Nemir Kırdar, a former member of the Bilkent University Board of Trustees (2011-2015), passed away on Monday, June 8, 2020. We wish to extend our condolences to Kırdar family and the Bilkent community.
Nemir Amin Kirdar (28 October 1936 – 8 June 2020)
Nemir Kirdar was born in Kirkuk, Iraq, to a Turkmen family. Kirdar graduated from the University of the Pacific in California with a degree in economics. He also held an MBA from Fordham University in New York, and completed Harvard Business School’s senior management program.
Kirdar was an Iraqi-British businessman and financier. He lived in London. As a founding father of private equity, and an economic and cultural bridge-builder, he founded Investcorp, a global alternative investment group that now operates out of Bahrain, New York, London, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh, Doha, and Singapore, He served as CEO for over 30 years until he stood down in 2015 to became Chairman until his retirement in 2017. He died at the age of 83.