M. İlker Aycı
Chairman of the Board and the Executive Comittee
Mr. Aycı was born in İstanbul in 1971. After graduating from Department of Political Science and Public Administration at Bilkent University, he served as a researcher in the Department of Political Sciences at Leeds University, and then in 1997 he received his master’s degree in International Relations (English) at Marmara University.
Starting his career in 1994, he was assigned several positions in Kurtsan İlaçlar A.Ş., İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality, Universal Dış Ticaret A.Ş., respectively, and then he served as a general manager in Başak Sigorta A.Ş. between 2005-2006, in Güneş Sigorta A.Ş. between 2006 and 2011. In January 2011 he began to serve as the Chairman of The Republic of Turkey Investment Support and Promotion Agency. In February 2013 he was appointed as the Vice President of World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA) and later on in January 2014, the Chairman of WAIPA.
Mr. Aycı also serves several positions such as the Board Member and Chairman of Insurance Association of Turkey, Foreign Economic Relations Board - Turkey China Business Council, Vakıf Emeklilik A.Ş. and VakıfBank Güneş Sigorta Sports Club (Champion of 2008 Europe Challange Cup). He is married with one child.