PAGEV President

Yavuz Eroğlu was born in Istanbul on January 23, 1973. He received his bachelor's degree from the Istanbul Technical University Department of Electronics and Communication, and has master's degrees from the Boğaziçi University Biomedical Engineering and the Marmara University Management Organization Department. He started his career in SEM Plastik, a family company. He was in charge of production, sales and export in a company that grew quickly in the plastics industry and had remarkable achievements along the way. In 1997, he was responsible for the first export transaction in the industry. Eroğlu is also the Founder and Board of Directors Chair of SEM Global A.Ş. and Credoy Polymer. Under his leadership, SEM Plastik was named one of the top 100 fastest-growing companies of Turkey and the region by the Harvard University affiliate Allworld Network. His 2008 investment in Plastic Disposable Packaging in Palestine was the only manufacturing investment in the region, and was cited by business guru Michael Porter in his “Shared Value” presentation as an example case. 

Yavuz Eroğlu is also the President of the Turkish Plastics Industry Foundation (PAGEV), the President of the TOBB Plastics, Rubber and Composite Industry Assembly, Board of Directors of EuPC), President of Turkey, Middle East and Africa of the Waste Free Oceans Foundation, and Advisory Board Member of the MECC (Middle East Commercial Center).  He has published an adaptation book on “History of Plastics” that is aimed to teach plastics to Students. Eroğlu speaks English and married with 3 children.