Magazine names Turkey’s ‘most popular’ companies
DHA photoKoç Holding has been named Turkey’s most popular company for 2015, followed by Turkcell and Arçelik, another Koç company, according to a survey of senior executives conducted by monthly economy magazine Capital.
Turkey’s 20 most popular companies, as well as the most popular companies from 36 sectors, were named by the magazine in its 15th annual survey.
A total of 1,602 senior executives from more than 700 companies were contacted in the survey, which was made by Barem Research by means of computer-assisted web interviewing method.
While Turkey’s most popular 20 companies were identified based on the views of the executives who participated in the survey, the top companies on a sector basis were named based on the views of businesspeople from the related sectors.
Respondents to the survey praised these companies’ activities in increasing consumer satisfaction as well as employee satisfaction, high dedication to corporate management rules, and focus on products and services of high quality.
The winners received their awards at a ceremony in Istanbul late on April 28.
Koç Holding CEO Levent Çakıroğlu accepted the top award in the name of the business group.
In his acceptance, Çakıroğlu commemorated former Koç Holding Chair Mustafa Koç, who died of a sudden heart attack on Jan. 21, and his “great contributions to the company with his unique leadership skills, vision, philanthropic nature and humane values.”
Ömer Koç, the vice president of the executive board at Koç Holding, was named the new chairman of the conglomerate after the passing of his brother Mustafa Koç.
According to its 2015 Activity Report, Koç Holding ranked 381st in the Fortune Global 500 List in 2015. The business group was employing a total of 91,304 people by the end of 2015.
Koç Holding’s combined revenue amounts to 7.4 percent of Turkey’s GDP and the market share of its companies on Borsa Istanbul was 18 percent in 2015, according to the report.