New Chief Marketing Officer of Mey|Diageo: Osman Albora

01 July 2024

Osman Albora Appointed as the new Chief Marketing Officer of Mey|Diageo 

Osman Albora has been appointed as the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of Mey|Diageo. Starting on July 1, 2024, Albora will be responsible for overseeing all marketing activities of Mey|Diageo.

With this appointment, Osman Albora joins the Mey|Diageo Leadership Team as the new Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).  Albora who has over 22 years of experience in marketing, predominantly with multinational companies in both national and international roles, will lead the development and implementation of Mey|Diageo’s marketing strategies from July 1, 2024. In this role, he will also serve Member as a member of the Diageo Global Marketing Leadership Team.

Osman Albora graduated from Koç University with degrees in Business Administration and Economics.  He began his professional career in 2002 as an Assistant Treasury Manager at Yapi Kredi Bankasi. From 2003 to  2007, Albora worked at Procter & Gamble Türkiye as an Assistant Brand Manager and later as a Senior Assistant Brand Manager. He then served as a Brand Manager at The Coca-Cola Company’s Turkey office. Albora returned to Procter & Gamble in 2008, where he worked as a Brand Manager in Türkiye from 2008 to 2010, and as a Senior Regional Brand Manager responsible for the CEEMA (Central-Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa) region at the Switzerland office from 2010 to 2012. Between 2012 and 2013, he served as a Heas of Marketing -Consumer Division at Johnson & Johnson. From 2013 to 2019, Albora held various local and international management roles in marketing and sales at Unilever Türkiye and Unilever United Arab Emirates. He served as the Brand Development Director in Türkiye from 2013 to 2014, Senior Brand Development Director from 2014 to 2016, and Senior Marketing Director from 2016 to 2017. From 2017 to 2019, he was the Senior Marketing Director at Unilever UAE, leading digital transformation and contributing to marketing activities from the Dubai office, and also served as a member of the Regional Executive Board. From 2019 to 2022, Albora worked as the Head of Division, Mobile GM at Samsung UAE.

In 2022-2023, Osman Albora was the Category Director for Eurasia and the Middle East at The Coca-Cola Company’s Dubai office. Before joining Mey|Diageo, he was the Senior Category Director for Eurasia and the Middle East at the same company, leading the marketing activities in the region.

About Mey|Diageo

one of the largest companies in Turkey’s alcoholic beverages sector. It was established in 2004 following the privatization of Tekel’s alcoholic beverages division. Since 2011, it has been under the umbrella of Diageo, an alcoholic beverage producer with commercial activities in approximately 180 countries and regional offices in 80 countries. With roots dating back to the establishment of İnhisarlar İdaresi in 1862, Mey|Diageo continues its operations as a licensed winegrower in Turkey. It operates as two separate entities in Turkey, one focused on production and the other on sales and marketing. Combining the talents of its employees and the strength of its brands, Mey|Diageo has become one of Turkey’s largest companies, with over 2,000 employees working together with distributor and sales teams. It is a market leader in all areas through its employment opportunities, significant contributions to the national economy, social responsibility efforts, and exclusive brands.

For information

Selim Zeytinoglu / BN Strategic Communication / [email protected]