Born in 1958 in Malatya, as a member of a prominent family operating in the textile business since
the 1930s; Ahmet Çalık the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Çalık Holding, started his first
personal business ventures in 1981. Currently as one of the key players in both the Turkish and
international markets with investments in major sectors including energy, construction, mining,
textiles, telecommunication, finance and digital technology Ahmet Çalık, established of Çalık Holding
in 1997 to bring together all Group companies under a single roof.
Focusing on projects that benefit society through his visionary investments, Ahmet Çalık is known for
his integrity, reliability, strong financial assets; and long-term collaborations with international
companies throughout his activities in diverse regions of the world.
Ahmet Çalık, has been honored with numerous awards and badges at domestically and abroad,
particularly including the Japanese Order of The Rising Sun, Gold Rays and Neck Ribbon, the
Turkmenistan Order of Merit, Turkmenistan Mahdum Guli Award, Turkmenistan Gayrat Medal, Ellis
Island Medal of Honor, Republic of Turkey State Medal of Distinguished Service, Ministry of Foreign
Affairs of Turkish Republic State Medal of Distinguished Service, and the Turkish Grand National
Assembly Distinguished Service Award. Honorary Consul to Bursa of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Mr.
Ahmet Çalık has been bestowed upon honorary doctorate by Matsumoto Dental University and
Kindai University in Japan and the University of Tirana in Kazakhistan. Ahmet Çalık currently serves as
Board Chairman at Çalık Holding and Group Companies.