Ersin Akarlilar


Ersin Akarlılar holds a BSc degree in Economics from Boğaziçi University and an MBA in finance and international business from New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business. He joined Mavi in 1991 and established Mavi USA in 1996 in New York where he serves as president. In August 2008, Ersin Akarlilar was elected as a member of the Board of Directors, which he chairs since July 2017.

Seymur Tari

Vice Chairman

Seymur Tarı holds an MBA from INSEAD and an MSc and BSc in Mechanical Engineering and Robotics from ETH Zurich. Tarı, a co-founder of private equity firm TURKVEN where he is currently the CEO, has led several investments for the firm since 2000. Tarı previously worked for McKinsey & Company’s Istanbul office focusing on corporate portfolio strategy and at Caterpillar Inc. in Geneva as a product manager with responsibility for the EMEA & CIS regions. Tarı has formerly served as Chairman at Mavi for nine years and Domino’s for seven years and is currently the Chairman of MNG Kargo and Vice Chairman of the Boards of Directors at Medical Park, Koton, Mavi, Flo and Domino’s.

Cuneyt Yavuz


Cüneyt Yavuz holds a BA in Political Science from Boğaziçi University and a graduate degree in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University. Yavuz started his professional career in 1992 at Procter & Gamble where he held various senior sales and marketing management positions. During his tenure, he was appointed Country Manager for Poland and lived in Warsaw for five years. Cüneyt Yavuz joined Mavi in 2008 as Chief Executive Officer and was elected to the Board of Directors as member in March 2017.

Elif Akarlilar


Elif Akarlılar holds an undergraduate degree in International Politics from the University of Vienna and an MA in Visual Culture and History of Design from New York University. Elif Akarlılar joined Mavi in 1991 and prior to her appointment as Global Brand Director, held various product development and brand management positions within the Mavi organizations in Istanbul and in New York. Elif Akarlılar continues to serve as a member of the Board of Directors since August 2008.

Ahmet Ashaboglu

Independent Member

Mr. Ashaboglu holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Tufts University and a Master of Science degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), both in Mechanical Engineering. He began his career as a Research Assistant at MIT in 1994, followed by various positions in capital markets within UBS Warburg, New York (1996-1999). After serving as a consultant at McKinsey & Company, New York (1999-2003), Ahmet Ashaboğlu moved to Turkey and joined Koç Holding as Finance Group Coordinator in 2003. He has been serving as Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Koç Holding since 2006. Ahmet Ashaboğlu was elected to the Board of Directors of Mavi as an independent member in July 2017.

Nevzat Aydin

Independent Member

Nevzat Aydın (born 1976) holds a computer engineering degree from Boğaziçi University. He then attended University of San Francisco for an MBA in Silicon Valley and later returned to Turkey to launch his “yemeksepeti.com” project. Nevzat Aydın is the co-founder and global CEO of Yemeksepeti.com, the first and largest online food delivery portal in Turkey.

Currently, Mr. Aydın is a board member of Endeavor Turkey, TOBB (Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey) Young Entrepreneurs and American Turkish Society and a founding member of Galata Business Angels. In addition to his role as a member on the Advisory Board of Allianz, Nevzat Aydın has been serving as an independent board member at Mavi since July 2017.