Nafiz Can Paker was born in Istanbul in 1942. He received his undergraduate degree from the Technical University of Berlin, an MBA from Columbia University and his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering. Since 1971, Mr. Paker has held top management positions at Türk Henkel A.Ş., serving as General Manager from 1984 to 2004.
Mr. Paker has served as a Member of Sabancı Holding Board of Directors, Sabancı University Board of Trustees, Turkish Industry & Business Association (TÜSİAD) Board of Directors, TÜSİAD Court of Honor, Istanbul Culture and Arts Foundation (İKSV) Board of Directors, Robert College Board of Trustees, and as Chairman of the Board of Directors at Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV). Mr. Paker currently serves as Founder and Executive Shareholder of B.O.Y. Consulting, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Inovent Fikri Mülkiyet Hakları Yönetim Ticaret ve Yatırım A. Ş. (İnovent Intellectual Property Rights Management, Trade and Investment) and as a Member of the Board of Directors at Sabancı Holding A.Ş. He is a Member of Akbank’s Board of Directors and Founding Member of the Center for Public Policy and Democracy Studies (PODEM). Mr. Paker is married and has one child.