Top Echelon Executives
HASAN CEM BOYNER / Board of Directors' Chairperson
Cem Boyner, who has graduated fron the Bosphorus University Business Administration Faculty in 1978, has started his business life in the family company Altınyıldız the same year. He has served as Boyner Holding Executive Board Chairperson during 1982-1994. Cem Boyner, who served as the Turkish Industrialists and Businessmen Association (TÜSİAD) Board of Directors' Chairperson during 1989-1990, became Boyner Holding Executive Director in 1996. Cem Boyner took over the Boyner Holding Board of Directors' Chairperson position in 2010, when Osman Boyner became the Honorary Chairperson. At the same time, Cem Boyner of the Board of Directors' Chairperson of Boyner Perakende ve Tekstil Yatırımları A.Ş. and the other Group companies.
BÜLENT BAŞARAN / General Manager
Başaran, who is an Istanbul Technical University Industrial Engineering graduate, has received post-graduate education at Istanbul University on Finance Management and International Marketing. He has stepped into his professional career as Toys R Us Purchasing and Logistics Executive. He has worked as senior executive within the organizations of Desa Deri A.Ş and Unitim Holding. Başaran, who has worked at Shaya Retailing as Turkey Ready-Wear Purchasing and Brand Management Manager, has also taken office as the General Manager of Tekin Acar Cosmetics during 2009-2014. He has worked as Commercial General Manager of Hepsiburada.com starting from June 2014. And, he has joined Boyner Grand Retailing as General Manager in October 2016.
BURCU KÖRPEAĞAÇ / Marketing Vice General Manager
Körpeağaç, who has graduated from Ankara University Communication Faculty, has started her career as Customer Relations Executive at Boğaziçi İletişim Group in 1996. After taking office in the Corporate Communication departments of different banks such as Interbank, Egebank and Demirbank in the finance sector for three years, she has joined the Boyner Group affiliate Benkar (Advantage) in 2000 as the Advertisement Department Manager. Körpeağaç, who has transferred to Beymen as the Marketing Communication Manager two years later, has joined the Lunapark Advertisement agency in 2006 as the Agency Co-Chairperson. and has then moved to Art Group as the Customer Relations Group Director in 2008. She has returned to the retail sector in January 2013 and worked for 3 years in Vakko as the Marketing and Communication Director. Körpeağaç has joined Boyner as of March 2016 as the Marketing Vice General Manager.
BORA ALYANAK / Men's Wear Vice General Manager
He has graduated from the Geological Engineering Department of Istanbul Technical University in 2000. He has joined the Boyner Grand Retailing organization in 1996. He continues to take office as the Men's Wear Vice General Manager since July 2013.
FİLİZ BAYRAK / Corporate Development and Outlet Vice General Manager
Flliz Bayrak, after graduating from the Urban Planning Department of Istanbul Technical University in 1995, has received an Urban Planning Master's degree from Istanbul Technical University in 1997. She has received an MBA degree from Bosphorus University in 2000, and started her career as an appraiser at the Uluslararası Gayrimenkul Danışmanlik Firm. Filiz Bayrak, who has joined the Boyner Grand Retailing organization in 1998 as Investment Planning Executive and has last served as Strategy Development & Investments & Visual Merchandising Manager, has been promoted to the position of Vice General Manager responsible for Corporate Development and Çarşı in 2014. As of 2016, she continues to serve as the Corporate Development and Outlet Vice General Manager.
HAKAN ZİHNİOĞLU / Sales Vice General Manager
Zihnioğlu, who has graduated from Bosphorus University Mechanical Engineering Department, has completed his master's degree at Atatürk Institute Modern Turkish History department. He has started his professional life as coordinator at the Bosphorus University Foundation. He has taken office as the Sales Manager, Sales Director, Sales and Commercial Marketing Director and Middle East Countries Business Development Director in Group SEB Tefal Chain Stores in Turkey during 1993-2001.
He has taken part in the retail sector as entrepreneur starting with 2001. He has offered training and counseling services to leading companies in Turkey in many sectors, and primarily retailing, as educator and management counselor in their sales and marketing projects. Zihnioğlu, who is also the Chairperson of the Bosphorus University Alumnae Association (BUMED) since 2010, teaches courses at the Bosphorus University Life-Long Education Center and Istanbul Fashion Academy. He has been working as Sales Vice General Manager at Boyner since February 2016.
