Batu Aksoy, born in 1977 in Istanbul, graduated from The Johns Hopkins University (USA) Electrical & Computer Engineering Faculty in 1998.
He started his career by working in a communications firm in USA between 1998-2000. Upon his return to Turkey, Mr. Aksoy continued his career at Aksoy Holding as a Board Member responsible from developing energy projects between 2000-2005. During this period, he established and managed group companies in power generation, energy wholesale, and natural gas wholesale.
Following the consolidation of the Group’s oil and energy subsidiaries under one roof, Mr. Aksoy started to serve as an Executive Board Member at Turcas Petrol in 2005 and later as the CEO as from 2010. Under this context, Mr. Aksoy serves today as a Board Member at the Shell & Turcas Petrol JV company, Vice Chairman at the RWE & Turcas Power Generation JV company, and Chairman at the wholly-owned Turcas Kuyucak Geothermal Power Generation company.
Batu Aksoy also serves as the Executive Vice Chairman of Aksoy Holding and holds the same position at the following group subsidiaries: Yeditepe International Hotels (Conrad Istanbul), Aksoy Bodrum Real Estate Investment Co. (Epique Island Bodrum), Aksoy Maslak Real Estate Investment Co., Aksoy Petrol Real Estate Investment Co., Aksoy International Trading, and Aksoy Middle East companies.
Batu Aksoy chaired PETFORM (Petroleum and Natural Gas Platform Association) between 2006-2008 and chaired ETD (Energy Traders Association) between 2013-2014.
Batu Aksoy started to contribute to the works of TUSIAD (Turkish Industry and Business Association) in 2006 through active participation in its Energy Working Group which he became the Vice President of in the years that followed.
Batu Aksoy, who is the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Chile in Istanbul, is currently a Board Member of TUSIAD, Vice Chairman of TURKONFED (Turkish Enterprise and Business Confederation), a Board Member of the Turkey-U.S. Business Council (TAIK) and the Turkish-Chile Business Council of DEIK (Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey), and a Member of Dean’s Advisory Council at The Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School.
Batu Aksoy is the Leader of TUSIAD’s Regional Development Roundtable. He has been a Board Member of TUSIAD following its General Assembly dated January 12, 2017.