Hamdi Akin

About Hamdi Akin

Birth Day: August 17, 1954
Birth Place: Istanbul, Turkey, Turkey
Birth Sign: Virgo
Residence: Istanbul, Ankara
Occupation: Chairman of Board of Directors
Organization: Akfen Holding

Hamdi Akin Net Worth

Hamdi Akin was bornon August 17, 1954 in Istanbul, Turkey, Turkey. Hamdi Akin owns Afken Holding, a conglomerate with investments in airports, energy, tourism, and infrastructure. Akin began his career producing fuel tanks in his father's workshop. After graduating from university, he founded Akfen as a contracting company and won tenders for operating the Istanbul Ataturk Airport and the Ankara Esenboga Airport. His successes led him to establish TAV Airports Holding; 38% of its shares were sold in 2012 to the Aeroports de Paris Group for $874 million. His daughter Pelin Akin and son Selim Akin are also on the board of Akfen Holding.
Hamdi Akin is a member of Diversified

💰 Net worth: $1.09 Billion (Updated at 22 June 2018)

2016 $1 Billion
2017 $1 Billion
2018 $1.11 Billion

Biography/Timeline

1997

In 1997, he founded “TAV Airports” with TEPE Group and VIE Group and won the İstanbul Atatürk Airport tender, which was constructed with the ‘Build – Operate – Transfer’ model. He gathered all the companies that mainly serve to design and develop real estate investment projects of airport, construction, port investment and management, as well as Energy and other infrastructure Investments, under a single Holding roof. He is the chairman of board of Directors in Akfen Holding as well as TAV Airports Holding since 2005.

1999

Hamdi Akin founded TİKAV (Turkey Human Resources Foundation) in 1999 for the students of Fırat University, to provide the social education necessary for their personal development during their 4 years of university education. He is the honorary head of the Foundation. He is also one of the founders of the Contemporary Turkey Studies Chair at the London School of Economics.

2005

In 2005, he founded Akfen Su Inc. with the partnership of Kardan N.V. In 2011, he won the tender for the privatization of "İDO" (Istanbul Fast Ferries Co. Inc.) with Tepe Construction, Souter Investments LLP and Sera Real Estate and Operations Inc. IN 2012, he sold 38% of his shares in TVA Airports to Aéroports de Paris for $847 million.

2015

In December 2015, following the Syrian civil war, Hamdi Akin opened his homes to Syrian refugees.

2019

Hamdi Akin got a start in Business while he was in his third year of university and manufactured water storage, fuel storage and heating boiler in his father's workshop. Akin’s first commission was to manufacture the heating boiler of Ankara Emek Camii (Mosque). Later on, he opened up a shop for construction goods in Ankara, on Rüzgarlı Street. In 1976, he became a contractor in the construction Business and founded Akfen Holding. In the 1980s, he mainly dealt with infrastructure projects, besides hospitals and school buildings construction. In 1986, he developed his first public infrastructure investment project, the Antalya Airport Terminal Building, which came to life with the ‘Build – Operate – Transfer’ model. He also contracted the Kayseri Erkilet Airport, the Çarşamba Airport, the Isparta Airport, the General Directorate of State Airports Authority and Bursa Natural Gas.