Tax Partner, Sworn in CPA
Ali Özdin started his professional career in Ministry of Finance as an Assistant Tax Inspector in 1998, after his graduation from Ankara University, Faculty of Political Sciences. He was assigned as Tax Inspector in 2001 and Chief Tax Inspector in 2008. During these 10 years of his career as a Tax Inspector, he gained broad experience in fields such as local and international taxation, M&A taxation, accounting and auditing in many different industries.
He served as Executive Vice President of Large Tax Payers Office of Turkey, and Istanbul Tax Office between 2008 and 2011, before resigning from the Ministry of Finance and starting his professional career in private sector at Eren Holding.
He worked as the Deputy General Manager of the Energy Department of Eren Holding from 2011 to 2012, and as the Group CFO and Board Member of Eren Holding from 2012 to 2018. Within this period, he has taken the lead for; large business investments’ financing, setting up, commissioning and performing phases in energy, paper and corrugated board, tourism, retail and cement industries, M&A negotiations and processes, creation of new corporate group structures, and financial and tax structuring processes.
He received the “Best power deal of 2013 in EMEA” award in 2014 from EMEA FINANCE magazine in London, with the project financing of a big energy investment he accomplished.
He was granted the “50 most influential CFOs of Turkey ” award in the years 2017 and then 2018 by Data Expert and FORTUNE magazine.
Having a total 20 years of experience in tax, finance, accounting, auditing, tax-financial structuring and M&A, Ali holds Turkish Sworn in CPA and Independent Auditor Licenses and has a “Masters in Finance” degree from world-renowned London Business School of London.
He is fluent in English and beginner in German.