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Ömer Dinçkök

Ömer Dinçkök was born in Istanbul, in 1948. Following the completion of his BA studies at Robert College, Istanbul, he acquired his postgraduate degree in the UK. Ömer Dinçkök’s entrance into business life was with the Akkök Holding, which embodies some of the country’s leading industrial and trading companies, founded by his father the late Mr. Raif Dinçkök in 1952. He took responsibilities as chairman, vice chairman and board member at Akkök Holding and various companies within the group until mid-2012. Ömer Dinçkök founded Atlantik Holding in 2008 to amalgamate and oversee the performance of the family holdings. Starting in the second half of 2012, he decided to focus his entrepreneurial efforts solely on planning and guiding the activities of Atlantik Holding, which is one of the three equal partners of Akkök Holding.

In addition to his executive responsibilities in Akkök Holding and Atlantik Holding since 1971, Mr. Dinçkök has actively contributed to the establishment and/or development of the business and philanthropic organizations below: Honorary Chairman of the Turkish Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Association (TÜSİAD) (2011 - present); Honorary Member of the Assembly at the Istanbul Chamber of Industry (ISO) (2008 - present); Member of Board of Trustees at Koç University (2006 - present); Member of Board of Trustees (2007 - present), President of Board of Trustees (2004 - 2007), President (2001 - 2004) and Vice President (1994 - 2001) of the Turkish Education Foundation (TEV); Founding Member and Member of the Board at the Educational Volunteers Foundation of Turkey (TEGV) (1995 - present); Chairman of the Assembly at the Istanbul Chamber of Industry (ISO) (1992 - 2001); Chairman of the Industrial Counsel at the Turkish Union of Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TOBB) (1992-2000); Member of Board of Trustees at Wilberforce University in Ohio, USA (1989 - 2000); Chairman of the Turkish Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Association (TÜSİAD) (1987- 1989).