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Board of Directors

 

Tuncay Özilhan
Chairman

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. Tuncay 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.

Tuncay Özilhan served as the Chairman of TÜSİAD (Turkish Industry & Business Association) between 2001 to 2003, as the Chairman of its High Advisory Council between 2015-2023 and became its Honorary President in 2024. 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. Tuncay Özilhan holds a Ministerial Medal given by the Ministry Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia, a Service Medal given by the Republic of Kazakhstan and “The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star”, constituting one of the most important orders awarded by the Japanese government.

Kamil Süleyman Yazıcı
Vice Chairman

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’). Yazıcı started his career in Anadolu Group in year 2000 and after completing the orientation program at the holding, continued his career in Anadolu Efes' Russian beer operations, where he assumed the roles of Supply Chain Director and Business Development Director between 2008-2011. In 2011, 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 and held this position until 2017. Since 2017, Yazıcı has been serving as Board Member and Vice-Chairman on Anadolu Group holding and subsidiary boards. In addition, Yazıcı serves as Board Member for TAİK (Türkiye-U.S. Business Council), TOGG (Turkish National Auto Initiative), HBS Alumnus (Harvard Business School’s Alumni Board) and KYYDAS (the Kamil Yazici Family Trust).

Talip Altuğ Aksoy
Board Member

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. 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, Aksoy was appointed as Director of Supply Chain of Efes Beer Group in June 2008. In November 2011, he was appointed as Efes Türkiye Managing Director and served in this position until January 2017. Aksoy still continues to serve as a Board Member in various Anadolu Group companies.

Beliz Çevik Chappuie
Board Member

Beliz Çevik Chappuie received her bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering from Istanbul Technical University and MBA degree from Indiana University with a concentration in finance. She began her career as finance program evaluator in Office of State Audits and Evaluations in 2001 and still serves as a Chief of Audit Services in California Public Employees' Retirement System. With over 20 years of experience in investment and finance, Beliz Çevik Chappuie holds Certified Public Accountant and Certified Information Systems Auditor licences.

Tuğban İzzet Aksoy
Board Member

Tuğban İzzet Aksoy graduated from the Management and International Finance Department of the University of Oglethorpe in the USA, following his education at the Austrian High School. He began his professional career as an Assistant Expert in the Financial Affairs Directorate at Anadolu Endüstri Holding, in 1996. In December 1998 he was appointed as a Senior Broker at the Alternatifbank Treasury Department. Following five years in this role, Aksoy took on the role of Corporate Finance and Risk Manager at the Treasury and Risk Management Department of Anadolu Endüstri Holding A.Ş. in June 2003. In April 2008, he became Assistant Coordinator at Business Development Directorate, and between 2009-April 2019, he worked as Anadolu Group Energy Sector Coordinator. He continues to serve as Board Member in various Anadolu Group companies. Aksoy, who has participated in professional training and seminars in his field, is member of energy groups of TÜSİAD and TOBB. He is also the executive board member of the Turkish Jockey Club. Aksoy has been serving as an honorary consul of Georgia since 2016 and also holds Georgian Government Medal of Honor.

Efe Yazıcı
Board Member

Efe Yazıcı received his undergraduate degree in Management from George Washington University in 1999 and his MBA from Sabancı University in 2003. He worked as Assistant Fund Manager in Merrill-Lynch between 1997-1999 and joined Anadolu Group in 1999. During 1999-2002 period, he assumed various positons in ABank, Anadolu Endüstri Holding, TurkeCom, Anadolu Efes and Efes Moscow. Efe Yazıcı worked in Anadolu Isuzu Otomotiv Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. during 2003-2014, overtaking positions of Export Specialist, Export Executive, Marketing Executive, Marketing Manager, Sales Manager and Exports Manager in order. Efe Yazıcı has been working as the General Manager of Antgıda A.Ş. since 2015; he serves as the board member of Billurtuz A.Ş. and in various Anadolu Group companies.

