Having completed his graduate degree at the School of Economics and the Mechanical Engineering at Texas University, Mr. Hakan Bulgurlu completed an MBA program at Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He started his professional career at Ram Dış Ticaret in 1995. He worked as Sales Manager at Ram Pacific until 1996. From 1996-2000, he worked as the Far East representative of Arçelik, Beko Elektronik, Atılım A.Ş. and Beko Ticaret respectively. He was appointed as the General Manager of Ram Pacific in 2000. He worked as the CEO responsible for Arçelik-LG Klima between 2007 and 2010. In 2010, he assumed the position of Assistant General Manager responsible for sales in Europe, USA and Asia-Pacific at Arçelik A.Ş. Hakan Bulgurlu was appointed as Arçelik A.Ş. General Manager as of 17 February 2015. Bulgurlu, a Member of the Board at the Foreign Trade Association of Turkey (TURKTRADE) and the Chair of the Business Council for Turkey-Thailand at the Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEİK), is also a member of the Executive Committee of the European Committee of Domestic Equipment Manufacturers.
Mr. Hakan Hamdi Bulgurlu, who is an executive board member, is not an independent member pursuant to the Corporate Governance Principles of the CMB.