Adnan Akdemir

Angel Investor in İstanbul, Türkiye

Adnan Akdemir

Angel Investor in İstanbul, Türkiye

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Adnan was born in 1966 in Istanbul, Turkey.

He is the third generation entrepreneur in his family in the entertainment business.

After graduating Istanbul Technical University, Management Engineering and MBA at National University Los Angeles, he attended UCLA Film School.

In 1993, after his return home, he has founded AFM Cinemas which has become the leader cinema operator in Turkey.

He has introduced the quality cinema experience to Turkey, resulting rapid national growth in 90’s as the market maker.

In 2000, He has completed the first Private Equity deal ever that was done in Turkey with largest US insurance company AIG’ s Blue Voyage Fund.

In 2001, He has co-founded If Istanbul “Independent" film festival to rejuvenate the Turkish film production industry as a prestigious international event.

In 2004, He has completed the IPO of AFM Cinemas as the first entertainment company in Istanbul Stock Exchange.

He has co-founded the first Turkish film distribution company, Kenda, with top Turkish producers, to support the development of local productions. Kenda became the main driver behind %50 market share of local content in Turkish cinema within 3 years.

In 2008, He has sold the majority of AFM Cinemas to Russia's largest group Alfa. Adnan has become the CEO of the acquirer and established Eurasia Cinemas.

In 2011, Eurasia Cinemas, in its third year, has grown to 305 multiplex screens to become the leading cinema chain in the Russia-Ukraine-Turkey region.

Adnan exited his cinema ventures in 2012 to focus on his family entertainment business.

He currently serves in several non-profit organizations.

He is the co-founder of Turkish Business Angels Association and Turkish Cinema Owners Association, also an active member of Young Presidents Organization.

He holds Group A planes pilot licence since 1984 and open sea captain licence since 1989.

In 2012, Adnan has received a Red Cross Golden Mercy Medal for his life time contributions.

  • Work
    • Sifisan Entertainment Inv.
  • Education
    • Istanbul Technical University
    • National University