Beer Group

Can Çaka received bachelor of science degree from the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department of Middle East Technical University and MBA degree from the Administrative Sciences Department of the same university. He started his career as a business analyst and systems engineer in 1994 and has worked at various companies and was involved in various projects. He joined Anadolu Efes in 1997 and worked as an Associate at International Beer Division until 2000, Finance and Administrative Affairs Manager at Efes Ukraine between 2000-2001, Efes Beer Group Strategy and Business Development Manager between 2001 and 2005, Efes Beer Group Strategy and Business Development Director between 2005 and 2008 and Chief Financial Officer of Anadolu Efes between 2008 -2012. Mr. Çaka worked as the Chief Financial Officer of Anadolu Group between 2013 and 2018. He was appointed as Beer Group President and Anadolu Efes CEO as of 1 January 2019. Mr. Çaka, a volunteer member of the UN Global Compact Turkey and Sustainable Development Association’s Board, is working with infrangible energy to support the efforts for development that promotes economic opportunity and efforts to combat climate crisis in line with UN’s sustainable development goals.

Gökçe Yanaşmayan graduated from Dokuz Eylül University in Economics in 2000. He worked as an Auditor at Arthur Andersen between 2000 and 2002 and as Senior Auditor at Ernst & Young between 2002 – 2004. After starting his career at Anadolu Efes in 2004 as Efes Kazakhstan Reporting and Budgeting Manager, he worked as Finance and Administration Manager at Efes Breweries International between 2006 – 2010 and as Finance Director at Efes Kazakhstan between 2010 and 2012. He worked as Finance Director at Efes Ukraine between 2012 – 2014. Mr. Yanaşmayan served as Efes Moldova Managing Director between December 2014 – June 2021. Mr. Yanaşmayan has been appointed as the Anadolu Efes Group CFO effective from 1 July 2021.

Uluhan Kumru earned a bachelor’s degree from Hacettepe University in Business Administration (English) and an MBA degree from Middle East Technical University. He started his career as Management Trainee at Ziraat Bank and served as Project Finance Senior Associate until 2003. Between 2003 and 2013, he served, respectively, as Senior Auditor at Akbank, Head of Internal Control at Aklease, Senior Internal Audit Manager at Starbucks Turkey, Internal Audit Manager at Sabiha Gökçen International Airport Investment Development & Operation Inc. and Group Companies. He joined our Group as Audit Manager at Anadolu Group Audit Presidency in 2013, served as Group Internal Audit Manager at Anadolu Efes between 2015 and 2016 and as Anadolu Group Audit Manager in charge of Beverage Group Companies between 2016 and 2017. Mr. Kumru was appointed as Group Internal Audit Director at Anadolu Efes in January 2018. He is Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Public Accountant in Turkey and has been serving as Board Member at Institute of Internal Auditors of Turkey since 2014 and member of the Exam Development Committee at The Institute of Internal Auditors - Global since 2020.

Banu Artüz graduated from Istanbul University in American Culture and Literature. She started her career at Procter & Gamble in Sales department. During her 16 years of Procter & Gamble career, she spent 8 years in Sales and Marketing Department with various assignments in Modern Trade, Distributor operations and Sales Marketing. During her Sales Marketing positions, she worked in Feminine care and Oral care categories. After 8 years in Sales & Marketing positions, she decided to move to Human Resources. She built her HR career in different countries including Turkey, Kazakhstan and Eastern Europe (Russia, Ukraine etc.) markets and had different assignments as HR Business Partner, Compensation & Benefits, Employee Relations, Sales Capability Management. She relocated to Almaty, Kazakhstan and led Talent Management for Central Asian Republics between 2007 and 2009; and she moved to Moscow, Russia as Eastern Europe Talent Manager with the responsibility of Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Central Asia Republics between 2010 and 2013. Ms. Artüz; who worked as Deputy Talent Manager Coordinator at Anadolu Group Holding between 2014 and 2018; is continuing her position as Anadolu Efes Group Human Resources Director since April 2018.

Dr. Stefan Lustig graduated as a master in Brewing and Beverage Technology from Technical University of Munich Weihenstephan in 1988 earned his PhD in Brewing and Beverage Technology at the same institution in 1994. He started his career as Project Manager in Beck’s Brewery in 1989. Between 1992 and 1995 he acted as Head of Gas Chromatography in the Chair of Brewing and Beverage Technology in Technical University of Munich. He returned to Beck’s Brewery as Development & Technology Manager between 1995 and 1999 and was nominated as Head of Quality (1999-2002). In 2002, he continued in InBev Deutschland Holding as Brewing and Packaging Manager (2002-2006) and Plant Manager (2006-2008) in Bremen brewery. Between 2008 and 2010, he had served as Brewery Operations Director in InBev Deutschland Holding and served as a Member of Board. In 2010, Dr. Lustig joined Brau Holding International/Paulaner Brewery Group as Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director for Supply Chain. Dr. Lustig has been serving as Anadolu Efes Group Supply Chain Director since July 2019.

