Tolga İzzet Günel

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Tolga İzzet Günel

Director of Supply Chain - Hayat Kimya

Tolga İzzet Günel is the Global Director of Supply Chain for Hayat Kimya Company He joined Hayat Kimya in 2015, an FMCG company active in Hygiene, Tissue & Towel and Fabric and Home Care operations, manufacturingi in 6 countries with a turnover of 1,3 billion USD.

Before Hayat Kimya, he worked as the Director of Supply Chain for Eczacıbaşı Building Products Group between 2011 and 2015.

Before Eczacıbaşı, he worked in Proctor & Gamble for 15 years. He started his career in 1996 and worked in the Turkish Laundry Plant as Materials Planner and local buyer, then production planner. In 1999, he moved to Mechelen, Belgium, where the largest distribution centre in Central Europe for P&G existed at the time. He led the DC Planning team, then became responsible for stock control and internal controls. He then led the outside warehouse and transport operations for the distribution centre.

He then worked as the SAP R3 Supply Chain project leader for Mechelen Plant, Distribution Center and European Contract Operations. With that project’s success, he consulted further SAP R3 implementations in the region. Then, he led the integration of Wella business in Benelux.

In 2004, he moved back to Procter & Gamble’s HQ as Demand, Supply and Initiatives Planning Group Manager responsible for Health and Beauty Care categories.

 In 2006, he moved back abroad to CEEMEA’s HQ in Geneva, Switzerland, as Human Resources Group Manager across supply chain operations of the region. In 2007, he took the lead of supply chain operations of Proctor &Gamble’s Global Development Markets division, responsible for distributor markets across 70 countries around the Globe.

Born in 1974 in Ankara, Tolga İzzet Günel graduated from Gazi Anadolu Lisesi 1992 and Bilkent University Industrial Engineering Department in 1996. He is a member of Bilkent University Industrial Engineering Department Advisory Board. He is married with 2 children. He is a guitar player and has been active in many corporate bands.

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