Doğan Holding chair takes ‘businesswoman of the year’ award

Doğan Holding chair takes ‘businesswoman of the year’ award

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Doğan Holding chair takes ‘businesswoman of the year’ award

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Doğan Holding Chairwoman Begümhan Doğan Faralyalı was awarded “businesswoman of the year” at the Bosphorus Business World Awards in a ceremony on Nov. 21. 

“The main source of your dreams should not be your mother, father, teacher or neighbors, but you. Find the seed within yourself, plant it and grow it,” she said at the ceremony. 

“This award made me so happy and honored. I started university in 1995. When I was on my way here tonight, I asked myself whether there was anything I wish I could have known some 20 years ago. Two things came to my mind: One of them is about how important it is for a person to discover and know oneself. It is quite difficult for anyone to live without knowing his or herself… Secondly, seek and find the mentors who will really listen to you and to direct you,” she said. 

Yıldız Holding Chairman Murat Ülker has been chosen as businessman of the year by the Bosphorus University’s engineering club. The winners were named according to the votes of club members and graduates in the framework of the Management Study with Executives (MSE) business, management and leadership conference. CEO Nevzat Aydın, 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.  

Leading businesswoman Demet Sabancı Çetindoğan, Geidk Holding Chairman Hülya Gedik and Acıbadem Health Group Chairman Mehmet Ali Aydınlar received lifetime achievement awards. 

A total of 14 awards were given at the ceremony.