Leadership

Cuneyt Yavuz

CEO

Cüneyt Yavuz, who holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Boğaziçi University and a graduate degree in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University, 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 in 2003 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

Global Brand Director

Elif Akarlılar who 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, joined Mavi in 1991 and prior to her appointment as global brand director, she held various product development and brand management positions within the Mavi organizations in Istanbul and New York City. Elif Akarlılar continues to serve as a member of the Board of Directors since August 2008.

Bige İşcan Aksaray

Chief Financial Officer

Bige İşcan Aksaray has a BA degree in Economics from Bosphorus University in Istanbul and an M.Sc. in Management from Boston University. She started her career at EY Istanbul office in 1991. She joined Procter & Gamble (Gillette) as financial analyst in 1993 and worked in various managerial roles in finance in Istanbul and London offices. Her last role was Regional Finance and Treasury Manager for Turkey, Balkans and Mediterranean markets. Bige joined Avon Cosmetics in 2005 as Finance Director and became Group Finance Director for Turkey, North Africa and Middle East in 2015. Bige joined Mavi in 2019 as CFO.

Okan Gürsan

Chief Commercial Officer (Turkey & Export Markets)

Okan Gürsan holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics (in English) from Dokuz Eylül University, and graduate degrees in Business Administration from Georgia Tech and Bilgi Universities. Mr. Gürsan started his career in 2001 at Ernst & Young and went on to work in various audit, finance, sales and marketing roles from 2004 onward for 11 years at Coca-Cola America, Turkey and Azerbaijan. After joining Boyner Group in 2015 and serving in senior management positions at Beymen and Boyner, Okan Gürsan became part of the Mavi family in 2018 as Chief Commercial Officer (Turkey & Export Markets).