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 Vice-Chairman in Anadolu Group companies.

  • Talip Altuğ AKSOY

    Talip Altuğ AKSOY

    Member

    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.

  • Efe YAZICI

    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.

  • Salih Metin ECEVİT

    Salih Metin ECEVİT

    Member

    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.

  • Recep Yılmaz ARGÜDEN

    Recep Yılmaz ARGÜDEN

    Member

    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.

  • Kamil Ömer BOZER

    Kamil Ömer BOZER

    Member

    Born in 1958 in Istanbul, Ömer Bozer holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the Middle East Technical University and received his MBA from Georgia State University. Mr. Bozer began his professional career in Koç Group as a Management Trainee in 1983 and became AGM and then General Manager at Maret and Düzey Pazarlama, respectively. Bozer served as the President of Food, Retail and Tourism Group between 2005 and 2006, as the President of Food and Retail Group between 2006 and 2008; and as the President of Food, Retail and Tourism Group between 2008 and 2011. Kamil Ömer Bozer is a Board Member at Anadolu Group Companies and Independent Board Member at Söktaş Tekstil, Tüpraş, Arçelik and Boyner Perakendecilik. Kamil Ömer Bozer is not an executive member in accordance with the CMB Corporate Governance Principles and is not an independent member.

  • Ahmet BOYACIOĞLU

    Ahmet BOYACIOĞLU

    Member

    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.

  • Yasuyuki NIIJIMA

    Yasuyuki NIIJIMA

    Member

    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.

  • Kozo YAMAGUCHI

    Kozo YAMAGUCHI

    Member

    Kozo Yamaguchi was born in 1955, in Hiroshima, Japan. He graduated from Yokohama National University, Engineering Faculty in 1978. Following his graduation, he started his career at Isuzu Motors Limited in Japan. He took several roles at Isuzu from 1978 to 2019. He worked in charge of Heavy duty all wheel driving truck development between 1978-1995, then, he worked as Group Leader of Medium duty truck development & engineering between 1995-2000, as Group Leader of Bus development & engineering between 2000-2004, as General Manager of chassis development & engineering for all trucks between 2004-2008 and as General Manager of Bus product planning and development between 2008-2014. He was in charge of Bus body development bus at J-Bus as Operating Officer between 2014 -2017. He was in charge of Bus product planning since he turned back to Isuzu Motors Limited in 2017.

  • Toshiyuki ABE

    Toshiyuki ABE

    Member

    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.

  • 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.

  • Ahmet Murat SELEK

    Ahmet Murat SELEK

    Independent Member

    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.

  • Orhan ÖZER

    Orhan ÖZER

    Independent Member

    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.