Board of Directors
Rahmi M. Koç
Honorary Chairman - Koç Holding A.Ş.
Mr. Rahmi M. Koç earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Johns Hopkins University (USA).
Rahmi M. Koç started his active career at Otokoç Ankara in 1958. He then became Chairman of the Executive Committee of Koç Holding in 1970, Vice President of the Board in 1975, and Chairman of the Managing Committee in 1980. He was elected as Chairman of Koç Holding In 1984. He handed over his position to Mustafa V. Koç on 4 April 2003. Rahmi M. Koç has remained a Board Member and assumed the title of Honorary Chairman. Koç, who has been a Member of the Ford Otosan Board of Directors since 1961 and Chairman of the Board since 1972, is currently Honorary Chairman of the Ford Otosan Board of Directors since 10 December 2012. Rahmi M. Koç is or has been affiliated with many institutions and organisations including:
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, Honorary Trustee
- Former President of the International Chamber of Commerce
- Co-Chairman of the Business Advisory Council for South East Europe
- 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 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 Advisory Board of the Turkish Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Association
- Member of the Advisory Board of the Turkish Employers Association
- Founding Chairman of the Global Relations Forum
- Former President of the Turkish Greek Business Council
- Former Member of the Allianz Aktiengesellschaft International Advisory Board
- Former Member of the JP Morgan International Council
- Former Member of the International Advisory Board of the US Council on Foreign Relations
Honorary Doctorate Degrees:
Johns Hopkins University, Eskisehir Anadolu University, İzmir Ege University, Ankara Bilkent University, Constanta Ovidius University and Aydın Adnan Menderes University.
Merits and Degree:
“Outstanding Service Award” by the President of Turkey, “Grosses Verdienst Kreuz” (Germany Great Service) by the German government, “Order of High Merit of the Italian Republic” by Italy, “the Order of Merit” by the Presidency of the Republic of Austria, Hadrian Award by the World Monuments Fund, Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy, BNP Paribas Philanthropy Award, "Outstanding Service Award in Decorative Arts" at "Iris Foundation Awards”, “(Honorary) Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE)”, “Officier dans L’Ordre National de la Legion D’Honneur” which is the most prestigious order of French government and medal of the US-based Foreign Policy Association.
Ali Yıldırım Koç
Vice Chairman - Koç Holding A.Ş. Board of Directors
Mr. Ali Y. Koç capped his undergraduate studies at the Management Faculty of Rice University (USA) with an MBA from Harvard Business School.
He started his career at American Express Bank as a Management Trainee and continued as an Investment Analyst at Morgan Stanley Investment Bank. Mr. Ali Y. Koç joined Koç Holding in 1997 and held senior-level positions until 2010 including new business development and information technologies. He was the President of Corporate Communications and IT Group. He has been serving as a Board Member at Koç Holding since 2008 and was elected as Vice Chairman in February 2016. Ali Y. Koç has been serving on the Board of Directors at Ford Otosan since 1997 and was elected as Chairman on 10 December 2012. Currently, Ali Y. Koç is the Chairman of Ark İnşaat, Bilkom, Digital Panorama, Koç Information and Defence Technologies, Koç Financial Services, Koç Sistem, Koçtaş, Otokar, Otokoç, Setur and Yapı Kredi Bank. Ali Y. Koç also contributes to the country’s social and economic development at Fenerbahçe as Chairman, URAK – National Competition Research Association as President, Executive Board Member of European Club Association, Endeavor Association and DEİK, Foreign Economic Relations Board as Board Member. He is member of the Global Advisory Council of Bank of America, Harvard University and CFR. He is also consultant of Chatham House and representative of Turkey at Confederation of British Industry.
President, Ford of Europe
Mr. Rowley has a Bachelor’s of Engineering (Hons) degree from the University of Leeds and an MBA from the Manchester Business School.
