Fikret YARDIMCI was born in Ardesen/Rize in 1967. After successfully graduating from high school he moved to Istanbul to seek fresh challenges and different opportunities. He took full advantage of his time in Istanbul and he developed his career working in a number of Famous Hotels as an assistant manager. Having used his time both effectively and fully in his career in tourism, he decided the time was right to return home to further his life goals. He came back to Ardesen to start his own successful company. Taking all he had learnt he settled in Ardesen and continued to develop his businesses, currently focussed on industrial kitchens and shelving systems. Since 2009 he has held the position of Executive Board Chairman of Karmaksan Limited Company. From 2011 to present he has proudly held the position of Vice President of the Turkish Rafting Federation. He is passionate about rafting and under his effective management Turkish Rafting is flourishing and experiencing a golden era. On a personal note he is married with four children whom he takes great pride in.