Born in Bursa in 1966, Cengiz Taş graduated from the Industrial Engineering Department at Boğaziçi University in 1989. He began his career at Kordsa as an Investment Planning Engineer in 1989. He joined Akkök Holding Companies in 1991 as a Budget Expert at Ak-Al Tekstil Sanayii Anonim Şirketi and acted respectively as Budget Chief, Budget Manager, Production Coordinator, Assistant General Manager in Charge of Planning and as General Manager between 2004 and 2011. As of February 1, 2011, he became a member of the Board of Directors and General Manager. Taş, a member of the Executive Board of Akkök Holdings is also on the Board of Directors of other Akkök Group Companies. A member of various associations, Mr. Taş is also the Vice President of the Turkish Textile Industry Employer’s Union, as well as being a Board Member.