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General Manager

NIHAT NARIN

ISTTELKOM INC. GENERAL MANAGER

Graduated from Marmara University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences in 1990, Nihat Narin studied an MBA at London Middlesex University and completed a course in Internal Audit at Louisiana State University. At the same time, he holds Advanced Turkish Capital Markets and Corporate Governance licenses.

Working in various Investment Banks in London and Istanbul as a Telecom and Internet Analyst between 1990 and 2000, Narin also has extensive experience in corporate finance, corporate restructuring and public offerings fields.

Narin joined Turkcell in 2000 and managed the company to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange, public offering and company restructuring processes. Throughout his 19 years, he performed respectively as ‘Director of Investor Relations’, ‘Turkcell’s Director of Internal Audit’, ‘Director of Business Development and M&A ’, ‘CEO of Global Tower – Turkcell’s infrastructure subsidiary’.

Narin restructured base stations and tower infrastructure areas in countries such as Ukraine, Belarus, Cyprus and Turkey where Global Tower operates. He developed and started its activities on ‘Base station and Tower Consolidation Model’ which prevents repeated investments by inciting the sector in sharing fiber and tower.

He analyzed several applications of the Smart City project abroad and initiated to implement it in Turkey.

He developed the business model and carried out leading projects supporting the infrastructure of the GSM sector, particularly the new generation ‘Low Orbit Satellite System’.

Narin has been a member of Turkcell Corporate Governance Committee, Inteltek Board of Directors, Ukrtower Board of Directors and TUYID. He is married and has 2 children.

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