Ahmet BURAK Board Member (Independent Member) Ahmet Burak was born in 1954 in Istanbul and has graduated from FMV Işık High School and then from the School of Business Administration of Middle Eastern Technical University, University of Denver BSBA, and the University of Denver MBA, Finance Departments, respectively. After working at the Istanbul and London offices of Arthur Andersen, in 1986 he began to work as the Manager of Financial and Administrative Affairs for Coca-Cola. He assumed the duties of General Manager of Bottling Operations in Turkey in 1991 and Assistant to Chairperson of the Executive Committee of Coca-Cola Canada in 1992. He returned to Turkey in 1993 to initiate Coca-Cola operations in Middle Asia and Caucasia, where no Coca-Cola products had been sold up to that time. During this period, Coca-Cola established factories in eight countries, thus became the biggest soft drink company in the region. After serving as General Manager for eight years, he became the President of Coca-Cola Turkey in 2001. Turkey Region reached the highest profitability and market share in its history within eight years and the Company placed 13th among 200 countries. Mr. Burak retired from the Coca-Cola Company in 2009 and is currently acting as Member of the Board of Trustees of Coca-Cola Life Plus Foundation, of which he is one of the founders.