Board of Directors

Rahmi M. Koç
Chairman of the Board of Directors

Rahmi M. Koç completed his graduate studies in Industrial Management at Johns Hopkins University in the USA. He began his career at Koç Group in 1958 at Otokoç and held various senior positions at Koç Holding. After serving as Chairman of the Executive Committee starting from 1980, he was appointed as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Koç Holding A.Ş. in 1984. 

 
 
He has been carrying out his duties as Koç Holding Honorary President since 2003. Serving as the President of the International Chamber of Commerce from 1995 to 1996. Rahmi M. Koç carries out duties such as Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Vehbi Koç Foundation, Honorary Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Koç University, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Rahmi M. Koç Museum and Cultural Foundation, Chairman of the Board of the Vehbi Koç Foundation American Hospital, Honorary Chairman and Founding Member of TURMEPA (The Turkish Marine and Environment Protection Association), Honorary President of the High Advisory Council of Turkish Industrialists' and Businessmen's Association, Member of the Advisory Board of the Turkish Employers Association, Honorary Member of the Foreign Policy Association, Honorary Member of NY Metropolitan Museum Board of Trustees and Founder Member of Global Relations Forum. He serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Aygaz A.Ş. since 1996.

 

 

Ömer M. Koç
Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors

Ömer M. Koç received his B.A. degree from Columbia University in 1985. He worked at Kofisa Trading for one year. He completed his MBA at Columbia University in 1989. Mr. Koç worked at Ramerica International Inc. and then he joined Koç Group in 1990 and held various senior positions such as Manager at Gazal A.Ş., Financial Coordinator, Vice President and President of Energy Group at Koç Holding.

 

He became a Member of the Board of Directors of Koç Holding in 2004, and served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors in 2008. On February 22, 2016, he was appointed as the Chairman of Koç Holding. He is also the Chairman of Turkish Educational Foundation Board of Trustees, Chairman of Koç University Board of Trustees, President of Geyre Foundation, Chairman of Yapı Kredi Culture, Arts and Publishing Board of Directors, and Chairman of Tüpraş Board of Directors. Ömer M. Koç has been on the Board of Directors at Aygaz A.Ş. since 1996, and has been the Vice Chairman since 2001.

Alexandre F. J. Picciotto
Member of the Board of Directors

Alexandre Picciotto is one of the grandsons of Mr. Hillel Picciotto who established Aygaz in 1961 with Mr. Vehbi Koç. After graduating from Ecole Supérieure de Gestion (Paris) in1990, he started his career in Orfim, the investment company of his family in Paris, France. From 1990 to 2003, he managed different subsidiaries operating in various fields including real estate, movie industry.

 

In 2003, he was appointed General Manager at Liquid Petroleum Gas Development Company, the Picciotto family owned company, which is shareholder of Aygaz. Then he was appointed General Manager at Orfim in 2008. Mr. Picciotto is also member of the board of directors at various companies in both Turkey and France. He has been serving on the Aygaz Board of Directors since July 2012.

 

Dr. Bülent Bulgurlu
Member of the Board of Directors

Dr. Bülent Bulgurlu graduated from Ankara Engineering and Architectural Faculty and he continued the doctoral program at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He began his career as a Construction Engineer at Elliot Strömme in Oslo in 1972. He joined Garanti İnşaat in 1977 as an engineer and worked as Planning and Construction Manager, Work Site Coordination and Construction Manager, Assistant General Manager and General Manager. He assumed the position of Executive Member at Garanti-Koza. 

 

Starting from 1996, he worked at Koç Holding as the President of the Tourism and Services Group, President of the Tourism and Construction Group and President of the Consumer Durables and Construction Group. He served as the CEO of Koç Holding A.Ş. from May 2007 to April 2010. 

 

He is a member of the Board of Directors at Koç Holding since May 2007. He is also a member of TÜSİAD (Turkish Industrialists' and Businessmen's Association) and TURMEPA (The Turkish Marine and Environment Protection Association). Bülent Bulgurlu has been serving on the Aygaz Board of Directors since 2008.

Levent Çakıroğlu
Member of the Board of Directors

Levent Çakıroğlu graduated from Ankara University, School of Political Science in Business Administration and completed his MBA at the University of Illinois. He began his career at the Ministry of Finance as Junior Accountant in 1988. Between 1997 and 1998, he worked as part-time lecturer at Bilkent University and as Vice President of Financial Crimes Investigation Board at Ministry of Finance.

