Ersin Akarlilar


Ersin Akarlilar was elected as a member of the Board of Directors in August 2008. He joined Mavi in 1991 and established Mavi USA in New York in 1996. Ersin also serves as president of Mavi USA. Ersin has a BSc in Economics from Bosphorus University and completed his MBA in finance and international business at New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business.

Seymur Tari

Vice Chairman

Seymur Tari was elected as a member of the Board of Directors in August 2008. Seymur works at Istanbul liaison office of Turk Ventures Adv LTD, which provides consultancy services to TPEF II, and was formerly working with McKinsey & Company in Istanbul focusing on corporate portfolio strategy, as well as at Caterpillar Inc. in Geneva as a product manager with responsibility for the EMEA & CIS regions. Seymur has an MBA from INSEAD and an MSc and BSc in Mechanical Engineering and Robotics from ETH Zurich. Seymur also serves on the boards of Medical Park Sağlık Hizmetleri A.Ş., Flo Mağazacılık ve Pazarlama A.Ş., Koton Mağazacılık Tekstil Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. and Pizza Restaurantları A.Ş.

Elif Akarlilar


Elif Akarlilar was elected as a member of the Board of Directors in August 2008. Elif joined Mavi in 1991 and, prior to her appointment as Global Brand Director, held various product development and brand management positions within the Mavi organizations in Istanbul and in NY. Elif holds a post-graduate degree in International Politics from the University of Vienna and an MA degree in Visual Culture from New York University.

Cuneyt Yavuz


Cuneyt Yavuz was elected as a member of the Board of Directors in August 2008. Cuneyt joined Mavi in 2008 as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to his appointment as CEO he held various senior management positions at Procter & Gamble for 16 years. Cuneyt holds a BA degree in International Relations from Bosphorus University and a post-graduate degree for Johns Hopkins University.

Ahmet Ashaboglu

Independent Member

He graduated from Tufts University and earned a Master’s degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Mechanical Engineering. In 1994, he began his career as a Research Assistant at MIT, held various positions at UBS Warburg between 1996 and 1999 and worked as Management Consultant at McKinsey&Company, New York, between 1999 and 2003. He joined Koç Holding as Finance Group Coordinator in 2003. He has been serving as the CFO at Koç Holding since 2006.

Nevzat Aydin

Independent Member

Nevzat Aydın is the co-founder and global CEO of, the leading online food delivery portal in Turkey. Born in 1976, Nevzat Aydın holds a computer engineering degree from Boğazici University. After completing his studies he went to University of San Francisco to do his MBA. During his stay in Silicon Valley he had his inspiration to start and returned back to Istanbul to persue his endeavor. May 2015, Yemeksepeti was acquired by the global leader Delivery Hero with the biggest valuation ever yet in Turkish Internet History. Nevzat Aydın was among the 150 entrepreneurs invited from all around the world to the Entrepreneurship Summit held by USA President Barack Obama in April, 2010. In 2013 and 2015, he was named number one on Fortune’s “40 Under 40” list. He was honered with the Philantrophy Award of American Turkish Society in 2017. Currently, Mr. Aydın is a board member of Endeavor Turkey, TOBB (Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey), Young Entrepreneurs and American Turkish Society, advisory board member of Allianz, trustees board member of Boğaziçi University and a founding member of Galata Business Angels. As an active angel investor he currently has 28 investments. Nevzat Aydın is also a board member of MAVI Company.