He joined Ford Motor Company in 1990 as Financial Analyst for Ford of Britain. He worked in several management positions in Product Development Finance and Manufacturing Finance in Britain and the U.S. before being appointed Finance Director, Ford Motor Company Philippines, in January 1998. Between 2000 and July 2004, he was Vice President, Finance, Ford Australia. In 2005 he became Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Volvo Car Corporation in Sweden before being appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Ford of Europe, in August 2010. He later served in a number of senior level roles at Ford in the U.S. from 2012 to 2019, including positions as Controller; Vice President of Strategy; and Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Ford North America. Stuart Rowley was appointed to his current position of Vice President and President, Ford of Ford of Europe, effective April 1, 2019 and became Ford Otosan Board member on 28 May 2019 to serve until the next Ordinary General Assembly of Shareholders. This assignment will be submitted to the approval of the next General Assembly meeting. He has been serving as the member of the Remuneration Committee since September 11, 2019
William R. Periam
CFO - Ford of Europe
Mr. Periam earned a bachelor’s degree in Management Sciences from Manchester University (UK) and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
He joined Ford as an Investment Analyst in the United Kingdom in 1989. He has held multiple senior management positions at Ford in the Finance, Credit, Business Development and Business Strategy departments in the USA, Germany, Brazil and China. He was appointed Deputy General Manager and a Member of the Board of Directors of Ford Otosan from September 2013 until August 2016. Mr. Periam was appointed as the Chief Financial Officer of Ford of Europe as of August 1, 2016 and remains a member of the Board Directors at Ford Otosan. He also serves as Member of the Corporate Governance and Early Determination and Management of Risk Committees since August 1, 2016.
General Manager, Commercial Vehicles, Ford of Europe
Mr. Schep earned a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Management Science from Eindhoven University of Technology.
Mr. Schep joined Ford in 1995 and his experience at Ford includes roles as Regional Director of European Sales Operations – responsible for Marketing, Sales and After-Sales in North, Central and Eastern Europe, North Africa and Central Asia – and as Managing Director, Ford Netherlands. He
served as Director, Product Marketing, Ford of Europe, beginning in February 2015. Mr. Schep is currently General Manager, Commercial Vehicles, Ford of Europe and in this role, he is responsible for leading Ford’s Commercial Vehicles business line in Europe. Mr. Schep was appointed as Ford Otosan Board Member on November 15, 2019.
İ. Cenk Çimen
Automotive Group President - Koç Holding A.Ş.
Mr. Çimen has an Industrial Engineering degree from Istanbul Technical University. He completed Executive Development Programs at Stanford University (USA) and University of California Los Angeles (USA).
He joined Koç Group in 1991 as a Management Trainee at Nasoto. He assumed Sales Coordinator, Regional Manager and Import Manager responsibilities at Otosan Pazarlama from 1993 to 1996. He served as Fleet Sales Manager at Ford Otosan from 1996 to 1998 and became the General Manager of Otokoç Ankara in 1998. In 2001, he was appointed as the General Manager of the companies merged under Otokoç. In 2005 his responsibility was extended to include the General Manager role for Birmot A.Ş., also assuming responsibility for Avis car rental business. He has been serving as the Automotive Group President at Koç Holding since June 2009. He was elected as a member of Ford Otosan Board of Directors on March 25, 2014. He has been serving as the member of the Early Determination and Management of Risk Committee since April 21, 2014 and a member of Remuneration Committee since March 27, 2015.
O. Turgay Durak
Mr. Durak is a graduate of the Mechanical Engineering Department of Northwestern University (USA) where he also completed his Master’s degree in mechanical engineering.
His career commenced at Ford Otosan in 1976 as Applications Engineer. In the same year, he assumed the position of Product Development and Design Engineer, and by 1979 he became the İnönü Engine Plant Project Leader. In 1982 and 1984, he was assigned as Project Coordination Manager and Project Coordination Department Head, respectively. In 1986 and 1987, he was designated as Assistant General Manager of Marketing and Assistant General Manager of Purchasing, respectively. He became the Deputy General Manager of Ford Otosan in 2000. He started to serve as the General Manager in 2002 when he also joined the Board of Directors. From 2007 to 2009, he was the Automotive Group President at Koç Holding. He served as Deputy CEO of Koç Holding from May 2009 until April 2010 and as CEO and Member of the Board of Directors of Koç Holding from April 2010 to March 31, 2015, Mr. Durak retired at age 63. He was Chairman of the Board of the Automotive Manufacturers Association for 6 years between 2004 and 2010. He served as a member of the Istanbul Chamber of Industry (ISO) from January 2008 to May 2010 and was a board member between February 2009 and May 2010. Mr. Durak also was a National Board Member of International Chamber Of Commerce from February 2014 to March 2015.
