– METU Department of Business Administration
– Gazi University Department of Marketing
- Cafer FINDIKOGLU graduated from Department of Business Administration of METU in 1974. He completed his master’s degree in marketing at Gazi University in 1975 and his doctorate at the same university in 1981. In the same period, he lectured in marketing and management as academic assistant.
- His career began as marketing specialist in ETIBANK. He worked as marketing manager in OYAK Ordu Pazarları A.S. between 1981-1986 and as General Coordinator in Oyak Ordu Pazarlari A.S. between 1986-1987, as General Manager in OYAK Ordu Pazarlari A.S. between 1987-1989 and as Assistant General Manager in OYAK Investments and Associates between 1989-1997.
- In this period, he was assigned as Chairman of the Board in the companies named OYAK Renault, OYAK Sigorta (AXA-OYAK Sigorta), OYAK Emeklilik, TUKAS Konservecilik, ETI Gida ve Pazarlama, ENTAS Tavukculuk, OYTAS Ic ve Dis Ticaret, Turk Boston Bank (subsequently OYAK Bank), OYAK European Finance (Ireland), OYAK Anker Bank (Germany), HALK Financial Leasing, OYTUR Tourism, SELYAK Petroleum Distribution, Adana Cimento, Bolu Cimento, Elazig Cimento and Nigde Cimento. He also managed investment realization processes in Banking (in Turkey, Germany and Ireland), Petroleum Products Distribution, Financial Leasing, Tourism and Individual Retirement sectors and the privatization process of the cement companies.
- Between 1988-1997, he has worked as Cement Employers Deputy Chairman of the Board, Cement Producers’ Deputy Chairman of the Board and Executive Board Member and TISK’s Board Member and Executive Board Member representing Cement Employers.
- His business life continued as General Manager and Board Member in SAGRA Gida A.S. and also he was assigned as Strategic Planning Chairman in BAYINDIR Holding A.S., General Manager and Board Member in ETI Pazarlama Sanayii A.S., General Manager in ULKER Gida, IDEAL Gida, FRESH KEK, and ATLAS Gida in 2006, and Vice Chairman responsible for bakery products in 2009. After this date, he took place as Board Member in POLINAS Ambalaj and GOZDE Girisim Sermayesi A.S., a subsidiary of YILDIZ Holding A.S.
- Currently, he provides consultancy services along with his assignments as the Chairman of the Board at FSL Turizm, TEKNOLOJIK Urunler A.S. and TRAngels Finansal Hizmetler A.S.