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Ferit Faik Şahenk

Ferit Faik Şahenk

Ferit Şahenk, the son of Ayhan Şahenk, is the chairperson of Doğus Holding A.Ş., which operates in media, tourism, and construction. He was also CEO of Garanti Bankası, one of the biggest banks in Turkey until he sold the last 9.95% stakes in Garanti to the Spanish lender BBVA Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria in February 2017. With this sale, the group has completely withdrawn from the finance sector. Ferit Sahenk is one of the richest people in the country. Forbes estimates his assets at 2.5 billion. He founded Garanti Securities and was a CEO of Doğuş Holding and the chairperson of Doğuş Otomotiv. Apart from being an active member of the World Economic Forum he previously chaired various business councils including, the Turkish-German Business Council, Turkish-American Business Council and the Turkish-United Arab Emirates Business Council. He graduated from Boston College with Bachelor’s in Marketing and Human Resources.

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Otomotiv | Doğuş Otomotiv (Audi, Porsche, VW, Bentley, Lamborghini, Bugatti, Seat, Skoda, Scania, Thermo King, Oto Fix, Meiller), DOD, TüvTürk.
İnşaat | Doğuş İnşaat a Teknik Mühendislik
Doğuş Yeme İçme Turizm & Perakende | D.HOTELIER, Antur Turizm A.Ş., |
Doğuş Perakende | Doğuş Gayrimenkul | Doğuş Gayrimenkul Yatırım Ortaklığı, Yatırım ve İşletme, Doğuş Center Maslak, Doğuş Center Etiler, D-Ofis Maslak, Gebze Center, İstinye Park |
Enerji | Doğuş Enerji, Artvin Barajı ve Hidroelektrik Santralı, Boyabat, Aslancık |

Other | Yapıkredi Bomonti Ada, Doğuş Müşteri Sistemleri, Doğuş Teknoloji,, Reidin, related marketing cloud, Tdb kalibrasyon, Zingat akıllı emlak sitesi, Sigortaladı, d-gym, körfez havacılık

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Deniz Sahenk is a shareholder of Doğuş Holding A.Ş. She was married to Ayhan Sahenk, founder of Dogus Holding, who died in 2001.

Filiz Şahenk is a shareholder of Doğuş Holding A.Ş. She is daughter of Ayhan Şahenk, founder of Doğuş Holding

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During the Covid-19 pandemic, Doğuş Holding chairperson and CEO Faik Şahenk was invited to the opening ceremony by the opposition parties CHP and İYİ Party although he has close relationship with the government. He said that he was in contact with a Covid-19 patient and did not attend the meeting. However, it was claimed that Şahenk attended the opening ceremony of the AKP and cut the ribbon the next day.


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