Board of Directors
CEO & Vice Chairman
Started his career in a communication company located in USA in 1998, Batu Aksoy is the CEO and Vice Chairman of Aksoy Ventures after possessing various positions in the company that obtains subsidiaries in energy, tourism, real estate and international trading sectors.
He also serves as CEO, Vice Chairman or Board Member at the controlled subsidiaries of Aksoy Ventures such as Turcas Petrol (BIST:TRCAS), Shell & Turcas Petrol, RWE & Turcas Power JV Company, Turcas Kuyucak Geothermal Power Generation, Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus Hotel, The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Bodrum and Aksoy International Trading.
Batu Aksoy is the Honorary Consul of Chile in Istanbul, a Board Member of TUSIAD (Turkish Industry and Business Association) and Leader of its Regional Development Roundtable, Vice President of TURKONFED (Turkish Enterprise and Business Confederation), a Board Member of the Turkish-US Business Council (TAIK) and Turkish-Chile Business Council of DEIK (Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey), a Member of ETD (Energy Traders Association) which he chaired during 2013-14, a Member of PETFORM (Petroleum Platform Association) which he chaired during 2006-08 and a Member of the Dean’s Advisory Council at The Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School since 2014.
Born in 1977, Batu Aksoy is married with a son and daughter. He is a fluent speaker of English and graduated from The Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, USA), Electrical & Computer Engineering Faculty in 1998.
Erdal Aksoy, founder and Chairman of Aksoy Ventures and its controlled subsidiaries, is also the Chairman of the Boards of Turcas Petrol, Turcas Kuyucak Geothermal Power Generation, Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus Hotel, The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Bodrum, Aksoy Real Estate Investments Inc. and Aksoy International Trading. He is also a Member of the Board of the Shell & Turcas Petrol JV Company.
Erdal Aksoy is a Member of TUSIAD (Turkish Industry and Business Association), Vice Chairman of PODEM (Public Policy and Democracy Studies), a Member of the Advisory Board of TESEV (Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation), and Member of the Board of Trustees of the Azerbaijan Diplomacy Academy (ADA). Erdal Aksoy had in the past served as a Member of the Board of TISK (Confederation of Turkish Employers Union) and Chairman of the Turkish Shipowners and Employers Union. Erdal Aksoy, for a period, was the Istanbul Provincial Head of the Motherland Party (ANAP), and the President of Sarıyer Sports Club.
Erdal Aksoy, an Electrical & Electronics Engineering Graduate of Istanbul Technical University, speaks fluent English, and is married with two children.
Banu AKSOY TARAKÇIOĞLU
Executive Board Member
Banu Aksoy Tarakcioglu is an Executive Board Member of Aksoy Ventures and its controlled subsidiaries, Turcas Petrol, Aksoy Real Estate Investment Companies, Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus, Aksoy International Trading, and Shell Petrol.
She is a Member of GYIAD (Young Executives and Businessmen's Association), DEIK (Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey), PETFORM (Petroleum Platform Association), and the Endeavor Association.
Banu Aksoy Tarakcioglu, a fluent speaker of English, is married with a son, has graduated from The Koc University Business Faculty, and has completed a Financial Extension Program at University of California at Berkeley.