Adnan Polat

Adnan Polat was born in Erzurum, in 1953.[1] He graduated from Işık High School in 1971 and Long Island University Business Management department in 1976.

Adnan Polat
33rd President of Galatasaray SK
In office
March 22, 2008 – May 18, 2011
Preceded byÖzhan Canaydın
Succeeded byÜnal Aysal
Personal details
Born (1953-02-23) February 23, 1953 (age 67)
Erzurum, Turkey
Alma materLong Island University

He started working in the construction sites of Polat İnşaat Anonim Şirketi affiliated to Polat Holding in 1976.

Starting in 1981 he took charge of the management of the industry group of Polat Holding and made the group an international player.

Between 1992 and 1996 he was Vice President and President of the Football Committee in Galatasaray Sports Club.[2]

In 2001, he was elected as the President of Serkap, Association of Turkish Ceramic Coating Materials Producers. In 2002, he was elected the President of the Turkish Ceramic Federation.[3]

Between 2003 and 2008 he was the Board Chairman of Ege Seramik.

In 2007, he became the Board Chairman of Polat Holding.

In 2006, he became the Vice President of Galatasaray S.K. in March.

In June 2006 he was awarded an Italian order of merit by the President of Italy given to the people for their services to society.[4]

He served as the President of Galatasaray Sports Club between 2008 and 2011.

In 2013 in November he was the honorary consulate of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka in the Marmara region.

He is still a shareholder of the İ. Polat Holding A.Ş. companies, the block holder in Polat Holding A.Ş., owner of the whole of AP Enerji Tedarik A.Ş., shareholder and Board Chairman of Adnan Polat Enerji Yatırımı A.Ş., Batıyel Enerji Elektrik Üretim A.Ş., and İstiklal Gayrimenkul Geliştirme A.Ş. He is also the Board Chairman of AP Gayrimenkul Yatırım ve Geliştirme A.Ş.

Adnan Polat is involved in important social, cultural and sportive activities in Turkey.

Affiliated to: Galatasaray Sports Club, TÜSİAD, İKV, İstanbul Ticaret Odası

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Adnan Polat
  2. ^ Galatasaray Sports Club Kulübü Official Web Site
  3. ^ Turkish Ceramics Archived December 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Adnan Polat'a İtalya Devlet Nişanı". Archived from the original on 2011-01-16. Retrieved 2017-12-27.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Özhan Canaydın
President of Galatasaray SK
22 Mar 2008 – 18 May 2011
Succeeded by
Ünal Aysal