CEO, Ülker and Managing Director, Central Asia and Romania

Mete Buyurgan

Mete has led Turkey, Central Asia and Romania since January 2016.

Prior to his current role, Mete worked for Yildiz Holding for three years leading the gum, candy, chocolate and biscuit categories. He was also responsible for Yildiz’s joint ventures in Turkey.

Prior to joining Yildiz Holding, Mete worked for Hobby Cosmetics for 11 years. He joined as General Manager and after managing the M&A process with Dabur India successfully, held the position of CEO for four years. Mete was also with the Baser Colgate Palmolive joint venture for 12 years with his final role being Marketing and Sales Director for Turkey.

Mete has lived and worked in US, Dubai and Turkey. He has an MBA from Marmara University in Turkey and a BA in Business Administration from Cukurova University in Turkey.

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