The Ordinary General Assembly Meeting of the Petroleum Industry Association (PETDER) was held in Istanbul Hilton Bosphorus Hotel on March 18, 2021 with all necessary health and safety precautions. At the Ordinary General Assembly Meeting, PETDER's activities in the previous period and its budget for the last 3 years were presented to the approval of the General Board, and members of the Board of Directors and Supervisors were elected.
Opening speech of the meeting was made by Selim Şiper, who has been the Chairman of the Board of PETDER since April 2018. Stating that PETDER has been representing the fuel industry for 25 years not only as a reliable and objective source of information, but also as an effective advocate, Şiper said that the Association represents approximately 85 percent of the market and continues to work with the aim of providing better fuel, services and products to more than 24 million vehicles all across the country.
Şiper indicated that the ongoing pandemic is the most important development in the world and the sector in his term, and noted that the pandemic has affected the fuel distribution sector very negatively, and the study conducted by PETDER in collaboration with PwC revealed that it caused a loss of approximately 1 billion TL in the sector. Şiper said, “As PETDER, we evaluated the effects of the developments and practices in various platforms on our industry and offered relevant solutions. In addition, we have taken steps to expand our communication channels based on coordination and cooperation by strengthening our relations with our stakeholders and we have observed its positive results.”
At the first Board Meeting held after the Ordinary General Assembly, Yüksel Yılmaz was elected as the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Ahmet Erdem was elected as the Vice Chairman and Tümkan Işıltan was elected as the Accounting Member. Ayhan Sırtıkara, Ekrem Ekmenci, Hamit Gürz Kodal, Mustafa Ergi and Selim Şiper became the members of the Board of Directors. The Supervisory Board consisted of Mahmut Kaya Ertürk, Burak Özergül and Emrah Özsavaşçı.