Top Echelon Executives

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.


Eren Çamurdan has graduated from the Industrial Engineering Faculty of Yıldız Technical University, and has received a MBA degree from the Yeditepe University. Having joined the Boyner Group family 20 years ago through Altınyıldız, Çamurdan became the founding General Manager of AY Marka Mağazacılık in 2008. Having successfully managed the brands such as Network, Que, Divarese within AY Marka Mağazacılık for more than 10 years, Çamurdan was appointed as the General Manager of Boyner Büyük Mağazacılık as of February 2019.

ARİF KULA / Information Technologies Deputy General Manager

Arif Kula who has graduated from Computer Engineering Department of Ahmet Yesevi University, has started his career in 1990 as the founder of Besobil. Arif Kula, who continued his career as Software Development Manager at DorukNet between 1994-2000, joined Boyner Group in 2000. After serving in Boyner Büyük Mağazacılık for 7 years, he was appointed as Information Systems Director to Beymen. Arif Kula has been serving as Information Technologies Deputy General Manager at Boyner Büyük Mağazacılık as of December 2018.


EBRU VARDAR / Human Resources Deputy General Manager

Ebru Vardar has graduated from the Industrial Engineering Department of Istanbul Technical University, has started her career in the Human Resources Department at Vestel. After, she worked as Human Resources Manager at Arthur Andersen and continued her career at Ernst & Young in after association with Arthur Andersen - Ernst & Young, between 2003-2012. In this process, she was played different roles such as Central and Southeast European Wage and Benefits Leadership and Human Resources Directorate. Ebru Vardar, who joined Yapı Kredi in 2013, served as Human Resources Director in various functions of Human Resources. Ebru Vardar joined to Boyner Büyük Mağazacılık as Human Resources Deputy General Manager in October 2018.

FİLİZ BAYRAK / Corporate Development and Outlet ​Deputy 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 Department Stores 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 Deputy General Manager responsible for Corporate Development and Çarşı in 2014. As of 2016, she continues to serve as the Corporate Development and Outlet Deputy General Manager.

HAKAN ZİHNİOĞLU / Sales Deputy 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 Deputy General Manager at Boyner since February 2016.

SEZAYİ AKSOY / Chief Financial Officer 

Graduate of Istanbul University Business Administration, Aksoy also completed his Master's Degree from Istanbul Universıty. He started his career at Toys‘R’Us in 1997, where he respectively worked as Financial Analyst, Financial Supervisor and Budget & Planning Manager. Aksoy who worked at Toys ’R’ Us for a total of 10 years, lastly served as Investments & Finance Director. In 2007, he joined Egal Gıda (Yıldız Holding) as Finance Director. He later took roles of Group Finance Manager in the hot beverages and premium brands group and also as Division CFO in the frozen food and personal care group. Afterwards, he moved to SCA Yıldız Paper and Personal Care where he worked as Finance Director between 2012 and 2015 and later as Controlling Director MEIA between 2015-2016. From October 2016 he was acting as Financial Affairs Dırector at Aktül Paper. Aksoy joined Boyner as of March 2018 as Chief Financial Officer.