Yıldırım Demirören

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Yıldırım Demirören (born 1964) is a Turkish businessman, former chairman of the Istanbul-based Turkish multisports club Beşiktaş, and current president of the Turkish Football Federation.

He owns Demirören Şirketler Grubu (English: Demirören Group), which were founded in 1964[1] and are focused on liquid gas distribution.

Yıldırım Demirören resigned from his post as the president of Beşiktaş J.K. to be a candidate for the presidency of the Turkish Football Federation (TFF). He was elected president of the TFF on February 27, 2012 succeeding Mehmet Ali Aydınlar, who resigned on January 31, 2012.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Demirören is an alumnus of Leysin American School. He is married and has three children. He is also member of Turkish business associations TÜSİAD and TUGİAD. His hobbies are golf and traveling.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tarihçe (Eng: Company History)
  2. ^ "TFF'nin yeni başkanı Yıldırım Demirören" (in Turkish). Türkiye Futbol Federasyonu. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Serdar Bilgili
President of Beşiktaş JK
2004–2012
Succeeded by
Fikret Orman
Preceded by
Mehmet Ali Aydınlar
President of the Turkish Football Federation
2012–present
Succeeded by
incumbent