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TAİK BOARD MEMBERS

Ahmet Çalık | MEMBER

Ahmet Çalık, member of a prominent family operating in the textile business since the 1930s; and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Çalık Holding, started his first personal business ventures in 1981.

Ahmet Çalık is currently 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.

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.

ÇALIK HOLDING COMPANIES:
Çalık Holding – 1997
Textile
Çalık Denim - 1987
Gap Pazarlama - 1994
Construction
Gap İnşaat - 1996
Energy
Çalık Enerji - 1998
YEDAŞ - 2010
YEPAŞ - 2012
KEDS - Albania - 2012
ARAS EDAŞ - 2013
ARAS EPAŞ - 2013
Finance
Aktif Bank - 1999
BKT - Albania - 2006
BKT - Kosovo - 2017
Mining
Lidya Madencilik - 2006
Telecom
Albtelecom - Albania - 2007
Digital
Çalık Digital - 2018
Memberships to Organizations:
2020 - Turkey - US Business Council (TAİK), Member
2018 - Japanese Business Federation (Keidanren), Member
2015 - Atlantic Council, Member
2015 - Halifax, Member
2014 - Ellis Island Honors Society, Member
2012 - Association of Distribution Systems Operators (ELDER), Board Member
2010 - Malatya Businessmen Association (MİAD), Member
2003 - Turkish Contractors Association (TMB), Member
1997 - Turkish Industry & Business Association (TÜSİAD), Member
1994 - Istanbul Chamber of Commerce (İTO), Member
1993 - Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEİK), Board Member
1992 - Istanbul Textile and Apparel Exporters’ Association (İHKİB), Member
1991 - Turkish Clothing Manufacturers’ Association (TGSD), Member
1989 - Istanbul Chamber of Industry (İSO), Member
1989 - Istanbul Textile and Raw Materials Exporters’ Association (İTHİB), Member
1989 - Turkish Exporters’s Assembly (TİM), General Assembly Member
1988 - Malatya Education Foundation (MEV), Member

Some of the national and international honors granted to Ahmet Çalık include:
State Order of Turkmenistan - 1997
Turkmenistan Mahdum Guli Award - 1997
Medal of Distinguished Service of the Republic of Turkey - 1999
Medal of Distinguished Service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey - 2002
Grand National Assembly of Turkey Outstanding Service Award - 2006
Honorary Consul of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Bursa - 2012
USA Ellis Island Medal of Honor - 2014
Honorary Doctorate, University of Tirana, Albania - 2014
Honorary Doctorate, Matsumoto Dental University, Japan - 2014
Turkmenistan “Garaşsyz, Baky, Bitarap Turkmenistan” Medical Certificate - 2015
Honorary Doctorate, Kindai University, Japan - 2016
Order of State of Japan (Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon) - 2019

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