YENİ ASIR Newspaper (25.03.2019)

İLKNUR RODOPLU, CEO of Kahve Diyarı , which is one of the most important coffee chains in Turkey and which provides service to its clients through 121 branches in whole Turkey and 29 Branches in İzmir, stands forth with her success that she carried success rate, profitability of the company and customer satisfaction up to a new higher level. Being chosen as the CEO (Chief Executive Officer) in year 2017 for the Trademark that was purchased by an Academician named ABDURRAHMAN YILMAZ in year 2014, RODOPLU, thanks to delicacy of a woman’s touch, achieved to make this Trademark one of the most three well-known trademarks in Turkey. Having mentioned that she shall never sacrifice on topics such as hygiene, clothes and service quality, RODOPLU also stated that her dream for year 2023 is to increase the number of branches from 121 up to 260, to become a pioneering company in whole Anatolia and to establish branches in countries, where Turkish people live. Apart from mentioning that she desires to equalize Kahve Diyarı trademark with women, RODOPLU also said “I desire to create a trademark, where we can create women stories. Izmir a city full of joy as long as women are free. I hope we can maintain the same thing in other cities”. UNDERTOOK SIGNIFICANT DUTIES Being established as the first coffee chain of Turkey in year 2005 by a Businessman from BİTLİS, EMRULLAH İŞLEK, and later, being purchased by Businessman İSMAİL KESKİNOĞLU and Academician ABDURRAHMAN YILMAZ in year 2014 after reaching 157 branches, Kahve Diyarı was left in the hands of a successful woman manager after company was totally purchased by ABDURRAHMAN YILMAZ in year 2017. İLKNUR RODOPLU, who is indeed a Computer Engineer, served as a Branch Manager in Banking Sector for 11 years, as a Branch Manager of two private Banks, as the Manager of a pioneering Textile Company for 15 years, and, as the General Manager of a company; and she was chosen as the CEO of Kahve Diyarı in year 2017. THE MARKET IS OPEN FOR DEVELOPMENTS RODOPLU, who develops strategies that are going to satisfy both Branches and their customers, and who has been producing new ideas for the last 2 years in order to carry the Trademark (121 Branches and 4 thousand employees all around Turkey) to a better state, said “Nowadays in Turkey we have coffee chains from 61 different Trademarks. Among these, Starbucks owns the biggest slice with % 26 market share, Kahve Dünyası has the second biggest slice with %10 market share, and Kahve Diyarı has the third biggest slice with %7 market share. In this context, Turkish market is so suitable for developments; and it has the potential to grow even 20 times more than now in the following 5 years of time. Before this year ends, we aim to establish branches in Saudi Arabia, Austria and in Berlin, capital city of Germany. We have production sites in KORKUTELİ and AKHİSAR. Among all these coffee chains in Turkey, we are the only trademark that has the capacity to manufacture. My dream for year 2023 is to increase number of branches from 121 up to 260, to become a pioneering company in Anatolia and to establish branches in countries, where Turkish people live. Apart from mentioning that she desires to equalize Kahve Diyarı trademark with women, RODOPLU also said “I desire to create a trademark, where we can create women stories. Izmir a city full of joy as long as women are free. Women are very functional. Here I am a CEO in this Company, but when I go home I am the mother of my two children and I am a wife. Women are able to take care of their homes in 8 hours after working for 8 hours during the day. And they are better about protection, lookout and empathy.”