Board of Directors

Elvan Ünlütürk

Chairperson of the Board

Born in İzmir. After completing her secondary education at İzmir American High School, she graduated from the Textiles Engineering Department at Ege University, in 1992.

She started her professional life at Yaşar Holding Textiles in 1991 and moved on to Sun Tekstil in 1992. She currently holds the position of Chairperson of the Board at Sun Tekstil and Jimmy Key.

She is a Board Member at TÜSİAD, an Advisory Board Member at AIESEC, a member at TAİDER, KALDER, and EİB, the Vice President of the UN Global Compact Network Turkey, and the Chair of the Social Policies Roundtable at TÜSİAD.

Sabri Ünlütürk

Vice Chairperson of the Board

Born in Istanbul. After completing his high school education in Söke and Buca High School, he graduated from the Faculty of Geological Engineering at Ege University, in 1980.

He founded Sun Tekstil with his brother Sedat Şükrü Ünlütürk in 1987 and continues his position as the Vice Chairperson of the Board at Sun Tekstil.

He has held various positions as President of EGSD, Vice President of the Aegean Apparel Exporters’ Association, President of TARGEV, Supervisory Board Member at TİM, President of the Aegean Textile and Raw Materials Exporters’ Association, and President of the Aegean Exporters’ Associations (EİB).

He currently serves as a Board Member of the Aegean Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metals Exporters’ Association, a member of the Board of Trustees at the İzmir University of Economics, and Chairman of the Board of İzmir BilimPark.

Günseli Ünlütürk

Board Member

Günseli Ünlütürk was born in Luleburgaz and graduated from Robert College. She completed a degree in Metallurgical Engineering at METU in 1979 and is still a student at the Sociology Department in AUZEF. She started her professional life in Egomosan and Aytemizler Textiles.

In 1987, she started working at Sun Tekstil as one of the founders of the company and she has been working at different levels since, including the management of Jimmy Key, which was founded by Sun Tekstil in 1997. She is a Member of the Board of Directors at Sun Tekstil.

She has been a Board Member at ESİAD, TAIDER, TARKEM, and FBN Family Business Network International. She is a member of METU Turkish Folklore Society, METU Aegean Alumni Association, Izmir Tennis Specialization Club, Turkish-American Businessmen’s Association, Contemporary Education Foundation and Emergency Medicine Association.

Melis Vekiloğlu

Managing Director
Board Member

Melis Vekiloğlu graduated from the Faculty of Business Administration at Dokuz Eylul University in 2000. She started her career at Sun Tekstil in 2001 and was appointed to various positions such as sales representative assistant, sales representative, product development specialist, office manager, team leader, and assistant managing director. She has been the Managing Director of Sun Tekstil since 2016.

She is a Member of the Board of the Aegean Ready-to-Wear and Apparel Exporters’ Association, a member of the TOBB-Turkey Apparel and Ready-to-Wear Industry Assembly, a member of the TIM Women’s Council and a member of the Business World and Sustainable Development Association.

İdil Türkmenoğlu

Independent Board Member

Elif İdil Türkmenoğlu, who graduated from Kadıköy Anatolian and Bosphorus Business Administration Department, received on-the-job training at Bank of America, received her Strategic HR certificate from Wharton, completed her graduate studies in Applied Psychology at Istanbul Commerce University and studied “Positive Management” at the University of Michigan.

She worked in Doğuş Group and Boyner Group, and is an Independent Board Member at Sun Tekstil. She has authored four books; “Office Stories”, “Positive Management”, “Corporate Internal Communication” and “Networking is not a Problem”, which she co-authored with Işıl Taysever. She also wrote the “Career Guide” for ASPB and the book, “Equality at Work” with Aysun Sayın.

She is one of the founding partners of the social enterprise “Biraderler Yapım/Çocuk Genç Sanat Tiyatro”, which produces digital and stage content and organizes educational programs. She holds many sectoral awards, and is also among the 50CHRO. She has been a volunteer in civil society for 27 years and is a Board Member of PERYÖN, and Global Compact Turkey.

Demet Özdemir

Independent Board Member

A graduate of Business Administration at METU, Özdemir has a graduate degree in International Finance from the London School of Economics.

She started her career with Arthur Andersen and moved on at Ernst & Young. She held her last position at EY as the Corporate Finance Senior Partner for 15 years until 2021. She has held several positions as the Private Equity Funds Sector Leader and Corporate Finance Partner in EY Turkey and Central and South Eastearn Europe, as well as the Emerging Markets Leader in the EMEIA region. She left her position at EY in late 2021 and is currently a Member of the Board of Directors at Inveo Investment Holding and Osmanlı Investment, and an Independent Board Member at Sun Tekstil.

Demet Özdemir, who has served as a Board Member at the British Turkish Chamber of Commerce, is still a member of the Board of Directors at the Women on Board Association Turkey, and Junior Achievement Türkiye, of which she is among the founders.