Mr. Metin KALKAVAN was born in İyidere county of Rize, Türkiye, on 17.08.1959. 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. He is the Chairman of the Executive Committee of Turkon Holding A.Ş.

 As from 2002, he is the Chairman of the Executive Committee of The Turkish Chamber of Shipping. He is the  Vice President of the TOBB Chambers of Maritime and the President of the Board of Administrators of the University of Piri Reis and also the President of the Council of Arbitrators of TOBB.

 Mr. Metin KALKAVAN is married with four children. In social life, he carries out activities as Members of Cercle d'Orient, The Association of the Graduates of Boğaziçi University and Galatasaray Club. He is the President of the Executive Committee of TÜDEV (Turkish Maritime Education Foundation) and a Member of the Executive Committee of TURMEPA (Turkish Marine Environment Protection Association).

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