Board Of Directors

  • Tuncay ÖZİLHAN

    Tuncay ÖZİLHAN


    Tuncay Özilhan was born in Kayseri. Mr. Özilhan studied in Saint-Joseph high school then graduated from the Faculty of Economics of İstanbul University. He has received his MBA degree from Long Island University in the United States. He has undertaken responsibilities such as General Director of Erciyas Brewery, Coordinator of the Beer Group and General Coordinator of the Anadolu Group.

    Mr. Özilhan acted as the CEO of the Anadolu Group from 1984 to February 2017. He is the Chairman of the 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 TÜSİAD's (Turkish Industrialist's and Businessmen's Association) Chairman from 2001 to 2003 and he is currently Chairman of its High Advisory Council. His other responsibilities include; Member of The Board and Chairman of the Turkish – Russian Business Council at the Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEİK), Honorary Consul for the Republic of Estonia and President of the Anadolu Efes Sports Club. Tuncay 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.

  • Kamilhan Süleyman YAZICI

    Kamilhan Süleyman YAZICI

    Deputy Chairman

    Kamil Yazıcı holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Emory University in USA, an MBA degree from AIBEC (American Institute of Business and Economics) in Russia and has completed the GMP program at Harvard Business School. Starting his career in Anadolu Group Finance Department in 2000, Mr. Yazici later worked in Anadolu Efes Russia Marketing Department between 2003-2005 and was appointed New Product Development Manager in 2005. Continuing his career in Russia as Logistic Systems Manager during 2006-2008, Mr. Yazıcı was appointed as Supply Chain Director in 2008 and as Development Director in 2010. Mr. Yazıcı assumed the role of Anadolu Efes Moldova Managing Director between 2011-2014 and was later appointed as Market Development Director in Anadolu Efes Headquarters, a position held until April 2017. Mr. Yazıcı currently serves as Board Member and Vice-Chairman in Anadolu Group companies.

  • Tuğban İzzet AKSOY

    Tuğban İzzet AKSOY


    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, TOBB and DEİK. Aksoy has been serving as an honorary consul of Georgia since 2016 and also holds Georgian Government Medal of Honor.

  • Mustafa Ali YAZICI

    Mustafa Ali YAZICI


    Mustafa Ali Yazıcı, After graduating from Galatasaray High School in Istanbul, Yazıcı completed his undergraduate studies in finance at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. After working as a financial analyst at Morgan Stanley's London office for a while, Yazıcı worked as a managing partner in a company operating in the e-commerce sector between 2005-2010. Between 2011 and 2017, Yazıcı served as the managing partner of the company he founded, which operates in the fields of cloud computing and fintech under the Cloudturk brand. Yazıcı has been a Member of the Board of Directors of Anadolu Group and its subsidiaries since 2017.

  • Mehmet Hurşit ZORLU

    Mehmet Hurşit ZORLU


    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. Zorlu is a board member of DEİK Outbound Investment Business Council, Board Member of the Turkish Investor Relations Association (TÜYİD) and served as the 8th Term Chairman of the Corporate Governance Association of Turkey (TKYD) between 2015-2017.


    Hiroko YAGUCHI


    Mrs. Yaguchi, who was born in 1962, earned a Bachelor degree from the University of Sophia. She joined Isuzu Motors in April 1986. She worked in the Overseas and Europe Planning and Project Department between 1986-1991, in the Sales Group, Europe Department, Europe Group, Europe, Latin America, Oceania and Africa Department and Personnel Department between 1992-1993. She worked in Latin America Group, Overseas Sales Department, between 1993-1995, in Taiwan & Korea Group, Overseas Sales Department, and International Operations in the International Department between 1996-1998. She worked in the International Department of the Panama Representative Office between 1998-2000 and became the Manager in June 2000. She continued her duties as Manager in the North America Sales Department between 2001-2002 and in the Group and Latin America Group International Departments between 2002-2007. She worked as a Manager in the Europe and Turkey Group International Department between 2007-2010. She continued her duties as Manager in the CIS & Southwest Asia Group International Sales Department and the Europe Group International Sales Department between 2011-2014. She worked as the General Manager in the International Sales Department in 2016. She was seconded to Isuzu Australia Limited in 2017. She became the General Manager in the Regional Management Office in 2021 April.




