One of the most precious businessmen in Turkey, the founder of the Demirören Holding, and its Chairman of the Board for 62 years, our Father, the late Erdoğan Demirören is undoubtedly one of the most prominent names in Turkish entrepreneurship. He began working at a young age, overcame many challenges and he had managed to add many companies, each of them a leader in its own industry, to Turkish economy.
With his vision, foresight and courage, Erdoğan Demirören influenced us deeply, and he had always put the values of the society he grew up in first. His feeling of responsibility for the improvement of his country in every area, ranging from economy to art, and from industry to education had an important place in the foundation of his success story.
As the second generation executives of Demirören Holding, it’s our responsibility to protect this precious legacy, and to keep going forward based on his principles.
Within this framework, we continue our investments with determination and in line with our vision and strategic goals. Today, with 7.500 employees and a 3 billion dollar revenue, Demirören Holding is one of the leading conglomerates in Turkey; and with the purchasing operations performed in its leading industries, the media and energy industry, Demirören Holding is standing on the edge of the global world. Our primary goal in the next 5 years is to make long term and continuous global investments, and therefore make a global contribution to our country’s future.
Just as we have been in our 62-year past, we will succeed in cooperation with our colleagues, shareholders and business partners in the future. At this point, I would like to thank all the individuals and organizations that we’ve worked with as Demirören Holding, and before you, I would like to commemorate our founder Erdoğan Demirören once more with respect and yearning.