|Minister of Energy and Natural Resources|
Assumed office |
24 November 2015
|Preceded by||Ali Rıza Alaboyun|
|Member of the Grand National Assembly|
Assumed office |
7 June 2015
|Constituency||Istanbul (I) (June 2015, Nov 2015)|
1 January 1978|
|Political party||Justice and Development Party|
Berat Albayrak (born 1 January 1978) is a Turkish businessman and politician. He is the former CEO of Çalık Holding; an MP since June 2015, and Minister of Energy and Natural Resources since November 2015. He is the son-in-law of the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
He joined Çalık Holding in 1999, and was appointed financial director of their US office in 2002 while he studied for an MBA at the Lubin School of Business, Pace University in New York City. In 2004, Albayrak was appointed as the US country manager of Çalık.
Albayrak became a member of the Parliament with the ruling AKP Party after the elections of 7 June 2015. On 24 November, he was appointed Minister for Energy and Natural Resources in the 64th Government of Turkey under the premiership of Ahmet Davutoğlu.
Albayrak also headed some important energy projects for Çalık.
Albayrak's alleged role in the sale of oil by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has led to calls for his prosecution in the United States.
- Çalık Holding, DR. BERAT ALBAYRAK - CEO
- Milliyet, 30 March 2007, Berat Albayrak, Çalık Holding Genel Müdürü oldu
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