Businessman. Chairman of the Board of Directors of the
Rönesans Holding. He was born as the son of the lawyer Bekir Ilıcak in
Hacıderviş Quarter, Darende
After working in Libya and Russia construction sites of ENKA İnşaat for a while, he founded Rönesans Construction Company in Russia with a very small capital in 1993. Upon successful completion of nearly 500 projects received, Rönesans Construction became one of the largest construction companies of Turkey today by growing day by day and with 11.000 employees and revenue of 1 billion dollars and has been selected as the 61st company in world ranking and 2nd in Turkey ranking after ENKA.
Erman Ilıcak, who has expanded his business that are narrowed in Russia, in oil-rich-countries such as Saudi Arabia and Libya, actually determined his direction by doing internship in construction sites of ENKA in Ankara while studying civil engineering in METU. Erman Ilıcak, who continued to work in this company after the internship and was sent to construction sites in Libya immediately, was sent to construction sites of the company in Russia after staying in Libya for 1.5 years. Erman Ilıcak, who worked in Russia for 1.5 years, founded his own business by leaving ENKA after he felt that he had literally learned the business.
He learnt Russia and Russian. He was single, 26 years
old, and was thinking that he could take all kinds of risks. Erman Ilıcak,
founded a construction company in Russia with that courage in 1994, did not
have much but only 30,000 dollars capital, a qualified workman that he employed
and five employees. However, he saw a gap in Russia and started to receive
small renovation and repair works of houses and offices. There were large
1998 was the turning point for the construction company that Ilıcak founded with the name Rönesans. Because that year Alarko, affected by the crisis, decided to pull out of Russia and the manpower that it trained in Russia, 40 engineers had transferred to Rönesans. Thus, the projects that Erman Ilıcak received started to grow, as well as his company Rönesans became a well-known construction company.