Funda OCAK was born in 1955, in Ankara. She was graduated from Hacettepe University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences and took Office in banking sector the same year, then in the Undersecretariat of Treasury mainly on external financing between the years of 1980 and 1985. She entered aviation sector in 1985 and took Office as an executive in several stages of DHMİ General Directorate. She is the Deputy Director and Member of Board Directors since the year 2007. Most of her career centers on PPP Projects. She performed two significant projects at the beginning of the 90’s when the regulations of BOT were not composed in our country and hereafter took an active role in the studies of BOT regulations. She undertook the management of 18 projects in aviation sector and also consulted for the other sectors apart from aviation until today.
Ms. OCAK worked on Public-Private Partnership projects in the aviation sector of our country for a significant part of her 37 years of career. In the aviation sector, she took Office in the Presidency of the Commission of the international tenders realized with built-operate-transfer model of Antalya International Airport 1st and 2nd Stages, Atatürk Airport, Dalaman, Bodrum, İzmir Adnan Menderes, Esenboğa Domestic and International terminals; Presidency of the Commission of privatization projects of Antalya, Atatürk and İzmir Adnan Menderes passenger terminals and Gazipaşa Alanya and Zonguldak Çaycuma Airports, as the member of the Commission of Bosphorus Tubular Passage Project, Sabiha Gökçen and High Speed Train Terminal Projects and the Chairmanship of Public Private Partnership Specialization Commission. Finally, managing the tender held by build-operate-transfer model of the Istanbul New Airport Project in 2013 as President of the Commission.
She also took office in the Project Finance, studies of International Credit and Finance Markets, Deputy Chair of Aviation Sector Council of Transportation in the meantime. She has participated in numerous conferences, training and consultancy services particularly related to Public Private Partnership projects abroad.