CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Ahmet ÇALIK was born in Malatya in 1958. He embarked upon his commercial career by establishing Ortadogu Textile Trade and Industry Inc. in 1981. As a member of a family operating in textile industry since 1930s, Mr. ÇALIK made his first major industrial investment in establishment of Gap Southeastern Textile Industry and Trade Inc. in Malatya. Within the same period of time, he kicked off early international investments in Centra Asian countries in the light of international operations and investment objectives. Making use of his commercial experience gained in Turkey since 1992, and making major investments in energy, telecommunications, finance, construction, media, textile and mining in countries where Çalık Group operates, Ahmet ÇALIK established Çalık Holding in 1997 in an effort to gather all subsidiaries of the Group under one single roof. In 1999, he was awarded with the Order of Merit by the Republic of Turkey, and by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in June 2002, and bestowed with the Outstanding Service Award in 2006 by the Grand National Assembly of Turkey. Assigned as the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Kazakhstan for Bursa, Ahmet ÇALIK takes office as the Chairman of the Board of Directors at Çalık Holding.
ASSOC. PROF. DR.
OSMAN SAİM DİNÇ
DEPUTY CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD AND
Born in Nevşehir in 1955, O. Saim DİNÇ, earned a degree in Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Istanbul Technical University in 1978, and went on to assume the title of assistant professor in 1988. He went to the RPI (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), New York, USA in 1988 for academic studies, and worked for GE Corporate Research and Development Center at the same time. Having worked for General Electric in NY, USA for 15 years, Mr. DİNÇ has taken office for several positions, and run many projects in power plants, gas turbines, wind turbines, technology of aircraft engines, and product development. He assumed the title of associate professor in 1992. He was appointed as the Chairman and General Manager of TPAO (Turkish Petroleum Corporation) on May 20, 2003. Having held office for 4 years, he gained a wide range of experience in oil and gas industry, and completed scores of major projects on a high note during his tenure. Having joined Çalık Enerji on 16 April 2007, O. Saim DİNÇ holds the title of Deputy Chairman of the Board and Genel Manager. He has more than 60 patents and over 40 articles published by international conferences and scientific journals. He is also an award-winning executive in many lines of business.
Saim ÜSTÜNDAĞ, born in Muğla in 1972, graduated the Department of Economics of the Middle East Technical University in 1994. Having started his professional career in Arthur Andersen Turkey, he joined the CMB in 1995, where he held various positions. After receiving a Master's degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois (USA) in 2005, ÜSTÜNDAĞ was awarded a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certificate in the USA. In 2005-2007, he held the position of the Secretary General of the Turkish Accounting Standards Board (TASB) with the Ministry of Finance, followed by the position of a partner in the Auditing Division of Deloitte Turkey between 2007 and 2014. Saim ÜSTÜNDAĞ, who holds various capital market licenses, including the SMMM Certificate, Independent Auditing License, the Capital Market Corporate Governance Rating License, the Capital Market Activities Advanced Level License, has been serving as the Head of the Audit Group of Çalık Holding since 2015.
SALİH TUNCER MUTLUCAN
CFO AND BOARD MEMBER
Salih Tuncer MUTLUCAN was born in Istanbul in 1968. After graduating from the Galatasaray High School in 1987 he completed his university education at the Department of Civil Engineering of the Boğaziçi University in 1992, continuing his academic career with a Master’s course in Project Management at the Istanbul Technical University. Between 1992 and 2006, MUTLUCAN held various positions with Türkiye Garanti Bankası A.Ş. in Luxembourg. Having afterwards assumed the positions of Managing Director with Akbank N.V., Amsterdam, and of CEO with AkLease, Salih Tuncer MUTLUCAN joined Çalık Enerji in 2015. He is currently the CFO and Board Member of Çalık Enerji.