Mr. Metin KALKAVAN was born in Rize, Turkey in 1959.
He graduated from the Management Section of the Administrative Sciences of the Boğaziçi University in 1982 and completed his Master’s Degree at the University of Plymouth in England, in 1986.
Presently, he is the Chairman of the Executive Committee of Turkon Holding A.Ş. and founding member of Turkon Group Companies;
- Turkon Container and Shipping Company
- Turkon Land Transportation Company
- Turkon Railway Transportation Company
He is also CEO of Sedef Shipyard and Anadolu Tourism Investment Company other Turkon Group Companies.
As from 2002, he is the Chairman of the board of Turkish Chamber of Shipping.
He is also the President of the Council of Arbitrators of TOBB (The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey).
Mr. Kalkavan is a Member of The Council of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Türkiye (TOBB) and Vice President of the Board of Administrators of the University of Piri Reis.
He is the President of the Executive Committee of Turkish Maritime Education Foundation (TÜDEV )and a Member of the Executive Committee of TURMEPA (Turkish Marine Environment Protection Association).
Mr. Kalkavan is married and has four doughters.
Since 28 January 2009 he has become the Chairman of the Çaykur Rize Sports Club.
In social life, he carries out activities as Members of Cercle d’Orient, The Association of the Graduates of Boğaziçi University (BÜMED).