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OLMEZ NAMED WESTERN EUROPE HOSPITAL BUSINESS UNIT LEAD OF PFIZER

OLMEZ NAMED WESTERN EUROPE HOSPITAL BUSINESS UNIT LEAD OF PFIZER

Ahmet Giray Olmez has been appointed the Western Europe Hospital Business Unit Lead of Pfizer. In his new position in Turkey, Olmez will act as regional leader for Netherlands, Ireland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Austria and Switzerland and business unit leader for Portugal. Olmez joined the Pfizer Turkey Family 13 years ago and worked in various positions...

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CIGDEM BAGIS NAMED FINANCIAL INSURANCES MANAGER OF CHUBB TURKEY

CIGDEM BAGIS NAMED FINANCIAL INSURANCES MANAGER OF CHUBB TURKEY

Cigdem Bagis has been appointed Financial Insurance Manager of Chubb Turkey. Bagis will work with underwriting and business development teams and will be responsible for the strategy as well as product and business development of the Financial Insurance Department. Cigdem Bagis graduated from Marmara University’s Department of Insurance in 2007 and completed her MBA at...

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OZCAN TO INCREASE PURCHASING POWER AT HOPI AS THE NEW CEO

OZCAN TO INCREASE PURCHASING POWER AT HOPI AS THE NEW CEO

Yalin Ozcan has been appointed CEO of Hopi, the sales campaigns app by Boyner Group. Ozcan will focus on development of a business model to increase purchasing power of Hopi members and he will concentrate on the leadership vision of Hopi in Fintech. Ozcan graduated from Istanbul Technical University in 1999. He has 21 years...

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SURAT KARGO GROWS RAPIDLY

SURAT KARGO GROWS RAPIDLY

BY AYSEL YUCEL Surat Kargo grew by 75% and launched 20 branches in the first quarter of the year, according to Metin Kocael, the company’s General Manager. The company also has accelerated investments to meet increasing cargo demand. Surat Kargo grew by 34% in 2020, compared to 2019 and aims to further grow by 65%...

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CANIK EYES SOUTH AMERICAN AND SOUTHEAST ASIAN MARKETS

CANIK EYES SOUTH AMERICAN AND SOUTHEAST ASIAN MARKETS

Operating in the defense industry with its Canik brand, Samsun Yurt Savunma (SYS) aims to penetrate the Brazilian market in South America and the Indonesian and Malaysian markets in Southeast Asia, according to Didem Aral, Foreign Trade Manager and Member of the Board of Directors of Samsun Yurt Savunma. The company currently exports small arms...

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DR. MURAT ASIK NAMED HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS HEAD OF NOVARTIS TURKEY

DR. MURAT ASIK NAMED HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS HEAD OF NOVARTIS TURKEY

Dr. Murat Asik has been appointed Healthcare Solutions Head of Novartis Turkey. Asik will lead the Treatment Services and New Molecular teams within the scope of the newly-established Healthcare Solutions Business Unit. After receiving his bachelor degree from Hacettepe University’s Faculty of Medicine, Asik specialized in internal medicine at the same university. Asik worked as...

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MERSIN AGROPARK TO INCREASE COMPETITIVE POWER IN AGRICULTURE

MERSIN AGROPARK TO INCREASE COMPETITIVE POWER IN AGRICULTURE

BY MEHMET NABI BATUK Mersin Agropark AS and the contracting company Akbaygrup Yapi AS have signed an agreement for the construction of the Mersin Agriculture-Food Technology Development Zone (Mersin Agropark), described as the first technopark specializing in agriculture and food in the country. Mersin Agropark will operate on a total area of 800,000 square meters...

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SPUTNIK V VACCINE TO BE PRODUCED IN TURKEY

SPUTNIK V VACCINE TO BE PRODUCED IN TURKEY

The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and the pharmaceutical company Viscoran Ilac have signed an agreement for the production of the Sputnik V vaccine in Turkey. “We’ll increase the capacity with manufacturing in the country,” said Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of RDIF. Viscoran Ilac has already prepared its infrastructure to produce the vaccine at its facilities,...

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THE U.S IS ON POLOPARK’S RADAR FOR EXPORTS

THE U.S IS ON POLOPARK’S RADAR FOR EXPORTS

Men’s clothing company Polopark aims to penetrate in the U.S. market, according to CEO Mahmut Sozutek. Exporting to 36 countries in four continents, the company continues new investment projects to increase exports and production capacity. “Europe and Africa are the most important foreign markets, which generate 67% of our turnover,” said Sozutek. Polopark nearly grew...

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AKKIM TO INCREASE SHARE OF EXPORTS IN TURNOVER

AKKIM TO INCREASE SHARE OF EXPORTS IN TURNOVER

Chemicals manufacturer Akkim Kimya aims to increase the share of exports in its turnover from 10% to 30%, according to Ozan Onur, Textile Solutions Division Manager of Akkim Kimya. The company also plans to grow in locations is considers textile manufacturing hubs. Akkim Kimya currently has a manufacturing capacity of 840,000 tonnes in five locations....