Director Product Development - Ford of Europe
Mr. Joerg Beyer graduated with a diploma in automotive engineering from Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen in 1991.
Since joining Ford in 1990, Beyer has held a variety of Product Development roles at Ford Motor Company in Germany, the UK and the United States – including chief engineer for Mondeo and Fiesta. He is managing director, Product Development, Ford-Werke GmbH, and executive director, Engineering, Ford of Europe.Previously, Beyer was executive director, Global Programs, responsible for leading all global programs developed in Ford’s Development Centers around the world. He headed the pre-production vehicles and innovation division, as well as the small car segment with global responsibility.
Ford Global Enterprise Product Line Manager, Van and Bus
Mrs. Hart earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business with a double major in Marketing and Management from the Auckland University of Technology (New Zealand).
She started her career at Ford New Zealand, where she served in a number of roles including National Sales Manager, Marketing Programs and Communications Manager, Parts and Service Marketing Manager and Dealer Operations Manager. She served as Ford’s Dealer Development and Field Operations Director for Asia Pacific. She was also involved in the development of the Lincoln China launch strategy for the distribution network and customer experience. In addition, she served as the Vice President of Marketing for Ford Thailand, where she drove the company’s overall marketing strategy and brand awareness. She also served as Managing Director for Ford Philippines from 2013 to 2015. Afterwards she became the global BEV manager, responsible for driving the transformation of Ford’s future customer experience across the globe. She was responsible for Ford’s National Sales Company in Australia, including marketing, sales and service, dealer relations, customer satisfaction and sales performance. She was President & CEO, Ford Australia and New Zealand from July 2, 2018 through to August 1, 2020. She was assigned as the Global Enterprise Product Line Manager Van and Bus on August 1, 2020. In this role, she will be responsible for the Van and Bus product lines, in addition to carrying forward Ford’s Commercial Vehicle alliance with VW. Mrs. Hart was appointed as Ford Otosan Board Member on August 7, 2020.
Ali İhsan İlkbahar
Member - Corporate Governance Committee
Mr. İlkbahar graduated from Istanbul Technical University Mechanical Engineering (MSc.) and started working as a Manufacturing Engineer at Otosan in 1964.
He spent his entire professional life at Ford Otosan where he served as the General Manager during the last 14 years and retired at the beginning of 2000. He was also the Koç Holding Ford Group President between 1996-2000. He was involved in the construction project of the Otosan Engine Plant in Eskişehir İnönü in 1980. He led the Gölcük Plant project and Connect vehicle project between 1997 and 2000. He was the Chairman of Board of Directors at Automotive Manufacturers Association for 15 years, from 1989 until February 2004. He has served as a board member of Ford Otosan since 1991 and he served as a board consultant in 2013. He has also been serving as the member of the Corporate Governance Committee since April 21, 2014.
Füsun Akkal Bozok
Mrs. Bozok earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Istanbul University. She also holds an MBA from Boğaziçi University and a PhD in Business Administration from İstanbul University.
She started her career as an Auditor at Arthur Andersen in 1980. In 1983, she joined Koç Holding as an auditor at the Internal Audit Department. After serving as an Audit Coordinator between 1992 and 2003, she was appointed Finance Director in 2003. Bozok also worked as a Project Manager between 1995 and 1996 under Koç Group’s MIS Project. Bozok continued her career at Koç University between 2006 and 2008 as a member at the Faculty of Computer Systems Supervision and International Finance. Since 2008, she has been a member of the Sabancı University International Finance and Auditing Faculty. Fusun Bozok was a Board Member at Yapı Kredi Bankası between 2004 and 2018. She was appointed as an Independent Board Member at Akiş GYO and Bizim Toptan in 2017 and at Tat Gıda Sanayi, İzocam and Ford Otosan in 2018. Bozok also holds CMB Credit Rating, Corporate Governance, and Advanced Derivative Licenses.
