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Mustafa Sani Şener, Board Member and President & CEO, TAV Airports Holding

Mustafa Sani Sener was appointed member of Board of Directors, President and CEO of TAV Airports in 1997. After graduating from Karadeniz Technical University (KTU) Department of Mechanical Engineering in 1977, 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 the New Hampshire University “for his accomplishments in project and risk management throughout his tenure at TAV”. Prior to his career at TAV Airports Holding, Sener served in various positions, from project manager to general manager, in national and international projects. He attended the executive education program on the management of complex systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He gave a lecture in Harvard Business School MBA Program on TAV Airports Case Study by HBS. 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. In 2016, Sener was awarded the Legion d’honneur by the President of the Republic of France Francois Hollande, due to his contributions to the relations between Turkey and France and he was given the High Honour of Service by the Georgian state. In 2019 he was honored with Medal of Merit for Macedonia Republic for the improvement of business and commercial relations in Macedonia and Turkey. 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.

 

Franck Mereyde, Deputy CEO, TAV Airports Holding

Franck Mereyde was born on April 6, 1972. He is a Civil Engineer and the holder of a postgraduate degree in Geophysics andSpace Techniques. Mr. Mereyde commenced his professional career with Environment Canada and then Météo France. In 2002, he joined the Office of the Minister for Infrastructure as Technical Advisor in the Research and Intermodal Transportation Department, then as Advisor for the Budget, Financial Affairs and Civil Aviation departments. In 2005, Mr.Mereyde started work at ADP as Deputy Director of Operations at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport and was subsequently promoted to Director of Operations. He also served as the head of ADP’s cargo division. In 2007, Mr. Mereyde 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 with high-speed rail. On March 1, 2011, he was appointed Director of Paris-Orly Airport. Mereyde also served as a member of the Board of Directors at Aéroports de Paris Management and at Hub Safe.

 

Serkan Kaptan, Deputy CEO, TAV Airports Holding

Serkan Kaptan graduated from Istanbul University, Department of Business Administration in 1995 and received his MBA from Marmara University in 2002. He joined TAV Airports Holding in 1998 with the build-operate-transfer project of the Istanbul Ataturk Airport. Until 2001, he served as airport operations consultant at Airport Consulting Vienna, a company owned by VIE, which is a partner of TAV Airports Holding. He was appointed as TAV Airports Holding’s Business Development Director in 2003. Kaptan has 20 years of experience in airport and airline operations and public-private sector partnership infrastructure projects. In addition to his duties as TAV Airports Holding’s Deputy CEO, he also serves on the Board of Directors at HAVAS and at TGS. Kaptan is the Deputy Chairman of the Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey (DEIK)’s Latvia and Lithuania Business Councils as well as a member of the Board of Directors of International Investors Association of Turkey (YASED). Serkan Kaptan is also a Member of ADP International’s Executive Board in charge of Central Asia, Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe and CIS.

 

 Burcu Geriş, Vice President - CFO, TAV Airports Holding

Burcu Geris graduated from the Bosphorus University, Department of Business Administration in 1999 and received her MBA degree from London Business School and Columbia Business School. Ms. Geris began her professional career at Garanti Bank where she took part in the financing of a series of privatization, infrastructure and energy projects from 1999 until 2005. Joining TAV Airports in 2005, Ms. Geris led the Project & Structured Finance Department of the Company between 2005 and 2012. During her tenure at TAV, she closed the financing and refinancing of eight airports in Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Georgia, Tunisia, Macedonia, Medinah and Zagreb worth a total of US$ 4.5 billion. She played a major role in various share sale transactions. In addition to serving as a Member of the Boards of Directors of TAV Group companies, Ms. Geris is also a member of Women Corporate Directors (WCD), Global Board Ready Women (GBRW), BUMED, CBS and LBS Alumni Associations. In 2013, she became one of 16 women worldwide chosen to the Rising Talents program, which is organized by the Women’s Forum annually where women professionals under 40 who will shape the future are recognized with awards. She is married with two children.

 

Murat Örnekol, Vice President, COO, TAV Airports Holding

Murat Ornekol graduated from Middle East Technical University, Department of Industrial Engineering in 1980 and served as General Manager of TAV Esenboga between 2006 and 2008. Prior to joining TAV Airports he worked as Planning Engineer, IT Manager and Commerce Manager at Kutlutas Holding. Ornekol also served as General Manager at Bordata, an information technology services company; Beretta Holding’s general Manager; and Logistics & Business Development Coordinator, Head of the Healthcare Group, Telecom Project Director and the Holding’s Deputy CEO at Bayindir Group companies. Ornekol was appointed Operations Director at TAV Airports in 2008. He has been serving as TAV Airports Holding’s Vice President of Operations since November 2013.

 

Kemal Ünlü, Vice President, TAV İstanbul

Kemal Unlu began his career as an Electrical Technician in 1978 at Ankara Esenboga Airport. He graduated from Gazi University, Department of Electrical Engineering in 1983. He served as Electricity Manager of the Turkish State Airports Authority (DHMI)’s Antalya Airport in 1988; Deputy to the Principal in Charge of DHMI’s Ataturk Airport in 1994; and Principal in Charge of Ataturk Airport at DHMI between August 1999 and March 2004. Unlu joined TAV Airports in 2004 after retiring as the Principal in charge of Ataturk Airport at DHMI and took part in the Iran Project. After completing his duty in Iran in four months, Unlu returned to Istanbul and was appointed as General Manager of TAV Istanbul in 2006. He has been serving as Vice Chair of the Turkish Private Aviation Enterprises Association (TOSHID) for the last four terms since December 12, 2016.

 

 

 Hakan Öker, Vice President, Human Resources, TAV Airports Holding

Oker graduated from Hacettepe University, Department of Sociology in 1986. He started his professional career in 1988 as a Personnel Specialist at Beksa, Bekaert- Sabanci Celik Kord Steel Cord Plc. After assuming various responsibilities in Beksa between 1988 and 1998, he continued his career as Human Resources Director at Kordsa Turkey, Quality and Information Systems Joint Services Director and then Projects Director within the Tire, Tire Reinforcement Materials and Automotive Group of Sabanci Holding. In January 2007, he was appointed as Global Director of Human Resources at Kordsa Global. In January 2009, he was promoted to Vice President of Human Resources and Information Systems in the same company. In June 2015, he was appointed as Kordsa Global’s Deputy General Manager responsible for Human Resources (Chief Human Resources Officer). Oker has been serving as Vice President of Human Resources at TAV Airports Holding since January 4, 2016.


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