Yusuf Aydeniz

Chief Executive Officer

Ayka Addis, Ethiopia


Yusuf Aydeniz is the Chief Executive Officer of AYKA Textiles Istanbul and the AYKA Addis Textile and Investment Group. He currently serves as the President of the Turkish-Ethiopia Works Council in the Turkish Foreign Economic Relations Board. An entrepreneur since high school, Mr. Aydeniz co-founded AYKA Textiles with his business partner, Mr. Gurcay Kavlakli, in 1988. Following the economic crisis in Turkey, the founders reviewed their investments and expanded to Ethiopia. AYKA Addis is one of the largest integrated textile factories in Africa and Europe, and continues to grow. Mr. Aydeniz graduated from Istanbul University.


  • Chief Executive Officer

    Ayka Addis, Ethiopia