Board Of Directors

  • Tuncay ÖZİLHAN

    Tuncay ÖZİLHAN

    Chairman

    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.

  • Kamilhan Süleyman YAZICI

    Kamilhan Süleyman YAZICI

    Deputy Chairman

    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 ViceChairman in Anadolu Group companies.

  • Talip Altuğ Aksoy

    Talip Altuğ Aksoy

    Member

    Talip Altuğ Aksoy received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Oglethorpe University in USA. He began his career as Finance Assistant Specialist at Anadolu Group in 1995 and was appointed as a Finance Specialist in 1996. 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 Anadolu Group as the Director of Purchasing and Logistics between 2006-2008, Aksoy was appointed as 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. Aksoy still continues to serve as a Board Member in various Anadolu Group companies.

  • Mustafa Ali YAZICI

    Mustafa Ali YAZICI

    Member

    After graduating from Galatasaray High School in Istanbul, Mustafa Ali Yazıcı completed his undergraduate studies in finance at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. After working as a financial analyst at Morgan Stanley's London office for a while, he worked as a managing partner in a company operating in the e-commerce sector between 2005-2010. Between 2011 and 2017, he served as the managing partner of the company he founded, which operates in the fields of cloud computing and fintech under the Cloudturk brand. He has been a Member of the Board of Directors of Anadolu Group and its subsidiaries since 2017.

  • Recep Yılmaz Argüden

    Recep Yılmaz Argüden

    Member

    Dr. Argüden is the Chairman of ARGE Consulting, a globally recognized Turkish management consulting firm known for value creating strategies, governance, and sustainability. He is also the Chairman of Rothschild&Co investment bank in Türkiye. His career spans the private sector, public sector, multinational institutions, NGOs, and academia. Dr. Argüden served on the boards of more than 70 national and international corporations. He is an adjunct Professor of Business Strategy, an author of numerous books and a columnist focusing on business, strategy, governance, and sustainability. He is a renowned governance expert and served as the Vice-Chairman of the Governance Committee of the Business at OECD, as a member of the IFC’s Corporate Governance Advisory Board, and as the Chairman of Trustees of the Argüden Governance Academy. He is also the Vice-Chair of the Turkish Basketball Federation. As a social entrepreneur he has founded and led numerous NGOs and initiated the National Quality Movement. As the elected Global Chair of the National Networks, he has served on 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.

  • Özdemir Osman KURDAŞ

    Özdemir Osman KURDAŞ

    Member

    Mr. Kurdaş, who was born in 1960, graduated from TED Ankara College in 1977 and Mechanical Engineering from Boğaziçi University in 1981. He is also earned a degree of senior mechanical engineer in 1983 from the University of Boğaziçi. Respectively, he worked at Isuzu Motors Yokohama Japan Corporation between 1984-1986, at Anadolu Group between 1986-1994 as design expert on Anadolu Isuzu. He has been working as a CEO at GSD A.Ş. since 1988. He became the founder of ENOSAD (Industrial Automation Industrialists Association) in 2005 and served as Vice President. Mr. Kurdaş has been a member of the Board of Directors of Kamil Yazıcı Yönetim ve Danışma A.Ş. since its establishment and served as a Board Member at Çelik Motor and Anadolu Motor between 2020 and 2022.

  • Reo SAWADA

    Reo SAWADA

    Member

    Mr. Sawada, who was born in 1985, earned a Bachelor degree of Russian Studies from the University of Kobe. Mr. Sawada began his career in Itochu Corporation as Sales Repsesentative in Russian Automotive Department in 2008. In 2012, he held the position of Assistant to General Director of Suzuki Motors Rus LLC in Moscow, Russia. One year later he assigned as Assistant to General Director Suzuki Motors Rus LLC in Almaty, Kazakhistan. For the last five years he worked as Project Leader in Isuzu Business Department. He is serving as the General Manager Consultant in Anadolu Isuzu Otomotiv Sanayii ve Ticaret A.Ş. since August 2019.

