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  1. 1. M. Kurthan Tarakçıoğlu  Francalacı Sokak No:28, 34345 Arnavutköy/Istanbul  (Office) +90 212 211 50 11 (GSM): + 90 530 829 89 84SUMMARY AND SPECIALITIESSeasoned operationally oriented Senior Level Executive experienced in general management and sales, marketing& after sales gained in the automotive business successfully leading independent retail network partners. Highenergy, good communication skills and proven social competency to lead, motivate and encourage teams andorganizations to achieve challenging objectives. Well developed public relations / communications skills with thereputation for credibility and integrity in company reporting. Having wide and distinguished relations with externalparties, media and retailer net-works of automotive business in Turkiye.Decided to transfer his strong know-how on automotive business via consulting activities by establishing his owncompany at the beginning of 2012.PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCEKurthan Tarakcıoğlu Automotive ConsultingOwner 01/2012 – current Automotive business oriented strategic and executional consultancy. Kurthan Tarakcıoğlu Automotive Consulting Long term services Timely services Venture Businesses Strategic Consultancy Business Consultancy New Businesses - Prista-Oil (Texaco) - Merging & acqusitions - Otoworks - Management advisor - New entrants guidance - Car Data to some multiple brand & consultancy - Yagdukkanim dealers - Anahtar FinansPrista-Oil (Distributor of Chevron/Texaco within a wide region)Non-Executive Director 01/2012 – currentOtoworks Automotive Business Intelligency SystemsChairman & Shareholder 04/2012 – current
  2. 2. Isotlar Grup A.Ş. (ISOTO), IstanbulCEO (& Managing Partner) 06/2010 – 07/2011  ISOTO has been running business on three main channels of the automotive sector which are distributorships, dealerships and manufacturing (body building).  ISOTO has the distributorships of Tata Türkiye/Romania & TVS motorcycles and addition to those the company has the dealerships of Audi, VW, DOD, Renault, Scania and Tata in Adana. Furthermore, intercity busses with an owned brand name of “Isobus” are being manufactured as a body builder bus factory in Adana. Apart from those core areas; BP fuel station, spare parts distribution and an insurance agent company are performing under the entire organization.Hyundai Assan (Turkey) Automotive A.Ş., IstanbulGeneral Manager (Domestic Sales & Marketing) 07/2003 – 05/2010  Reporting to the president and ceo of the joint venture and responsible from overall penetration of the brand to the market.  A significant improvement has been accomplished despite of weak brand image, weak morale level th th of the organization and weak operational infrastructure at the beginning. (from 9 rank to 4 rank st in 2005 and to 1 rank finally in 2009 together with prime records on customer and dealer satisfaction indexes)  Sales revenue generated by domestic operations was approximately 500 million USD plus 50 million USD spare parts sales. Furthermore, the total amount of consumer influence and dealer net-work development budget was 20 million USD apart from overhead expenses and promotion campaigns.General Motors Türkiye, İzmirSales Manager 01/2001 – 06/2003  Assigned as the Opel & Saab brands sales manager of a completely re-organized structure at the beginning of 2001 (economical crises times). I was reporting to the Managing Director and taking the lead in the company to deliver the results regarding vehicle sales (passenger & light commercial), spare parts sales and customer satisfaction indexes.After sales Operations Manager 01/2000 – 01/2001  Customer Care department responsibility was added to the Field Team.After sales Field Operations Manager 01/1999 – 01/2000  Managing after sales district managers as well as the development of all dealer net-work.After sales District Manager 12/1994 – 01/1999  Coordinating 45 dealers’ service & spare parts operations during different periods.EDUCATIONDokuz Eylül University 1982 - 1987Mechanical EngineeringTED Ankara College 1971 - 1982PERSONAL INFORMATIONTurkish Rep. CitizenshipBorn in 03.04.1965, AnkaraMarried and having two childrenGood health conditionSpeaks fluent EnglishProficiency in computer and softwareREFERENCESOSD (Automotive manufacturers association)ODD (Automotive distributors association)OYDER (Automotive dealers association, currently the member of the advisory board)TOKKDER (Automotive rental business association)