Audit Committee Member & Chairman - Corporate Governance
Mr. Meany holds a Business Management degree from the University College Cork (Ireland). Mr. Meany started his career at Finance department, Ford of Europe, in 1973.
He was appointed Controller, Ford of Europe Commercial Vehicle Product Development in April 1988 working on an SUV JV with Transit and Nissan. Following the Investment Agreement negotiations with the Russian Government for the establishment of a production facility in St. Petersburg, he He was appointed CFO/Board Member Ford Russia in August 1999. In April 2003, he was appointed Operations Controller, Genk, Belgium Manufacturing Operations during major restructuring actions completed in 2004 including transfer of Transit manufacturing operations to Turkey. He was appointed Director, Business Development, Ford of Europe in July 2006 joining the Ford team negotiating the purchase of former Daewoo manufacturing facilities from the Romanian Government and minority shareholders. Mr.Meany was appointed CFO Ford Romania in April 2008. After completing his duty, Mr. Meany retired in 2011. He was elected as an independent Board Member of the Ford Otosan Board of Directors on 29 March 2016. He has been serving as a member of the Audit Committee since April 6, 2016. He was appointed as the Chairman of the Corporate Governance Committee on 31 March 2017.
Mr. Yenigün graduated from Yıldız Technical University in Mechanical Engineering and joined Ford Otosan in 1987.
He found opportunity to serve in many different departments in production and worked as Project engineer between 1992 and 1996 after completing his military duty. He continued serving in different positions during the establishment of the Kocaeli Plant after the shares of Ford Motor Company and Otosan A.S. were equalized in 1997. He became Project Leader in 1998. He participated in the production process of commercial vehicles design and production processes to be built in the new plant. He worked as Body Construction Area Manager in the Kocaeli Plant between 1999 and 2007, and served as Kocaeli Plant Manager and Assistant General Manager from 2007 to 2012. He was appointed as Ford Otosan General Manager and became a Member of the Board of Directors on 15 February 2012. He is currently a member of the Automotive Manufacturers Association (OSD) Board of Directors, member of Kocaeli Chamber of Industry Board of Directors, member of Turkish Industry and Business Association, Vice Chairman of the Turkish-American Business Council Executive Committee. In 2020, he became a board member of European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) Board of Directors.
Deputy General Manager
Mr. Johnston earned both his Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Master’s degree in Manufacturing Leadership from Cambridge University.
He also holds a CIMA accountancy qualification. He joined Ford of Britain in 1995, and through 2003 held a variety of Finance positions in Manufacturing, Product Development, Profit Analysis, and Marketing and Sales. From 2003-2007, he was seconded to Ford’s then Premier Automotive Group, where his postings included serving as manufacturing controller at the Land Rover Solihull manufacturing facility, during which time he helped lead a transformation project to improve cost and manufacturing efficiencies. He served as CFO at Volvo Car China from 2007-2010 before its sale to Geely Automotive Holdings, and then returned to Ford as Product Development Controller for Medium and Large Cars, Asia Pacific and Africa. Before returning to Europe in 2013, he spent two years as CFO of ASEAN region, with responsibility for Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Japan, Philippines and Malaysia, based in the Regional Headquarters in Bangkok. He served in two recent roles in Germany as the European PD Controller, and the European Manufacturing Controller. He then performed the role of Global Vehicle Program Controller, where he had overall responsibility for Ford Motor Company's financial equation for all future worldwide vehicles. He served as CFO, Ford Asia Pacific based in Shanghai between 2017 and 2018. Mr. Johnston is appointed as Deputy General Manager, Ford Otosan, effective as of 1st August 2019. Before assigning to that role he was CFO, Ford China, between 2018 and 2019.