Yalçındağ takes helm at Yandex Turkey

Yalçındağ takes helm at Yandex Turkey

ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
Yalçındağ takes helm at Yandex Turkey

Yalçındağ has become the chair of the local unit of Yandex, a search engine. Hürriyet photo

Mehmet Ali Yalçındağ has been chosen as the new chair of Russian Internet search engine Yandex’s Turkish enterprise, which has been active since September 2011, according to an announcement issued by Yandex to NASDAQ.

“I am very pleased to have Mehmet Ali Yalçındağ -- a successful name in the Turkish business community, especially in the media and entertainment sectors -- join on board. This partnership will aid Yandex in becoming more familiar with the Turkish market and allow us to provide products suitable to the needs and expectations of our Turkish customers,” said Yandex founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Arkady Volozh in a written statement announcing the new partnership.

“I am really excited and happy to be a part of one of the world’s largest internet companies. Since Yandex entered the Turkish market last year, it has been providing Turkish customers with quality products and services tailored to their needs. With Yandex entering the Turkish market, there has been an increase in competition, which has been particularly beneficial to users,” Yalçındağ said in a written statement.

Yalçındağ has held several leadership positions with the Doğan Group since the 1990s, and has been the chair of Doğan Yayın Holding since 1999.