Managing Director, Europe

Emin Birsel

Emin was appointed Managing Director, Europe in December 2016.

Prior to his current role, Emin worked for Yildiz Holding for three years where he held leadership positions including Regional General Manager for CIS, Europe and Americas and General Manager for Business Development and Projects.

Prior to joining Yildiz Holding, Emin worked for Savola for 10 years where he held international sales, marketing and operational leadership positions, with his final role being General Manager. Emin also worked for Marsa Kraft Sabanci for three years developing new business in Turkey, Central and Eastern Europe, North Africa and Central Asia. He began his career in Proctor & Gamble.

Emin has lived and worked in Turkey, the UK and the USA. He holds several Board and advisory positions including the Rabobank Europe Food & Agribusiness Advisory Board, Koninklijke Verkade nv Supervisory Board and DyDo Drinko Turkey.

Emin has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in the USA and a BScEE in Engineering from Purdue University in the USA.

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