Having got his bachelor's degree from Denison University, MBA from Stanford University and doctorate from Boğaziçi University, Mehmet Cem Kozlu worked as a manager at NCR in the US and at Procter&Gamble in Switzerland, and served as the general manager at Komili for 12 years. He worked as the General manager and Chairman of the Board at Turkish Airlines from 1988 to 1991, and as the Chair of the Association of European Airlines (AEA) in 1990. He continued his public service as a Member of Parliament from 1991 to 1995, and the Chair of the Board of Directors of Turkish Airlines from 1997 to 2003. Since 1996, Kozlu has worked at various positions at The Coca-Cola Company. Having been responsible for 51 countries in his position as the Group Chair for Vienna based Central Europe, Eurasia and Middle East before retiring in 2006, Kozlu worked as the advisor for the Eurasia & Africa Group at The Coca-Cola Company from 2007 to 2015.
Mehmet Cem Kozlu is the Chair of the Board of the Global Relations Forum, and an Independent Member of the Board of Directors of Pegasus Airlines. In addition to being a member of the boards of directors at Coca-Cola İçecek A.Ş., Anadolu Endüstri Holding, Anadolu Efes Biracılık and Malt Sanayii A.Ş. ve Do&Co Restaurants&Catering Co. (Vienna, Austria), Kozlu is also a member of the board of trustees at Anadolu-Johns Hopkins Medical Centre and İstanbul Modern Arts Foundation. Mehmet Cem Kozlu has eight books published and many articles as well as TV series about management.
Mehmet Cem Kozlu has not been assigned to any other position at Arçelik A.Ş. or its affiliates for the last five years. He has no relation with the top management of Arçelik A.Ş. He does not have a direct or indirect share of over 5% in the capital of Arçelik A.Ş; He is not an employee representative and He does not have any commercial relationship with Arçelik A.Ş. Mehmet Cem Kozlu has the qualifications of being independent as defined in the Capital Market Board's Corporate Governance Principles.