People: Tekfen Holding AS (TKFEN.IS)
16 May 2019
Mr. Murat Gigin has served as Chairman of the Board of Tekfen Holding Co. Inc. since May 7, 2015. Murat Gigin graduated in civil engineering (Bachelors) from the University of Bradford in 1974. He gained his master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University College London in 1975 and a degree in Ocean Engineering from the same university in 1976. Gigin began his career at Tekfen Construction in 1977 as civil engineer on a project in Kuwait. On return to the company’s headquarters in Istanbul in 1983, he coordinated the New Business Department and several international projects until he was promoted to Deputy General Manager in 1986. Gigin was General Manager of Tekfen Construction between 1988 and 1998 and joined the board of several Tekfen Contracting Group companies until 2000. He served on Tekfen Holding’s Board of Directors between 1998 and 2015 and he was appointed Chairman by the Board on 7 May 2015. Since 1998, he has been a Board Member and Executive Director at Viem Ticari ve Sanayi Yatirimlari Ltd. Sti. Group of Companies (Tekzen Ticaret ve Yatirim A.S., Agromak Makine Imalat Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S., Maxlines Maksimum Lojistik Hizmetleri A.S., Viem Iletisim Yayincilik Reklam Turizm Hizmetleri Yatirim Ticaret A.S., Ekozey Ekolojik ve Organik Tarim Gida Hayvancilik ve Turizm Tasimacilik Ithalat Ihracat Insaat Sanayi Ticaret A.S., Imbroz Tarim Hayvancilik Gida Sanayi Turizm ve Ticaret Ltd. Sti., Galipoli Gida Urunleri Sanayi ve Ticaret Ltd. Sti., ENAT Endustriyel Agac Tarimi Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S., Temari Gida Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S.). At the same time, he has served as Vice-Chairman of the Board at ANG Yatirim Holding A.S. Active in a number of NGOs, Gigin was chairman of the International Pipeline and Offshore Contractors Association (IPLOCA) between 1995 and 1996 and he is presently on the Board of Trustees of the Turkish Foundation for Combating Soil Erosion, for Reforestation and Protection of Natural Habitats (TEMA).
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