Hamdi Akın graduated from Gazi University, Department of Mechanical Engineering. He founded Akfen Holding, active in construction, tourism, trade and service sectors in 1976. In addition to serving as the Chairman of the Board of Directors at Akfen Holding, in 2005, he also became Chairman of TAV Airports Holding of which he is a founder and a shareholder. Mr. Akın also carried his dynamism and hard work in business to volunteer efforts and non-governmental organizations as a manager and founder of many societies, foundations, chambers of commerce. He has served as Vice President of Fenerbahçe Sports Club (2000-2002), MESS-Metal Industrialists’ Union President of Ankara Regional Representatives Council (1992-2004), President of TÜGİAD-Turkish Young Businessmen’s Association(1998-2000), on the Board of Directors of TİSK-Turkish Confederation of Employers’ Associations (1995-2001), the Board of Directors of TÜSİAD-Turkish Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Association and has also served as the President of Information Society and New Technologies Commission (2008-2009). Mr. Akın has been serving as a Board Member of Clean Seas Association/TURMEPA since 2011.

Hamdi Akın, together with Akfen Holding, is a founder of the Contemporary Turkey Studies Chair at the London School of Economics. He is also the Founding Member and Honorary President of the Turkey Human Resources Foundation (TİKAV), founded in 1999 to provide Turkey with well-trained human resources. He is also the Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Abdullah Gül University Support Foundation.

After graduating from Surrey University, England, Spanish Business Administration Department in 2010, Pelin Akın Özalp started her career in the Strategy department within the Finance department of Deutsche Bank’s Madrid office. Following her return to Turkey, she was accepted to the MT program of TAV Airports Holdings, to be trained as a future executive.

Currently Pelin Akın ÖZALP serves as a Member of the Corporate Governance Committee and Member of the Board at Akfen Holding. In addition, Pelin Akın ÖZALP also serves as a Board Member of Akfen REIT and IBS Insurance and Reinsurance Brokerage.

Pelin Akın Özalp, takes place in different groups of both Spanish Business Council, British Business Council, Ireland Business Council and USA Business Council of DEIK. She is also an active member of the Board of Trustees and the Board of Directors at TİKAV (Turkish Human Resources Education and Health Foundation) founded in Hamdi Akın’s leadership in 1999. Pelin Akın Özalp is Vice President of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award-Türkiye National Committee whose main sponsor is Akfen Holding. She is also Chairwoman at the Advisory Board of the Contemporary Turkish Studies Chair founded in London School of Economics since 2010. Pelin Akın Özalp had been organsing until 2017 the ‘Tatlıdil Forum’ that was founded in 2011 in order to strengthen political, economic and cultural relations between Turkey and the U.K for the last two years. She is also a member of Turkish Enterprise and Business Confederation (TURKONFED), Public Policy and Democracy Studies (PODEM), Family Business Association (TAİDER) and TOBB Young Entreprenuers Advisory Board Member. She is Board Member of the Turkish Businesswomen Association (TIKAD) and Woman in Board of Directors Association (YKKD). In 2015, Pelin Akın Özalp was chosen to be an Associate Member for TÜSİAD’s Board for 2 years as being the youngest member.

Selim Akın, graduated from Surrey University, Business Administration Department in the United Kingdom, served as Surrey University Turkish Association President in 2005-2006 and after coming back to Turkey he has become a member of the Turkish Young Businessmen’s Association. Mr. Akın is a member of TÜSİAD and Turkish Tourism Investors Association (TYD). Also he is Vice Chairman of Young Businessmen Association of Turkey (TÜGİAD) and DEİK. Mr. Akın started his professional career in the Akfen Holding Accounting Department and later served in the Project Development and Finance Departments.

The main projects in which he participated are the privatization and financing of Vehicle Inspection Stations, the privatization and financing of Mersin Port and Akfen Holding’s public offering and bond issue. Besides his Chairman of the Board of Directors role at Akfen İnşaat ve Turizm A.Ş., Mr. Akın also serves as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors at Akfen Holding and its various subsidiaries.

Graduating from the Hacettepe University İİBF in 2001, Durak began his working life as a junior accountant in the Finance Ministry in the same year. Between the years 2005-2008 he continued his work as a Finance Ministry accountant and special consultant. In the years 2008-2009, he worked as department manager in the Ankara Tax Administration. After completing the Finance master’s program at the University of Illinois in 2010-2011, he returned to Turkey and was appointed in 2012 as a chief tax inspector. In June 2013, he joined Deloitte Turkey where he worked until August 2017 as a certified public accountant in the roles of tax director and partner. Gündoğan Durak has the title of Certified Public Accountant (CPA), registered with the U.S. state of Illinois. He also has CMA and CGMA certificates. He is a member of the TÜSİAD Tax Working Group and the TÜSİAD Investment Environment Round Table. He is currently in the role of Deputy General Manager – Financial Affairs at Akfen Holding A.Ş..

Sıla Cılız İnanç, graduated from Marmara University, Faculty of Law in 1995, joined Akfen Holding in 1997 upon having carried out law internship in 1996.She took part in Public Private Partnership projects (PPP) in Turkey, mergers and acquisitions, worked in concern with infrastructure, construction, energy and competition law. She took an active role in secondary legislation of Public Tender Law. She  worked at every stage of build-operate-transfer projects, transfer of rights/concession and all process of privatizations implementations including tenders and transfers in which Akfen and its subsidiaries participated, also dealt with establishment of financial  structures, facility agreements and both share and bond issues laws and regulations. She conducted company and holding structure works. She is now Board of Directors Chief Legal Counsel of Akfen Holding A.Ş. and also Board Member of various Akfen Holding subsidiaries, Akfen Altyapı Danışmanlık A.Ş. and Akfen İnşaat Turizm ve Ticaret A.Ş.

