CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Born in 1958 in Malatya, as a member of a prominent family operating in the textile business since the 1930s; Ahmet Çalık the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Çalık Holding, started his first personal business ventures in 1981. Currently as one of the key players in both the Turkish and international markets with investments in major sectors including energy, construction, mining, textiles, telecommunication, finance and digital technology Ahmet Çalık, established of Çalık Holding in 1997 to bring together all Group companies under a single roof.
Focusing on projects that benefit society through his visionary investments, Ahmet Çalık is known for his integrity, reliability, strong financial assets; and long-term collaborations with international companies throughout his activities in diverse regions of the world.
Ahmet Çalık, has been honored with numerous awards and badges at domestically and abroad, particularly including the Japanese Order of The Rising Sun, Gold Rays and Neck Ribbon, the Turkmenistan Order of Merit, Turkmenistan Mahdum Guli Award, Turkmenistan Gayrat Medal, USA Ellis Island Medal of Honor, Republic of Turkey State Medal of Distinguished Service, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkish Republic State Medal of Distinguished Service, and the Turkish Grand National Assembly Distinguished Service Award. Honorary Consul to Bursa of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Mr. Ahmet Çalık has been bestowed upon honorary doctorate by Matsumoto Dental University and Kindai University in Japan and the University of Tirana in Kazakhistan. Ahmet Çalık currently serves as Board Chairman at Çalık Holding and Group Companies.
Graduated from Bogaziçi University, Department of Mechanical Engineering in 1997, Onur Yücekal received his MBA degree from Emory University in 2001. Embarking on his career at Bank Ekspres as Treasury Analyst in 1997, Yücekal joined General Electric in the United States in 2001 and served as the Financial Planning & Reporting Analyst at GE Energy. Following his role as Senior Audit Manager at GE Corporate between 2003 and 2006, Yücekal took office at GE Money in 2006 and performed his tasks respectively as; CFO of GE/Garanti Bank JV in Istanbul, Garanti/GE Romania JV CFO and Board Member in 2009, and Bank BPH CFO in Poland in 2010. As of 2012 Yücekal, fulfilled his duties as CFO and a Board Member of GE Turkey and simultaneously undertook the leadership role as CFO of Middle-Eastern Region of GE Güç Sistemleri between 2014 and 2018. Between 2018 and 2019, Yücekal served as the Chief Financial Officer of Çalık Holding, in April 2019, he was appointed General Manager of Çalık Energy.
ASSOC. PROF. DR. OSMAN SAİM DİNÇ
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 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. 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.
Being graduated from Chemical Engineering Program at the Middle East Technical University, Orhan Geniş have received his master’s degree from the leadership studies at the UK’s University of Exeter. Orhan Geniş has started his career in 1976 as a process engineer at TÜPRAŞ and then been transferred to UOP, a refinery and petrochemical production company in England, in 1990. He worked at petrochemical and refinery optimization departments, served as refinery technologies manager, engineer and consultancy group director between 1993 and 2002 at UOP which has been then acquired by Honeywell. He became the Product Group General Manager of UOP in Europe, Middle East, Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Africa in 2002. He continued to hold office as the General Manager in Switzerland between 2008 and 2010 due to reorganization of the company. After working at various positions for 20 years at Honeywell Intl Inc., Orhan Geniş managed Honeywell’s business activities as the President of Turkey and Central Asian Fastest Growing Strategic Countries in the region between 2010 and 2018, before he retired in September 2018. Orhan Geniş created multiple publications internationally and he is one of the contributing authors of the “Petroleum Refining Process” technology book published by Mc Graw Hill. In 2013, he has been granted the Assoc. Prof. Dr. Süha Atamer Award, which is given by METU Chemical Engineering Academic Board to recognize the leaders with outstanding achievements in the industry. He joined Çalık Group as a Board Member of Çalık Enerji as of April 2019. .
Born in 1977, Izmir-Tire, Mustafa Aksoy has BSc degree in Public Administration at Dokuz Eylül University. Having worked at Egebank and Garanti Bank as auditor, Mr. Aksoy completed his MBA in Belgium's Antwerp University. He joined Çalık Group in 2004, served in various positions in the fields of marketing, corporate finance, M&A and business development. Serving as the General Manager of Lidya Madencilik since July 2010, Mr. Aksoy holds board member positions both with Lidya and our JV mining companies with foreign partners. In addition he joined Çalık Enerji Board as of April 2019. Besides English, he also has a good command of German, French and Italian.