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
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.
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.