Mustafa Selim Yaşar

Mustafa Selim Yaşar

Chairperson

Mustafa Selim Yaşar graduated from the Paris-Académie Arqueille Sorbonne in 1976. He furthered his studies at New York University, graduating in 1980, and then at Pace University, New York at the Department of Business Administration and Finance, graduating in 1981. His career in business started at the Yaşar Dış Ticaret (Dış Ticaret) where he worked in various positions within the company over the following eight years. From 1988 to 1996, he served as the CFO of Yaşar Holding, and in the same period, he also served as President of the Paint-Chemicals and Beverage Groups within the Holding. Between 1997 and 2000, Selim Yaşar held the position of Board Chairperson and CEO of Otak-Desa and Desa Enerji companies. In the year 2000, he served as chairperson of the Board of Directors of Izmir Technopark, BDS Business Development Company (BDS İş Geliştirme) and Yüzey Construction Company (Yüzey İnşaat Taahhüt). From 1991 to 1997, Selim Yaşar served in various roles at the Assembly of the Chamber of Industry of the Aegean Region (EBSO), as Chairperson, as President and as a member of the Board of Directors. He also spent four years as Deputy Chairperson of the Aegean Industry and Business Association (ESIAD) of which he is a founding member. After serving as Deputy Chairperson of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Council, and as a member of Karşıyaka Municipal Council from 2004 to 2009, Selim Yaşar then went on to participate in a number of non-governmental organizations, where he has continued his support. From March 2014 onwards, Selim Yaşar served as Chairperson of Desa Enerji, Dyo Boya and Yaşar Birleşik Pazarlama. He has been Chairperson at Yaşar Dış Ticaret and Yaşar Holding since April 2015.

 
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