Av. Nihal Mashaki SeçkinIndependent Member of the Board of Directors
Born in Amman/Jordan in 1980. She holds an undergraduate degree in law from Galatasaray University. She started her career in 2005 as a lawyer and moved in 2008 to the financial services sector where she established and ran the Board General Secretariat and various committees under the Board of Directors in Türkiye Finans Bank as the Director of Corporate Governance and Company Secretary and later headed the legal advisory and litigation as the Chief Legal Officer. She was nominated for “the Best Company Secretary of The Year” award by the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA), London UK in 2016 with her corporate governance transformation project. In 2018, Ms. Mashaki moved to Şişecam as an Advisor to the Group CEO. She managed both local and the global projects on corporate governance and compliance. Subsequently in 2021 she advised the Group CEO of Karadeniz Holding with designing the governance framework for energy group Karpowership. Mashaki is actively advising global listed companies with focus on operational excellence of the board and committees, streamlining decision-making processes and controls within intracompany and translating corporate governance and sustainability ambitions into concrete plans to meet goals within group companies. Since 2012, she is a member of Corporate Governance Association of Turkey (TKYD). She obtained professional certificates from London Business School, ICSA, EM and IFC on leadership, corporate governance, company secretary and sustainability. She has been part of the IFC sustainability and corporate governance trainer to trainer (ToT) program since 2019. She has been supporting the project re promotion of gender diversity on corporate boards in Turkey that was led by European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) since 2020, as a member and co-chairwoman of the committees. She is a Board member and a professional trainer in Corporate Governance Association of Turkey. She is also a founding executive member of CGAT International Corporate Governance Institute. Mashaki speaks English, French, Turkish and Arabic. She is registered to Istanbul Bar and certified mediator. Nihal Mashaki Seçkin was admitted as a candidate at the December 1st, 2022 meeting of the Board of Directors of Alarko Holding A.Ş.. Ms. Mashaki meets the independence criteria specified in Communique No. II-17.1 of the Turkish Capital Markets Board.