Mustafa Sani Şener
Mustafa Sani Sener served as Member of Board of Directors and CEO of TAV Airports, of which he is founding partner, during 1997-2022. As of May 1, 2022 he assumed the position of Deputy Chair. After graduating from Karadeniz Technical University (KTU) Department of Mechanical Engineering in 1977, Sener earned his Master's degree (M. Phil) in fluid mechanics in 1979 from University of Sussex in the UK. He has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate in engineering from KTU for "his invaluable contributions to the development of Turkish engineering at the international level," as well as an Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration from the New Hampshire University "for his accomplishments in project and risk management throughout his tenure at TAV." Prior to his career at TAV Airports Holding, Sener served in various positions, from Project Manager to General Manager, in national and international projects. He attended the executive education program on the management of complex systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Sani Sener was a Member of the Board of Directors of the Airports Council International (ACI World) and the President of Foreign Economic Relations Board's Turkish-French and Türkiye-Croatia Business Councils. He is continuing to chair the Foreign Economic Relations Board's Türkiye-Kazakhstan Business Council since January 2022. In 2016, Sener was awarded the "Legion d'honneur (Order of Chivalry)" by the President of the Republic of France Francois Hollande, due to his contributions to the relations between Türkiye and France. During the same year, he was also given the High Honor of Service by the Georgian state while in 2019, he was honored with Medal of Merit by the Government of the Republic of Macedonia. The "business model" created at TAV Airports became a "case study" three times and Sani Sener gave a lecture in Harvard Business School (HBS) MBA Program on the Case Study of TAV Airports' "business model." In the voting carried out by Thomson Extel among national and international finance corporations, he was chosen first in the category of "The Best CEO" in Türkiye in 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016, and third in the European Transport Sector in 2014.