Leadership

Ersin Akarlilar

Chairman

Ersin Akarlılar 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.

Ahmet Ashaboglu

Vice Chairman, Independent Member

Mr. Ashaboğlu holds a BSc 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 management consultant at McKinsey & Company, New York (1999-2003), Ahmet Ashaboğlu moved back 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 is a Board member of Mavi since July 2017.

Cuneyt Yavuz

Member

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

Member

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.

Nevzat Aydin

Independent Member

Nevzat Aydın is the co-founder and CEO of yemeksepeti.com, the first and largest online food delivery portal in Turkey. Nevzat Aydın (born 1976), who holds a computer engineering degree from Boğaziçi University, attended University of San Francisco for an MBA in Silicon Valley and later returned to Turkey to launch his “yemeksepeti.com” project. In May 2015, yemeksepeti was acquired by the global industry leader Delivery Hero with the biggest valuation ever in Turkish Internet history. Nevzat Aydın was among the 150 entrepreneurs invited from all around the world to the Entrepreneurship Summit held by the US President Barack Obama in April 2010. He was named number one on Fortune’s “40 Under 40” list in 2013 and 2015. As an active angel investor, he currently has over 40 investments, worth a total of $20 million. Mr. Aydın is a currently the Chairman of GEN Turkey (Global Entrepreneurship Network), a Board member of Endeavor, TOBB (Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey) Young Entrepreneurs, and American Turkish Society, and a member on the Board of Trustees of Boğaziçi University. He is a founding member of Galata Business Angels and Wtech Women in Technology Association. He also serves as an independent Board member of Mavi.

Yonca Dervisoglu

Independent Member

Yonca is Google’s Chief Marketing Officer of Europe, Middle East and Africa. She joined Google in 2006 and manages teams across 35 countries. Yonca was a driving force behind Grow with Google, an initiative that has trained 17 million people across EMEA in digital skills and which will help 10 million find a job or grow their business by the end of 2020. Grow with Google has received two awards from the European Commission. Yonca also co-founded Google Arts and Culture. Prior to Google, Yonca held senior marketing positions at Unilever and Yahoo!, after starting her career at the Kale Group who also sponsored her Master's degree. She currently sits on the Digital Advisory board of the Natural History Museum UK and the Board of AccelerateHer, born out of the Founders Forum and championing women in tech. Previously, she served on the Supervisory Board of Heineken, was a member of the Innovation Circle of the Serpentine Galleries and is a fellow of the Marketing Society. Yonca holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Istanbul University and a master’s degree in international business from Ohio State University. Born and raised in Turkey, she lives with her daughters in London.