Turkey's Chambers and Bourses Chairman Hisarcıklıoğlu re-elected
ANKARA - Anadolu Agency
Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu has been re-elected as the chairman of the the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) for his third term at the chair. DHA photoRifat Hisarcıklıoğlu has been re-elected as the chairman of the the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) for his third term at the chair.
Around 700,000 delegates, representing 365 chambers from 81 provinces, gathered today to vote for the chairman and the board members of the Turkey’s leading business association at the TOBB’s 69th general assembly.
The official announcement of the election results is due to be released tomorrow, but the re-election of Hisarcıklıoğlu, for his third term in the chair was taken for granted since the lifing of a code that had previously limited the duty periods of heads of chambers and bourses to two terms in a row.
Turkey’s Constitutional Court lifted the regulation in January, giving a green light to Hisarcıklıoğlu and other business heads in similar situations, and will now be allowed to compete for third terms.
The heads of 365 chambers and bourses pledged their support for Hisarcıklıoğlu’s chairmanship last week, by presenting their signatures to General Assembly Presidency.
The election, which had actually been scheduled for March, was delayed due to the complaints of a number of chambers and bourses regarding the integration of Turkish companies into the NACE classification system.