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Minister


Bekir Pakdemirli, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry

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Mr. Bekir Pakdemirli was born in Izmir in 1973. Following the completion of his bachelor's degree in Business Administration at Bilkent University, he finished his master’s degree in Business Administration at Başkent University and Ph.D. in the Department of Economics at Celal Bayar University.

 

He was an entrepreneur in the food, agriculture, livestock, technology and automotive sectors. He took part in the establishment of various companies. He assumed the duty of director general of a company in the food sector among Turkey's first 500 industrial organizations. After being a senior executive at an international food company, he also worked as a consultant at the same company.

 

He was member of the Board of Directors at Turkcell, BIM and Albaraka Participation Bank. Within the scope of social responsibility activities, he is member of the Boards of Directors of the Historical Kemeralti A.Ş., the Turkish Mental Health Treatment Foundation, the Anatolian Autism Foundation and the Association of Capital Market Investors.

 

Naval captainship, piloting and wireless radio operation are among his hobbies.

 

Dr. Pakdemirli speaks English and is married with three children.

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