    Kozo Yamaguchi was born in 1955, in Hiroshima, Japan. He graduated from Yokohama National University, Engineering Faculty in 1978. Following his graduation, he started his career at Isuzu Motors Limited in Japan. He took several roles at Isuzu from 1978 to 2019. He worked in charge of Heavy duty all wheel driving truck development between 1978-1995, then, he worked as Group Leader of Medium duty truck development & engineering between 1995-2000, as Group Leader of Bus development & engineering between 2000-2004, as General Manager of chassis development & engineering for all trucks between 2004-2008 and as General Manager of Bus product planning and development between 2008-2014. He was in charge of Bus body development bus at J-Bus as Operating Officer between 2014 -2017. He was in charge of Bus product planning since he turned back to Isuzu Motors Limited in 2017.

  • Reo SAWADA

    Reo SAWADA


    Mr. Sawada, who was born in 1985, earned a Bachelor degree of Russian Studies from the University of Kobe. Mr. Sawada began his career in Itochu Corporation as Sales Repsesentative in Russian Automotive Department in 2008. In 2012, he held the position of Assistant to General Director of Suzuki Motors Rus LLC in Moscow, Russia. One year later he assigned as Assistant to General Director Suzuki Motors Rus LLC in Almaty, Kazakhistan. For the last five years he worked as Project Leader in Isuzu Business Department. He is serving as the General Manager Consultant in Anadolu Isuzu Otomotiv Sanayii ve Ticaret A.Ş. since August 2019.

  • Toshihiro Nakanishi

    Toshihiro Nakanishi


    Toshihiro Nakanishi was born in 1969. Nakanishi graduated from Osaka City University, bachelor of Business Administration. Nakanishi started his career in the Plant Project Department at Itochu Corporation in 1992.Then, he continued in the legal department & the Infrastructure Project Department between 1997-2000. Nakanishi worked as Project Manager at Enesol Inc., a subsidiary of Itochu Corporation, between 2000-2005. He worked as a Senior Researcher at the Policy Research Institute, Ministry of Finance between 2005-2007. He worked as Project Manager in the Infrastructure Project Department at Itochu Corporation between 2007-2009. He worked as a Senior Analyst at UBS Global Asset Management between 2009-2010. He worked as Deputy Manager in the Infrastructure Project Department at Itochu Corporation between 2010-2011 and as Deputy Manager in the Power Project Department between 2011-2012. Nakanishi worked as the Section Manager in the Power Project Department at Itochu Europe plc. between 2012-2015. He worked as a Manager in the Power Project Department at Itochu Corporation from 2015-2019, and as Deputy General Manager in the Power Project Department between 2019-2020. In April 2020, he became the Chief Corporate Development Officer for European operation in Itochu Europe plc.

  • Ahmet Murat SELEK

    Ahmet Murat SELEK

    Independent Member

    Murat Selek, received his bachelor degree in mechanical engineering from Boğaziçi University and completed his master's degree in Mechanical Engineering department at Cornell University (USA), started his career in 1983 as a Purchasing Specialist at Enka İnşaat. Mr. Selek worked respectively as Planning and Commercial Activities Manager in Çukurova Ziraat between 1986-1987, Project Coordinator and Foreign Purchasing Manager at Otoyol Sanayi A.Ş. between 1987-1992, Assistant General Manager in Marketing, Sales and After-Sales Services at Tofaş between 1992-2003. After serving as General Manager at Otoyol Sanayi A.Ş. between 2003-2007, at Karsan Otomotiv he served as CEO between 2008-2016 and as an advisor to BoD between 2016-2017. Mr. Selek continues to serve as a Strategy and Corporate Management Consultant. Mr. Selek complies with all of the independent member requirements, defined in the Capital Markets Board (CMB) Corporate Governance Principles.

  • Orhan ÖZER

    Orhan ÖZER

    Independent Member

    Orhan Özer graduated from Middle East Technical University, Department of Business Administration in 1982. He worked as an executive in Oyak-Renault Otomobil A.Ş. between 1984-1986, as a manager at H.Ö. Sabancı Holding between 1986-1991 and Assistant General Manager at Goetze Istanbul Segman A.Ş. between 1991-1995. In 1995, he joined the Toyota family, worked as an Assistant General Manager from 1995 to 2002 at Toyota Otomobil Türkiye A.Ş. After serving as Vice-President at Toyota Motor Europe between 2002-2008, he continued to serve as Senior Assistant General Manager between 2008-2010 and as General Manager between 2010-2016 at Toyota Otomobil Türkiye A.Ş. Mr. Özer complies with all of the independent member requirements, defined in the Capital Markets Board (CMB) Corporate Governance Principles.

