Corporate Values / Board of Directors
  • Murat Ülker   /  Member of the Board of Directors (Executive Director)
  • Murat Ülker began his professional career in 1982 after graduating from Boğaziçi University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Business Administration. He later attended various training courses (AIB and ZDS) abroad and worked as a trainee at Continental Baking Company in the US. Mr. Ülker also worked in the export business for two years in the middle east. Subsequently, he analyzed about 60 factories and facilities in the biscuit, chocolate and foos industries int he US and europe over a period of three years. Mr. Ülker also participated in various IESC projects and spearheaded many vertical integration related investments. After serving assistant general manager for enterprises, general manager, executive comitee member and board member in various companies of the group, Mr. Ülker was appointed chairman of the board of Yıldız Holding in 2000. Mr. Ülker speaks English and German. His hobbies include sailing and travelling with his familiy. He is married and has three children.
  • Ali Ülker   /   Deputy Chairman of the Board
  • Ali Ülker graduated from Boğaziçi University, faculty of economics and administrative sciences, department of economics and business administration. He aslo attended various academic programs at IMD, Harvard and Wharton. Mr. Ülker took part in the De Boccard&Yorke Consultancy Company’s internal Kaizen study (1992) and the IESC sales system improvement and internal organization Project (1997). He began his Professional career in 1985 as a trainee in the quaility control department of Ülker Gıda A.Ş. Later, he served as a trainee, sales executive, sales coordinator, product group coordinator and product group manager between 1986 and 1998 at the chocolate production facilities and at Atlas Gıda pazarlama A.Ş. He then served as a general manager of Atlas Gıda pazarlama A.Ş. in 1998, deputy chairman of the consumer group of marketing and responsible for chain stores in 2000. General manager of Merkez Gıda pazarlama A.Ş. in 2001 and deputy chairman of the organized retail food group in 2002. In 2005, he was appointed chairman of Ülker (Biscuit, Chocolate, Candy) group. Mr. Ülker speaks English and German, his hobbies include fishing, watching movies, reading boks and playing basketball and billiards.
  • Hüseyin Avni Metinkale   /   Member of the Board
  • Mr. Hüseyin Avni Metinkale was born in 1963. He graduated from Istanbul Technical University Faculty of Management, Management Engineering. He started his career in 1986 as Project Analyst in Al Baraka Bank. Later he moved to Pripak A.Ş. as a founding board member. After Yıldız Holding acquired Pripak A.Ş. he served as executive in various levels and finally appointed as Deputy President of packing group in Yıldız Holding. In 2005 he is appointed as President of the Packing group and a board member of Yıldız Holding. He serves as a member of the board in Bizim Toptan Retail Chain A.Ş, Öncü Marketing, Medyasoft and number of other companies which are subsidies of Yıldız Holding. Mr. Metinkale serves as General Manager of Yıldız Holding, a member of investment committee and a board member of Gözde private Equity Investment Partnership since 2010. He is a board member and deputy chairman of FFK Fon Finansal Kiralama A.Ş. since 2006.
  • Mehmet Evrenol   /   Member of the Board
  • Reşat Karabıyık   /   Independent Member of the Board
  • Mr. Reşat Karabıyık was born on 1969. He has graduated from Marmara University school of business administration on 1992. He began his career on 1993 as internat auditor in Yıldız Holding A.Ş. He has worked in different departments in Taç Investment Company. He continued his job, as vice general director between 2002-2003 and as general manager between 2003-2006. In 2006 Mr. Karabıyık has been appointed as the general manager of Bizim Securities and has directed a lot of public offerings and corporate finance projects. He has been member of the board in Takasbank between 2012-2013. He is the independent member of the board of Makina Takım Endüstrisi A.Ş. since April 2018. Having more than 20 years of experience in capital markets, Mr. Karabıyık’s interests are cinema, tehnology and literature. Mr. Karabıyık is married and has three children.
  • Ahmet Murat Yalnızoğlu   /   Independent Member of the Board
  • Borned in 1957, Murat YALNIZOĞLU graduated from Istanbul Erkek Lisesi followed by the completion of industry and system engineering at University of Florida. Mr. Yalnızoğlu started his professional career as an entrepreneur in 1982 focusing at information technologies and software development. In 1989, Mr. Yalnızoğlu resumed his career at Arthur Andersen & Andersen Consulting as management consultant in information technology. He later led consultancy projects in the areas of strategy and organizational development for the leading companies in Turkey at Coopers&Lybrand and Research Development as managing partner, founder, and partner roles. Mr Yalnızoğlu focused in reorganization of large companies with diversified businesses since 2006. He practiced many projects including the ways to improve board efficiency, and structural organization at start-ups. Mr. Yalnızoğlu acted as board member in many organizations aside of board consultancy.