Jewellery Exporters' Association Chairman
Burak Yakın was born in Istanbul in 1973. While continuing his education, in 1985, he embarked on his business life by working for Nadir Tütüncü, who is one of the doyen names of the Turkish jewelry industry. While continuing his education, he learned both jewellery production and trade in the Grand Bazaar in line with the master-apprentice tradition.
After years of mastering the intricacies of the jewelry business, he took part in the management team of Nadir Metal Refinery. Burak Yakın, who played an important role in the rapid growth of the company, continued his successful career by assuming more duties and responsibilities in the industry.
In addition to his position as the CEO of Nadir Metal Refinery, he also served as the CEO of NMR and Saygın companies. During his business life, Yakın served as a Founding Board Member of the Association of Precious Metals, Stones, and Foreign Exchange Market Institutions and Organizations (DEMAD) and a Board Member of Kuyumcukent Real Estate Investments (KUYAŞ), and served as the Vice President of Istanbul Chamber of Jewelers (İKO) in 2018-22.
Burak Yakın has been serving as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Jewellery Exporters' Association since April 2022. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM).
Believing in the importance of being a lifelong student, Mr. Yakın pursues his studies at Al Farabi University's Faculty of Law in Kazakhstan.
Mr. Yakın is married and has 4 children.