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.

  • Efe Yazıcı

    Efe YAZICI

    Member

    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.

  • Mehmet Hurşit Zorlu

    Mehmet Hurşit ZORLU

    Member

    Hurşit Zorlu holds a BCs degree in Economics from Istanbul University. Prior to joining Anadolu Group as a Marketing Specialist at the Efes Beverage Group in 1984, he held various positions in Toz Metal and Turkish Airlines. During his career at Efes Beverage Group, he held various positions including Assistant Marketing Manager, Assistant Project Development Manager, Project Development Manager and Business Development & Investor Relations Director respectively. Zorlu held the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Efes Beverage Group between 2000-2008 and the position of CFO at Anadolu Group between 2008-2013. In January 2013, Zorlu was appointed as Deputy CEO and as of February 2017 he was appointed as CEO of Anadolu Group. Hurşit Zorlu, a Board Member of various Anadolu Group companies, is also the Chairman of the Sustainability Committee of the Group. Zorlu is a board member of DEİK Outbound Investment Business Council, Board Member of the Turkish Investor Relations Association (TÜYİD) and served as the 8th Term Chairman of the Corporate Governance Association of Turkey (TKYD) between 2015-2017.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Sadettin Ahmet BİLGİÇ

    Sadettin Ahmet BİLGİÇ

    Member

    Born in 1979, Sadettin Ahmet Bilgiç graduated from Cağaloğlu Anatolian High School in 1997 and Indiana University, Department of Business Administration in 2001, and received his MBA degree from Sabancı University in 2004. Mr. Bilgiç started his career at AG Anadolu Holding between 2001 and 2003 and worked as an Investor Relations Analyst at Anadolu Efes between 2003 and 2004. In 2005, Mr. Bilgiç joined Coca Cola in the Sales department and worked as Marmara Region Sales Manager between 2008-2011, Business Development Manager between 2011-2014 and Sales Manager between 2014-2018. Since June 2018, Ahmet Bilgiç has been working as Turkey and Middle East Purchasing, Import and Export Manager at Coca Cola İçecek A.Ş.

  • Münür YAVUZ

    Münür YAVUZ

    Independent Member Candidate

    He worked at Hazama Gumi, MNG and Yüksel İnşaat between 1987 and 1990. Between 1990 and 2000, Mr. Yavuz worked at Toyota, where he held positions such as Paint Plant Engineer, Department Manager and Plant Manager. Between 2001 and 2009, Mr. Yavuz worked at Karsan, where he served as Group Production Manager, Assistant General Manager of Production and Operations Director. In 2009, Yavuz started working as General Manager at MAN Turkey and in 2019, he became responsible for the bus production facilities in Turkey, Poland and South Africa at Man Truck and Bus.

  • Tarık TUNALIOĞLU

    Tarık TUNALIOĞLU

    Independent Member Candidate

    Tarık Tunalıoğlu graduated from Saint Joseph High School in 1974 and completed his master's degree in Mechanical Engineering at Istanbul Technical University in 1982. He worked at Oyak Renault between 1982 and 2015. Starting to work as a Design Engineer, Mr. Tunalıoğlu worked as Head of Engineering Department, Engineering Director, Project Director, Technical Director and Industrial Director. Between 2008 and 2013, Tunalıoğlu served as General Manager at Oyak Renault, and in the same years, he served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors at OSD and Board Member at the Turkish French Trade Association, and was awarded the Légion d'Honneur by the French Government in 2012. Between 2013 and 2015, he served as Program Director for Euromed-Africa region. Between 2015 and 2019, he served as Chairman and Member of the Board of Directors at Ege Endüstri and İnci GS Yuasa. Between 2015 and 2023, Tunalıoğlu served as CEO Advisor at Kibar Holding and Assistant General Manager in charge of Operations at Assan Aliminyum and continues to serve as CEO Advisor at Kibar Holding.

  • Barış TAN

    Barış TAN

    Independent Member Candidate

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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