Leadership

Cuneyt Yavuz

Chief Executive Officer

Cuneyt Yavuz joined Mavi in 2008 as Chief Executive Officer and is a member of the Board of Directors. Prior to his appointment as CEO he held various senior management positions at Procter & Gamble. Mr. Yavuz holds a BA degree in International Relations from Bosphorus University and a post-graduate degree from Johns Hopkins University.

Elif Akarlilar

Global Brand Director

Elif Akarlilar was elected as a member of the Board of Directors and was appointed Global Brand Director in 2008. She joined Mavi in 1991 and, prior to her appointment as Global Brand Director, held various product development and brand management positions within the Mavi organization both in Istanbul and NY. Ms. Akarlilar holds a post-graduate degree in International Politics from the University of Vienna and an MA degree in Visual Culture from New York University.

Tuba Yilmaz

Chief Financial Officer

Tuba Yilmaz was appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2006. Ms. Yilmaz has been with Mavi for 21 years. Prior to becoming CFO, Ms. Yilmaz held various positions at Mavi America. Before Mavi, she worked at Demirbank and Tarnak Freight. Ms. Yilmaz holds a BA degree in Business Administration and an MA degree in Finance from Istanbul University.

Okan Gürsan

Chief Commercial Officer (Turkey & Export Markets)

Okan Gürsan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Dokuz Eylül University, and MBA degrees from both Georgia Tech and also Bilgi University. Okan started his professional career in 2001 at Ernst&Young, and in 2004 he joined Coca-Cola, where her worked in various executive roles in auditing, finance, sales and marketing for the next 11 years in USA, Turkey and Azerbaijan operations. In 2015, Okan joined Boyner Group to serve in senior management positions at group companies Beymen and Boyner. Okan Gürsan is now a part of Mavi family since September 2018 as Chief Commercial Officer (Turkey & Export Markets).