Sacid Aker

Sacid Aker

Work History

Work History
Nov 2006 - Present

Senior Business Advisor

BTC Pipeline Co.
Jul 1985 - Oct 2006

General Manager

ATAS Refinery

I joined as process engineer, and than worked in Operations Planning,  as Production Supervisor and Re-engineering assistant before I went to Germany for special assignment in Mobil Oil. 

I spent 18 months in Neustadt Refinery as process and project engineer in 1995-1996. After BP-Mobil JV, they called me back to Mersin ATAS Refinery as Commercial Manager.

After closing the refinery, I worked as general manager of ATAS for 2 years, and worked in convertion of refinery to a terminal project as well as getting all permissions to continue the business.

Right after settling down my duties in ATAS, I got the job in BTC as part of my career in BP Oil.

Jun 1981 - Jul 1985

Process Engineer

Tupras Refinery

This is my first experience in refining. I worked as process engineer in FCC, Sulphur and Crude Units.


Sep 1973 - Jan 1980


Middle East Technical University


I want be part of a company that might have issues to be sorted out in an organized manner. I have spent most of my career life in dealing with establishing a working system.


I like photography and all varieties of sports, like tennis, table tennis, skiing, swimming, volleyball.



Self-motivated, positive thinking leader

·        I am a self-motivated, positive thinking leader. ·        Technical and Commercial Knowledge: Have spent 28 years in refinery and oil business. Advanced understanding in financial reports. Skilled in developing and managing company budget. Actively participated to BP Commercial Managers Network (CMN) and “Triangle” processes to share the experience and knowledge. Supported management team about commercial issues, and acted as financial officer in the refinery. I was accountable in Total Cash Management in Refining CMN. ·        Organizer – Driving Force: I like to set targets, go for them, and then move on to the next challenge. Easily motivate my team for success as I did in non-stop project works at 70% turnover rate environment. Spent enormous amount of time to couch/train other team members and employees in commissioning several projects and works. ·        Action Oriented and work hard in implementing ideas and systems. Apply problem solving and decision making tools effectively. ·        Innovative Leader: Seek opportunities to improve work efficiency and always act as pioneer to use the technology. Learn/understand very fast and find better way to guide others. Excellent experience in developing and implementing a variety of corporate programs, including those that must comply with corporate guidelines as well as several resolution issues. Took a key role in strategic issues, like Turkish Market Place Plan, BP brand, Total Cash Management of Turkey, BP-Mobil JV dissolution, strategic works about the future of Mersin ATAŞ Refinery and resolution of pending issues with BOTAŞ Int. Ltd. (BIL). Have excellent ability to make bridging and cross-check among the complex inputs.


Mar 1988 - Present

Modern Refining Technologies

Mobil Research & Development Co.
Nov 1998 - Present

Manager of the Future

JMW Consultant
Oct 2007 - Present

Asset Course

BP Exploration & Production
May 2000 - Present

Partnering for Result

JMW Consultant
Dec 1991 - Present

Problem Solving, Decision Making

Kepner& Tregoe
Nov 1988 - Present

Supervisory Management Training

SMI Inc.
Apr 1998 - May 1998

Understand Accounting&Values 1,2,3

BP Finance