ABOUT US

We continue our operations with a total of 21 breweries consisting of, 3 in Turkey, 11 in Russia, 3 in Ukraine, 2 in Kazakhstan and one in Moldova and Georgia, along with 5 malteries, 1 hops processing facility and 1 preform production facility. We are the 5th biggest company in Europe, 15th in the world in terms of sales volume. We're leading the market in Turkey, Kazakhstan, Georgia and Moldova.

Management






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.


Kamilhan Süleyman Yazıcı (Vice Chairman)

Kamil Yazıcı holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Emory University in the US. He began his career in 2000 as a Finance Specialist and then worked as a Human Resources Specialist. Mr. Yazıcı worked as Marketing Specialist at Efes Russia from 2003 to 2005, during which he pursued MBA studies at AIBEC (American Institute of Business and Economics). He was appointed as New Product Development Manager at Efes Russia in February 2005. After serving as Logistic Systems Manager in Russia from 2006 to 2008, Mr. Yazıcı was appointed as Supply Chain Director of Efes Russia in November 2008. After carrying on with his career at the Group as Efes Russia Development Director from 2010, Mr. Yazıcı served as Efes Moldova Managing Director as of November 2011. Effective from 1 December 2014, Mr. Kamil Yazıcı was appointed Anadolu Efes Market Development Director and served in this position until April 2017. Mr. Yazıcı continues to serve as a Board Member in various Anadolu Group companies.



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.

Talip Altuğ Aksoy (Member)

T. 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. 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.



Salih 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.

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).

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.

Uğur Bayar (Independent Member)
Born in İstanbul in 1964, Uğur Bayar graduated from New York State University, Department of Mathematics & Statistics with a BSc. degree. Mr. Bayar started his career at Citibank Turkey in 1987 and served in various roles in the treasury department until he started public service in 1992.  Mr. Bayar served as the Vice President in Public Partnership Administration between 1992-1997 and President at Prime Ministry Privitization between 1997-2002. During this time, he also  assumed the Chairmanships of the Board at Erdemir and Petrol Ofisi, and the Board Memberships at Turkish Airlines and Turk Telekom. Until 2017, Mr. Bayar served as the country CEO and Head of Invesment Banking at Credit Suisse Turkey where he joined in 2004. At the same time, Mr. Bayar the Chairman of the Board at WWF Turkey (World Wildlife Foundation), and a Board Member at AG Anadolu Grubu Holding, Tekfen Teknoloji Yatırım ve Tic. A.Ş. and SAMUMED, a San-Diego based biotechnology company. 

Barış Tan (Independent Member)
Barış Tan is a Professor of Operations Management and Industrial Engineering and the Vice President for Academic Affairs and at Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey.  
His areas of expertise are in design and control of production systems, supply chain management, stochastic modelling, and business model innovation.  He is the author of many publications including two edited books and serves as an area editor of IISE Transactions and Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal.
Barış Tan is 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. 
Professor Tan is a member of the international advisory boards of EM Lyon (France) and Nottingham Business School (UK), the chairman of the ISM University of Management and Economics Senate (Lithuania), and a member of the European Foundation for Management Development EQUIS Awarding Body. He served on the boards of CEMS Global Alliance in Management Education, European Foundation for Management Development, Turkish Quality Association, and Turkish Operations Research Society, and on the Education and Research Industry Strategy Council of Oracle and Research Analytics Advisory Board of Thomson Reuters.
He received a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Boğazici University (1990), and ME in Industrial and Systems Engineering (1991), MSE in Manufacturing Systems (1993), and PhD in Operations Research from the University of Florida (1994).  He has been working at Koç University since 1994 and previously served as the Dean of College of Administrative Sciences and Economics (2007-2013) and the Director of the Graduate School of Business (2003-2006, 2008-2010).  He held visiting positions at Harvard University Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences (2000-2001), MIT Operations Research Center (2001), MIT Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity (1999, 2006-2007), University of Cambridge Judge Business School (2013-2014), and University College London School of Management (2017-2018).


Şevki Acuner (Independent Member)
Following his graduation from Bosphorus University in 1976, Sevki Acuner continued his studies at Stockholms Universitet for a Graduate Diploma and at Montreal’s Concordia University, where he obtained his MBA. Acuner started his banking career at Turkey’s Central Bank and switched to commercial Banking after moving to Canada where he worked first for Bank of Montreal and subsequently at Royal Bank of Canada in various roles and countries such as Holland, Italy and United Kingdom. Acuner moved to European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in 1996 working in various positions. Acuner played a leading role in opening the EBRD in Turkey in 2009, and worked as its Deputy Director for Turkey until 2013. Since 2013, Acuner is EBRD’s Director for Ukraine, based in Kiev. Acuner has represented EBRD in various Board positions in its equity investments across a number of countries. While based in London Acuner acted for many years as the President of the UK Turkish Bankers Association. In his role in Istanbul, Acuner led EBRD’s growth in Turkey. In Ukraine, Acuner is one of the drivers of the country’s economic transformation and is a leading figure in its world of finance and business. Among his various other responsibilities ,Acuner acts as the Chairman of Ukraine’s corruption fighting Business Ombudsman Institution, as Chairman of the State Nomination Committee which is responsible for the appointment of CEO’s and Board Directors for the country’s State Owned Enterprises, and as Vice Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce.

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".

R. Engin Akçakoca (Advisor)
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.

Dr. Yılmaz Argüden (Advisor)
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, 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; he is also the Vice-Chairman of the Public Governance Committee of the Business and Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC) to the OECD. He is the founder of the nonprofit Argüden Governance Academy. As the elected Chair of Local Networks Advisory Group, he represented the National Networks 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. Dr. Argüden was selected by the World Economic Forum as a “Global Leader for Tomorrow” for his commitment to improving the state of the world.