Haci Sabanci
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The third child of Mr. Haci Omer and Mrs. Sadika Sabanci, Mr. Haci Sabanci was born in Akcakaya, a village of Kayseri, in 1935.

 

Haci Sabanci had his secondary education, and spent his youth and most of his life in Adana. His professional career started in a company of Sabanci Group in automotive marketing and cotton export business.

 

Mr. Haci Sabanci was honored with doctor honoris causa by East Mediterranean University in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and by Cukurova University Senate. Mr. Haci Sabanci was also rewarded by Turkish State Distinguished Service Medal by President of Turkey. Association of International Business and Businessmen also distinguished Mr. Haci Sabanci as the “Best Leader of the Balkans”.

 

Haci Sabanci was the member of Board of Trustees of Cukurova University Foundation as well as the Board Chairman of Adana Chamber of Industry; in addition he served as the Vice Chairman of Haci Sabanci Holding and the Chairman of Akcansa, Bossa, Carrefoursa, Cimsa, Danonesa, Exsa, Marsa, Sapeksa, Universal Trading and Yunsa, all Holding companies. He was also the President of Haci Omer Sabanci Foundation between 1974-1998.

 

Mr. Sabanci married Mrs. Ozcan Sabanci in 1959 and he had three children, namely, Omer, Demet and Mehmet.

 

Mr. Haci Sabanci passed away on June 24, 1998.

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