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.

Ebru Dildar Edin

Vice Chairperson, Independent Member

Ebru Dildar Edin earned her civil engineering degree from Boğaziçi University in 1993 and MBA from Işık University. Edin, who started her professional career in banking in 1993, joined Garanti Bankası A.Ş. in 1997, initially serving in the Corporate Banking department. She was appointed Executive Vice President - Project and Acquisition Finance in 2009, later assuming responsibility as the Head of Corporate, Investment Banking and Sustainability from 2017 to 2022.

Ebru Diladr Edin currently holds esteemed positions in various organizations. In addition to her role as the Chairperson of the Consultation Board of Business Council for Sustainable Development Türkiye (BCSD), she also contributes her expertise as a Board member at the 30% Club. Edin, is also an independent board member in various organizations..

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.

Rina Onur Şirinoğlu

Independent Member

Rina Onur Şirinoğlu is the CEO and Co-founder of Spyke Games, a leading Turkish mobile game company. Already in its first few years, Spyke Games secured USD105 million in VC funding, led by Griffin Gaming Partners, one of the world’s leading venture capital funds focused exclusively on gaming. Spyke Games, founded with a team comprising former Peak Games employees and managers, focuses on developing social games for mobile platforms.

Rina Onur co-founded Peak Games, one of the world's largest mobile game companies, in November 2010 and successfully raised USD 35 million in funding from foreign venture capital funds within two years. Peak Games was acquired by Zynga for USD 1.8 billion in 2020, marking a significant milestone as Turkey's first unicorn.

Rina Onur is also the founding and managing partner of 500 Istanbul. This micro VC fund is focused on the Turkic region and the Turkish diaspora, operating with the mission of backing early-stage startups that have a goal of dominating the region or have a global vision.

Before entering the Turkish internet ecosystem, Rina Onur gained valuable experience in venture capital at Türkven Private Equity and investment banking at Morgan Stanley's London office. She holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Harvard University. Additionally, Rina Onur contributes her expertise as a founding member of the Global Shapers Istanbul, an initiative of the World Economic Forum.