Soft Drink Group

Burak Başarır, holds a BA in business administration and a minor in computer sciences from American River College. He studied management at California State University of Sacramento and received a BSc degree in business administration from Middle East Technical University in 1995. Mr. Başarır, joined Coca-Cola İçecek (CCI) in 1998 and assumed increasing managerial responsibilities in finance and commercial functions. He was assigned as CFO in 2005 and has played an integral role during CCI’s IPO process and effectively managed the financial integration of Efes Invest with CCI. Mr. Başarır led the largest operation of CCI in terms of volume and sales as the Turkey Region President between 2010 and 2013. Mr. Başarır was appointed as CEO in January 2014. Mr. Başarır is a member of the Turkish Industry and Business Association (TÜSİAD) and Turkey-US Business Council (TAİK).

Kerem Kerimoglu, a graduate of Middle East Technical University with a major in Mechanical Engineering, worked for Denizli Cam as R&D engineer before joining CCI. Since joining CCI in 1993, Mr. Kerimoğlu held various positions, including Maintenance Supervisor, Production Manager and Operation Manager roles in Ankara Plant, and served as the Operation Manager both for Ankara and Bursa plants between 2003 and 2006. After serving as Turkey Supply Chain Director between 2006 and 2015, Mr. Kerimoğlu worked as CCI Turkmenistan General Manager between 2015-2017 and CCI Iraq General Manager between 2017 and 2019. Mr. Kerimoğlu assumed the role of CCI Supply Chain Development Director in 2020 and has been working as Group Supply Chain Director since 1 September 2020.

Ahmet Öztürk was appointed as Coca-Cola İçecek Internal Audit Director as of 1 January 2018. He joined Anadolu Group in August 1995, having graduated from Bilkent University, with a major in Economics. He started his career as an Assistant Financial Control Specialist and continued to work in different roles and responsibilities in group companies, serving as CFO of Coca-Cola Turkmenistan, Coca-Cola Azerbaijan, Efes Ukraine and Efes Serbia between 1999 and 2007 respectively. Mr. Öztürk was appointed as the Internal Auditor of Efes Beer Group International operations in July 2007 and promoted to become the Internal Audit Director of Anadolu Efes in January 2011.

Having assumed various roles in information technology organizations at Aras Kargo and Turkcell in the early years of her career, Ms. Aslı Kamiloğlu continued her career in GE Healthcare as Commercial Digital Leader in Eastern and African growth markets, a large and diverse set of growth markets, comprising over 80 countries. She then held various Global digital and technology leadership roles in GE Healthcare and GE Digital. Ms. Aslı Kamiloğlu has been leading digital products strategy and execution in the Customer digital domain for all CCI Countries since 2019. Ms. Aslı Kamiloğlu graduated from Galatasaray high school and holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and a Master’s degree in Software Engineering from Joseph Fourier University.

Servet Yıldırım has joined CCI as Group Corporate Affairs Director as of September 2018. He started his career as an economist at İşbank and worked in the Economic Research Department and Treasury departments. In December 1989, Mr. Yıldırım joined Reuters News Agency as a correspondent. During his tenure, he also assumed managerial roles and managed the Turkish News Service. Moving to Turkey’s most influential finance/business channel CNBC-e in 2004, Mr. Yıldırım assumed News Director and Editor-in-Chief roles at the channel. In 2011, Mr. Yıldırım was also appointed as Economics Group President of Doğuş Media Group. At the same time, he continued to anchor various financial shows aired on CNBC-e. Mr. Yıldırım has also been a columnist for newspaper like Yeni Binyıl, Sabah, Referans, Radikal, Milliyet and Dünya since 1998. Before joining CCI, Mr. Yıldırım was a commentator on Turkey’s leading news channel NTV. He has a bachelor’s degree in management from the Middle East Technical University.

Tugay Keskin was appointed as CCI Chief Operating Officer as of 1 April 2020. Mr. Keskin joined CCI in 1993 and served in different positions in Turkey sales function until his appointment as Turkey Sales Director in 2007. He assumed Turkey Sales Director role between 2007-2011, Turkey Commercial Director role between 2011–2014 and CCI Commercial Excellence Director role between 2014 and 2016. Before becoming CCI Turkey and Middle East General Manager in 2019, he worked as CCI Turkey General Manager between 2017 and 2018. Mr. Keskin is a graduate of Ankara University Faculty of Political Science.

Andriy Avramenko was appointed as CFO for Coca-Cola İçecek A.Ş. as 1 January 2019. Mr. Avramenko has 26 years of experience, including 21 years of Coca-Cola tenure, after starting his career in Arthur Andersen’s Kiev office in 1994. In 1999, he joined TCCC as an Internal Auditor and moved to the Mergers & Acquisitions team in 2003. Mr. Avramenko served as Supply Chain Development Director of the Global Juice business between 2008 and 2011. He then served in the India & South West Asia Business Unit as Vice President and General Manager of the Juice Business until 2013, and Vice President of Strategy and General Manager of the Still Beverages Business until 2015. Between March 2015 and May 2018, he served as Group Director responsible for Mergers & Acquisitions for the Eurasia & Africa region. Before joining CCI, Mr. Avramenko was serving as Group Director of Corporate Development for the Europe, Middle East and Africa Group and was a Board Member of Coca-Cola Beverages Africa.

Atty. R. Ertuğrul Onur has been serving as the General Counsel of CCI since 2007 and he established the CCI Compliance & Ethics Program in 2013. Beside serving as General Counsel in CCI, he also served as CCI Ethics and Compliance Officer between 2013 and 2016. Currently, in addition to his General Counsel role he also acts as the Head of CCI Ethics and Compliance Committee. Before CCI, Mr. Onur established and managed Pfizer Turkey legal department. Working as Assistant General Manager and Legal Director at Pfizer Turkey, Mr. Onur also carried out compliance programs. Having 32 years of experience, Mr. Onur served as Legal Counsel for Mobil Oil Türk A.Ş. and BP Petrolleri A.Ş. between 1995 and 2000. He also worked as BP Turkey Employee Representative, BP Europe Employee Council Member and BP Europe Employee Council Link Committee Member. Mr. Onur graduated from Istanbul University Law Faculty in 1988. Following the completion of his internship at the Konya Bar Association, he worked as a research assistant in the same university. Mr. Onur is a member of the Istanbul Bar Association. He also served as a Member of the Board of Directors, Vice-President and Chairman at the Ethics and Reputation Association.

Ebru Özgen was appointed as the Group Human Resources Director for Coca-Cola İçecek A.Ş. as of 1 January 2017. She joined CCI as Budget and Planning Supervisor in 1997, worked as Finance Manager between 1998-2000 and East Region Finance Manager between 2000-2005. Ms. Özgen was appointed as Turkey Budget Planning and Commercial Finance Manager in 2010 with increased management responsibilities. In 2013, she was promoted to become Turkey Finance Director, and as a member of CCI Turkey Leadership Team she was responsible for the coordination of finance operations that support strategic business targets. Ms. Özgen started her career in 1992 in Arthur Andersen. She has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Middle East Technical University and an MBA in International Banking and Finance from the University of Birmingham. In 2009, she earned a master’s degree on Law and Economics from Bilkent University. Ms. Özgen is a certified CPA and also has independent auditor and CIM certificates.