Kenan Yavuz / Chairman
Born in 1959 in Bayburt, Kenan Yavuz graduated from Business Administration Department of Ankara Academy of Commercial and Economic Sciences in 1981. He received a master’s degree from the Institute of Business Administration of Istanbul University Faculty of Management.
Kenan Yavuz started his professional career at Koç Holding where he took part in different divisions and held various managerial positions until he left the company in 2004. Having obtained his second master’s degree (MBA) at Yeditepe University in 1998 – 2000, Kenan Yavuz was appointed as Board Member of Petkim Petrokimya Holding in March 2004 and then as General Manager of Petkim in May 2004. In 2008, he concluded the privatization process of Petkim Petrochemical Holding, one of Turkey’s most important strategic enterprises. Kenan Yavuz carried out his duty as President/CEO of SOCAR Turkey Enerji Inc., between 2009 and 2016.
He is fluent in English, married with two children.