Hamdi AKIN – Chairman of the Board of Directors
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.
Selim AKIN – Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors
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 also a member of TÜSİAD and TAV Airports Holding Early Detection of Risk Committee. 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.
Pelin AKIN ÖZALP – Board of Directors Member
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 and TAV Airports Holding Corporate Governance Committee. 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 and British 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 organising 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). In 2015, Pelin Akın Özalp was chosen to be an Associate Member for TÜSİAD’s Board for 2 years as being the youngest member.
İrfan ERCİYAS – Executive Manager and Board of Directors Member
İrfan Erciyas, graduated from Economics and Finance department of Gazi University in 1977, has started to work in Türkiye Vakıflar Bankası. After having worked as inspector and Branch manager in Türkiye Vakıflar Bankası, he continued to work as Vice General Manager between 1996 and 2002 and as General Manager between 2002-2003. Erciyas who joined Akfen Holding in 2003 as Vice Chairman of the Board of Administrators, had worked especially on privatization of Vehicle Inspection Stations, Mersin International Port and IDO and also during the foundation and investment processes of Akfen REIT and Akfen Enerji, for the public offering of Akfen Holding and Akfen REIT and on the subjects of the share sales of the shareholdings and long term financing. İrfan Erciyas is working in Akfen Holding , as Executive Board Member since March 2010 and he is also Chairman of the Board of Administrators, Vice Chairman and Member of Board of Administrators of several subsidiaries and affiliates of Akfen Holding.
Sıla Cılız İNANÇ – Board of Directors Member
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 Board Member of Akfen Altyapı Holding A.Ş., Akfen Holding A.Ş. and also Board Member of various Akfen Holding subsidiaries and Akfen İnşaat Turizm ve Ticaret A.Ş.