Tuncay Özilhan (Chairman)
Tuncay Özilhan was born in Kayseri on 1947. 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 was appointed as the CEO of the Anadolu Group in 1984 and he is 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 “The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star”, constituting one of the most important orders awarded by Japanese government.
Stuart Murray MacFarlane (Member)
Stuart Murray MacFarlane is AB InBev’s Zone President Europe. Mr. MacFarlane received a Degree in Business Studies from Sheffield University in the UK and is also a qualified Chartered Management Accountant. He joined AB InBev in 1992 and since then held senior roles in Finance, Marketing, Sales, and was Managing Director for AB InBev’s business in Ireland. Mr. MacFarlane was appointed President of AB InBev UK & Ireland in January 2008, and in January 2012, became AB InBev’s Zone President Central & Eastern Europe. In January 2014 he was appointed as Zone President Europe to lead combined European Zone of AB InBev.
Dr. 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 Türkiye. 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 IFC’s Global Corporate Governance Group, 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 represented 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.
Mehmet Cem Kozlu (Member)
Born in 1946, Dr. Cem Kozlu completed middle and high school at Robert College after which he received his bachelor’s degree from Denison University, MBA from Stanford University and PhD from Boğaziçi University. Dr. Kozlu lectured International Marketing and Export Administration at Boğaziçi University from 1978 to 1981 and was a visiting Professor in the Department of Economics at Denison University in 1985. After holding executive positions in various domestic and international companies, Dr. Kozlu was appointed General Manager and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Turkish Airlines in 1988 and held these positions until 1991. He also served as the Chairman of the Association of European Airlines (AEA) in 1990. Cem Kozlu remained in public service as a Member of the Turkish Parliament from 1991 to 1995 and Chairman of the THY Board of Directors from 1997 to 2003. Dr. Kozlu has held different positions in The Coca Cola Company since 1996. He assumed the posts of Turkey, Caucasia and Central Asian Republics Executive Director and the Vienna-based Central Europe, Eurasia and Middle East Group President, retiring in April 2006. Currently, he is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Singapore based Evyap Asia. Cem Kozlu also serves as member of the Boards of Directors of İstanbul based Coca Cola Satış ve Dağıtım A.Ş., Anadolu Endüstri Holding A.Ş., Kamil Yazıcı Yönetim ve Danışmanlık A.Ş., Pegasus Airlines, and DO & CO Aktiengesellschaft (Vienna) and Global Relations Forum, as a member of Koc University Maritime Council Forum and as member of the Boards of Trustees of Anadolu- Johns Hopkins Sağlık Merkezi (Anadolu- Johns Hopkins Health Center) and İstanbul Modern Sanatlar Vakfı (İstanbul Modern Arts Foundation).
Mehmet Hurşit Zorlu (Member)
Born in 1959, Mr. Zorlu holds a BCs degree in Economics from Istanbul University. Prior to joining Anadolu Group in 1984, he held various positions in Toz Metal and Turkish Airlines. Mr. Zorlu joined Anadolu Group as a Marketing Specialist at the Efes Beverage Group and held various positions including Assistant Marketing Manager, Assistant Project Development Manager, Project Development Manager and Business Development & Investor Relations Director. Mr. Zorlu held the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Efes Beverage Group between 2000-2008 and the position of CFO for Anadolu Group between 2008-2013. In January 2013, Mr. Zorlu was appointed as Deputy CEO of Anadolu Group and is also currently acting as Board Member in various Anadolu Group companies. Mr. Zorlu is the Chairman of Turkish Corporate Governance Association (TKYD) and also serves as a Board Member in Turkish Investor Relations Society (TUYİD).
S. Metin Ecevit (Member)
Born in 1946, Metin Ecevit graduated from Faculty of Political Sciences in 1967. He also received a master’s degree in Economics from Syracuse University 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, Executive Director, and Chairman of the Board of Directors in automotive companies of the Anadolu Group. He retired in 2006, while he was serving as the 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 member of the Board of Directors of many Anadolu Group companies and serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors at Yazıcılar Holding A.Ş.
Ahmet Boyacıoğlu (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.