  • Hidenao Hashimoto

    Tomoyuki YAMAGUCHİ

    Member

    Born in 1974, Tomoyuki Yamaguchi graduated from Toyo University and joined Isuzu Motors in 1997. From 1998 to 2019, he worked in the international sales department, where he was promoted to senior manager of Isuzu Motors Southwest Asia Group. From 2019 to 2023, he served as Deputy General Manager of Isuzu Motors South Africa. Since April 2023, he has been the General Manager of Isuzu Motors Regional Management Office.

  • Ahmet Murat SELEK

    Ahmet Murat SELEK

    Independent Member

    Murat Selek, received his bachelor degree from Boğaziçi University in mechanical engineering department and completed his master's degree in Mechanical Engineering department at Corneli 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 that, Mr. Selek returned to Otoyol and he served as General Manager at Otoyol Sanayi A.Ş. between 2003-2007 and he served as CEO between 2008-2016, Board Consultant between 2016-2017 at Karsan Otomotiv. Mr. Selek continues his business life as a Strategic and Corporate Management Consultant. Murat Selek has not served as a member of the Board of Directors of Anadolu Isuzu A.Ş and Anadolu Group companies for more than a total of 6 years during the past ten years. Neither did he take office as the executive member of the Board of Directors of Anadolu Isuzu A.Ş. and Anadolu Group companies during the past five years.

  • Orhan ÖZER

    Orhan ÖZER

    Independent Member

    Orhan Özer graduated from Middle East Technical University, Department of Business Administration in 1982. Respectively 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 to the Toyota family, worked as Assistant General Manager from 1995 to 2002 at Toyota Otomobil Türkiye A.Ş. After he served as Vice-President at Toyota Motor Europe between 2002-2008, continued to serve as Senior Assistant General Manager between 2008-2010 and as General Manager between 2010-2016 at Toyota Otomobil Türkiye A.Ş. Orhan Özer has not served as a member of the Board of Directors of Anadolu Isuzu A.Ş and Anadolu Group companies for more than a total of 6 years during the past ten years. Neither did he take office as the executive member of the Board of Directors of Anadolu Isuzu A.Ş. and Anadolu Group companies during the past five years.

  • Barış TAN

    Barış TAN

    Independent Member

    Prof. Barış Tan is a Professor of Operations Management and Industrial Engineering at Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey. He is the author of many publications in the areas of design and control of production systems, supply chain management, analytical modelling, and business model innovation, and the recipient of Turkish Academy of Sciences Distinguished Young Scholar Award, TUBITAK fellowship, NATO Science Fellowship, the Rockefeller Foundation Residency Award at Bellagio Center, and best paper awards for his publications. Barış Tan received a BS degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Boğazici University, and ME in Industrial and Systems Engineering, MSE in Manufacturing Systems, and PhD in Operations Research from the University of Florida. He has been working at Koç University since 1994 and previously served as the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of College of Administrative Sciences and Economics and the Director of the Graduate School of Business. He held visiting positions at Harvard University Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences, MIT Operations Research Center, MIT Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity, Cambridge Judge Business School, and University College London School of Management. Professor Tan is a member of the advisory boards of Kyoto University Graduate School of Management, EM Lyon and Nottingham Business School, and the chairman of the ISM University of Management and Economics Senate. He served on the boards of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), EFMD EQUIS Awarding Body. CEMS Global Alliance in Management Education, Turkish Quality Association, and Turkish Operations Research Society.

