We are delighted to announce Mehmet Kirdar as the new Chairman of Turkish Philanthropy Funds. Mr. Kirdar takes over from Mustafa Kemal Abadan, who served as our chairman since 2014 and oversaw the growth of TPF’s impact both in the States and abroad. As he passes the torch to a new leadership, we are grateful that he will continue to contribute his vision and experience to TPF as a Trustee.
“As the outgoing Chairman of TPF, I am thrilled to hand my duties to our vice-chair, Mehmet Kirdar. As we leave our tenth anniversary behind and enter into our second decade with renewed determination to grow TPF, Mehmet will be taking the helm of the organization with great levels of insight, proven leadership and of course the enthusiastic support of the entire TPF board. I wish Mehmet and TPF much success.” said Mustafa Kemal Abadan.
Mehmet Kirdar joined TPF family a long time ago. Since then, he has not only been an excellent ambassador for TPF, but a committed voice to raise awareness of TPF’s impact areas and mission. Since 2014, he has been dedicated to adding his expertise and knowledge as the Vice-Chairman of the organization.
“I have no doubt that Mehmet will bring many talents and energy to this position. I have confidence that under his leadership, TPF will continue its growth and development towards the execution of its mission. It is always exciting to have new leadership, energy, and ideas as we remain the same in our core values. I wish him success at this exciting role!” said Chairman Emeritus, Haldun Tashman as he welcomed Mehmet Kirdar to his new role.