Turkcell tops ‘most admired’ companies

Turkcell tops ‘most admired’ companies

Turkcell tops ‘most admired’ companies

Turkcell CEO Süreyya Ciliv receives the award for ‘Turkey’s Most Admirable Company.’ DHA photo

Turkcell, one of Turkey’s leading communications and technology companies, has been ranked first for the sixth consecutive year in “Turkey’s Most Admired Companies” awards, with the participation of over 1,500 upper-middle level executives from more than 500 companies.

While Turkcell was selected as the most admired company, Garanti Bankası was honored with the second prize and Coca-Cola ranked third, as a result of a survey carried out by Capital Magazine and Adecco, a Swiss multinational human resource consulting company.

Turkcell General General Manager Süreyya Ciliv said it was a success that they had obtained for six years, underlining that they afforded importance to operational perfection. “We, as a team, believe in success and innovation. We still have more work to do with innovation and more effort,” he said.

This year, 114 companies from 38 different sectors took their places in the list of the most admired companies. The top three companies from all sectors were also selected, meaning that a total of 41 companies received awards.

The criteria that ranked the companies were information and technology investments, financial solidity, communication and marketing management, integration in international markets, and marketing and sales strategies.

Meanwhile, Turkcell postponed a board meeting yesterday, at which it had been expected to agree its first dividend since 2009, sources close to the company said, Reuters news agency reported.

Due to complex ownership disputes between TeliaSonera, Turkey’s Çukurova Holding and Russia’s Altimo, Turkish Capital Markets Board had appointed three independent directors to the Turkcell board and removed three board members.