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, Management Engineering, Istanbul Technical University 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 leading 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 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 private 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 cinemas 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 and founded, largest Youtube Multichannel Network in the Middle East.

He serves on the board of several local and international non-profit organizations.

He is the co-founder of Turkish Business Angels Association, TBAA and an active member of Young Presidents Organization, YPO Gold.

He is currently World Business Angels Investment Forum Commissioner to Turkey.

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 lifetime contributions.

  • Work
    • Sifisan Entertainment Inv.
  • Education
    • National University Los Angeles MBA
    • Istanbul Technical University