Graduate School of Business

Ahmet ÇAĞLAR

I have had a 43 years of experience in Industry, Automotive and Energy sectors.

My Professional Career started at Koç Holding/Otosan in 1973 and continued at Chrysler, Sabancı Holding,Uzel Holding(President) and Doğan Holding (Industry Group President).

During my career, I have managed several companies and many compherensive projects and gained experience and developed skills in operational and strategic areas of Business such as; Foreign Investments and Business Development, M&A, Joint Venture Projects, Industrial Investments, Electricity Generation and Distribution, Restructuring, Sales, Services, Export Development, Cost Reduction, Purchasing, ERP Implementations, Product Strategies and New Product Development.

In addition to my work in Turkey,I have also been involved and managed several projects and investments abroad in countries such as Egypt, China, Malaysia, Thailand, India, Czech Republic, Poland, Romania,Germany, Italy.

Parallel to my professional life, I have served in many professional institutions such as DEIK Turkish Egyptian Business Council, Istanbul Chamber of Industry, Kocaeli Chamber of Industry, Automotive Manufacturers Association as Vice Chairman, also contributed to foundation and management of Associations such as Electricity Generation and Sustainable Business Development. I have also been teaching two courses, New Product Development and Innovation Management for the MBA programs of Bahçeşehir University since 2012 and also serving on the Board of the Graduate School of Business at the same University.