Ersin Akarlilar


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.

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, currently the CEO at TURKVEN, previously worked for McKinsey & Company’s Istanbul office and at Caterpillar Inc. in Geneva. Tarı has formerly served as Chairman at Mavi for nine years and Domino’s for seven years and is currently the Vice Chairman at Elif Plastik, Medical Park, Koton, Mavi, Flo and Domino’s, and a board member at MNG Kargo.

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.

Ahmet Ashaboglu

Independent Member

Mr. Ashaboglu holds a B.Sc. 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 was elected to the Board of Directors of Mavi as a member in July 2017.

Nevzat Aydin

Independent Member

After obtaining his computer engineering degree from Boğaziçi University, Mr. Aydın attended University of San Francisco for an MBA in Silicon Valley and later returned to Turkey to launch his “yemeksepeti.com” project. Currently, Mr. Aydın is a board member at 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, and to date, he has been involved in 31 investments. In addition to his role as the co-founder and CEO of Yemeksepeti.com, the first and largest online food delivery portal in Turkey, he is also a member of the Advisory Board of Allianz, and an independent board member at Mavi.