Affan Yildirim has been the General Manager and Board Member of Anchor Grup since 2015. He joined the Board of Shopping MallDova two years later. With a solid academic background in finance and business administration, Affan began his career at PwC, one of the biggest multinational audit and consulting companies, and after 7 years he became CFO and Vice President of Credit Europe Leasing IFN. In 2012, Affan was appointed CFO of Anchor Grup and he was subsequently chosen to be interim General Manager. Three years later, he was appointed General Manager of Anchor Grup and coordinated the complex refurbishment of the two shopping centres owned by the company– București Mall-Vitan and Plaza România. The group’s occupancy rate of all real estate projects reached up to 98% at the beginning of 2021 and the residential Pallady Towers project was sold out. Recently, the company started the development of a new residential compound, Select Residence. Anchor Grup’s priority in 2020, which was the health of employees, customers, partners, and tenants, will continue also in 2021. The company implemented additional safety measures in its entire property portfolio. This year, the core strategy refers to business continuity and consolidation, which applies to all the operational lines in Anchor Grup’s portfolio. Affan values both personal and professional long-lasting relationships and Anchor Grup is putting a lot of effort into building these partnerships consistently and thoroughly. This applies from family and friends to colleagues, business partners and customers. Both as a businessman and as an individual, these values are his compass that helps him navigate and overcome difficult times and challenges. When it comes to passions, film photography offers a perfect refuge, providing the mind with a moment of serenity and the possibility to recharge. He also has quite a big collection of vintage film cameras and vinyl records.
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