Born in Izmir in 1969, Akgerman graduated from Robert College in İstanbul and has a Bachelor’s degree in Tourism and Management from Bilkent University, Ankara. Akgerman started his career in travel industry as an Information Clerk whilst a student and worked his way to General Manager in 1994 and Vice Chairman and CEO in 1998 of Çimentaş Turistik İşl. Yatırım San. Ve Tic. A.Ş. (Çittur) Now, he is the Chairman. He also served as a Member of the Board of Çimbeton Hazırbeton ve Prefabrik Yapı Elemanları (1997-1999), then as General Manager of Çimstone Doğal Kompoze Taş İşletmeleri (1999-2002)
Currently, he is the Chairman of AKG Yalıtım İnşaat Malzemeleri San. ve Tic. A.Ş (Çimstone) and More Ticaret A.Ş. and AKG Trading Ltd.(USA and United Kingdom); Vice Chairman of AKG Gazbeton İşletmeleri San. ve Tic. A.Ş. and Ertuğ Balık Üretim Tesisi Gıda ve Tarım İşl. San. Ve Tic. A.Ş. (More Aquaculture). Akgerman also holds positions as Vice Chairman of Rekmar Advertising and Urla Winery. He previously served as Vice Chairman of Genç İşadamları Holding A.Ş. (1997-2005); as Member of the Board of Doğalgaz Dağıtım A.Ş. (2003-2005) and Dost Sigorta Aracılık Hizmetleri A.Ş (1996-1999).
Akgerman is the former Chairman of Aegean Industrialists and Businessmen Association (ESİAD), former Board Member of Turkish Industrialists and Businessmen Association (TÜSİAD); Former Vice Chairman of Turkish Business and Enterprise Confederation (TÜRKONFED); Former Chairman of Federation of Industrial Associations (SEDEFED); Former Chairman and presently Advisory Board Member of Aegean Young Businessmen Association (EGİAD); former Chairman and presently a Member of the Advisory Board of AIESEC İzmir; former Vice Commodore of Aegean Offshore Yacht Club (EAYK); former member of Aegean Region Chamber of Industry (EBSO).
Bülent Akgerman is the Honorary Consul of Ireland for the Aegean Region. He is also member of High Advisory Council of ESIAD, member of World-wide Agglomerated Stone Manufacturers Association (A.St.A.), Vice Chairman of the Board of Çimentaş Education and Health Foundation and the Board of Turkish American Business Association (TABA – AmCham); Board Member of Camera di Commercio Italiana di Izmir since 2002, Aegean Forest Foundation (Ege Orman Vakfı), UNICEF and Endeavor Turkey; Member of Assembly of İzmir Chamber of Commerce; member of Fenerbahçe 1907, Dokuz Eylül Rotarians, Association of Advertising Agencies in İzmir (İRD), Association Amicale des Gourmets en Turquie and Member and Founder of Aegean Contemporary Education Foundation (EÇEV); Senator of Junior Chamber International (JCI). Akgerman is also the founder and President of Chaine des Rotisseurs, Izmir Bailliage.
He enjoys cooking, photography, traveling, sailing and skiing. Akgerman is married to Özlem and has a eleven years old daughter, named Defne.
REFERENCE: Bülent Akgerman (endeavor.org.tr, erişim 04.11.2018).