Dr. Yılmaz Argüden
Board Member

Dr. Yılmaz Argüden is a leading strategist, advisor, and board member of major public and private institutions and NGOs. He is the Founder and Chairman of ARGE Consulting, a globally recognized management consulting firm based in Istanbul. ARGE Consulting has served as the B20 Knowledge Partner (Governance & Sustainability), as EFQM Certified Advisory Organization, and International Integrated Reporting Council’s Licensed Training Partner. ARGE Consulting is the first Turkish signatory of the UN Global Compact and has been recognized at the European Parliament as one of the best three companies “Shaping the Future” with its commitment to corporate social responsibility. He is also the Chairman of Rothschild & Co. investment bank in Türkiye and served on the boards of more than 70 companies in different jurisdictions. He is an author of numerous books and a columnist focusing on business, strategy, and governance issues. He has served as an adjunct Professor of Business Strategy at the Bogazici University, Koç University, and the Military Academy. He is a renowned governance expert who served as the Chairman of the Governance Committee of the Business at OECD and as a member of the IFC’s Corporate Governance Advisory Board. He is also the Chairman of the Trustees of the Argüden Governance Academy. As a social entrepreneur he has founded and led numerous NGOs and initiated the National Quality Movement. As the elected Global Chair, he represented the National Networks on the Board of the UN Global Compact, the world’s largest sustainability platform. He has a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from the Bogazici University, where he received both the Top Academic Achievement Award and the President’s Prize for Student Leadership. He received his PhD in policy analysis from the RAND Graduate School with General Distinction. He was a playmaker for the high school and university basketball teams that won the National Championships and later served as the Vice-Chair of Turkish Basketball Federation. He is an Eisenhower, Fulbright, NATO, and Tübitak fellow; and a recipient of numerous leadership, distinguished citizenship, and career awards. He was selected as a Global Leader for Tomorrow, by the World Economic Forum for his commitment to improve the state of the world. 

Rasih Engin Akçakoca
Board Member

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 Türkiye. Akçakoca has been working as a consultant since 2004 and holds board member positions in various Anadolu Group companies.

Uğur Bayar
Independent Board Member

Uğur Bayar graduated from New York State University, Department of Mathematics & Statistics with a BSc. degree. Bayar started his career at Citibank Türkiye in 1987 and served in various roles in the treasury department until he started public service in 1992. He served as the Vice President in Public Partnership Administration between 1992-1997 and President at Prime Ministry Privatization Administration of Türkiye 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. He joined Credit Suisse Türkiye in 2004 and served as the country CEO and Head of Investment Banking until 2017. He is currently serving as a Board Member at Anadolu Grubu, Anadolu Efes, Coca-Cola İçecek and Tekfen Teknoloji Yatırım.
Bayar has also served as the Chairman of the Board of WWF Türkiye (World Wildlife Foundation) between 2010-2022. Bayar fulfils all requirements of the independent member criteria specified in the CMB's Corporate Governance Principles. 

İzzet Karaca
Independent Board Member

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, Karaca worked as Systems and Organization Director at Ford Otosan. Since 1988, he held several positions at Unilever in Germany, Türkiye 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 Türkiye and Unilever NAMET RUB (North Africa, Middle East, Russia, Ukraine and Belarus) and being a member of the Unilever CEO Forum, Karaca retired at December 2013. In 2015, he published his first book called "The New CEO is... You".

Mehmet Ercan Kumcu
Independent Board Member

Mehmet Ercan Kumcu graduated from Boğaziçi University Department of Economics and received his doctorate degree from Boston College, Department of Economics. He was a university lecturer in Boston College, Eastern Michigan University and State University of New York giving lectures about macroeconomics, theory of money, international economics and finance. Prior to his career at the Central Bank of Türkiye, he worked as a guest researcher, general secretary and finally as Vice President between 1988-1993. Dr. Kumcu worked both as the Vice Chairman and later as the Chairman of Tekfenbank (Eurobank Tekfen) between 1995-2008. Dr. Kumcu gives lectures at Kadir Has University and he has published many articles. He is the author of the books “İstikrar Arayışları” (In Pursuit of Stability) “Krizleri Nasıl Çıkardık?” (How Did We Create Crises) (with Mahfi Eğilmez), “Ekonomi Politikası: Teori ve Türkiye Uygulaması” (Economic Policy: Theory and Practice in Türkiye) (with Mahfi Eğilmez), “Kadın Matematikçiler” (Female Mathematicians) and “Krizler, Para ve İktisatçılar” (Crises, Money and Economists). Kumcu, complies with all of the independent member requirements, defined in the Capital Markets Board (CMB) Corporate Governance Principles.

Ahmet Cemal Dördüncü
Independent Board Member

Ahmet Cemal Dördüncü was born in 1953 in İstanbul. After graduating from Çukurova University, Department of Business Administration, he did post graduate studies at Mannheim and Hannover Universities. He started his career at Claas OHG company in Germany. He continued his career at Mercedes Benz A.Ş. in Türkiye between 1984-1987. Dördüncü joined Sabancı Group in 1987 and took on various positions at Kordsa A.Ş. until 1998. In 1998, he served as General Manager/President of the Group's DUSA company, DUSA South America and later DUSA North America. After serving as Sabancı Holding Strategic Planning and Business Development Group President in 2004, he served as Sabancı Holding Chief Executive Officer between 2005 and 2010. Between 2013-2023, he served as CEO of Akkök Holding A.Ş. He continues to work as a Board Member at Akkök Holding. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Epsilon Composite, one of the Akkök Holding group companies, and a Board Member of DoWAksa. Dördüncü is the founder Member of “Yanındayız” Association, United Nations Global Compact Türkiye Chairman and board member of International Paper Co. Ahmet Cemal Dördüncü complies with all of the independent member requirements, defined in the Capital Markets Board (CMB) Corporate Governance Principles.