of Oger Telecom and he serves on the Boards of Türk Telekom Group’s technology companies, namely Argela, Innova and Sebit and is the Vice-Chairman of Türk Telekom International Group. Before that he was the Group CEO of Türk Telekom; and previously Chief Business Development and Synergy Officer for Oger Telecom. Previously he was the CEO of JAWWAL, Palestine's first private cellular network. Kanafani started his career at NASA, Goddard Space flight center. Kanafani is a University Trustee Scholar and holds Beta Gamma Sigma honors from the USA. He graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park. He was a founding member of Young Global Leaders and Young Arab Leader. He is a Member of the Board of Directors for SAMENA, ETNO and was a board member of GSMA. Kanafani is in GTB’s Power100 list for Telco executives worldwide and named Best CEO for Investor Relations in Turkey in 2011, 2012 and 2013.​

Mr. Al-Dughaither graduated from Computer Engineering Department of King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in 1998.

He started his carrier as an internal auditor in Riyadh Bank, KSA in 1999 and following that he undertook several managerial positions in Saudi Telecom Company (STC) Group.

Mr. Al-Dughaither is a corporate executive with 19 years of experience, delivering international business based commercial and performance management solutions that are directly linked to the corporation’s strategy and financial imperatives.

He has acquired in-depth knowledge of various management practices by having participated in the management of over 10 business units in different countries, due diligence activities, start-ups (VIVA Kuwait and Bahrain) and several acquisitions, divestitures and large scale outsourcing mandates.

He held leadership positions in the field of corporate strategic planning and is able to consolidate a corporation’s transactional functions (HR, IT, Finance, Procurement, etc.) into one organizational unit delivering significant cost savings and operational efficiencies through highly efficient business processes.

In September 2013, Mr. Al-Dughaither was named corporate STC Group Synergy General Manager of STC Investments. Mr. Al-Dughaither also serves on the Board of Directors of STC Gulf Investment Holding 3 SPC.

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