The Management

With our strong management team, competent employees and effective human resources policy, we successfully implement our plans and projects.

Board of Directors

AH​MET Ç​​​ALIK

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

Born in 1958 in Malatya to a family that has been a noteworthy member of the textile industry since 1930, Ahmet Çalık started his first business enterprise in 1981. Being one of the major players in both Turkish and the global economic markets with his investments in seven different sectors including energy, construction, mining, textile, telecommunication, finance, and digital, Ahmet Çalık established Çalık Holding in 1997 to bring together all group companies under a single roof. 

Focusing on visionary investments that add value to the people and society, Ahmet Çalık is known for his good reputation, reliability, and long-term cooperation with international companies in his business endeavors across the world.  

Ahmet Çalık received many awards and orders including the Japanese Order of the State (Order of the Rising Sun Gold Rays and Neck Ribbon), Turkmenistan Order of the State, Turkmenistan Mahdum Guli Award, Turkmenistan Gayrat Medal, the USA’s Ellis Island Medal of Honor, Republic of Turkey State Medal of Distinguished Service, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of Turkey State Medal of Distinguished Service and Grand National Assembly of Turkey State Distinguished Service Prize. He was appointed as the Honorary Consul to Bursa by the Republic of Kazakhstan and conferred upon honorary doctorates by Matsumoto Dental University and Kindai University in Japan as well as the University of Tirana in Albania. Ahmet ÇALIK currently serves as the Board Chairman at Çalık Holding and Group Companies. 

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ONUR YÜCEKAL

CEO​

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 the Middle-Eastern Region of GE Power Systems between 2014 and 2018. Between 2018 and 2019, Yücekal served as the Chief Financial Officer of Çalık Holding, in April 2019, he was appointed as the General Manager of Çalık Enerji.

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DOÇ. DR. OSMAN SAİM DİNÇ

BOARD MEMBER

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.​

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ORHAN GENİŞ

BOARD MEMBER

Being graduated from Chemical Engineering Program at the Middle East Technical University, Orhan Geniş has 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, the Middle East, the 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 the 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 2003, 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.

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FATİH GENÇ

Board Member

Fatih Genç graduated from the Department of Civil Engineering at Middle East Technical University in 1978. He worked at several levels in STFA Construction Group for 34 years and then became the General Manager for the company. Then, he worked as the IC İçtaş General Manager of Construction, IC İçtaş Executive Board Member and Taca Construction Saudi Arabia Country Director. Crossing paths with STFA Construction Group one more time in 2017, Fatih Genç worked as a Project Management Committee Member in Kuwait. He has become a Board Member of Çalık Enerji and also GAP Construction Companies in 2019.

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MUSTAFA AKSOY

BOARD MEMBER

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 the auditor, Mr. Aksoy completed his MBA at 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 the Çalık Enerji Board of Directors as of April 2019​. Besides English, he has a good command of German, French and Italian. 

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Senior
Managers

SAVAŞ KARAHAN

DEPUTY GENERAL MANAGER OF PROPOSALS AND ENGINEERING

DENİZ KUYUBAŞI

DEPUTY GENERAL MANAGER OF FINANCIAL AFFAIRS

SELÇUK SAYILIR

DEPUTY GENERAL MANAGER OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

ORHAN ZAĞYAPAN

DEPUTY GENERAL MANAGER OF EPC OPERATIONS

BERNA NALCIOĞLU

HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR

HİLMİ KARAGÖZ

PROJECTS DIRECTOR (TURKMENISTAN & IRAQ)

MUSTAFA KARAKUŞ

PROJECT DIRECTOR

MEHTAP İPEK

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

SERDAR ATILGAN

PROJECT CONTROL DIRECTOR

YUJİ MANABE

STRATEGIC PLANNING COORDINATOR

VEYSEL BÜLENT ÖCAL

PROCUREMENT AND LOGISTICS DIRECTOR

AKIN BAĞLAN

SENEGAL PROJECT DIRECTOR

YILDIRIM KORAY BALKAYA

CORPORATE COMMUNICATION MANAGER

MEHMET ÇIRAK

TURKMENISTAN OFFICE DIRECTOR

UMIDJON ALİMOV

UZBEKISTAN GENERAL MANAGER