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Senior Management

 

Hurşit Zorlu
Anadolu Group CEO

Hurşit Zorlu holds a BCs degree in Economics from Istanbul University. Prior to joining Anadolu Group as a Marketing Specialist at the Efes Beverage Group in 1984, he held various positions in Toz Metal and Turkish Airlines. During his career at Efes Beverage Group, he held various positions including Assistant Marketing Manager, Assistant Project Development Manager, Project Development Manager and Business Development & Investor Relations Director respectively. Zorlu held the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Efes Beverage Group between 2000-2008 and the position of CFO at Anadolu Group between 2008-2013. In January 2013, Zorlu was appointed as Deputy CEO and as of February 2017 he was appointed as CEO of Anadolu Group. Hurşit Zorlu, a Board Member of various Anadolu Group companies, is also the Chairman of the Sustainability Committee of the Group and leads the works within the scope of sustainability strategy "From Anadolu to the Future". Zorlu is a board member of DEİK Outbound Investment Business Council, High Advisory Council Member of the Turkish Investor Relations Association (TÜYİD) and served as the 8th term Chairman of the Corporate Governance Association of Türkiye (TKYD) between 2015-2017.

Onur Çevikel
Anadolu Group Chief Financial Officer


Onur Çevikel graduated from Istanbul University Business Administration (English) faculty in 1993. His career started at Ermenegildo Zegna Giyim Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. as Finance Specialist. He joined Anadolu Group in 1995 as a Finance Specialist at Efes Beer Group. Çevikel continued his career holding positions such as Finance Manager at Coca-Cola Kuban Bottlers, Finance Manager at Coca-Cola Rostov Bottlers, Finance Director at Efes Russia, Operations Director at Efes Russia. Following the announcement of the strategic alliance with SABMiller Plc. in 2011, he was appointed as Integration Director leading the integration team coordinating the integration activities in Russia. He served as Anadolu Efes Chief Financial Officer between January 2013 - December 2018. Çevikel has been serving as Anadolu Group Chief Financial Officer since January 2019. Çevikel is also a member of Anadolu Group Sustainability Committee.

Menteş Albayrak
Anadolu Group Head of Audit

After finishing Kadıköy Anatolian High School in 1991, Menteş Albayrak graduated from Economics department at Istanbul University in 1995. In 2007, he received his post graduate degree, Executive (MBA) from Sabancı University. He started to work in Anadolu Endüstri Holding in 1995. He served in various Anadolu Group companies and assumed finance and audit roles between 1995-2018. Starting from 2018, he has been working as Audit President of Anadolu Group. In his professional field; Albayrak acted as Board Member and Vice President of Türkiye Internal Audit Institute (TİDE) between 2010-2016. He also acted as the Chairman of the Board role at Türkiye Internal Audit Institute (TİDE) between 2016-2018. Additionally, he was a member of Public Affairs Committee of European Confederation of Internal Auditors (ECIIA) between 2014-2016. He serves as a member of Anadolu Group Sustainability Committee, Board Member and Vice President at TEİD (Turkish Ethics and Reputation Society).

Mustafa Yelligedik
Anadolu Group Legal Affairs President

Mustafa Yelligedik graduated from Darüşşafaka High School in 1990 and from Ankara University Faculty of Law in 1994. He also completed Sports Law Program at Kadir Has University Faculty of Law in 2006 and the General Management Program at Bled School of Management in Slovenia in 2008. He began his career in Anadolu Group at Efes Beverage Group as a lawyer in 1997. Afterwards, he worked at Anadolu Endüstri Holding A.Ş. as a lawyer, Legal Affairs Manager, Assistant Legal Affairs Coordinator and Legal Affairs Coordinator, respectively. Mustafa Yelligedik has been Anadolu Group Legal Affairs President since 1 February 2018. Yelligedik is also a member of Anadolu Group Sustainability Committee.

Osman Alptürer
Anadolu Group Human Resources President

Osman Alptürer completed Moda High School in 1984. He graduated from Marmara University Economics Department in 1989 and obtained Postgraduate Diploma in Economics from University of Surrey, UK in 1992. He began his career in Anadolu Group as an operation specialist at Efestur Turizm İşletmeleri A.Ş. in 1994 and continued his career in Anadolu Group, Efestur, Anadolu Endüstri Holding A.Ş., Honda Türkiye and Efes Beverage Group, respectively. Osman Alptürer currently holds Anadolu Group Human Resources President position. Alptürer is also a member of Anadolu Group Sustainability Committee.