Ahmet Cemal Dördüncü Independent (Member)
Born in 1953 in Istanbul, Mr. Ahmet Cemal Dördüncü graduated from the Business Administration Department of Çukurova University, and pursued graduate studies at the University of Mannheim and the University of Hannover. Having started his professional career at Claas OHG company in Germany, he then worked at Mercedes Benz A.Ş. in Turkey from 1984 to 1987. He joined Sabancı Group in 1987, and held various managerial positions at Kordsa A.Ş. until 1998. From 1998, he worked at the Group’s DUSA Company, serving in the positions of Managing Director/President of DUSA South America and subsequently of DUSA North America. After his appointment to the position of Executive Vice President of Strategic Planning and Business Development at H.Ö. Sabancı Holding in 2004, he functioned as the CEO at H.Ö. Sabancı Holding from 2005 through 2010. Having joined the Akkök Group on 3 September 2012 as a member of the Executive Board, Mr. Dördüncü currently serves as the CEO of the Group, a position he holds since January 2013. He also serves as a member on the Boards of Directors of some other public and non-public Group companies including Aksa Akrilik Kimya Sanayii A.Ş., Akenerji Elektrik Üretim and Akiş REIT. Ahmet Dördüncü is also an independent board member at Anadolu Isuzu, Coca-Cola İçecek, and the International Paper company registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Kamil Ömer Bozer (Independent Member)
Born in 1958 in İstanbul, 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 an MT and served as Deputy Chief Executive in Maret and General Manager at Düzey Pazarlama, respectively. He was appointed as General Manager of Migros in 2002. Ömer Bozer served at the Koç Group as President of Food, Retailing and Tourism Group (2005-2006), President of Food and Retailing Group (2006-2008) and once again as President of Food, Retailing and Tourism Group (2008- 2011).
Mehmet Mete Başol (Independent Member)
Born in 1957, Mete Başol graduated with a BSc degree from the Arizona State University, Department of Economics, and started his career in banking at Interbank in 1984. In 1988, he transferred to the Turkish Merchant Bank, which was an investment bank established jointly by Bankers Trust Co. New York and İşbank, as the Treasury, Fund Management and Foreign Relations Manager. In 1992, he also assumed the responsibility for the capital markets group as the Assistant General Manager. In 1995, upon the purchase of the bank completely by the Bankers Trust, he was elected to the Membership of the Board of Directors and the Credit Committee. He assumed the offices of Chairman of the Board of Directors and the General Manager of Bankers Trust A.Ş. ,and Deutsche Bank A.Ş. during 1997-2001. During the period 2001- 2003, he participated as Executive Director in the joint Board of Directors of the public banks, which were established pursuant to the law (T.C Ziraat Bankası, T. Halk Bankası, T.Emlak Bankası). Subsequently, he has formed Tridea Consulting with two other partners, where he advised small to medium sized companies on financial and managerial issues. After 2009 he has continued the similar work under his own entity. He also served as the Member of the Board of Directors of Galatasaray Sportif A.Ş. (2011-2012), T. İş Bankası A.Ş (2011-2014), Dedeman Holding A.Ş. (2008-2014) ,Dedeman Turizm Otelcilik Yatırım A.Ş (2012- 2014). Currently he is serving on the boards of Enerya Gaz Dağıtım A.Ş., Enerya Gaz Ticaret A.Ş (2015) and Nurol Investment Bank Inc. (2014), also has been serving as an independent member of the Board of Directors of Anadolu Efes Biracılık ve Malt Sanayii A.Ş. and Coca-Cola İçecek A.Ş. since 2012.
İzzet Karaca (Independent Member)
Born in 1954, Mr. İzzet Karaca graduated from Boğaziçi University Industrial Engineering Department in 1977. Having started his professional career in 1977 at Koç Research and Development Centre, he held Industrial Engineer and IT Manager position until 1985. Between 1985-1988, Mr. Karaca worked as Systems and Organization Director at Ford Otosan. Since 1988, he held several positions at Unilever in Germany, Turkey and Baltic States including Internal Audit Group Manager, Logistics Manager, Commercial Director and Managing Director. In addition, between 2011- 2013, İzzet Karaca served as the Chairperson at YASED (International Investors Association). After serving as Executive Chairman at Unilever Turkey and Unilever NAMET RUB (North Africa, Middle East, Russia, Ukraine and Belarus) and being a member of the Unilever CEO Forum, Mr. Karaca has retired from his duties as of 31 December 2013. In 2015, he published his first book called "The New CEO is... You".