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Name:Mr. Zeki Ziya Sozen
Position: President, Ulker Foods, Turkey
Country: Turkey

Mr. Zeki Ziya Sözen, Ph.D. has been the President of R & D Division and President of Business Development Division at Ülker Bisküvi Sanayi Anonim Sirketi since 2003 and serves as its Member of the Executive Board, Director of Informatics Division, President of Int Investments and Chairman of the Board of Informatics Division. Mr. Sözen began his career as Director of Research at Sweden-Nykoping ENERGITEKNIK in 1985. He served as Assistant to the President, Assistant General Manager and General Manager at Yasar Holding A.S., Pinar Süt Mamulleri San. A.S. and Mis Süt San. A.S. respectively. He joined the Ulker Group as General Manager at Ak Gida A.S. in 1996 and served as Head of R&D and Business Development Group from 2003 to 2009. Mr. Sözen began his career at VakifBank as a Programmerin the Electronic Business Intelligence Systems (EBIS)Department on September 9, 1987. After serving as Senior Programmer, Deputy Manager, Manager and Director in a number of units of the EBIS Department. Mr. Sözen served as Head of Risk Management at Turkiye Vakiflar Bankasi Turk Anonim Ortakligi since August 7, 2008. He serves as Chairman of Food, Frozen Food and Personal Care Group. He serves as a Board Member of Gözde Private Equity Inc. He served as Director at BIM Birlesik Magazalar A.S. Mr. Sözen is a graduate of Middle East Technical University, Department of Computer Engineering and holds a Master’s degree in Computer Engineering from Middle East Technical University, Institute of Science. He received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from University of British Columbia in Canada.