Kadri SAMSUNLU – CEO, İGA
15:45 – 16:45 FUTURE OF CITIES AND NATIONAL RESOURCES
Kadri Samsunlu graduated from Boğaziçi University, Department of Economics in 1991. He completed his master’s degree in business management at the University of Missouri, USA.
Since 2017, Kadri Samsunlu has been serving as the Chairman of the Executive Board and General Manager of IGA Airport Operations. Since 2018, Samsunlu has been leading İGA İnşaat as well as the IGA Airport Operations.
Between 2008 and 2017, he served as CFO at Akfen Holding. During his tenure there, he led various processes ranging from the launch of the first infrastructure Eurobond to the implementation of various PPP (Public-Private Partnerships) projects, from finance management for tourism projects to acquisitions. He also took part in the public offering processes of Akfen Holding. He served as a board member at Mersin International Port Inc., Akfen Renewable Energy Inc., İstanbul Deniz İşletmeleri Inc. and Akfen Su Inc. During his tenure, Akfen Holding and its subsidiaries have won numerous international awards. Between 2009 and 2012, Samsunlu served as a member of the Executive Committee and Audit Committee of TAV Airport Holding.
At the beginning of 2019, Kadri Samsunlu led the way in integrating the superstructure arm of IGA Airport Construction into the IGA Airport Operations. Samsunlu aims Turkey’s vision project, which will become a regional hub airport in Istanbul.
Mr. Samsunlu is a member of various non-governmental organizations such as the Association of Stocked Partnership Managers, Çorum Education Foundation Association, Fenerbahçe Sports Club, Missouri Sworn-in Certified Public Accountants Association.