Board Of Directors

  • ChairmanTuncay ÖZİLHAN

    Tuncay Özilhan was born in Kayseri. Mr. Özilhan studied in Saint-Joseph high school then graduated from the Faculty of Economics of İstanbul University. He has received his MBA degree from Long Island University in the United States. He has undertaken responsibilities such as General Director of Erciyas Brewery, Coordinator of the Beer Group and General Coordinator of the Anadolu Group.

    Mr. Özilhan acted as the CEO of the Anadolu Group from 1984 to February 2017. He is the Chairman of the Anadolu Group since May 2007. He has also been serving as Chairman of Anadolu Foundation as well as various Group companies.

    Mr. Özilhan served as TÜSİAD's (Turkish Industrialist's and Businessmen's Association) Chairman from 2001 to 2003 and he is currently Chairman of its High Advisory Council. His other responsibilities include; Member of The Board and Chairman of the Turkish – Russian Business Council at the Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEİK), Honorary Consul for the Republic of Estonia and President of the Anadolu Efes Sports Club. Tuncay Özilhan holds Ministerial Medal by the Ministry Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia and “The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star”, constituting one of the most important orders awarded by Japanese government.

  • Deputy ChairmanKamilhan Süleyman YAZICI

    Kamil Yazıcı holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Emory University in USA, an MBA degree from AIBEC (American Institute of Business and Economics) in Russia and has completed the GMP program at Harvard Business School. Starting his career in Anadolu Group Finance Department in 2000, Mr. Yazici later worked in Anadolu Efes Russia Marketing Department between 2003-2005 and was appointed New Product Development Manager in 2005. Continuing his career in Russia as Logistic Systems Manager during 2006-2008, Mr. Yazıcı was appointed as Supply Chain Director in 2008 and as Development Director in 2010. Mr. Yazıcı assumed the role of Anadolu Efes Moldova Managing Director between 2011-2014 and was later appointed as Market Development Director in Anadolu Efes Headquarters, a position held until April 2017. Mr. Yazıcı currently serves as Board Member and Vice-Chairman in Anadolu Group companies.

  • MemberTalip Altuğ AKSOY

    T. Altuğ Aksoy received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Oglethorpe University in USA. He began his career as Assistant Finance Specialist at Anadolu Group in 1995 and was appointed as a Finance Specialist in 1996. Mr. Aksoy worked as Human Resources and Treasury Specialist from 1998 to 2000. He served as Director of Sales and Marketing at Efes Invest from 2000 to 2003 and was appointed as the Director of Trade and Export at Efes Beer Group in January 2003. Continuing his career at the Group as the Director of Purchasing and Logistics from 2006, Mr. Aksoy was appointed Director of Supply Chain of Efes Beer Group in June 2008. In November 2011, he was appointed as Efes Turkey Managing Director and served in this position until January 2017. Mr. Aksoy still continues to serve as a Board Member in various Anadolu Group companies.

  • MemberEfe YAZICI

    Efe Yazıcı received his bachelor’s degree from George Washington University in Business Administration in 1999 and completed his Master's degree in Management at Sabancı University in 2003. He worked as Treasury Manager Assistant at Merrill Lynch from 1997 to 1999. After he joined the Anadolu Group, from 1999 to 2002, Efe Yazıcı undertook various duties in Abank, Anadolu Endüstri Holding, TurkeCom, Anadolu Efes and Efes Moscow. Between 2003 and 2014, he respectively served as an Export Specialist, Export Chief, Marketing Chief, Marketing Manager, Sales Manager and Export Manager in Anadolu Isuzu Otomotiv Sanayi ve Ticaret AŞ. Since 2015, Mr. Efe Yazıcı is serving as General Manager of Antgıda A.Ş. and he is a Member of the Board of Directors in Billurtuz A.Ş.