  • Barış TAN

    Barış TAN

    Independent Member

    Barış Tan is a Professor of Operations Management and Industrial Engineering at Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey.His areas of expertise are in design and control of production systems, supply chain management, stochastic modelling, and business model innovation. Barış Tan is the recipient of Turkish Academy of Sciences Distinguished Young Scholar Award, TUBITAK fellowship, NATO Science Fellowship, and best paper awards for his publications.He received a BS degree in Electrical&Electronics Engineering from Bogazici 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 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, University of Cambridge - Judge Business School, University College London - School of Management, and Politecnico di Milano - Manufacturing and Production Systems.

    Professor 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 is an independent board member of Anadolu Efes, Migros, and Anadolu Isuzu. He also served on the boards of CEMS Global Alliance in Management Education, European Foundation for Management Development, EQUIS, Turkish Quality Association, and Turkish Operations Research Society.

  • Lale Saral DEVELİOĞLU

    Lale Saral DEVELİOĞLU

    Independent Member

    Lale Saral Develioğlu was born in Istanbul in 1968. Develioğlu graduated from Boğaziçi University Industrial Engineering and completed her Master's degree at Rensselear Polytechnic University. Lale Saral Develioğlu has 30 years of experience in marketing, strategy, business development and general management at multinational companies, mainly in B2C, Telecommunications and Consumer Goods markets.She spent 12 years at Unilever and 11 years at Turkcell as Chief Marketing Officer and Chief International Businesses Officer. During her period in Turkcell, she was responsible for the consumer business with full P&L responsibility, driving the brand and growth strategy and leading critical transition projects such as 3G launch, number portability and customer experience management. While she was in charge of International Businesses, she led Turkcell group companies in 8 countries as well as international expansion strategy and plans, with full P&L responsibility across telecoms and other industries including customer services and gaming, delivering high double-digit growth every year. Lastly, she spent 3.5 years at Yıldız Holding and Pladis, playing an instrumental role in building the brand strategy during the formation of the global confectionery company based in the UK.She was elected “Best Marketing Person” of Turkey in 2009; won the “Women to Watch” award for Marketing in 2014 andis among “Top 100 Influencers” in global Creativepool Annual 2018.She has served as Executive Board Member of Advertisers’ Association of Turkey (RVD) and AdvertisingSelf-regulatory Body (RÖK).She has worked as an instructor at Bilgi University, teaching “Strategic Brand Management in executive master’s program.She has held executive and independent board director roles in various companies (telecommunications, CPG, retail, customer service, gaming) across Turkey, Middle East, CIS countries and Europe.She is currently a board director at Anadolu Efes, Aksa Akrilik and Nobel Pharmacy.She is also a mentor at INSEAD University INSights Director Mentoring Program and YKKD Mentoring Program; strategy and brand consultant to various companies; and Mentoro Consulting business partner.She is an active member of women leadership organizations. She is one of the founders and board members of YKKD (Women on Board Association) and a member of IWF (International Women Forum).She is a technology enthusiast and a certified angel investor with 6 investments in technology companies in Turkey and USA.She is the author of a book titled ‘Karar Verdim’,a personal development book on effective decision making, published in 2015.

  • Yusuf Soner

    Yusuf Soner

    Independent Member

    Dr. Yusuf Soner who was born in 1961 a graduated from METU Mechanical Engineering and a master's degree from ITU Nuclear Energy. Dr.Soner completed the Harvard Business School, Advanced Management Program in 2001. Dr.Soner completed his PhD in Business Administration at Yeditepe University. Between 1986-1987 Product Development Engineer at Lassa A.Ş. Yusuf Soner, who worked as Planning and Store Manager at Toyotasa A.Ş. between 1990-1994 and as Deputy Spare Parts Manager at Anadolu Honda A.Ş. . Soner, who joined Temsa Global in 2001, served as the General Manager of Automotive Activities at Temsa and the General Manager of TEMSA Motorlu Araçlar A.Ş between 2008-2013. Dr. Yusuf Soner opened classes at Sabancı University Faculty of Management; “Sales Management”, “B2B Branding”, “Business Management in Action” and “Career & Professional Development”, “Fundamentals of Family Business”, “Succession & Power Transfer in Family Business”. Dr.Soner was responsible for the coordination of MBA, ExecMBA, PMBA and MIF programs. Dr.Soner taught "Sales Management" in Marmara University's English Business Master's program and "Trade Marketing and Sales Management" in Boğaziçi University's Executive MBA program.