Hamdi Akin

About Hamdi Akin

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

Hamdi Akin

Hamdi Akin was born on 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.
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Popular As Hamdi Akin
Occupation Diversified
Age 66 years old
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Born August 17, 1954 (Istanbul, Turkey, Turkey)
Birthday August 17
Town/City Istanbul, Turkey, Turkey
Nationality Turkey

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Hamdi Akin’s zodiac sign is Virgo. According to astrologers, Virgos are always paying attention to the smallest details and their deep sense of humanity makes them one of the most careful signs of the zodiac. Their methodical approach to life ensures that nothing is left to chance, and although they are often tender, their heart might be closed for the outer world. This is a sign often misunderstood, not because they lack the ability to express, but because they won’t accept their feelings as valid, true, or even relevant when opposed to reason. The symbolism behind the name speaks well of their nature, born with a feeling they are experiencing everything for the first time.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

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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.


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.


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.


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


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.

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