Gunel Rzayeva has joined VavaCars as Senior Legal Counsel in Istanbul.
VavaCars is part of a global group of companies focused on the energy sector. Worldwide, the group is invested in over 5,000 service stations, five oil refineries, and 18 million cubic meters of storage for petroleum products, as well as other energy infrastructure, including ships. In Turkey, VavaCars partners with Petrol Ofisi and operates at selected stations.
Before joining VavaCars, Rzayeva says she "single-handedly led all legal processes" at Big Chefs for over three years. Before that, she spent almost three years as Corporate Legal Counsel with the Allianz Group. Before moving in-house in 2013, Rzayeva was an Associate with DLA Piper, advising on domestic and international mergers and acquisitions.
"I am very excited about being a part of the fantastic VavaCars team and being the sole in-house legal counsel of the company," Rzayeva commented. "I was always interested in tech companies which are very dynamic in the world. VavaCars is building the first of its kind start-up offering in the world by merging the tech and auto worlds. I hope to be able to transfer the core of what I have learned in my professional career and look forward to helping the company as it delivers on its strategy."