 

He joined Koç Holding A.Ş. in 1998 as Finance Group Coordinator and he served as the General Manager of Koçtas Yapı Marketleri Tic. A.Ş. from 2002 to 2007 and Migros Türk T.A.Ş. from 2007 to 2008, the General Manager of Arçelik A.Ş. from 2008 to 2015 and as President of Consumer Durables Group at Koç Holding A.Ş. from 2010 to 2015.

 

Appointed as the Vice Chief Executive Officer in February 2015, he has been serving as Chief Executive Officer of Koç Holding A.Ş. since April 2015. He is a member of the Board of Directors at Koç Holding and he has been serving on the Aygaz Board of Directors since 2015.

Yağız Eyüboğlu
Member of the Board of Directors

Yağız Eyüboğlu graduated from Boğaziçi University with BA degree in Economics in 1991, he earned his MBA from Koç University in 1996. He started his professional life as a Management Trainee at Arçelik A.Ş. in 1991. In 1993, he was promoted to Koç Holding Headquarters, where he worked for more than 10 years, as Senior Internal Auditor, Assistant Financial Coordinator and Financial Coordinator, respectively. 

 

Between 2004 and 2009, Eyüboğlu assumed several responsibilities within the Koç Group, namely, CFO of Arçelik A.Ş., CEO and Board Member of Beko Elektronik A.Ş., Assistant to the President of the Koç Holding Foreign Trade and Tourism Group, and Human Resources Director of Koç Holding. In 2009 he joined Aygaz A.Ş. where he served as the C.E.O. of the company until October 2015. Following his assignment to Koç Holding as the Deputy President of Energy Group in October 2015, he is now serving as the President of Energy Group at Koç Holding since April 2016. 

 

Serving as Board Member at several companies of Koç Conglomerate, Eyüboğlu also carries out the positions of President of World LPG Association (WLPGA), President of the Board of Trustees of Turkish Family Health and Planning Foundation (TAPV), Board Member of International Competitive Research Institution. He has started to serve as a Member of the Board of Directors of Aygaz A.Ş. in 2016.

Kutsan Çelebican
Independent Member of the Board of Directors
He received his university degree from Ankara University, Faculty of Political Sciences. In 1969, he started his professional career on the Tax Inspectors Board of the Ministry of Finance. He worked as the Ministry of Finance’s Deputy Director General of Treasury between the years of 1979 and 1982 and then he was appointed to the World Bank (IBRD) as the Deputy Executive Director.
In 1987, he joined Koç Group and worked as a Finance Coordinator, Vice President and President of Financing Group. He ran his own finance advisory company for a while. He has started to serve as a Member of the Board of Directors of Aygaz A.Ş. in 2018.
 
Kemal Ege Cansen
Independent Member of the Board of Directors

He received his bachelor’s from Middle East Technical University, Department of Business. In 1966, he received his MBA degree from Pennsylvania University, Wharton School. Between 1986 and 2018, he worked as an Assistant General Manager of Arçelik, Industrial Affairs Coordinate of Koç Holding, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Puro-Fay Company, and Executive-Partner of Soyer Hafriyat ve İnşaat Company. He also served as a consultant of Anadolu Group and Executive Director of Anadolu Endüstri Holding, and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Turkish Bank A.Ş. While working as an economics writer and commentator on media organizations, Ege Cansen continues to offer advisory services at Cansen & Cansen company. He has started to serve as a Member of the Board of Directors of Aygaz A.Ş. in 2018.

 

Dr. Şadan Kaptanoğlu Dikici
Independent Member of the Board of Directors
Şadan Kaptanoğlu graduated from Istanbul University, Faculty of Literature, Department of Philosophy and studied at the London City College, Department of Maritime. She completed her postgraduate studies at City University Cass Business School in the fields of Maritime, Finance and Trade and received her doctorate degree from Montfort University.
 
Ms. Kaptanoğlu worked as the General Director of her family business H. İ. Kaptanoğlu Maritime Group until January 2014 and she is currently the Board of Directors’ Member of Kaptanoğlu Denizcilik Tic. A.Ş. Besides being a Board of Directors’ Member of IMEAK Chamber of Shipping, she also serves as a Board of Trustees’ Member at Piri Reis University.
 
Ms. Kaptanoğlu serves as the Board of Directors’ Chairman of Turkish Marine Environment Protection Association / TURMEPA as well as the Vice President of Intermepa. In 2017 she was elected as the President of Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) and she is the first woman appointed to this office. Ms. Kaptanoğlu is also the President of Turkish Committees of Lloyd’s Register Gözetim Ltd. Company and Rina Denizcilik ve Belgelendirme Ltd. Company. In 2008, Ms. Şadan Kaptanoğlu received the “Young Person of the Year” award in London SeaTrade Awards. She became a Member of the Board of Directors of Aygaz A.Ş. in 2018.