Edward Arkwright, Chairman
Born on 26 April 1974, Edward Arkwright is a graduate of the IEP in Paris and studied at the ESSEC Business School. He also holds a Master of Advanced Studies in Modern History.
In 1997, he became a civil servant appointed to the Senate, the second in the legislation department (1997-1999) and in the Finance Committee (1999-2002). From 2002 to 2007, he held several positions as advisor of the Minister of Budget and the Minister of Finance in charge of the implementation of the budgetary reform, the State Reform and public finance.
In 2007, he was principal private Secretary to the General Director of the Caisse des Dépôts Group and member of the executive committee
In 2010, he became Strategy Director for the Caisse des Dépôts Group. From 2007 to 2012, he was member of the board of companies of the Caisse des Dépôts Group, in real estate (as Icade, listed company), tourism and services for local government (chairman of SCET, company dedicated to advisory for local government). When he came to Aéroports de Paris in December 2012, his first appointment was as Special Advisor to the Chairman & CEO of Aéroports de Paris, member of executive committee.
The 1st September 2013, Edward Arkwright has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, in charge of Finance, Strategy, Law Department, Accountability and Purchasing.
Since May 2016, Edward Arkwright is deputy CEO, specially in charge of development, engineering and transformation. He is also chairman of Hub One, the IT company of ADP Group, member of the board of TAV Airports and member of the supervisory board of Royal Schiphol Group.
Antonin Beurrier, Vice Chairman
Born in 1970, Antonin Beurrier is a graduate of Columbia Business School, New York, a former student of the Ecole Nationale d'Administration (class of 1997) and a graduate of Sciences Po, Paris. He began his career in France as Chief of Staff to the Prefect in the district of the Puy-de-Dôme, before moving to French Polynesia. Then, from 2000 to 2005, he joined the MICHELIN Group as Manager of the Northern Europe region, based in Stockholm. He went on to become the Group's Director of Investor Relations. In 2005, he joined the Inspection générale des Finances, the internal audit body of the French Ministry of Finance. In 2007, he joined the management team of the Swedish industrial group SANDVIK Mining & Construction. Then, based in Shanghai and Singapore, he was in charge of the Group's development strategy for emerging markets (China, India, and Russia), before becoming SANDVIK's Manager for Eastern Asia (mainly China, Japan, and Korea). In 2011, he joined the Executive Committee of the Nickel division of the XSTRATA mining and metallurgical group (Toronto), and took up the presidency of the group's New Caledonian subsidiary. After launching his own investment and consulting firm, Anamorphose, in 2013, he went on the following year to join the Brazilian mining group VALE as President of Vale New Caledonia and member of VALE Base Metals’ Executive Committee in Toronto.In May 2016, Antonin Beurrier joins Groupe ADP's Executive Committee.
Ali Haydar Kurtdarcan, Vice Chairman
Ali Haydar Kurtdarcan is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Tepe Insaat (Tepe Construction), a shareholder of TAV Airports Holding. Mr. Kurtdarcan graduated from Middle East Technical University (ODTU), Department of Civil Engineering in 1973. Since 1987, he has served in different managerial positions for Bilkent Holding. He was appointed CEO of Bilkent Holding in 2016. He was the Chairman of İDO Board of Directors between 2011 and 2013. Mr. Kurtdarcan currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of TAV Insaat A.S. (TAV Construction), Tepe Guvenlik A.S. (Tepe Security), Sports International A.S., Bilintur A.S., Meteksan Matbaa A.S. (Meteksan Printing), Tepe Home A.S., Tepe Emlak A.S. (Tepe Real Estate), Tepe Prefabrik A.S. (Tepe Prefabricated), Tepe Betopan A.S., and Bilenerji A.S.
Mustafa Sani Şener, Board Member and President & CEO
Member of the Board of Directors and President & CEO Mustafa Sani Sener was appointed member of the Board of Directors, President and CEO of TAV Airports in 1997. After graduating from the Black Sea Technical University (KTU) Department of Mechanical Engineering in 1977, Mr. Sener earned his Master’s degree (M.Phil) in fluid mechanics in 1979 from University of Sussex in the UK. He has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate in engineering from KTU for his invaluable contributions to the development of Turkish engineering at the international level, as well as an Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration from American New Hampshire University for his accomplishments in Project and Risk Management throughout his tenure at TAV.