MURAT AKGÜN / Human Resources Vice General Manager
He has studied for an MBA degree at Bosphorus University in 2007, after having graduated from the Istanbul University Economics Faculty International Relations Department. His career that has started at Yapı Kredi Bank in 1990, has continued at the Garanti Bank Audit Board in 1992. Following the responsibilities he has assumed in the Audit Board, Project Design and Implementation Training units, he has taken office as the Human Resources and Call Center Manager. He has entered the retail market in 2007 and has taken office as Human Resources and Business Development Coordinator at YKM in 2007. Following the Boyner & YKM merger in 2012, he has taken office as the Operation and IT Vice General Manager within the Boyner Grand Retailing organization. He continues his office as the Human Resources Vice General Manager since December 2014.
OKAN GÜRSAN / Trade Vice General Manager
Gürsan, who is a graduate of Dokuz Eylül University Economics department, has completed MBA programs on Global Business Management at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Management and Operation at Bilgi University. Gürsan has started his business life as Senior Auditor at Ernst & Young and as subsequently joined Coca-Cola İçecek as Internal Audit Executive. He has subsequently been transferred to the headquarters of the Coca-Cola Company and worked as International Audit and Audit Project Manager in Atlanta. Moving to Azerbaijan in 2008, Gürsan has taken office as the Country Finance Director within the Coca-Cola İçecek organization. Gürsan, after returning to Turkey in 2011, has served as Senior Finance Manager, Sales Center Manager and Revenue Growth Management and Strategy Development Manager within the Coca-Cola İçecek organization. Transferring to Beymen as CFO in 2015, Gürsan continues his office as Boyner Grand Retailing Vice General Manager in charge of Trade since September 2016.
REFİK KARABAY / Financial Affairs Vice General Manager
Karabay, after taking office in the Finance departments of various companies following his graduation from the Dokuz University Business Administration Department, has worked at the headquarters of Johnson and GlaxoSmithKline in the US. He has served at Arçelik/Beko within the Koç Group organization from 2007 up to 2014. He has assumed the position of CFO at the facilities in Moscow until 2011, then managed the project for the acquisition of a major company in South Africa for two years, and then assumed the position of CFO in BEKO England during the last one and a half years. Refik Karabay continues to work as Financial Affairs Vice General Manager in Boyner Grand Retailing since February 2014.
SEDEF NASUHİOĞLU / Operation, Internal Control & Loss Prevention Vice General Manager
She has started her professional life in 1999 in R&D and Strategic Development Department of Migros. She has worked at different positions in the logistics planning and retail chain solutions departments. During the period when she worked at Migros, she has taken part in many projects such as the planning of new warehouses, logistics budget planning, establishment of the logistics infrastructure in Russia, matching supply processes and establishing the new organization following the acquisition of Tansaş. She has joined the Shaya Group in 2006 as warehousing and distribution manager and has taken office as the Supply Chain and Logistics Director in charge of all brands such as Starbucks, Victoria's Secret, Debenhams of the group during the last 5 years.
SERKAN ULUKAYA / Planning and Allocation Vice General Manager
He has graduated from the İTÜ Sakarya Engineering Faculty Industrial Engineering Department. He has completed his post-graduate education at University of Missouri Columbia and Columbia College in the US during 1999-2002. He has worked as specialized analyst at Eksim Yatırım Holding during 2002-2005. He has then taken office as project executive in the Planning and Allocation processes at LC Waikiki Retailing. During the last 9 years when he worked at LC Waikiki, he has undertaken the establishment and management of the Business Analytics & Business Development Department, and has managed the store capacity, budget, forecast, price, discount and outlet processes in the field of planning and allocation as the Planning, Strategy and Process Development Director.
ŞEVKET ÇELİKKANAT / Information Technologies Vice General Manager
Çelikkanat, who has graduated from the Istanbul Technical University Textile Engineering department, has also completed his master's degree at the same university. After starting his career as Sales Representative in the textile businesses, he has transferred to the Zorlu Group in 1999 as the Sales and Marketing Coordinator. Çelikkanat, who has continued to work as the SAP Project Executive in the Zorlu Textile Group companies, has been appointed as the Vice General Manager in charge of logistics and finance in Zorlu USA in 2004. After continuing in this position for four years, Çelikkanat has passed to the Movado Watch Company again in the US as the IT Solutions Manager, and has then transferred to İpekyol in June 2008 and took office first as the Information Technologies and Logistics Director and then as the Chief Information Officer. He has assumed the position of Information Technologies Vice General Manager at Boyner Grand Retailing since August 2016.