Daniel Barbulescu graduated from Babeş-Bolyai University in Food Products Economics in 2000 and earned his Master of Science degree from same university in Agri-Business. Having started his professional career in 2004 as a Brand Manager at Unilever South Central Europe (USCE), Mr. Barbulescu worked at Unilever Poland as Central Eastern Europe Brand Development Manager and as European Brand Development Manager between 2005 and 2008. Having served as Category Manager and Marketing Manager at USCE since 2007, Mr. Barbulescu joined our group as Marketing Director at Efes Moldova in May 2013. After serving as International Marketing and Sales Director at Anadolu Efes Market Development Directorate between January 2016 and April 2017. Mr. Barbulescu was appointed as Acting Market Development Director at Anadolu Efes Market Development Directorate in May 2017 and Market Development Director in October 2017.

Having graduated from Istanbul University Faculty of Law, Yıldıray Efil worked as Lawyer at Türkiye İş Bankası A.Ş. Headquarters Legal Consultancy Department between 2001 and 2005. Mr. Efil completed Kadir Has University Sports Law Program in 2006 and earned his master’s degree (LL.M.) in Sports Law from the same university in 2011. Mr. Efil joined Anadolu Endüstri Holding A.Ş. in 2005 as Legal Advisor-Lawyer and until 2013 he served as Legal Affairs Manager and Assistant Legal Affairs Coordinator respectively. Mr. Efil has been serving as Anadolu Efes Group Legal Affairs Director since April 2013. Besides, Mr. Efil has been assigned as Anadolu Efes Group Ethics Officer as of May 2015. Mr. Efil is a Member of Istanbul Bar Association.

Murat Özkan earned his bachelor’s degree from Bilkent University in Computer Science and Information Engineering in 1993. He started his career as Systems Analyst at Arçelik between 1993 and 1996. Between 1997 and 2014, he worked in various positions in Philips Morris Sabancı in that order, SAP Analyst, SAP Technical Development Team Leader, Financial Systems Team Leader, Operations Systems Team Leader, Technical Infrastructure Manager, SAP Program Manager, Philip Morris Turkey Program One (SAP Roll-out) Program Manager, Information Services Manager (Marketing & Sales Systems), Information Services Manager, IS Manager Regional Infrastructure Delivery in various subsidiaries. After serving as CIO at Ülker and Vice President at Pladis between 2014 and 2019, Mr. Özkan joined Efes Beverage Group in April 2019 and serves as Group Information and Digital Solutions Director.

Ms. Selda Susal Saatçi received her bachelor’s degree from Istanbul University in German Language and Literature. Before joining Anadolu Efes group, she served as Communication and Public Relation Assistant Manager at Turkcell between 1995 and 1996, Corporate Communication and Public Relations Specialist and Public Relation Manager at Telsim between years 1996-2001 and Public Relation Manager, Corporate Communication Manager, Mediterranean and North Africa Area Corporate Communication Manager, Corporate Communication Director at DHL Worldwide Express, respectively between years 2001-2009. She worked as Head of Corporate Communications at Philip Morris between years 2009-2015, Advisory Board Member, Strategic Communications Consultant at askbmm Consulting and also served as Founder at LiveGlobalEatLocal/YeatUp between years 2015 and 2019. Ms. Selda Susal Saatçi who has been working as Corporate Communications and Affairs Director at Efes Turkey since November 2019, has been appointed as the Group Corporate Communications and Affairs Director as of January 1, 2022.

Ms. Serim Yıldırım was graduated from Boğaziçi University in Sociology and started her career as Product Manager at Evyap in 1996 and then joined Efes Beverage Group in 1997. She served as Research Executive between years 1997-1998, Marmara Beer Brand Manager between years 1998-2001 and Efes Brands Marketing Manager between years 2001-2006, Turkey. Between years 2008 and 2016, Ms. Serim Yıldırım has worked as Head of Strategy and Planning and Head of Brands, Marketing at British American Tobacco, Turkey and EEMEA Brand Director at British American Tobacco in London HQ. She has worked as Chief Marketing Officer at Pozitif Entertainment between years 2016 and 2017. In 2018, Ms. Serim Yıldırım has joined Anadolu Efes again and was appointed as Efes Turkey Project Management Consultant and then was appointed as Efes Turkey Marketing Director. Ms. Serim Yıldırım has been appointed as the Group Strategy, Insight and Innovation Director as of January 1, 2022.

