15 March 2023

Eti, one of the leaders of Turkish food industry and one of the biggest industrial enterprises of Turkey, providing consumers with dozens of brands and hundreds of products, takes important steps towards becoming the global brand of Turkey. After taking milestone steps in 2017 such as establishment of Craiova production plant as its first factory outside of Turkey and Eti International geographic unit to build a strong presence in its strategic markets and leveraging its continued strong export performance since decades, Eti brought together its products with millions of consumers and managed a significant international growth. Being on the verge of another leap in its globalization, Eti is moving forward with a new global organization. Stephane Batoux, who has been leading Eti International unit based in Europe since 2017, has been appointed as the Global CEO of Eti as of March1st 2023. Besides, to stay strong in Turkey, the largest single market for Eti, Ercan Öz who has been leading Turkey sales organization since September 2021, has been appointed as the CEO for Eti Türkiye geographic unit as of March 1st, 2023. In his new position, he will be reporting to Eti Global CEO, Stephane Batoux. Ercan Öz will hold Eti Gıda General Manager position as well.

Hakan Polatoğlu, who has been working as the CEO of Eti Gıda since 2011 and had a significant role in all of Eti’s accomplishments in its near history, will continue to take part in

Eti’s future as a member of Eti Gıda Board.

With its new global organization put in place and its new leadership team, Eti aims to further consolidate its leadership in Turkey, accelerate its international growth leveraging its expertise in Turkey and eventually emerge as a strong global brand of Turkey.

Stephane batoux

About Stephane Batoux:

Stephane Batoux graduated from the University of Kent's Finance and Business Administration Department in 1987. Stephane Batoux completed his master's degree in economics at the University of Bordeaux and his MBA in Purchasing and Finance at the Institut du Management de l'Achat Industriel.

He started his professional career in 1989 as Purchasing and Innovation Manager at Plasto in Dijon/France. Later he worked as European Purchasing Manager, Purchasing Director, and Supply Chain Director at ReckittBenckiser's for France and Italy respectively in Paris and Milan offices.

Afterwards, he started working at Danone in 2000. He worked as the Global Purchasing Director for the Dairy division in the Paris office, became the Russia Operations Director in the Moscow office. In 2005, he was nominated as the General Manager of Ukraine in the Kiev office and finally took the position of the General Manager for Romania, Moldova and the Adriatic in the Bucharest office.

He worked as Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company General Manager for Romania and Moldova between 2012 and 2014, and he worked as the General Manager of Albalact in Bucharest until 2017.

Speaking five languages (French, English, Russian, Italian and Romanian) and with more than 30 years of international experience, he started working as ETİ International CEO in 2017. Stephane Batoux, who led the activities of Eti in Romania, Poland and Balkans for six years, has been appointed as the Global CEO of Eti, as of March 1st, 2023. Stephane Batoux has three daughters.

Ercan Öz

About Ercan Öz:

Graduated from the Management Department of Anadolu University in 1992, Ercan Öz started his professional career in FMCG industry at Pepsi Bottling Group in 1997. He worked as Sales Supervisor at Coca-Cola between 1999 and 2001. Between 2001-2010, he took Sales Manager positions in many regions in FMCG companies such as Coca Cola and Frito Lay. Öz held different high-level management positions in different countries in Danone between 2010 and 2017 as Sales Director and County Manager. In addition, he became Executive Committee Member of several companies under Danone.

Ercan Öz became a managing partner of Getir in 2017 and between 2017-2021, he worked as General Manager in Düzey Pazarlama under Koç Holding. Joining Eti Companies Group in 2021, Ercan Öz became Sales Group President and Executive Board Member. He has been appointed as the CEO of Eti Turkey as of March 1st 2023.