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Message From The Board of Directors

Message From The Board of Directors

Business Partners and Employees;

Having started its activities with Limak İnşaat in 1976, our Group continues to add value to our country’s economy with the efforts to extend the benchmark to higher levels in all industries involved. With over 70 thousand employees around the world, we get strength from our deep-rooted heritage.

With long-term strategic perspectives our Group displays sustainable growth in a wide range of industries involved, from construction to tourism, cement to infrastructure and energy investments and energy contracting to aviation and food. Being proud to be one of the leading construction groups globally and we do represent our country in the international arena on top ranks with our projects worth more than 10 billion USD in the construction industry. Among those many projects are the construction of Yusufeli Dam in Artvin, to be world’s third highest dam and Çetin Dam in Siirt; Kuwait International Airport New Terminal II project, to be one of the most prestigious construction works in the world and making it the biggest tender awarded abroad in a single package by a Turkish contractor. With regards to tourism, with activities started in 1995, today we have become one of the biggest hotel chains of Turkey with 8 hotels and more than 6.000 bed capacity. On cement industry involved by the year 2000, we are currently the second largest cement producer in Turkey while we strengthened our presence with two significant investments in Africa, at Ivory Coast and Mozambique. On infrastructure and energy investments; while we undertake the operation of Pristina International Airport in Kosovo, we are also one of the partnering companies of Istanbul Airport, the pride of our country, to be the largest airport in the world, opened on October 29, 2018. We are also one of the three construction partners and operators of Ankara High-Speed Train Station, the first high-speed train station of our country, opened in 2016. We are also the investor and operator of LimakPort İskenderun, one of the strategically important ports of the Eastern Mediterranean. The construction of 1915 Çanakkale Bridge and the Malkara-Çanakkale Highway Project, which will be the longest suspension bridge in the world with a 2023-meter clearance between its feet, which we have been awarded with a joint venture group, is continuing and we aim to present the project to our country by completing it on the 100th anniversary of the foundation of our Republic.

With regard to energy industry, we are one of the most important actors in Turkey having ensured the vertical integration of energy with its activities in all fields. We aim to increase our energy generation portfolio, which is currently 3,000 MW, with hydroelectric, solar, geothermal, natural gas and coal power plants, to an installed power of 5,000 MW as part of our investments based on resource diversity and long-term business plans.

In the food industry got involved in 2008, we come first citrus product processing in Turkey and we export concentrated products more than 32 countries. In addition, we have been carrying on our quality-oriented activities in the energy contracting industry since 2013.

While creating added value for our country’s economy with our investments, we continue to create lasting impact with our social investments. We have established Limak Foundation back in 2016 in order to strategically manage and conduct our social investments.

As Limak Foundation, our main duty is to tap into the potential of young and dynamic population; transform it well-equiped and qualified labor force through sustainable works that support social development and social progress. In that perspective, we support the new generation of women engineers through Engineer Girls of Turkey programme, while at the same time ensure more female into man-dominated world of engineering. . We aim to support tomorrow’s responsible, sensitive, conscious and entrepreneurial and “leader” engineers, ready to add value to our country’s and the world’s economy.

Through national and global collaborations, we try to shade lights to new challenges our societies globally face today. SDG Impact Accelerator is one of them. Being world’s first global multi-stakeholder accelerator focusing on the UN SDGs, the Impact Accelerator aims to connect entrepreneurs with a diverse set of stakeholders to create sustainable and scalable business models with social impact. Furthermore, being Turkey’s first start-up accelerator on energy, through Limak Energy Accelerator Programme we enable the development of innovative business ideas that will meet the rapidly changing needs of the energy industry. Last but not the least, with the belief that cultural activities should reach every segment of the society, we have established Limak Philharmonic Orchestra in 2017, in order to set original ties between Turkey’s rich cultural heritage and today.

As Limak Group, which aims to create a positive impact in all fields of activity with the awareness of environmental and social responsibility, we have been continuing our efforts on sustainability since 2013, in line with the global standards set 2016-2017 Sustainability Report of Limak Group approved by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), have been formed in line with the views of all stakeholders and employees, reveals the key indicators of success for each industry in relation to UN SDGs, setting a blueprint for development. There in we continue to invest in the future of Turkey and the world in terms of sustainability.

We are grateful to our colleagues, business partners and stakeholders who contributed to Limak Group for the strengthening of its position among the respected and distinguished institutions of our country with its successful performance.

Ebru Özdemir
Chairperson of the Board

Serhan Bacaksız
Vice Chairperson of the Board

Batuhan Özdemir
Member of the Board

Serdar Bacaksız
Member of the Board