FROM THE PRESIDENT

Nail Olpak, was born in 1961 in İbecik, Burdur. He graduated from Aydın High School. Holding a degree of Mechanical Engineering Faculty from Istanbul Technical University, Olpak completed his postgraduate education in Energy field at Yıldız Technical University.

Starting his professional career at Umar Makina AS, Olpak, held the position as Vice Factory Manager at Özgün AS. Olpak worked as senior executive levels at Cankurtaran Holding and he left the group as Vice President.

Olpak established his own businesses named NORA Elektrik AS, PAK YATIRIM AS and OMN Insaat AS. He still holds the positions as the Chairman of the Board of the two companies and the board member of the third company.

Nail OLPAK serves as the President of the Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEİK) since September 22, 2017.

Also, Nail OLPAK currently serves as below;

  • President & Chairman of the Executive Board, (DEİK)
  • Board Member, Export Credit Bank of Turkey (TURK EXIMBANK)
  • Board Member, TURKCELL Company
  • Board Member, İstanbul Development Agency (İSTKA)
  • Member of Coordination Commitee for the Improvement of the Investment Environment (YOİKK)
  • President of World Turkish Business Council (DTİK)
  • Member of High Advisory Board, MÜSİAD
  • Member of the Founding Committee, International Technological, Economic and Social Research Foundation (UTESAV)
  • Member of the Board of Trustees, Tourism Development and Education Foundation of İstanbul Chamber of Commerce (TUGEV)
  • Member of Founders Board, İlim Yayma Foundation
  • Member of the Board of Trustees, Huzur Hospital Foundation
  • Member of the Board of Trustees, Human Development and Societal Education Foundation (İGETEV)
  • Member of the Board of Trustees, The Foundation for the Support of İstanbul Medeniyet University
  • Founding Member of the Board of Trustees and Vice President of the Executive Board, Kandilli Club
  • Member of Chamber of Mechanical Engineers in  The Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects (UCTEA)
  • Member of Association of Mimar Sinan Architects & Engineers Union
  • Member of the Advisory Board, Faculty of Mechanics of İstanbul Technical University, (İTÜ)
  • Member of Aydın High School Graduates Association (ALMED)
  • Nail Olpak served as the Chairman of MÜSİAD (Independent Industrialists and Businessmen’s Association) for the 5th Term and the Chairman of MÜSİAD High Advisory Board, Vice-Chairman of IBF (International Business Forum), Council Member of B20 Steering Committee of Turkey, Council Member of İTO (Istanbul Chamber of Commerce), Board Member of İDTM (Istanbul World Trade Centre), Board Member of the Huzur Hospital Foundation, Board Member of ENVERDER (Energy Efficiency Association), Member of High Advisory Board and  Board Member of MMG (Architects and Engineers Group), Founding Committee Member of Turkish-Japanese University, Member of the Board of Trustees of Commercialize Center Istanbul (CCI), Board Member of Turkey Silicon Valley.

 

Nail Olpak was granted the title of Honorary PhD in the branch of International Relations by Ahi Evran University and Mehmet Akif Ersoy University.

Olpak is married and is the father of two sons who are Architect and Mechatronic Engineer. He speaks English very well.