H. Kadri Samsunlu has been appointed as the Chairman of the Executive Board and the CEO of İGA Airport Operation, founded to construct and operate İstanbul New Airport for 25 years. Samsunlu took office on September 18, 2017. He is an experienced name from within the industry. In his previous positions, Samsunlu successfully implemented major change projects and accomplished important objectives thanks to his rich experience in the areas of finance, corporate finance, and infrastructure.
With a degree from the Boğaziçi University Department of Economics in 1991, Samsunlu then completed his MBA at Missouri University. Starting his career as a financial analyst, he worked for various investment companies between 1995 and 2006 as a CEO and board member. Serving as an investment and corporate finance consultant from 2006 until 2009 in Romania and Turkey, Samsunlu assumed senior manager positions in energy, construction, tourism, real estate, maritime transportation, and in the airport operations sector.