Dmitry Shpakov graduated from National Technical University in Ukraine in 1996 after which he earned his MBA degree from INSEAD Business School in International Management. Also he graduated from InterRegional Academy of Personnel Management with a degree in Economics in 2007 and International Management Institute (Kiev, Ukraine) in 2008. Started his career at AB InBev as Sales Representative in Kiev in 1998, he was appointed as Key Account Manager in 2001 and afterwards as Distribution Manager in 2002, and became the Regional Sales Manager in 2002. In 2007, Mr. Shpakov was appointed as the National Sales Director in AB InBev Ukraine where AB InBev became #1 due to his work. After having served as the CEO of AB InBev Ukraine in 2014 and the CEO of BU East (Russia and Ukraine) in 2015, Mr. Shpakov was appointed as the CEO of AB InBev Efes in March 2018.

Mr. Onur Alturk was graduated from Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Architecture City and Regional Planning in 1998. He started his career as Site Leasing & Procurement Specialist at Turkcell. He worked in various positions at Avea as Sales & Marketing Contracting Specialist and Event Marketing Senior Specialist between years 2002-2005. He joined Fritolay / PepsiCo in 2005 and worked as Trade Marketing Specialist, Pos & Channel Development Manager, Trade Marketing & Horeca Manager, Sales Development & Merchandising Manager, Sales Planning Manager, District Sales Manager, Head of Sales Operations, Development and Capability and Head of Sales Strategy & Sales Audit between years 2005-2015. Mr. Onur Altürk worked as Traditional Trade Sales Director at PepsiCo between years 2015-2018. Mr. Onur Altürk who has been working as Sales Director of Turkey Operations since 2018, has been appointed as Efes Turkey Managing Director as of January 1, 2022.

Ömer Öğün graduated from Yıldız Technical University in Geophysical Engineering. Mr. Öğün started his professional career at Anadolu Group as Service Representative at Çelik Motor in 1992, where he later worked as a Sales Service Supervisor. He served as Planning and Logistics Manager at Coca-Cola Russia (Rostov) Operations from 1998 to 1999 and Operations Manager at Efes Russia Rostov Brewery from 2000 to 2006. Mr. Öğün was appointed as Operations Director of Efes Russia in 2006. In November 2007, Mr. Öğün has been appointed to the role of Task Force Director for Uzbekistan country market at Anadolu Efes Beer Group. Later he served as Efes Kazakhstan General Manager between May 2008 and March 2012, until he was appointed as Efes Ukraine Managing Director in March 2012. Mr. Öğün was appointed as Efes Kazakhstan Managing Director in June 2015, together with Efes Ukraine Managing Director role. Mr. Öğün was appointed as Central Asian Republics (CAR) Managing Director in August 2018.

Alphan Akpeçe graduated from Marmara University Faculty of Communication, Public Relations and Advertising in 2003. He started his career in 2005 in Anadolu Efes Turkey Marketing Directorate. Between 2005 – 2014, after serving as Marketing Representative, Product Supervisor (Efes Dark & Efes Xtra), Product Supervisor (Efes Pilsen), Communications Supervisor, he was appointed as Efes Pilsen Marketing Manager. After working as Channel Development Manager in Anadolu Efes Turkey Marketing Directorate between 2014 – 2015, he moved to Anadolu Efes Turkey Sales Directorate. Between 2015-2018 he served as In-store Marketing and Key Customer Development Manager and Trade Marketing Manager, then he served as Efes Georgia Commercial Director between May 2018 – June 2021. Mr. Akpeçe has been appointed as Efes Moldova Managing Director effective from 1 July 2021.

Ertan Kurt graduated from Istanbul University in Economics in 1994 and completed his MBA courses in Istanbul University in 1997. He started his professional career in 1994 at Procter & Gamble Turkey in Sales Department; where he served in various positions until 2000. Between 2001 and 2005; he worked at Reckitt Benckiser Turkey as Trade Marketing Manager, Central Region Manager, Senior Trade and Shopper Marketing Manager, respectively. Between 2005 and 2009 he worked as Country Manager at Reckitt Benckiser Slovenia and then served as Global Trade and Shopper Marketing Director at Reckitt Benckiser Global HQ UK until 2012. Having worked as Sales Director in Nestlé Waters Turkey between 2012 and 2016, he worked as International Markets Director at Brisa Bridgestone Sabancı between 2016 and 2017. He worked as Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Şişecam between 2018 and 2020. Mr. Kurt joined our Group in February 2020 and serves as Efes Georgia Managing Director.