Having graduated from Gazi University, Department of Economics and Finance in 1977, İrfan Erciyas started his professional career at Türkiye Vakıflar Bankası. After serving as Inspector and branch manager at Türkiye Vakıflar Bankası, he worked as Executive Vice President from 1996-2002 and as CEO from 2002-2003. In 2003, he joined Akfen Holding as Vice Chairman and played a key role in Vehicle Inspection Stations, privatization of Mersin International Port and İDO, establishment of Akfen REIT and Akfen Energy, the IPO of Akfen Holding and Akfen REIT, sales of subsidiaries’ shares and longterm finance. Since March 2010, İrfan Erciyas has served as Executive Director at Akfen Holding; in addition, he is the Chairman, Vice Chairman and Board Member at a number of Akfen Holding affiliates and subsidiaries.

Oğuz Satıcı was born in Istanbul in 1965. He started his education path at Reşitpaşa Elementary School, continued with Mahmutpaşa Junior High and Kabataş Erkek Lisesi ( Kabataş Boys’ School). He started his business life in his family business of Oguz Iplik Company at his early age. He attended to Washington International University and got his Business Administration degree while he was working at the same time. He established in 1991  the textile production and  export company  Tekfil Iplik Orme Sanayi ve Ticaret AS and Polaris Tekstil Sanayi Ticaret AS in 1994.

He was elected as the youngest Assembly Member of Istanbul Chamber of the Commerce (ITO) in 1990.

He was a board member of Economic Development Foundation  between 1996 and 1998.

He was the Chairman of Istanbul Textile and Raw Materials Export Association  between 1999 and 2001.

He was a board member of the Coordination Committee for the Improvement of the Investment Environment of Turkey (YOİKK) in 2001-2008.

He was a board member of the Investment Advisory Council of Turkey (YDK) in 2004-2008.

He was the Chairman of Turkish Exporter Assembly (TIM) in between 2001 and 2008.

During his leadership  period at the TIM, he traveled all around the world in order to increase the Turkish exports. Turkey Export figures has increased  % 500 and reached 130 billion USD from only 26 billion USD during Satıcı leadership of Turkish Exporter Assembly.

Oguz Satıcı is known for his innovative and modern ideas and his success in teamwork, and respectfully recognized in  exporters and business arena.

 

Bahattin Yücel was born in Nazilli, 1949 who graduated from Fatih Saraçhanebaşı Elementary School (Istanbul), Bakırköy-Kartaltepe Elementary School, Konya Ereğli High School and then Istanbul University, Faculty of Law in 1968. He started his career in Kayhan Turizm (Hertz Rent a Car) while studying history in Faculty of Literature of Istanbul University and graduated in 1975.

He became co-founder of Esin Turizm A.Ş (Europcar) between 1975-1982 and worked as the general secretariat of Associaiton of Turkish Travel Agencies (TÜRSAB) between 1979-1983. Then he continued his management business in Ekin Turizm in between 1982-1991.

Between 1991-1995, been elected as 19th era senator to the Parliament of Turkey, Deputy, he used to be members of Commission of Public Works, Transportation and Tourism, Commission of Investigation of Unidentified Murders and Commission of Investigation of Events in Gazi District. Committee member in 1995 He was a Parliament of Turkey’s Gazi Neighbor’s case investigation committee member. After he was reelected to Parliament he became the Minister of Tourism between 1996 and 1997.

Aziz Ahmet Kaçar after graduated from the Academy of Economics and Commercial Sciences in Ankara, started his business career in Vakıflar Bankası as a clerk in 1976. In 1988 he participated in founding Fund Management of Vakıflar Bankası and continued as Group Director of Information Tchnologies in the same bank. Then he took place in establishing new Technologies in Vakıflar Bankası like atm, debit card, call center, call center, phone banking, pos devices and internet banking.

Becoming Manager of Başkent Branch he established the first financial market unit of the bank in 1994. He became CFO and deputy CEO for Information Tecnologies, Retail Loans, Retail Banking, Creit Cards, Corporate Finance, marketing respectively between 1997 and 2003. At the same time he used to be deputy CEO for Güneş Hayat (Vakıf Eemeklilik), member of Board of Directors in Takasbank, BKM, some subsidaries of Vakıflar Bankası and TSKB.

Kaçar became CEO of Vakıflar Bankası between 2003 and 2005. He was CEO and also member of Board of Directors in Ankara Sigorta A.Ş. and Ankara Emeklilik A.Ş. until 2007. Fo the followig 5 years he was the member Board of Directors of Kiler GYO A.Ş and its subsidaries. Since 2012, he is an independent consultant.

Board of Directors
HAMDİ AKIN
1
HAMDİ AKIN
Chairman of the Board of Directors
PELIN AKIN ÖZALP
2
PELIN AKIN ÖZALP
Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors
SELIM AKIN
3
SELIM AKIN
Board Member
GÜNDOĞAN DURAK
4
GÜNDOĞAN DURAK
Board Member
SILA CILIZ İNANÇ
5
SILA CILIZ İNANÇ
Board Member
İRFAN ERCIYAS
6
İRFAN ERCIYAS
Board Member
OĞUZ SATICI
7
OĞUZ SATICI
Independent Member of the Board of Directors
BAHATTİN YÜCEL
8
BAHATTİN YÜCEL
Independent Member of Board of Directors
AZİZ AHMET KAÇAR
9
AZİZ AHMET KAÇAR
Independent Member of the Board of Directors