Ahmet ÇALIK, Chairman
Ahmet Çalık was born in 1958 in Malatya. He started his business life in 1981 with operations in the textile sector. Çalık made the first large-scale industrial investment in Eastern Anatolia with the denim factory he built in Malatya while also launching his first investments abroad in Central Asia in line with his international operational and investment targets over the same period. From 1992, started to project abroad the business experiences he built up in Turkey with investments in energy, construction, mining, textile, finance and telecom sectors across the geographies where Çalık Group Operates, which culminated in the establishment of Çalık Holding in 1997 to bring together all Group companies under a single roof. One of the biggest Turkish invertors in Albania and Kosovo, Çalık has received the Turkmenistan Order of the State and Turkmenistan Mahdum Gui Award in 1997, Republic of Turkey State Medal of Distinguished Service and Turkmenistan Gayrat Medal in 1999, Turkmenistan Golden Age Order in 2001 , Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of Turkey State Distinguished Service Prize in 2006 and the “Turkey in Europe – Franco Nobili” Award in 2010. Appointed as Honorary Consul to Bursa by the Republic Kazakhstan in 2012, Ahmet Çalık was given the ‘Ellis Island Medal of Honor’ by the National Dental University, Japan and University of Tirana, Albania in 2014. Given by the Kindai University with another honorary doctorate in 2016, Ahmet Çalık currently serves as Board Chairman at Çalık Holding and Group Companies.
AHMET TAÇYILDIZ, Member of the Board
He studied Business Administration at university and currently manages his MBA program. He performs at senior management of group companies in energy and trade business lines. Taçyıldız holds memberships of many institutions such as Istanbul Chamber of Commerce, Assembly of Turkish American Associations, Foreign Economic Relations Board and Malatya Education Foundation. Taçyıldız also serves as a board member at Lidya Madencilik.
MUSTAFA AKSOY, General Manager
Mustafa Aksoy has a 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. He has been serving as the General Manager of Lidya Madencilik since July 2010.