Speaker - Ferit F. Sahenk

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Ferit Sahenk is the Chairman of Dogus Holding, the parent company of the Dogus Group of Companies. The Group operates mainly in service industries, including: Financial Services, Automotive Distribution, Construction, Tourism &Leisure, Media, Real Estate and Energy. In addition to his position as Chairman of the Group, Ferit F. Sahenk currently chairs the Board of Garanti Bank. Mr. Sahenk joined the Group operations in the Financial Sector in 1991 by founding Garanti Securities. In three years under his management, Garanti Securities became one of the largest in over 100 brokerage houses in Turkey. In 1994 Mr. Sahenk re-structured Garanti Securities into an Investment Bank of the Group where he acted as the Executive Vice-Chairman. Mr. Sahenk, born in Ankara in 1964, received his Bachelors Degree in Marketing and Human Resources from Boston College in 1987. He also participated in the Owner / President Management Program at the Harvard University in 1997. Mr. Sahenk is a member of the Advisory Committee of Ambrosetti Forum, the Advisory Board of MIT Sloan School and World Economic Forum (WEF) Young Global Leaders Program. He was selected 'businessman of the year 2004' by the Ekonomist magazine in Turkey. Mr. Sahenk is the Chairman of the Turkish U.S Business Council and Member of the Board of the umbrella organization, Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK) in Turkey. He is also the Vice President of the Turkish Industrialists' and Businessmen's Association (TUSÄ°AD) and President of the Economic and Financial Affairs Commission under TUSIAD. Mr. Sahenk is married and has one child.

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World Economic Forum Update 2009: The New Economic Era

01.28.09 | 00:58:30 min | 2 comments