Mr. Yıldırım was born in 1944. He has a bachelor’s degree in İstanbul University Economics and a master’s degree from Vanderbilt University (Nashville, Tennessee). He is the chairman of Yıldırım Consulting. Previously, he worked for the Turkish Central Bank and the Ministry of Finance and acted as a director at Doğan Holding between 2008 and 2010. Mr. Yıldırım is a member of the TÜSİAD High Advisory Council’s Board of Governors.