Nail Olpak, was born in 1961 in İbecik, Burdur. He graduated from Aydın High School. Holding a degree of Mechanical Engineering Faculty from Istanbul Technical University, Olpak completed his postgraduate education in Energy field at Yıldız Technical University.

Starting his professional career at Umar Makina AS, Olpak, held the position as Vice Factory Manager at Özgün AS. After becoming the Project Manager of Esem Elektrik AS, which is a subsidiary enterprise of Cankurtaran Holding, Olpak worked as senior executive for various managerial levels and he took over the Vice Presidency until he left the group.

Olpak established his own businesses named NORA Elektrik AS, PAK YATIRIM AS and OMN Insaat AS. He still holds the positions as the Chairman of the Board of the two companies and the board member of the third company.

Nail Olpak currently serves as below;

  • Chairman of the Board, Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEİK)
  • Chairman of the Executive Board, DEİK
  • Chairman of World Turkish Business Council (DTİK)
  • Board Member, Export Credit Bank of Turkey (TURK EXIMBANK)
  • Board Member, İstanbul Development Agency (İSTKA)
  • Member, Coordination Commitee for the Improvement of the Investment Environment (YOİKK)
  • Board Member, Turkey Silicon Valley
  • Founding Committee Member, Turkish-Japanese University
  • Member of High Advisory Board, MÜSİAD
  • Member of the Founding Committee, International Technological, Economic and Social Research Foundation (UTESAV)
  • Member of the Board of Trustees, İstanbul Chamber of Commerce Information Commercialization and Research Foundation (BTM)
  • Member of the Board of Trustees, Tourism Development and Education Foundation of İstanbul Chamber of Commerce (TUGEV)
  • Founding Member of the Board of Trustees and Vice President of the Executive Board, Kandilli Club
  • Member of Founders Board, İlim Yayma Foundation
  • Member of the Board of Trustees, Huzur Hospital Foundation
  • Member of the Board of Trustees, Human Development and Societal Education Foundation (İGETEV)
  • Member of the Board of Trustees, The Foundation for the Support of İstanbul Medeniyet University
  • Member of Chamber of Mechanical Engineers, (MSMB)
  • Member of the Advisory Board, Faculty of Mechanics of İstanbul Technical University, (İTÜ)
  • Member of Aydın High School Graduates Association (ALMED)

Nail Olpak served as the Chairman of MÜSİAD (Independent Industrialists and Businessmen’s Association) for the 5th Term and the Chairman of MÜSİAD High Advisory Board, Vice-Chairman of IBF (International Business Forum), Council Member of B20 Steering Committee of Turkey, Council Member of İTO (Istanbul Chamber of Commerce), Board Member of İDTM (Istanbul World Trade Centre), Board Member of ENVERDER (Energy Efficiency Association), Member of High Advisory Board and the Board Member of MMG (Architects and Engineers Group).

Nail Olpak was granted the title of Honorary PhD in the branch of International Relations by Ahi Evran University and Mehmet Akif Ersoy University.

Olpak is married and is the father of two sons who are Architect and Mechatronic Engineer. He speaks English very well.