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Ali Çalışkan received his BSc degree from Middle East Technical University, Department of Mechanical Engineering in 1983. He started his professional career as project engineer in 1984. He joined Kordsa in 1986 as technical office engineer. Following the establishment of Dusa (Sabancı-Dupont joint venture) in 1987, he was transferred to Dusa as project engineer. Starting from 1989, he assumed managerial roles in polymer production, yarn production, engineering maintenance and support, project and production departments of Dusa and Kordsa Turkey. He served as Operations Director of Kordsa Turkey (2005-2009) and Operations Director of Kordsa Turkey & Nilekordsa (2009-2010). He held the position of Operations Director of Indo Kordsa and Indo Kordsa Polyester between 2010-2013. He served as the Vice President, Operations (2013-2015) and Chief Operating Officer - Europe, Middle East, Africa (2015-2017). Mr. Çalışkan has been the CEO since April 2017.

İbrahim Özgür Yıldırım received his BSc degree from Middle East Technical University, Department of Chemical Engineering and his MBA degree from Sabancı University in 1993 and 2005 respectively. He started his professional career at Rafine Chemicals in 1994 and worked in different manufacturing companies. Between 1998 and 2007, he served in Sakosa as technical engineer and production engineer. Appointed as Technical Manager at Kordsa Turkey in 2007, Mr. Yıldırım served as New Product Development Manager (2008-2009), New Product and Process Development Director (2009-2011) and Technology Development Director (2011-2013). He was appointed as Chief Technology Officer in 2013 and worked as Chief Technology Officer and Composites Business Unit Leader from 2015 to 2017. Between 2017-2018, he was Chief Technology Officer, Chief Operating Officer – South America and Composites Business Unit Leader. Mr. Yıldırım has been Chief Operating Officer, EMEA since July 2018.

Volkan Özkan graduated from Istanbul Technical University, Department of Business Engineering in 1999. Starting his professional career at JICA in 2001 as project assistant, he joined Kordsa in 2003 and served as financial affairs specialist between 2003 and 2009. He was the Finance Manager (2009-2011), Global Finance Manager (2011-2014) and Finance Director of P. IndoKordsa Tbk (2014-2017). Mr. Özkan has been the Chief Financial Officer since October 2017.

He graduated from Bilkent University Business Administration Department in 1993 and completed E-MBA Program at Koç University in 2004. Starting his professional career at Tofaş as Strategic Planning and Management Development Expert in 1996, Mr. Arcan assigned as Foreign Trade and Contract Manager in 2000. As one of the Co-Founders of Hexagon Consulting Turkey, he assumed CEO role between 2005-2013 and led to establishment Of Turkish National Nanotechnology Initiative and Turkish Wind Energy Technology Platform as well. In January 2014, he assumed Senior Business Associate role in Pera EEMEA; providing consultancy to Erdemir Group as of September 2014. In 2015, he joined Kordsa as Business Development Director. Between 2015-2018, he served as Business and Market Development Director and Construction Business Unit Leader. Mr. Arcan has been Chief Operating Officer - Composites, Construction and Business Development since July 2018.

Mehmet Zeki Kanadıkırık received his BSc degree from Middle East Technical University, Department of Mechanical Engineering in 1986. Starting his professional life in Çukurova İthalat in 1987, he worked at Brisa between 1988-1994, at Lubrekip between 1995-1998, at Kordsa between 1998-2003 and at Tekstil Servis between 2003-2006. Following his appointment as Production Manager at Kordsa Turkey in 2006, he served as Manufacturing Director of Kordsa Turkey (2009-2010) and Operations Director, Thai Indo Kordsa (2010-2015). Mr. Kanadıkırık has been the Chief Operating Officer, Asia Pacific since July 2015.

Abdülkadir Toplu received his BSc degree from Middle East Technical University, Department of Mechanical Engineering in 1993. Starting his professional life at Insa in 1995, he joined Kordsa as mechanical engineer in 1996. He served as production manager in yarn production line-2 (2003-2005), production manager at yarn production line-1 (2005-2006) and production manager in PET production (2006-2009). In 2009, Mr. Toplu was appointed as Operations Director, Kordsa Brasil. He and since January 2012 he has been working as Operations Director, Interkordsa. He was the Operations Director of Interkordsa and Kordsa Turkey between 2012-2015. Serving as Global Supply Chain Director from 2015 to 2017, he was Chief Operating Officer - Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) between 2017-2018. Mr. Toplu has been the Chief Operating Officer – North and South America since July 2018.

Ufuk Uzel received his BSc degree from Istanbul Technical University, Department of Mechanical Engineering in 1997. He also received his MSc degree at Istanbul Technical University, Department of Mechanical Engineering and MBA degree at Sabanci University in 2000 and 2003 respectively. Starting his professional career at Beksa in 1998 as sales engineer, Mr. Uzel joined Kordsa as sales specialist in 2003. He served as Business Development Coordinator (2005-2007), EMEA Sales Manager, Global Account Manager-Continenal, Sales Director, EMEA (2007-2015). He expatriated as PLV and Asia Pacific Sales Director between 2015-2017. Mr. Uzel has been Global Supply Chain Director since July 2017.

Vahe Hanamirian graduated from Istanbul British High School and studied Mathematics at Stuttgart University. He joined Kordsa as Marketing Specialist in 1987 and he served as Marketing Manager at Sakosa between 1999-2005. He rejoined Kordsa in 2005 as Sales Manager and was appointed as Marketing & Sales Director in 2008. He served as Sales Director, EMEA (2010-2012), Market Development Director (2012-2014), Global Marketing Director (2014-2015) and Global Accounts and Marketing Director (2015-2018). Mr. Hanamirian has been been Global Accounts and Market Development Director since July 2018.

Nazan Keskin graduated from Business Administration Department from Hacettepe University. She started her professional life in 1989 at Dusa. Following the establishment of Sakosa in 1997, she was transferred to Sakosa as Human Resources Specialist. She was served as Human Resources Manager at Sakosa (2004-2005), Human Resources and Industrial Relations Manager at Kordsa (2005-2011), Human Resources and Industrial Relations Director at Kordsa (2011-2015), Human Resources and Information Technologies Director (2015-2016) and Global Human Resources Director. Mrs. Keskin has been Director of Global Human Resources and Information Technologies since October 2017.

Devrim Özaydın received his BSc degree from Middle East Technical University, Department of Chemical Engineering Department in 1996. He also completed Turquality Development Program in Sabancı University in 2011. Starting his professional career in Depa Pharmaceutical Active Materials as Planning Engineer in 1998, Mr. Özaydın worked in Dupont Performance Coatings from 1999 to 2000. Joining Kordsa Yarn Technical Engineer in 2000, he served as Line2 Yarn Production Manager (2005-2009), Line 1 yarn Production Manager (2009-2010), Yarn Production Plant Manager (2010-2011) and Yarn Production Director (2011-2014). He expatriated as Kordsa Brazil Manufacturing Director (2014-2015) and Thai Indo Kordsa Operations Director (2015-2018). Mr. Özaydın has been appointed as Global Technology Director since July 2018.