Prior to his career at TAV Airports Holding, Mr. Sener served in various positions, from project manager to general manager, in many national and international projects. He attended training on the management of complex systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT.) Mustafa Sani Sener is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Airports Council International (ACI) World and was elected the President of Foreign Economic Relations Board’s Turkish- French Business Council in 2012. Mr. Sener was honored with the "Legion d'honneur” of the Chevalier order by France thanks to his contributions to the bilateral relations between Turkey and France.
In the voting carried out by Thomson Extel among national and international finance corporations, he was chosen first in the category of “The Best CEO” in Turkey in 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016, and third in the European Transport Sector in 2014.
Philippe Pascal, Board Member
Philippe Pascal, born on 27 November 1971, holds a Master’s in public law and is alumnus of the Ecole Nationale des Impôts. He began his career in the Directorate of Tax Legislation in which he held several positions between 1998 and 2007 in real estate taxation, agricultural tax and the taxation of persons. In 2007, he joined the Office of the Minister of State in charge of the budget, public accounts and public service and was appointed Inspecteur des Finances in April 2008. From 2008 to 2013, he took part in, then headed several missions in audit, evaluation and consulting within the Inspection Générale des Finances (the Finance Ministry audit division).
He joined Groupe ADP in February 2013 as Director of financial operations and shareholdings, then as Director of Finance and Strategy, and then, since November 2015 as Director of Finance, Control and Strategy. Since 26 May 2016, Philippe Pascal has been appointed as Executive Director of Finance, Strategy and Administration. Within Groupe ADP, he is member of a member of the Management Board of EPIGO (joint-venture), member of the Board of Directors of Média Aéroports de Paris (joint-venture) and of ADP Investissement Nederland B.V., as well as permanent representative of Aéroports de Paris in the Boards of Directors of ADP Ingénierie and Aéroports de Paris Management (simplified companies, subsidiaries of Aéroports de Paris). He is also member of the Management Board of Cœur d'Orly Commerces Investissement and of Cœur d'Orly Investissement (SAS).
Fernando Echegaray, Board Member
Born in Spain, Fernando Echegaray, 57, holds an industrial engineering degree from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Polytechnic University of Catalonia) and a computer engineering degree from the Universitat de les Illes Balears (University of the Balearic Islands). He also graduated with a degree in business management and administration from the IESE Business School. He has held several management positions within the Spanish airport operator AENA.
From 1985 to 1999, he was the deputy director of Palma de Mallorca airport. In 2000, he became the director of operations in the Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico in Mexico. From 2003 to 2004 he was the Deputy CEO of Tenerife South airport, and from 2004 to 2006 he was the Deputy CEO of the Canary Islands airports. He was the Deputy CEO of Barcelona-El Prat international Airport from 2006 to 2012. He was appointed as the Director of International Operations for ADP as of July 1, 2017.
Franck Mereyde, Board Member
Born on 6 April 1972 is a civil engineer and the holder of a postgraduate qualification (DEA) in geophysics and space techniques. After beginning his career with Environnement Canada and then Météo France, in 2002 he joined the Office of the Minister for Infrastructure as technical advisor in charge of research and intermodal issues, then as advisor in charge of the budget, financial affairs and civil aviation.
In 2005, he joined Aéroports de Paris where he filled the posts of Deputy Director of Operations and Director of Operations at Paris-Charles de Gaulle. He is also in charge of freight for Aéroports de Paris. In 2007, he was appointed Director of terminals 2A, 2B, 2C and 2D at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport and, in January 2010, Director of terminals 2E, 2F and 2G, as well as of the TGV/RER connection at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport.
On 1 March 2011, Franck Mereyde was appointed Director of Paris-Orly airport. Within the Aéroports de Paris Group, Franck Mereyde is a Director of Aéroports de Paris Management (an Aéroports de Paris subsidiary) and a member of the Board of Hub Safe (formerly Alyzia Sûreté), a subsidiary of Aéroports de Paris.
Tayfun Bayazıt, Board Member (Independent)
After receiving a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1980, Tayfun Bayazit received an MBA from Columbia University in Finance and International Business. Beginning his banking career at Citibank in 1983, he subsequently worked in senior executive positions within Cukurova Group for 13 years, including Yapi Kredi Bank (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 Chair of Dogan Holding and an Executive Director of Disbank. He assumed the CEO position at Disbank in 2001 and was appointed as the Chair of the Board of Directors in 2003. He became the CEO of Fortis Turkey and Member of the Executive Committee of Fortis Global after the acquisition of the majority shares of Disbank in July 2005. Tayfun Bayazit assumed the position of the Chair of the Board of Directors of Fortis Turkey after the General Assembly Meeting of Shareholders in 2006.
