Hakan Bulgurlu
Board Member - CEO

Having completed his graduate degree at the School of Economics and the Mechanical Engineering at Texas University, Mr. Hakan Bulgurlu earned his Master’s Degree from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Having started his business life at Koç Holding in 1994, Bulgurlu worked in different positions in the AsiaPacific region and led the Holding’s Asia-Pacific foreign trade and supply operations for 13 years in Hong Kong. From 2007 to 2010, he acted as the General Manager of Arçelik-LG, which has the largest air conditioner manufacturing facility in Europe and Middle East. Then, he joined Arçelik in 2010 and has been acting as the CEO of Arçelik since 2015.

Aside from being the President of the Executive Board of APPLiA (Household Appliance Manufacturers Association of Europe), Bulgurlu is also one of the members of Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders within the World Economic Forum (WEF). As a member of the Executive Board of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), Bulgurlu is among the founding members of Amstel Dialogue, which was established with the aim of accelerating the innovation process in Europe. Mr. Hakan Hamdi Bulgurlu, who is an Executive Board Member, is not an independent member pursuant to the Corporate Governance Principles of the CMB.