  • Lale Saral DEVELİOĞLU

    Lale Saral DEVELİOĞLU

    Independent Member

    Born in İstanbul in 1968, Lale Develioğlu graduated from the Industrial Engineering Department at Boğaziçi University and pursued her postgraduate studies at Rensselear Polytechnic University. She started her Professional career in 1992 at Unilever and acted as Marketing Director between 1998-2003. In the end of 2003, Develioglu started working in Turkcell and acted as Marketing Vice President in 2006-2011 and International Division Vice President in 2011 – 2014 at the same institution. Lale Develioğlu has started working in Yıldız Holding as Turkey Marketing President in 2015, right after she has acted as Global Marketing President in Pladis, Yıldız Holding’s London based global snack company until 2018. Develioğlu acted as independent board member for several companies in telecommunication, technology, FMCG, consumer durables and retail industries across Turkey, Middle East, CIS countries and Europe. She still serves as board member at Aksa Akrilik and Nobel İlaç. She is also one of the founders and board member of Women on Board Association Turkey. She is currently acting as mentor in INSEAD, Women on Board Association program and Endeavor. 16/24 Lale Saral Develioğlu has 30 years of experience in marketing, business development and she is a strategy leader. She was selected as “Best Marketing200 Person” of Turkey in 2009; won the “Women to Watch” award for Marketing in 2014 and was listed among "Top 25 CMOs" in Global Creativepool Annual in 2018. She has served as Executive Board Member of Advertisers’ Association of Turkey (RVD) and Advertising Self-regulatory Body in Turkey (RÖK) for 6 years. She is the author of the business and memory book titled ‘Karar Verdim”

  • Yusuf Kamil Soner

    Yusuf Kamil Soner

    Independent Member

    Born in 1961, Dr. Yusuf Soner was a graduate of METU Mechanical Engineering and a master's degree from ITU Nuclear Energy. He completed the Harvard Business School, Advanced Management Program in 2001. He completed his PhD in Business Administration at Yeditepe University. Dr. Yusuf Soner worked Product Development Engineer at Lassa A.Ş. between 1986-1987, Planning and Merchandising Manager at Anlas A.Ş. between 1988-1990, Spare Parts Asistant Manager at Toyotasa A.Ş. He acted as a general manager reporting to CEO. At 2013, he became General Manager of Temsa Motorlu Araçlar A.Ş., after its spin-off from Temsa Global. Since then, Yusuf Soner is a Faculty member at School of Management of Sabancı University, teaching, “Sales Management”, “B2B Branding” and “Career & Professional Development” courses. He is also coordinating MBA, ExecMBA, PMBA and Masters in Finance programs. He started offering “Trade Marketing & Sales Management” course as an elective at Bosphorus University Executive MBA Program.

  • Ahmet Boyacıoğlu

    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.

  • SEZAİ TANRIVERDİ

    Born in 1963 in Samsun, Sezai Tanrıverdi completed his high school education at Samsun 19 Mayıs High School and received his bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Ankara University, Faculty of Political Sciences in 1984, his master's degree from Istanbul Commerce University, Institute of Social Sciences, Department of Business Administration, Accounting and Auditing Program in 2005 and his doctorate degree from Marmara University, Institute of Banking and Insurance, Department of Banking in 2010. He started his professional career in 1987 as an Assistant Account Specialist at the Board of Account Specialists of the Ministry of Finance and became an Account Specialist in 1990. He resigned from this position in 1996 and started working as Assistant Financial Affairs Coordinator at Anadolu Group. Between 1996 and 2008, he served as Assistant Financial Affairs Coordinator, Financial Affairs Manager, Financial Control Manager, Financial Affairs Director, Financial Affairs Coordinator and General Manager in Anadolu Group companies. On 01.01.2018, he was appointed as the General Manager of Kamil Yazıcı Yönetim ve Danışma A.Ş. and he is still serving in this position. Mr. Tanrıverdi holds a Certified Public Accountant License, Independent Auditor Certificate, Capital Market Activities Level 3 License, Corporate Governance Rating License, Credit Rating License and Real Estate Appraisal License. He is a member of the Mülkiyeliler Union, Istanbul Mülkiyeliler Foundation, Finance Accountants Foundation, 19 Mayıs Foundation, Finance Accountants Association and Turkish Accounting Professionals Association. He was a member of the Turkish Accounting Standards Board. He is a part-time Assistant Professor at Işık University Institute of Social Sciences Accounting and Auditing Master's Program. He is currently working as a part-time Assistant Professor at Işık University Graduate School of Social Sciences Accounting and Auditing Graduate Program.