Mrs. Idil Yigitbasi has been Vice President for the Food Division Meat and Dairy Products Marketing at Yasar Holding since May 1, 2004. Having started Mrs. Yigitbasi’s business life in 1986 at Tütünbank A.S as an Assistant to Corporate Executive, Mrs. Yigitbasi worked as an Assistant to the Chairman in 1987, System and Financial Analysis Associate Coordinator from 1990 to 1995, Food Division Coordinator from 1995 to 1997, Food Division Vice President from 1997 to 2001, and Vice President in charge of Yasar Holding Food Division Milk and Dairy Products from February 2001 to May 2004. She has been Chairperson for Pinar Su Sanayi ve Ticaret as since June 18, 2009. She has been Chairperson of Yasar Holding AS since June 17, 2009 and Viking Kagit Ve Seluloz AS since April 30, 2009. She serves as Deputy Chairman at Dyo Boya Fabrikalari Sanayi Ve Tica since June 18, 2009. She served as Chairperson of Dyo Boya Fabrikalari Sanayi Ve Tica since June 18, 2009. Mrs. Yigitbasi served as the Chairperson of Pinar Entegre Et ve Un Sanayi AS and Altinyunus Cesme ( known as AltinYunus Cesme Turistik Tesisler AS) and serves as its Vice Chairperson. She has been Chairperson of Pinar Sut Mamulleri Sanayi AS since May 13, 2011 and served as its Vice Chairperson. Mrs. Yigitbasi served as Vice Chairperson of Pinar Entegre Et ve Un Sanayi AS since May 2005 and has been Director since May 2005. She served as Vice Chairperson of Yasar Holding AS since December 9, 2003. She served as Vice Chairperson at Pinar Su Sanayi ve Ticaret AS. She has been a a Director of Viking Kagit Ve Seluloz AS since April 30, 2009. She has been a Director of Dyo Boya Fabrikalari Sanayi Ve Tica since June 18, 2009. She has been a Director of Yasar Holding AS since December 9, 2003. Mrs. Yigitbasi graduated from the Business Administration Department of Bogaziçi University in 1986. She got her MBA degree in 1989 from Indiana University.
1986 yılında Boğaziçi Üniversitesi İşletme Bölümü’nde lisans, 1989 yılında Indiana Üniversitesi’nde İşletme yüksek lisans eğitimini tamamlamıştır. 1986 yılında Yaşar Topluluğu’nda finans sektöründe iş hayatına başlayan Yiğitbaşı, gıda sektörü ağırlıklı olmak üzere çeşitli Topluluk şirketlerinde özellikle strateji ve pazarlama alanlarında üst düzey yöneticilik ve Yönetim Kurulu Üyeliği görevlerini üstlenmiştir. 2003-2009 yılları arasında Yaşar Holding Yönetim Kurulu Başkan Vekilliği görevinde bulunan Yiğitbaşı, Nisan 2009 tarihinden itibaren Yaşar Holding Yönetim Kurulu Başkanı olarak görevini sürdürmektedir. Yiğitbaşı, TÜSİAD, Türkiye Süt, Et, Gıda Sanayicileri ve Üreticileri Birliği Derneği (SETBİR), ESİAD ve Türkiye Kurumsal Yönetim Derneği (TKYD) üyesidir.
İdil Yiğitbaşı holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Boğaziçi University (1986) and an MBA degree from Indiana University (1989). She began her career in finance at the Yaşar Group in 1986 and subsequently undertook senior management positions and held seats on the Board of Directors, focusing on strategy and marketing in a number of Group companies involved mainly in food & beverages. Ms.Yiğitbaşı served as Deputy Chairperson of Yaşar Holding in 2003-2009 and was appointed to her current position as Chairperson of the Yaşar Holding Board of Directors in April 2009. Ms.Yiğitbaşı is also a member of the Turkish Industry and Business Association (TÜSİAD), Union of Dairy, Beef, and Food Industrialists and Producers of Turkey (SETBİR), Aegean Industrialists and Businessmen Association (ESİAD), and Corporate Governance Association of Turkey (TKYD).title