Our leadership

Murat Ulker - Chairman

Murat Ulker is the Chairman of Yildiz Holding and pladis. He is a baker and a chocolatier.

Murat is a second generation executive of the Ulker family business. He initially joined Yildiz Holding in 1984, founding and leading various businesses over the years, before succeeding his father, Sabri. In 2000, he assumed the role of Yildiz Holding CEO, serving until 2008 when he also became Chairman of the Board.

Mehmet Tutuncu

Deputy to the pladis CEO

Executive Corporate Officer
IS & Business Transformation

Nurtac Afridi

Chief Strategy & Growth Officer

Yekta Caymaz

Chief Information Officer

Erica Coletta

Chief Human Resources Officer

Lale Saral Develioglu

Chief Marketing Officer

Thibaut Eissautier

Chief Procurement Officer

Fulya Fraser

Head of pladis CEO's Office

Baris Oner

Chief Legal Counsel

Zuhal Seker

Chief Communications Officer

Mustafa Tercan

Chief Financial Officer

John Titmuss

Chief Supply Chain Officer

Denis Treacy

Chief Quality & Safety Officer

Nina Williams

Chief Research & Development Officer

Mert Altinkilic

Managing Director - Middle East

Sener Astan

Managing Director - C&SA, India, Pakistan & Bangladesh

Emin Birsel

Managing Director – Europe

Brian Blanchard

Managing Director - North America

Mete Buyurgan

Managing Director - Turkey

Jerome Chouchan

Managing Director - Japan & Korea

Jon Eggleton

Managing Director – UK & Ireland

Kemal Gul

Managing Director - North Africa

Ali Jaber

Managing Director – Sub Saharan Africa

Widianto Juwono

Managing Director - Greater China, Southeast Asia, Australia & New Zealand