Born in Malatya in 1958, Ahmet Çalık began his own personal enterprise in textile in 1981 as a member of a family that has been engaged in the textile industry since 1930. Ahmet Çalık is one of the leading players in Turkey and abroad with investments in seven sectors, namely energy, construction, mining, textile, telecom, finance and digital, which he brought under the same roof in 1997 with the foundation of Çalık Holding.
Ahmet Çalık’s visionary philosophy drives him to invest in projects that benefit people and the society at large, and his activities across the globe and long-term collaborations with international enterprises have earned him a well-deserved reputation for integrity and reliability.
Ahmet Çalık was awarded numerous honors in Turkey and abroad, including Japanese Order of the Rising Sun with Gold Rays and Neck Ribbon, Turkmenistan Order of the State, Magtymguly International Prize and Gaýrat Medal, and Republic of Turkey State Medal of Distinguished Service Medal, Ministry of the Exterior Distinguished Service Medal and the Grand National Assembly Distinguished Service Award. Ahmet Çalık was granted the title Honorary Consul of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Bursa, and holds honorary PhDs from Matsumoto Dental University and Kindai University in Japan and University of Tirana in Albania. Ahmet Çalık is currently serving as the Chairman of Çalık Holding and its group companies.