Board Of Directors

Tuncay Özilhan was born in Kayseri. He studied in Saint-Joseph High School, then graduated from the Faculty of Economics of İstanbul University. He received his MBA degree from Long Island University in the United States. He started his career in 1977 as General Director of Erciyas Brewery and has undertaken responsibilities such as Coordinator of the Beer Group and General Coordinator of Anadolu Group. Mr. Özilhan acted as the CEO of Anadolu Group from 1984 to February 2017. He is the Chairman of 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 the President of TÜSİAD (Turkish Industry and Business Association) from 2001 to 2003 and he is currently Chairman of its High Advisory Council. His other responsibilities include; Member of The Board at the Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEİK), Honorary Consul for the Republic of Estonia and President of Anadolu Efes Sports Club. He also served as Chairman of the Turkish – Russian Business Council at DEİK. Mr. 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.

Kamil Yazıcı graduated from New York Military Academy as lieutenant captain (96’), holds a BA degree from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School (00’), an MBA degree from American Institute of Business and Economics (05’) and has completed the GMP program at the Harvard Business School (17’). Starting his career in Anadolu Group in year 2000, Mr. Yazıcı completed the orientation program at the holding later continuing his career in Anadolu Efes‘ Russian beer operations where he assumed the roles of Supply Chain Director and Business Development Director during 2008-2011. In 2011 Mr. Yazıcı was appointed as General Manager of Efes Vitanta in Moldova and resumed this role until 2014. In 2014 he was appointed as Market Development Director, a position held until 2017. Since 2017 Mr. Yazıcı has been serving as Board Member and Vice-Chairman on Anadolu Group Holding and subsidiary boards. In addition, Mr. Yazıcı serves as Board Member for TAİK (Turkey-U.S. Business Council), TOGG (Turkish National Auto Initiative), HBS Alumnus (Harvard Business School’s Alumni Board) and is Chairman of KYYDAS (the Kamil Yazici Family Trust).

Jason Warner is AB InBev's Zone President Europe since 1 January 2019. Born in 1973, he is a dual British and U.S. citizen and received a BSc Eng Hons Industrial Business Studies degree from DeMontfort University in the United Kingdom. Prior to his current role, he was Business Unit President for North Europe between 2015 and 2018. He joined AB InBev in July 2009 as Global VP Budweiser, based in New York, before moving into a dual role of Global VP Budweiser and Marketing VP. He has also held Global VP roles for Corona as well as Innovation and Renovation. Prior to joining AB InBev, he held various positions at The Coca-Cola Company and Nestlé.

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. 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 Anadolu Group as the Director of Purchasing and Logistics between 2006-2008, Mr. 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. Mr. Aksoy still continues to serve as a Board Member in various Anadolu Group companies.

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 has been working as a consultant since 2004; he holds board member positions in various Anadolu Group companies.

Ahmet Boyacıoğlu graduated from Middle East Technical University in Business Administration. Mr. Boyacıoğlu began his professional career with the Efes Beverage Group (Anadolu Efes) in 1973. He served in various positions between 1973 and 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 in February 2007. Currently, he sits on the Boards of Directors of some Anadolu Group companies.

Born in 1957 in İstanbul, Agah Uğur studied Industrial Engineering at the University of Birmingham, UK then qualified as a chartered accountant in England in 1985. He worked in Birmingham, London and Jersey offices of Touche Ross & Co (currently Deloitte), Istanbul office of Arthur Andersen and Türkiye Emlak Bankası before joining Borusan Group in 1989 as CFO. He served as Group CEO between 2001 and 2018 until he retired. He is currently vice chairman in Dogan Holding and a board member in Pegasus Havayolları, Anadolu Efes, Coca-Cola İçecek, Alcatel Lucent Teletaş Telekomünikasyon, Gözde Girişim as well as an advisory board member in some reputable Turkish corporations. Agah Ugur is a partner and chairman in venture capital firm, Boğaziçi Ventures and he also manages his own portfolio of technology startups. Mr. Uğur held more than 15 board and advisory board positions in various NGOs during his professional career. Currently he is a member of the High Advisory Council of TÜSİAD, a member of the Board of Trustees of Sabancı University, member of the Advisory Board of Columbia University Istanbul Global Center. He is also a founding member and vice chairman of the Saha Foundation, supporting Turkish contemporary art. He is an art collector with a special focus on new media and video art.

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. Prof. Tan received a BS degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Boğaziçi 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. Prof. 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. Prof. Tan fulfils all requirements of the independent member criteria specified in the CMB's Corporate Governance Principles.

Mr. 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 Privatization Administration of Turkey 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. Mr. Bayar joined Credit Suisse Turkey in 2004 and served as the country CEO and Head of Investment Banking until 2017. Mr. Bayar is currently serving as the Chairman of the Board of WWF Turkey (World Wildlife Foundation) and a Board Member at AG Anadolu Grubu Holding, Coca-Cola İçecek and Tekfen Teknoloji Yatırım ve Tic. A.Ş. Mr. Bayar fulfils all requirements of the independent member criteria specified in the CMB's Corporate Governance Principles.

Following his graduation from Boğaziçi University in 1976, Mr. Acuner continued his studies at Stockholms Universitet for a Graduate Diploma and at Montreal’s Concordia University, where he earned his MBA. Mr. 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. Mr. Acuner moved to European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in 1996 working in various positions until 2018. Mr. Acuner played a leading role in opening the EBRD in Turkey in 2009, and worked as its Deputy Director for Turkey until 2013. Between 2013 and 2018 Mr. Acuner was EBRD’s Director for Ukraine, based in Kiev. In 2019, he was appointed as the Independent Member of the Tekfen Holding Board of Directors. Mr. 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, Mr. Acuner led EBRD’s growth in Turkey. In Ukraine, Mr. 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 other responsibilities, Mr. Acuner acted as the Chairman of Ukraine’s corruption fighting Business Ombudsman Institution, as a 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. Between 2018-2021, he has also served as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Directors of Ukraine’s Railways as well as of the Electricity Transmission company. Mr. Acuner fulfils all requirements of the independent member criteria specified in the CMB's Corporate Governance Principles.

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, Mrs. Develioğlu 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. Mrs. 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. Mrs. 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. Mrs. 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’. Mrs. Develioğlu fulfils all requirements of the independent member criteria specified in the CMB's Corporate Governance Principles.