Current Board of Directors
|Current Board of Directors|
İnan Kıraç - CHAIRMAN
İnan Kıraç began his career as a sales officer in 1961 at Ormak A.Ş., a division of Koç Group. In 1966, he was promoted as the general manager of Otoyol, the manufacturing company of Fiat trucks and midibuses. He later became the general manager of Tofaş Oto Ticaret, the sales and distribution company of Fiat cars produced in Turkey. Kıraç was then promoted as the vice president and later on president of the Koç Holding Automotive Group. He served as the CEO of Koç Holding until his retirement in 1998. İnan Kıraç was privy to every development in the Turkish automotive industry and left his signature on many great automotive factories.
Giancarlo Boschetti - VICE CHAIRMAN
After graduating from mechanical engineering and economy, Giancarlo Boschetti, started to work in FIAT Group in 1964 where he occupied different positions for nearly 40 years. He served as global CEO of Iveco S.p.A from 1991 to 2001, as global CEO of FIAT Auto between 2002-2003. Giancarlo Boschetti serves as vice chairman to many international companies.
Okan Baş – Board Member
Having received his undergraduate and graduate degree from Boğaziçi University, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Clemson University (USA), Department of Mechanical Engineering, respectively, Mr. Baş embarked upon his professional career at TOFAŞ Bursa Plant in 1987 in Engineering Support Department in the capacity of Mechanical Engineer. He has served at various positions at TOFAŞ until June 2016.
Mr. Baş has served at TOFAŞ Bursa Plant as Workshop Production Supervisor, Engine Production Unit Manager, Body Production Unit Manager, Assembly Production Unit Manager and Doblo Product Manager between 1991 and 2002, and has worked at Tofaş Head Office İstanbul between 2002 and 2016 in various positions such as After-Sales Director, Mini-Cargo Project Manager, After-Sales Spare Part Director, FIAT Business Unit Director, and Aegea Project and Business Development Director.
Antonio Bene - BOARD MEMBER
After mechanical engineering studies, Bene started to work in Alfa Romeo S.p.A in 1972. He served as director of FIAT Auto S.p.A Mirafiori plant, platform and industrial director. Later, he served as Ferrari S.p.A industrial general manager and as TOFAS Türk Otomobil Fabrikası A.Ş. CEO between 2002-2004, and until 2005 he served as senior vice president and global industrial director.
İpek Kıraç - BOARD MEMBER
İpek Kıraç graduated from Koç High School in 2002, and received her undergraduate degree from Brown University’s Biology Department in 2007. She continues her graduate studies at Brown University’s Public Health department.
As a founding board of directors member of the Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation, İpek Kıraç is also a member of the Management Committee of Koç High School, member of the board of directors at Temel Ticaret ve Yatırım A.Ş., member of the board of directors at TEGEV, member of the board of directors at Amerikan Hastanesi Sağlık Hizmetleri Ticaret A.Ş. and member of the board of directors at Zer Merkezi Hizmetler A.Ş. As of March 2012 İpek Kıraç was appointed as a CEO for Sirena Marine.
Nadir Özşahin - INDEPENDENT BOARD MEMBER
Nadir Özşahin graduated from Istanbul University Faculty of Economics in 1965. Özşahin began his career as an auditor at the Ministry of Finance in 1965. In 1974, Özşahin started working in the private sector, and served as a coordinator, vice president and president of Audit and Finance Group at Koç Holding A.Ş. Following his retirement in 2003, Özşahin worked as a certified public accountant between 2004-2005, and a board member of Döktaş Döküm Sanayi A.Ş. between 2005-2008. Özşahin was a member of the Foundation Board of Trustees and Graduates in Faculty of Istanbul University Faculty of Economics between 2000 and February, 2013. Nadir Özşahin worked as a board member in Ram Dış Ticaret A.Ş. between 2008 and February, 2012.
Mehmet Altan Sungar – Independent Board Member
In 1963, Mehmet Altan Sungar started to work as an intern at Royal Lastikler Tevzi A.Ş, a Koç Holding company, while he was still a student in Academy of Economics and Commercial Sciences. In addition to his post in the accounting department, he also worked as an Assistant Regional Director in the marketing department in the same company, and took part in the establishment of the dealer network while he was serving as a Regional Director in various regions across Turkey. Taking part in the foundation of Otoyol Pazarlama in 1975, Sungar worked as a Marketing Manager, Assistant General Manager and Deputy General Manager in the same company. He also served as a General Manager and Board Member in Istanbul Oto A.Ş., a Tofaş Group company, between 1985 and 2001. During the same period, Sungar worked as a member of the automotive professional community of Istanbul Chamber of Commerce and as a court expert. Having served as a General Manager and Board Member in Karsat A.Ş. between 2001 and 2004, Sungar worked as a shareholder and counsel in TURAVEL (Tourism, Education and Consultancy) between 2004 and 2012.
Sadettin Sait Bingöl – Board Member
Born in Ankara in 1962, Mr. Bingöl graduated from Galatasaray High School in 1982 and then from Uludağ University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Economics. Having served at Butem Mimarlık Mühendislik A.Ş. and Maryapı A.Ş. as Chairman of the Board and General Manager, respectively, within the last decade, Mr. Bingöl has been the Secretary General of Kıraça Holding A.Ş. since November 2015. S. Sait Bingöl is married with two children.
Fatma Füsun Akkal Bozok – Board Member
Fatma Füsun Akkal Bozok, completed her academic education at Boğaziçi University Faculty of Administrative Sciences with graduate degree and İstanbul University Faculty of Business Administration with doctorate degree. After graduation, she began her professional career in 1980 at Arthur Andersen Audit Company. In 1983, she joined Koç Group first as an Audit Specialist and Deputy Coordinator in the Holding. In 1992, she was appointed as the Audit and Financial Group Coordinator and served under this title for 11 years. Ms. Akkal was the Director of Finance Group between 2003–2006; furthermore, she is an academic member of Sabancı University and currently a board member of Yapı Kredi Bank since September 2005. In addition, Ms. Akkal is an Independent Board Member at Akis REIT, Independent Board Member at Bizim Toptan Mağazaları A.Ş. and Board Member at Koç Financial Services.