Atilla D. Yerlikaya
President of Corporate Affairs, Communications and Sustainability

Atilla Yerlikaya received his BA degree in Economics from the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences at Boğaziçi University in 1996. He started his career in 1994 in Doğan Media Group. He worked as the General Manager of the Magazine Segment of Doğuş Media Group between 1999 and 2001, as the Corporate Affairs Manager at PMSA between 2001 and 2005 and as the External Affairs Director at Shell Türkiye between 2006 and 2007. Yerlikaya started at Anadolu Group first as Coca-Cola İçecek Group Corporate Affairs and Communications Director and he occupied this post between 2007 and 2018. In 2018, he led Amazon’s launch in Türkiye as the General Manager of Corporate Strategy and Policy before rejoining Anadolu Group in 2022 as Coca-Cola İçecek Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer. As of the 1st of July, 2023 he was appointed as President of Corporate Affairs, Communications and Sustainability at Anadolu Group. Yerlikaya is a member of Anadolu Group Sustainability Committee and is also responsible from its coordination. Atilla Yerlikaya acted as a member of audit committee between 2005 and 2009 and as the Chairman of Food and Agriculture Working Group between 2011 and 2014 at YASED (International Investors Association). Between 2016 and 2018, he was a board member of GSSB (Global Sustainability Standards Board), which is responsible from determining GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) standards. He was the Chairman of DEİK Türkiye-Pakistan Business Council between 2015 and 2020 and currently acts as Chairman of DEİK Türkiye-Belgium Business Council and Chairman of TÜSİAD Retail Working Group.

Serkant Paker
Chief Information Officer

Serkant Paker graduated from the Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering Department of Istanbul Technical University in 1995 and started his career in Hürriyet Gazetecilik A.Ş. as Technical Supervisor in 1997. Between 1998 and 2014, he worked at Coca-Cola İçecek A.Ş. as Information Systems and Technologies Specialist, Business Systems Group Project Leader, Business Systems Infrastructure & Technology Manager and Business Solutions Group Manager respectively. In March 2014, he was appointed as Anadolu Efes Information Systems Director and in October 2014, was appointed as Anadolu Efes Business Solutions Technologies Director. In July 2015, he was appointed as Anadolu Group Chief Information Officer (CIO). Serkant Paker worked both as Anadolu Efes Business Solutions Technologies Director and Anadolu Group Chief Information Officer (CIO) between July 2015 and November 2017. Since November 2017 he has been working as Anadolu Group Chief Information Officer (CIO). Paker is also a member of Anadolu Group Sustainability Committee.

Can Çaka
Beer Group President and Anadolu Efes CEO

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. Çaka worked as Chief Financial Officer of Anadolu Group between 2013 and 2018. He was appointed as Beer Group President and Anadolu Efes CEO as of January 1st, 2019. Can Çaka is a member of Anadolu Group Sustainability Committee.

Çaka, who 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, is a volunteer member of the UN Global Compact Turkey and Sustainable Development Association’s Board.

Ö. Özgür Tort
Migros Group President

Ö. Özgür Tort, PhD joined the Business Development Department of Migros in 1996 and went on to lead, in chronological order, Project Management, International Investments Coordination and Customer Relationship Management (CRM). In 2002, he was posted as Chief Operations Officer of Ramstore retail operations in Russia, where he stayed for the next four years before returning to Migros Türkiye as Chief Human Resources Officer in 2006. In 2008, Dr. Ö. Özgür Tort was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Migros and has been serving in this role ever since. Tort is a member of Anadolu Group Sustainability Committee. In addition, since 2013 Dr. Ö. Özgür Tort has been a board member of the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), a global organization formed by the world’s leading retailers and manufacturers. Between 2019 – 2021, he took over as the Co-Chair (retail) of the CGF. On the national level, Dr. Ö. Özgür Tort is the Vice Co-Chair of Food Retailers Association (GPD) and board member of the Turkish Federation of Shopping Centers and Retailers (TAMPF). In 2020, Tort became a board member of both GS1 Global and GS1 Turkey. Tort graduated from Istanbul Technical University with a BSc in Industrial Engineering and in addition holds an MS degree in Engineering Management from Missouri University of Science and Technology. He received his doctorate degree in Engineering Management from Marmara University.