  • MemberSalih Metin ECEVİT

    Metin Ecevit graduated from Faculty of Political Sciences in 1967. He also received a master’s degree from Syracuse University in Economics in 1976. From 1967 to 1980, he worked as a Government Auditor and served as Deputy General Manager of General Directorate of Revenues at the Ministry of Finance. Mr. Ecevit joined Anadolu Group in 1980 and worked in various roles, serving as General Manager, Board Member, and Chairman in automotive companies of Anadolu Group. He retired in 2006, while he was serving as Automotive Group President, owing to the retirement age limit regulations of the Group. He served as Board Member and Chairman of the Association of Imported Car Distributors in Turkey from 1992 to 2004. He is a board member of Anadolu Group companies.

  • MemberRasih Engin AKÇAKOCA

    Mr. R. Engin Akçakoca received his undergraduate degree from Middle East Technical University in Management and started his career in banking in 1974. He assumed Deputy General Manager position in Koç-Amerikan Bank during 1986 and 1991 and General Manager position in Koçbank A.Ş. during 1991 and 2000. He was appointed as the Chairman of the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency and the Savings Deposit Insurance Fund in 2001 responsible for a large-scale banking sector restructuring program held in Turkey. Mr. Akçakoca is working as a consultant since 2004.

  • MemberRecep Yılmaz ARGÜDEN

    Dr. Argüden is the Chairman of ARGE Consulting, a management consulting firm known for value creating strategies and institution building. He is also the Chairman of Rothschild investment bank in Turkey. His career spans the private sector, public sector, multinational institutions, NGOs, and academia. Dr. Argüden served on the boards of more than 50 national and international corporations. He is an adjunct Professor of Business Strategy; and an author of numerous books and a columnist focusing on business and strategy issues. He is a renowned governance expert and has been selected as a member of the Private Sector Advisory Group of the Global Corporate Governance Forum, as well as being the Vice-Chairman of the Public Governance Committee of the Business and Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC) to the OECD. He is also the founder of the non-profit Argüden Governance Academy. As the elected Chair of Local Networks Advisory Group he represents the National Networks at the Board of the UN Global Compact, the world’s largest sustainability platform. He is an Eisenhower Fellow, a recipient of numerous leadership, distinguished citizenship and career awards, and was selected by the World Economic Forum, as a “Global Leader for Tomorrow” for his commitment to improving the state of the world.

  • MemberAhmet BOYACIOĞLU

    Born in 1946, Ahmet Boyacıoğlu holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Middle East Technical University. Mr. Boyacıoğlu began his professional career with the Efes Beverage Group (Anadolu Efes) in 1973. He served in various positions from 1973 to 2005 including Bursa Region Sales Manager, Ege Biracılık ve Malt San. A.Ş. Sales Manager, Güney Biracılık ve Malt San. A.Ş. General Manager, Ege Biracılık ve Malt San. A.Ş. General Manager, Eastern Europe President, International Beer Operations Group President, and Strategy and Business Development Director. Mr. Boyacıoğlu was appointed as the President of the Efes Beer Group in May 2005 and retired on 1 February 2007. Currently, he sits on the Boards of Directors of some Anadolu Group companies.

  • MemberYasuyuki NIIJIMA

    Yasuyuki Nijima was born in 1959 in city of Saitama. Graduated from the Department of Economics at Tokyo Keio University, he started his working career at Isuzu Motors Limited in 1983. After serving as domestic sales manager, group leader in the department of truck body business development , vice manager of corporate planning department of American Isuzu Motors, senior executive in the department of domestic business development, general manager of Isuzu Network Co. Ltd. in the department of domestic business development, general manager of international sales department in Isuzu Motors Ltd. respectively, Yasuyuki Nijima continues his career as the director of international sales in Isuzu Motors Ltd.

