Board of Directors
Chairman of the Board of Directors Raif Ali Dinçkök
Born in Istanbul in 1971, Raif Ali Dinçkök graduated from Boston University (USA), Department of Business Administration in 1993, and subsequently started working at Akkök Holding. Mr. Raif Ali Dinçkök continued his career in the Purchasing Department of Ak-Al Tekstil San. A.Ş. between 1994 and 2000, and later served as Coordinator of Akenerji Elektrik Üretim A.Ş. from 2000 to 2003. Prior to his current position as the Chairman of the Board of Directors at Akkök Holding A.Ş., he served as a Member of the Board of Directors and Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee at Akkök Holding A.Ş. Since January 1, 2019, Mr. Raif Ali Dinçkök has served as the Chairman of the Board of Aksa Akrilik, Ak-Kim, Akiş REIT and Akmerkez REIT, as well as a Member of the Board of Directors in other companies within Akkök Holding
Assistant Chairman of the Board of Directors Nilüfer Dinçkök Çiftçi
Born in Istanbul in 1956, Nilüfer Dinçkök Çiftçi graduated from Lycée Français Sainte Pulchérie in Istanbul in 1970. She continued her education in Switzerland, where she later graduated from St. Georges School in 1976. Assistant Chairman of the Board of Directors of Akkök Holding A.Ş., Nilüfer Dinçkök Çiftçi is acting on the Board of Directors of Akkök Group Companies.
Member of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer Ahmet Cemal Dördüncü
Born in Istanbul in 1953, Ahmet C. Dördüncü, graduated from Çukurova University, Department of Business Administration. Later, he pursued his postgraduate studies at Mannheim and Hannover Universities. Mr Dördüncü began his professional career at Claas OHG Company in Germany, and after returning to Turkey, he worked at Mercedes Benz A.Ş. between 1984 and 1987. He joined Sabancı Group in 1987, and assumed several positions at Kordsa A.Ş. until 1998. Mr. Dördüncü served as General Manager/President at DUSA South America, and later at DUSA North America in 1998. After working as Group President of Strategic Planning and Business Development at Sabancı Holding A.Ş. in 2004, he assumed the position of Chairman of the Executive Board of Sabancı Holding from 2005 to 2010. Mr. Ahmet C. Dördüncü has served as Chairman of the Executive Board of Akkök Holding since January 2013. He also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Akenerji, Akcez, Akiş REIT, Ak-kim and Gizem Frit, as well as on the Board of Directors of Akkök Holding and various Akkök Holding Companies. Mr. Dördüncü is also a member of the Board of Directors at International Paper Co. He speaks English, German and Portuguese.
Member of the Board of Directors Mehmet Ali Berkman
Born in Malatya in 1943, Mehmet Ali Berkman graduated from Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Administrative Sciences, Department of Industrial Management. After wards, he obtained an MBA in Operations Research from Syracuse University (USA). Mr Berkman joined Koç Group in 1972, and assumed the role of General Manager in MAKO, Uniroyal, DÖKTAŞ and Arçelik respectively. Subsequently he worked as Head of Strategic Planning, Human Resources and Industrial Relations, and left the Group on December 31, 2003 due to the Group’s retirement policy. In September 2005, he assumed the position of Member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Executive Board of Akkök Holding A.Ş. He also served as Member and Chairman of the Boards of Directors of other Group companies. On January 1, 2013, Mr Berkman stepped down from his position as Chairman of the Executive Board, and he continues to serve as a Board Member in Akkök Holding and Akkim, Board Chairman in Aksa, Akenerji, Akiş, Aktek and Akcez, and Vice Chairman of DowAksa, in addition to his Akkök Holding Executive Board Consultant duty. A member of the Turkish Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Association and the Kalder and Turkish Education Volunteers Association, Berkman also continues to be a Member of the Istanbul Erkek High School Foundation Board of Trustees, the Turkish Education Foundation, the DEIK (Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey) and the Turkey Czechia Business Council.
Member of the Board of Directors and Member of the Executive Board Alize Dinçkök
Born in İstanbul in 1983, Alize Dinçkök graduated from the Department of Business Administration and Economics at the Sawyer School of Management of Suffolk University in 2004. She attended Harvard Business School General Management Program and completed it successfully. In 2018, she graduated from the Innovative Thinking Program at MIT Sloan School of Management. She started her career in 2005 as a Strategic Planning Expert at Ak-Al Tekstil Sanayi A.Ş. She joined Akiş Gayrimenkul Yatırımı A.Ş., when the Company was setup in 2005. Here she worked as Project Coordinator, Sales and Marketing Manager, and Assistant General Manager for Sales and Marketing respectively. Member of the Board of Directors and Executive Board Member of Akkök Holding A.Ş., Alize Dinçkök acts as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Akmerkez Lokantacılık, Ak-Pa, and also serves on the Board of Directors of various Akkök Group Companies. Alize Dinçkök also manages the Akkök Group Marketing Platform established in December 2015.
Member of the Board of Directors and Member of the Executive Board Özlem Ataünal
She graduated from Üsküdar American High School in 1985 and Uludağ University, Department of Business Administration in 1989. Starting her career at Iktisat Bank, Ataünal held various positions from Branch Manager to Customer Relations Management at Körfezbank. She joined Akkök Group in 2000 as Budget and Finance Manager of Akenerji. In 2005, Ataünal was promoted to the position of CFO of Akkök Holding. In 2012, she was appointed as the Executive Committee Member in charge of Finance. In 2017, she became a member of the Board of Directors of Akkök Holding. She has assumed various responsibilities over the years and is currently the CFO of Akkök Holding, Executive Committee Member in charge of Strategy and Business Development and President of the Energy Group. In addition to being a member of the Board of Directors of Akkök Holding, Ataünal has been a member of the Board of Directors of various companies of the Group, including publicly-held and foreign-owned companies. Ms. Ataünal has been a member of TÜSİAD since 2013.
Member of the Board of Directors and Member of the Executive Board Mehmet Emin Çiftçi
Mehmet Emin Çiftçi was born in Istanbul in 1987, and graduated from Istanbul Ticaret University Faculty of Business Administration. He started his professional life in the Department of Budget Planning and Reporting in Ak-Kim Kimya Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş, and completed his Business Administration education in UCLA Extension (UCLA). Mr. Mehmet Emin Çiftçi completed the MBA program at the Institute of Business at Özyeğin University in 2018. Mr. Mehmet Emin Çiftçi is a Member of the Executive Board of Akkök Holding as of 2020, as well as Akkök Holding Board Member. He also serves on the Boards of various Akkök Holding Companies.
Member of the Board of Directors Melis Çiftçi
Born in 1978 in İstanbul, Melis Çiftçi graduated from Özel Işık High School in 1996 and continued her higher education in Boston, Massachusetts, where she received her degree in Business Administration from Mount Ida College in 2000. She started her business career at Ak-Pa Tekstil İhracat Pazarlama A.Ş. Melis Çiftçi performs duties on the Board of Directors of Akkök Holding.