Bora Koçak
Automotive Group President

Bora Koçak graduated from the Turkish Naval Academy, Department of Mechanical Engineering. In the following years after his graduation, Koçak received education in the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. He served as Chief Technician Officer in the technical management positions at the Naval Forces between 1989 – 1996 and later started working in the automotive industry. As of 1996, he gained experience in Çelik Motor as Chief Trainer, After-Sales Services Chief and After-Sales Services Manager. He became KIA Product Manager and then KIA-HondaLada Product Manager between 1999 – 2005. He served as the General Manager of Citroen Baylas Otomotiv between 2005- 2008. He was the General Manager (Turkey) of Mazda Motor Europe from 2008 to 2010. Appointed as the General Manager of Çelik Motor in April 2010, Bora Koçak continued his duty until July 2016. Since August 2016, Bora Koçak holds the office of President for Anadolu Group, Automotive Group. Bora Koçak is a member of Anadolu Group Sustainability Committee, the vice president and board member of MESS and board member of TİSK.

Demir Şarman
Agribusiness, Energy and Industry Group President

Demir Şarman started his career in 1993 as a Financial Audit Specialist at Arthur Andersen Türkiye and joined Anadolu Group’s Beverage Division (Anadolu Efes) in 1997 as a Financial Controller. Between 1997-2009, Şarman held various positions at Anadolu Efes including CFO of Efes International and Group’s Strategy and Business Development Director. Şarman served as the Chief Executive Officer of Anadolu Etap since its incorporation until June 2019. Demir Şarman, who assumed the responsibilities of Anadolu Group energy companies in April 2019, was appointed as Anadolu Group Agribusiness, Energy and Industry Group President in July 2019. Şarman is also a member of Anadolu Group Sustainability Committee. Besides carrying out his duties as the Chairman of the Federation of Food and Drink Industry Associations of Türkiye (TGDF) and Vice President of the International Fruit and Vegetable Juice Association (IFU), Şarman also performs his duties as the member of the Private Sector Advisory Committee of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Demir Şarman graduated from Middle East Technical University, Department of Economics in 1993. He has an MBA degree from University of Chicago and is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Burak Başarır
Deputy CEO

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. Başarır joined Anadolu Group in 1998 with his first post at Coca Cola İçecek (CCI) and assumed increasing managerial responsibilities in finance and commercial functions. He was assigned as Coca-Cola İçecek CFO in 2005 and has played a significant role during CCI’s IPO process and effectively managed the financial integration of Efes Invest with CCI. Başarır led the largest operation of CCI in terms of volume and sales as the Türkiye Region President between 2010 and 2013. Başarır was appointed as Coca-Cola İçecek CEO in January 2014. After serving as Anadolu Group Soft Drinks Group President and Coca-Cola İçecek CEO between 2014 -2023, Başarır has been appointed as Anadolu Group Deputy CEO in September 2023. Başarır is a member of Anadolu Group Sustainability Committee, the Turkish Industry & Business Association (TÜSİAD) and Türkiye-US Business Council (TAİK).

Karim Yahi
Soft Drinks Group President and Coca-Cola İçecek CEO

Karim Yahi graduated from Audit Department of EM Strasbourg Business School in France. He worked as Auditor at Segec Audit (now KPMG) in Strasbourg-France between 1997–1999, Assistant Controller–Europe, Middle East & Africa at Crown Cork & Seal in Paris-France between 1999–2001, Deputy Finance Director at Berlinwasser Holding in Berlin-Germany between 2001- 2003. Yahi has almost 18 years of experience across diverse roles at The Coca-Cola Company in multiple geographies. He held roles of increasing responsibility in general management, strategy, growth, finance and mergers & acquisitions, in multiple locations including France, Türkiye, Germany, Latin-America and the United States. He started in Anadolu Group as Deputy CEO of Coca-Cola İçecek in March 2023. Yahi was appointed as Anadolu Group Soft Drinks Group President and Coca-Cola İçecek CEO as of September 1, 2023.