In 2007, Mr. Bayazit returned to Yapi Kredi (a partnership of Unicredit and Koc Groups) as Managing Director and CEO, and was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors in 2009. Mr. Bayazit resigned from his duties at Yapi Kredi in August 2011 to establish Bayazit Management & Consulting Services, where he currently serves as President. In addition to being a member of the Boards of Directors of various companies, Mr. Bayazit is also actively engaged in the management of numerous civil society organizations including the Turkish Industry and Business Association (TUSIAD), Educational Volunteers Foundation of Turkey (TEGV), Corporate Governance Association of Turkey (TKYD), WRI Turkey, and Darussafaka.
Necmi Bozantı, Board Member (Independent)
After graduating from Marmara University in 1977 Necmi Bozanti received his Master’s degree in Production Management from the same university and a Master’s degree in Accounting-Finance from Istanbul University, Faculty of Economics. Following his doctoral studies in General Economics, Mr. Bozanti served as planner in the Planning Department of Turkiye Sise ve Cam Fabrikalari A.S. Beginning his banking career at Interbank in 1984, Necmi Bozanti worked at Iktisat Bank from 1984 until 1987, and at Turkiye Emlak Bankasi between 1991 and 1992. He served as Deputy General Manager of Alternatifbank between 1992 and 1995, after which he was the General Manager of Dis Faktoring for six years.
Mr. Bozanti has been the Chairman of the Bilkent Holding Corporate Risk Committee since the beginning of 2015 as well as Member of the Boards of Directors of Bilkent Holding subsidiaries Tepe Home and BCC Catering since the beginning of 2016. Mr. Bozanti has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of IDO Deniz Otobusleri A.S. since September 2016. He is the founder of Ekip Consulting Company. Mr. Bozanti also serves on the Executive Committees of My Technic, ACT Kargo, Mapek Dis Ticaret, and Bordrill.
Jerome Paul Jacques Marie Calvet, Board Member (Independent)
Jerome Calvet received his law degree in 1978 and was graduated from Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris in 1979 and from Ecole Nationale d’Administration in 1983. He worked in the Finance Ministry of France between 1983 and 1997 and as Financial Secretary of the France Mission of EU between 1988 and 1990, while also serving on the Boards of Directors of many companies. From 1998 until 2004 he led the Corporate Finance (France) Department of Société Générale and later on became the Head of the Mergers & Acquisitions Department in the same bank. Between 2004 and 2008 he directed the Investment Banking Department (France) of Lehman Brothers. He is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Nomura (France) since 2009.
Sevdil Yıldırım, Board Member (Independent)
Sevdil Yildirim graduated from Middle East Technical University (ODTU), Department of Business Administration. She holds a Master’s degree in Economics from ODTU (1989-1995) and a Master’s degree in Finance from London Business School (1995-1996). Ms. Yildirim worked in the Capital Markets Board’s Research and Development Department, Audit Department, and Market Surveillance and Supervision Department between 1988 and 1999. She served as Assistant General Manager at Yapi Kredi Investment (1999-2006), Turkish Investment (2007) and BGC Partners (2008). Ms. Yildirim joined Yildiz Holding in 2009 as Finance Coordinator in charge of Corporate Finance and Capital Markets. In September 2010, she served as Assistant General Manager and Member of the Investment Committee of Gozde Venture Capital Investment Trust, a company she co-founded. Since 2012, Ms. Yildirim has served as an Independent Member of the Board of Directors of TAV Airports Holding as well as an Independent Member of the Board of Directors of Is Real Estate Investment Trust and Denizli Glass. Ms. Yildirim served as Executive Vice President in the Business Councils of Kuwait and Saudi Arabia as well as Board Member at Qatar and Bahrain Business Councils at the Foreign Economic Affairs Council of Turkey (DEIK) between 2007 and 2011. She was the President of the Capital Markets Board Employees Association and the Founding Chair of London Business School’s Turkey Club. Ms. Yildirim administered European Investment Fund and TUBITAK venture capital projects and carried out commercial partnership efforts with Chinese corporations. Ms. Yildirim is a Member of the Board of Directors of KOTEDER, the trade body of listed companies. She also provides board advisory and mentorship services to privately-held companies.