Gedik Holding - Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Hülya Gedik
Gedik Holding, Chair of the Board
Chair of the Board of Trustees of Istanbul Gedik University

Hulya Gedik graduated from Istanbul University, Faculty of Economics in 1987.
She completed his master's degree in English in Business Economics at Istanbul University in 1989.
In 1999, she did an internship at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Hulya Gedik gained experience at every level of the company from a young age, firstly established the export department of industrial facilities, made significant export sales in the welding industry and won awards.
She played an important role in the establishment of Istanbul Gedik University, which is affiliated with the Gedik Education Foundation, in 2010.
In 2015, by adding the Gedik Health company to Gedik Holding affiliates, she stepped into the center and restaurant business for healthy living.
Hulya Gedik, who became the Chair of the Board of Directors of GEDİK Holding in 2007, is still serving as the Chair of the Board of Trustees of Istanbul Gedik University.

National and International Organizations Memberships and Assigned:
IIW International Resource Confederation Member
EWA European Welding Association Member
EWF European Welding Federation Member
IDDMIB Board Member
TÜSİAD Member
Turkey Business Council of DEIK - Bangladesh
Member of the Industrialists Association of Turkey Casting
POMSAD Board Member

Prof. Dr. Ahmet Kesik

He graduated from Ankara University SBF Department of Economics. He received his master's degree from the University of Western Illinois, USA and doctorate from the Faculty of Economics, Istanbul University. In 2006 he became Associate Professor of Finance. He worked as a Professor at Yıldırım Beyazıt University and Istanbul Gedik University. He worked as senior manager in the Ministries of Finance and Development. He also served as a member of the board of directors and auditors in many public and private institutions, especially Aselsan and Development Bank.

Asya Sadıklar
Board Member


She was born in Istanbul. Until high school education she studied in Istanbul and from high school completed her studies at Leysin American School in Switzerland and Darrow School in Albany, New York, USA. Asya Sadiklar, who speaks English and German languages, completed her higher education in business administration in Boston, USA for 2 years and then studied Digital Media and Communication at Wesminster University in London, UK. She attended various trainings on Wellbeing. She grew up in her business life and worked at every level of the holding since early ages. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Gedik Holding, Gedik Health and a Member of the Board of Trustees of Gedik University. After completing her education even in college years, she took over the management of Healin, one of the first healthy restaurants in Turkey. At the same time, she continues her duty in GEDİK Holding. She is a member of Turyid, Tourism and Gatronomy Association.
Cezmi Kurtuluş
Board Member and Finance Coordinator


He was born in 1958 in Istanbul. He completed his education at Istanbul Technical University, Mathematics Engineering Department, and received his graduate education at the Faculty of Business Administration at Istanbul University. Between 1983-1992, he held senior management positions in the audit and consultancy departments of PriceWaterhouse. He joined Sabancı Holding A.Ş. in 1992, worked as Senior Manager in Finance and Financial Affairs positions, and served as the Head of Budget, Accounting and Consolidation Department between 2009-2012. He also worked as a board member at Kordsa Global, Brisa, Enerijisa, Enerjisa Natural Gas, Temsa Global, Sasa, and Yünsa. During 2012-2014, he served as the Chief Executive Officer and Finance Chairman at Tamek Holding A.Ş. During this duty, he was responsible for Financial Affairs and Finance, Budget and Planning, Projects, Human Resources, and IT departments. He started to work at Gedik Holding A.Ş in November 2014 and still serves as a Member of the Board and Financial Coordinator.
Erkan Akten
Board Member and Finance Coordinator


He was born in Istanbul in 1962. After finishing Vefa High School, he completed undergraduate education at Istanbul Technical University, Department of Management Engineering. Later, he completed the MBA in Business Administration at Boğaziçi University and currently continues his Business Administration Doctorate in Istanbul University. Between June 1985 and August 1988, he worked as a research assistant in the fields of marketing, finance and organization at Boğaziçi University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences. Currently he is a member of the board of directors at Gedik Holding. He is the manager of financial affairs departments in his affiliates. He is the member of National and International Non-governmental Organizations, ITU Foundation, ITU Management Engineering Alumni Association, Boğaziçi University Alumni Association and Galatasaray Sports Club Congress.

Doç. Dr. Mustafa KOÇAK
CEO Gedik Holding
Science and Technology Advisor to the Rector of Istanbul Gedik University

Dr. Mustafa Koçak got his B. Sc. in Mechanical Engineering at the Middle East Technical University – Gaziantep Campus, Turkey. He has completed his Ph. D. degree at the University of Bath – U.K. in 1982. Till 1985 he has been a post-doctorate of Materials Science in University of Liverpool. His areas of interest are advanced welding technologies, microstructure, fatigue, residual stress and fracture assessment of welded structures.

He has published more than 200 scientific and technical papers as well as several international conference proceedings such as: Welding 90, MIS-MATCH 93 , MIS-MATCH 96 , ASPOW , WEL-AIR, IDA, FITNET 2006 , IIW AWST 2010 , IIW AWST 2011.

He has coordinated several European research projects on welding technologies and welding mechanics, such as ASPOW, JOTSUP and FITNET. He was also Task Leader in several EU-Projects such as SINTAP, IDA and WEL-AIR.

Having worked as scientist, head of research groups, manager of department as well as manager of Materials Application Center (WATZ) at GKSS Research Center from October 1984 to August 2009, Dr. Koçak became CEO of GEDIK Holding in Turkey in September 2009.

In December 2010 he has been elected as Chairman of the Turkish Welding Technology Academy (TKTA). With his research group at the GKSS Research Center, he has contributed to the International Institute of Welding (IIW) commission works and has completed in 2011 his 20th years of work in the IIW. Last three terms he has been Chairperson of the Commission X of the IIW.