Hakan serves as Managing Director, Turkey. In this role, Hakan is responsible for leading PVH's Turkish operations and establishing a strategic plan for the market based on a comprehensive understanding of local customers and consumers. He leads an integrated country team that works cross-functionally to achieve sales and profit objectives for the Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein brands through both the wholesale and retail distribution channels.
Hakan has 20 years of experience in sales and financial operations, with a specialty in brand and retail management of global and local premium lifestyle brands. Prior to joining PVH in 2013, Hakan served as the General Manager for Levi Strauss & Company for five years in Turkey. Since the start of his career in 1995, Hakan has held various positions in commercial operations and retail management of global and local premium lifestyle brands, including with Nike (both in Turkey and European Headquarters in the Netherlands), Unitim (a Turkish multibrand apparel and fashion company), Altinyildiz (a Turkish apparel and textile company) and Mexx.
Hakan graduated from Istanbul Technical University with a degree in Textile Engineering and received his MBA from Marmara University.