Mr. Alpaslan Korkmaz
Independent Director - Member of the Board of Directors of the Company
Mr. Alpaslan Korkmaz began his professional career as Financial Director and later as Managing Director of an international consulting firm. From the late 1990s to 2005, he was Director of the International Investment Development Agency of the Canton of Neuchâtel (Switzerland), where he has led a team to attract foreign direct investment. During the same period, he served as Deputy Director at Inter- Cantonal Economic Development Agency of Western Switzerland (DEWS).
Mr. Korkmaz is the founder and first president of the Agency for Development and Support of Investment Activities of Turkey (ISPAT) from 2006 to the end of 2010. During the same period, he was the Chief Advisor to Prime Minister of Turkey, Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for all national and international investment policies.
When he founded an international consultancy firm in 2013 for the investment advisory to States, private companies, and M&A activities; his professional interests have focused on the vision and thoughtful groundwork they need for precise decision making, define their strategic direction, remove the obstacles with strong knowledge and network accross countries.
Mr. Korkmaz worked with various cases involving strategical growth and development plans at complex and multi-cultural environments.
Mr. Korkmaz is currently CEO of KAYI Holding since 2015, a large and well – respected Turkish investment and construction company (operating in 30 countries with 6.000 employees).
Aside from being a business leader and CEO, Mr. Korkmaz is a lecturer of MBA and Master's programs at Koç University (Turkey) and Neuchâtel (Switzerland). He has given hundreds of presentation on “International Negotiations”, “International Advertising Management” and “Global Strategies and Communication Campaigns”.
Mr. Korkmaz has a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Management at Neuchâtel University (Switzerland), also has a PhD in progress in Management Science at CEDS Centre d’Etudes Diplomatiques et Stratégiques (Paris) in France.
Besides his mother tongues Turkish and French, he is fluent at English, German, Italian.
He is member of the board in various industrial companies.
Mr. Korkmaz is Chairman of the Strategic Planning Committee and also independent member of the Board of Directors of the JSC "NC "KAZAKH INVEST".