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Chief Advisor of President, Economist, Financial Analyst, Banker, Journalist, Columnist. He worked as economy commentator in Kanal 6, Kanal E and CNN Turk and columnist in Radikal, Vatan, Referans and Haberturk. He was the producer and the presenter of Parametre and Finans Analiz TV programs. He also worked as a teaching assistant in Doğuş University. Between 2009 and 2012, he was the Chief Production Director of Haberturk TV, economy commentator in Bloomberg TR and columnist in Haberturk Newspaper. Between 2012 and 2013, he was the Chief Production Director of 24 TV and columnist in Star Newspaper. He continued to present the TV discussion program “Sansürsüz” in TV 24, transferring from Haberturk TV. He has served as the Prime Minister’s Chief Advisor between July, 2013 and August 2014 and has been serving as Chief Advisor of President since August 2014. He was graduated from Galatasaray High School and Bilkent University, Faculty of Banking and Finance. He studied for master degree in Sorbonne University. He speaks English and French.​​

He has 22 years of managerial experience in finance, accounting, tax and management fields in various sectors including telecommunications, energy, petrochemicals, textiles and audit.

He began his professional career at Kuveyt Türk's Inspection Board as an Auditor, and then took office at Çalık Holding in 2003 to serve as Finance Manager and Group Finance Director, respectively.

He served as CFO and Board Member at Akfel Group between 2008 and 2012. Mr. Aksu worked as CFO for Azerbaijani National Oil and Gas Company’s (SOCAR) subsidiaries Petkim Petrokimya Holding A.Ş. and STAR Rafineri A.Ş. respectively between 2012 and 2016.

Bülent Aksu executed many Merger&Acquisitions in various industries, and actively ran financial transactions such as project financing and bond issuance in international and domestic markets.

He led the conclusion of the financing agreement for the USD 3.3 billion and 18 years maturity financing deal signed with 23 local and international financial institutions for STAR Rafineri, one of the top industrial investments of our country. This loan agreement was the top project financing transaction ever made in Turkey in terms of the total sum and the term. In addition, it became the largest financing transaction in Europe for the year 2014.

Bülent Aksu served as CFO of Turkcell between July 20, 2016 and July 17, 2018. In addition to international practices in balance sheet and FX exposure management, he made great contributions to Turkcell with his innovative solutions for investments financing.

Mr. Aksu has taken office as Deputy Minister for the Ministry of Treasury and Finance as of 3rd of August, 2018.

Between 2016 and 2018, Mr. Aksu was voted among the top 50 most influential CFOs in Turkey by the magazine Fortune Turkey. Bülent Aksu graduated from Business Administration (English) Department of Istanbul University in 1996. He is married and father of 3.​

Born in Antakya in 1968. Mr. Hakan Aran graduated from the Computer Engineering Department of the Middle East Technical University and completed his master's degree in Management at Başkent University, the Faculty of Social Sciences. He began his career at İşbank’s IT System Operations Department in 1990 as an Assistant Software Specialist. In 1999, he became an Assistant Manager in IT Solution Development Department. He was appointed to the same department as a Unit Manager in 2002 and as the Head of IT Solution Development Department in 2005. Mr. Aran was appointed Deputy Chief Executive on 17 July 2008.​

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