Ersin Akarlilar


Ersin Akarlilar holds a bachelor’s 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 was elected as a member of Mavi’s Board of Directors in August 2018. Ersin Akarlilar, who has been the chairman of the Company since July 2017, currently serves as President at Mavi USA, which he established in 1996 in New York City.

İ. Tamer Haşimoğlu

Vice Chairman, Independent Member

After graduating from German High School, Tamer Haşimoğlu earned a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Istanbul Technical University and a master’s degree in International Business from Istanbul University, Institute of Business Economics.

He started his professional career in 1989 at Koç Holding as a Management Trainee in the Planning Coordination department, where he went on to serve as a Specialist, Manager, and Coordinator, respectively. He was later appointed President, Strategic Planning at Koç Holding. During his term (2004-2011) in this position, he played a key role in determining the strategies of the group companies, while also building Koç Group's main strategies and portfolio structure. He also assumed responsibility for major M&A projects. These included the acquisitions of Tüpraş and Yapı Kredi and the sales of Migros, Koç Allianz, Demir Döküm, Döktaş, and İzocam.

As President, Tourism, Food, and Retailing Group at Koç Holding (April 2011 - April 2022), he assumed responsibility for overseeing the management of 12 group companies including Koçtaş, Tat Gıda, Düzey Pazarlama, Divan, Setur, Setur Marinas, Koç Sistem, KoçDigital, and Inventram.

In addition to serving as a Board member at YASED, and IMEAK Chamber of Shipping, Tamer Haşimoğlu was also a member of the Turkish Tourism Investors Association for a period.

Tamer Haşimoğlu is currently a Board member at some Koç Group companies, Kamil Yazıcı Management Consulting, and some Anadolu Group companies. His other duties include Board memberships at TÜSİAD, and Hisar Educational Foundation (HEV).

Cuneyt Yavuz


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


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.

Nedim Nahmias

Independent Member

Nedim Nahmias holds bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration and Industrial Relations & Economics from Anadolu University and a master’s degree in Strategic Marketing and Brand Management from Bahçeşehir University. He has also studied and earned certificates in Innovation & Growth at Stanford University and Marketing and Product Management at University of California, Irvine.

His professional experience includes various roles at Yemeksepeti. After serving as Project Manager, Graphic Designer, and in the Call Center (2004-2015), he was appointed Product Manager.

January 2015 - February 2020: He served as the COO (Chief Operating Officer) at Yemeksepeti (Delivery Hero). During his term in this position, he worked on the e-commerce model for online grocery shopping and played an important role in transforming the company into a data-driven mindset. He also contributed to the incorporation of a payment company by launching a payment method called Cüzdan. Additionally, he assumed responsibility for expanding his own product to two new markets and helping the acquired companies in terms of product vision.

March 2020 - October 2022: He served as the CPO (Chief Product Officer) at Yemeksepeti (Delivery Hero). In this role, he managed a large team during the transformation of a local product into a global product. He also introduced the neighborhood category and created a marketplace for all the sellers, while conducting tests with an expanded experimental footprint of various product groups. Nedim Nahmias has also led data projects with machine learning and big data and contributed to the rollout of the Joker product in more than 30 countries.

Since November 2022: As the current COO at Yemeksepeti (Delivery Hero), Nedim Nahmias leads the logistics and business development teams and guides the product vision by understanding customer needs.

Zeynep Yalım Uzun

Independent Member

After completing her high school education at Robert College in Istanbul, Zeynep Yalım Uzun graduated from Agnes Scott College in Atlanta, USA with degrees in Economics and Psychology.

Zeynep has a diverse career, the last 15 years of which was in C Level roles, spanning diverse geographies, including Latin America, USA, Asia Pacific, India, Europe, China, and Africa. In her most recent executive role, she led 14 brands across 150+ markets as Arcelik Chief Marketing Officer. In her previous role, she served at Unilever, where most recently she was the Global Vice President of the Omo brand, based in London, leading more than 80 countries on Unilever’s second largest brand.

Zeynep also has experience in the start-up ecosystem for the last 10 years, serving as a judge for Boston based accelerator, Mass Challenge. She currently leads her own business as Board Strategy and Marketing Advisor for numerous start-ups. She also serves as Non-Executive Director for the Dogtas Furniture Group.

Her non-profit board roles include Chair of the Independent Membership Committee for European Women on Boards, Board Member of the Futurists Society of Turkey, Member of Northwestern University’s Family Council and Trustee of Koruncuk Foundation working with underprivileged children. Zeynep was recognized by Advertising Age as one of the 20 ‘Women to Watch’ in Europe in 2020.