Nationality: Turkey
Date of Birth: 18.09.42
Mother tongue:
Turkish
Other languages: English, French, German
Place of Residence: Istanbul

Confederation represented
UEFA

FIFA Ex-Co member since
1996

Other functions in football
UEFA 1st Vice-President, Honorary President Turkish FA

Occupation
Consultant

Professional career
Bosphorus University, Business Admin. and Economics graduate
Bosphorus University, MBA in Marketing
United Nations - Unicef Marketing advisor
Hoffman Laroche - Planning control manager
Sandoz Pharmaceuticals Turkey - Marketing manager
Sandoz Pharmaceuticals Korea Republic - Managing director

Hobbies
Classical music, jazz (classical) music

What does football mean to you?
Team spirit and social responsibility

Which football club did you support as a child?
Fenerbahçe

Did you ever have an idol in football ?
Pelé and Johann Cruyff

What is your fondest footballing memory?
As President of the Turkish FA, when the Turkey national team qualified for the UEFA EURO 96 in England.

What has been your biggest disappointment in football?
At the play-off between Switzerland and Turkey for a place at Germany 2006: the incidents happened after the game and the suspensions which resulted. It was very disappointing for me who spent my life for the progress and development of Turkish football.