Yıldırım Demirören

Yıldırım Demirören (born 6 October 1964) is a Turkish businessman, former chair of the Istanbul-based Turkish multisports club Beşiktaş, and former president of the Turkish Football Federation.

Yıldırım Demirören
President of Turkish Football Federation
In office
27 February 2012 – 28 February 2019
Preceded byHüsnü Güreli (interim)
Succeeded byHüsnü Güreli (interim)
President of Beşiktaş JK
In office
26 April 2004 – 27 February 2012
Preceded bySerdar Bilgili
Succeeded byFikret Orman
Personal details
Born (1964-10-06) 6 October 1964 (age 56)
Istanbul, Turkey
ResidenceIstanbul, Turkey
Alma materLeysin American School
OccupationIndustrialist, businessman, sports manager

He owns part of Demirören Şirketler Grubu (Demirören Group), which was founded in 1964[1] and are focused on liquid gas distribution.

Yıldırım Demirören resigned from his post as the president of Beşiktaş J.K. to be a candidate for the presidency of the Turkish Football Federation (TFF). He was elected president of the TFF on 27 February 2012 succeeding Mehmet Ali Aydınlar, who resigned on 31 January 2012.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

Demirören is an alumnus of Leysin American School. He is married and has three children. He is also member of Turkish business associations TÜSİAD and TUGİAD. His hobbies are golf and traveling.


  1. ^ Tarihçe (Eng: Company History)
  2. ^ "TFF'nin yeni başkanı Yıldırım Demirören" (in Turkish). Türkiye Futbol Federasyonu. Retrieved 27 February 2012.
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Serdar Bilgili
President of Beşiktaş JK
Succeeded by
Fikret Orman
Preceded by
Mehmet Ali Aydınlar
President of the Turkish Football Federation
Succeeded by
Nihat Özdemir