Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Directors 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 Executive Board and Member of the Board of Directors 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 Executive Board and Member of the Board of Directors 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 Executive Board and Member of the Board of Directors* 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 Executive Board Cengiz Taş
Born in Bursa in 1966, Cengiz Taş graduated from the Industrial Engineering Department at Boğaziçi University in 1989. He began his career at Kordsa as an Investment Planning Engineer in 1989. He joined Akkök Holding Companies in 1991 as a Budget Expert at Ak-Al Tekstil Sanayii Anonim Şirketi and acted respectively as Budget Chief, Budget Manager, Production Coordinator, Assistant General Manager in Charge of Planning and as General Manager between 2004 and 2011. He has been the General Manager of Aksa Akrilik Kimya Sanayii A.Ş. since February 1, 2011. Mr. Cengiz Taş, who is a member of the Akkök Holding Executive Board, also serves on the Boards of the Akkök Group Companies. Mr. Taş has membership in various associations and con-tinues to serve as the Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Turkish Textile Industry Employers’ Union. From June 2019 on, he is a Board Member of the Turkish Confederation of Employers’ Unions. Mr. Taş is married with two children and speaks English and French.
Member of the Executive Board İ. Gökşin Durusoy
Born in Denizli in 1964, İhsan Gökşin Durusoy received his master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Boğaziçi University in 1987 and started his career as Production Engineer in Arçelik. Working as Finance and IT Executive at Izmir Demir Çelik A.Ş. from 1988 to 1989, Durusoy joined Akkök Group in 1989 as Chief Budget Planner at Ak-Al Tekstil Sanayii A.Ş. Here, he later served first as Budget Planning Manager and then as Strategic Planning Director. In 2007, he became Assistant General Manager at Akiş REIT, which was founded with the aim of developing unique and large-scale real estate projects. Since 2009, Mr Durusoy has been serving as General Manager and Member of the Board of Directors at Akiş REIT, as well as serving on the Boards of Directors at various Akkök Holding companies.
Member of the Executive Board Onur Kipri
Mr. Kipri started his career in 1986 as an Assistant Sales Coordinator at Çukurova Import Export. Between 1988 and1989, he worked as the Metal Trade Department Manager at TASK Uluslararası Ticaret A.Ş. Between 1989 and 1990, he worked as MIS Project Coordinator & Import Fabric Purchasing Manager at Doğan Fabrics & Textile. From 1991 to 2013 he served at Organik Kimya as Sales Manager, Department Manager and Trade Director, respectively. He joined Ak-Kim Kimya as General Manager in January 2014, and he still continues this duty in this capacity. Mr. Kipri graduated from the Business Administration Department of Boğaziçi University.