  • MemberToshiyuki ABE

    Born in 1960, Toshiyuki Abe graduated from Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering of Sophia University and in 2009 he completed Senior Executive Program of Columbia Business School. He worked at Power Plant & Machinery Department of Itochu Corporation between 1983-1989, at Ankara Liaison Office between 1989-1994, again at Power Plant & Machinery Department between 1994-2000 and at Environment・Power・Infrastructure Projects Department between 2000-2004. Continuing his career in Itochu Corporation, Mr. Abe served respectively as Deputy General Manager and General Manager in Environment, Power Line Communication Group between 2004-2007, General Manager in Infrastructure & Utility Solution Group between 2007-2011, General Manager and Senior Officer in Nuclear Power Project Development Group between 2011-2017. Since April 2017, Mr. Abe is serving as Deputy Chief Operating Officer at Executive Councillor at the Plant Project, Marine & Aerospace Division.

  • MemberTakuya KAWAI

    Takuya Kawai was born in 1973 in Osaka, Japan. After graduation from the Department of Economics at Tokyo Keio University, he worked as the sales representative in Middle East Automotive Department of Itochu Corporation between 2004-2005, and vice president of the Vehicles Middle East Co. Bahrain and Vehicles Middle East FZCO Dubai. Later, he served as the labor officer in the department of building machinery of Itochu Corporation Tokyo Isuzu between 2009-2010, corporate employee in Isuzu Motors Sales Ltd. between 2010-2014, and as the officer of marketing Turkish commercial vehicles in Itochu Corporation until September 2014. He is serving as the general manager consultant in Anadolu Isuzu Otomotiv Sanayii ve Ticaret A.Ş. since October 2014.

  • MemberNoriko ISHIDA

    Noriko Ishida was born in 1964 in Saitama, Japan. After graduating from Tokyo University, she started her career at Isuzu Motors Japan in 1987. After working at Isuzu Powertrain Sales Department between 1987-2005, she served as Assistant General Manager at Isuzu Motors Europe between 2005-2013. Noriko Ishida, who has been the group leader in the Foreign Sales Department between 2013 and 2016, continues to work as General Manager of Foreign Sales Department in Isuzu Motors Japan.

  • Independent MemberAhmet Murat SELEK

    Murat Selek, received his bachelor degree in mechanical engineering from Boğaziçi University and completed his master's degree in Mechanical Engineering department at Cornell University (USA), started his career in 1983 as a Purchasing Specialist at Enka İnşaat. Mr. Selek worked respectively as Planning and Commercial Activities Manager in Çukurova Ziraat between 1986-1987, Project Coordinator and Foreign Purchasing Manager at Otoyol Sanayi A.Ş. between 1987-1992, Assistant General Manager in Marketing, Sales and After-Sales Services at Tofaş between 1992-2003. After serving as General Manager at Otoyol Sanayi A.Ş. between 2003-2007, at Karsan Otomotiv he served as CEO between 2008-2016 and as an advisor to BoD between 2016-2017. Mr. Selek continues to serve as a Strategy and Corporate Management Consultant. Mr. Selek complies with all of the independent member requirements, defined in the Capital Markets Board (CMB) Corporate Governance Principles.

  • Independent MemberOrhan ÖZER

    Orhan Özer graduated from Middle East Technical University, Department of Business Administration in 1982. He worked as an executive in Oyak-Renault Otomobil A.Ş. between 1984-1986, as a manager at H.Ö. Sabancı Holding between 1986-1991 and Assistant General Manager at Goetze Istanbul Segman A.Ş. between 1991-1995. In 1995, he joined the Toyota family, worked as an Assistant General Manager from 1995 to 2002 at Toyota Otomobil Türkiye A.Ş. After serving as Vice-President at Toyota Motor Europe between 2002-2008, he continued to serve as Senior Assistant General Manager between 2008-2010 and as General Manager between 2010-2016 at Toyota Otomobil Türkiye A.Ş. Mr. Özer complies with all of the independent member requirements, defined in the Capital Markets Board (CMB) Corporate Governance Principles.