Doğan Holding chair named businesswoman of year
DHA PhotoDoğan Holding Chairwoman Begümhan Doğan Faralyalı has been named businesswoman of the year at the Bosphorus Business World Awards.
After gaining 15 years of overseas experience, she moved back to Turkey in 2009 and became CEO of Star TV.
In 2010, she assumed the presidency of Doğan TV Holding, which also included TV channels Kanal D and CNNTürk. Faralyalı is still the chairwoman of Kanal D Romania.
As of Jan. 1, 2012 Begümhan Doğan Faralyalı became chairwoman of Doğan Holding.
Yıldız Holding Chairman Murat Ülker has been chosen as businessman of the year by the Bosphorus University’s engineering club. Turkey’s largest food group, Yıldız Holding, has bought U.K.-based cookies and snacks maker United Biscuits, in a deal last year it said made it the world’s third-biggest biscuit maker and would help it expand into new markets.
The winners were named in line with the votes of club members and graduates in the framework of the Management Study with Executives (MSE) business, management and leadership conference.
The awards will be given in a ceremony at the Bosphorus University on the evening of Nov. 21.
Nevzat Aydın, Yemeksepeti.com CEO, who gave over 100 of his employees bonuses totaling $27 million following the company’s sale last May for $589 million, was named by employee of the year. Turkey’s refinery, TÜPRAŞ, was chosen as the industrial company of the year, TURKCELL the technology company of the year and EMAAR Turkey the property development partnership of the year.
Boyner Holding, Turkey’s leading retail group, was also named the most innovative company of the year.