Abdulkadir Konukoğlu took place for the sixth time among the "50 most active business people of Anatolia" research.
SANKO Holding Honorary President Abdulkadir Konukoğlu took the sixth place in the "Most Effective 50 Business People of Anatolia" research conducted by Ekonomist Magazine.
In the survey, SANKO Holding Chairman Zeki Konukoğlu is in the ninth position and Vice Chairman Adil Sani Konukoğlu is in the 19th position. The research said that "this year again we have the honorary president Abdulkadir Konukoğlu of the textile giant SANKO Holding, at the summit of our list from Gaziantep" and added that "Konukoğlu, contributed the development of textile industry in the Southeast Anatolia very much and provided job opportunities to thousands of people, stressing that he is not only the most active business person in Anatolia but with social responsibility projects he added very much to the area. In the survey, Abdulkadir Konukoğlu, who is the oldest representative of the Konukoğlu Family, identified with Gaziantep, it was pointed out that he was always at the top of the most active business people in Anatolia and said, "Although he transferred his duties at SANKO Holding, which he held for 20 years, to his brother Zeki Konukoğlu, his presidency in important non-governmental organization continues. As the Chairman of TOBB Turkey Textile Industry Assembly, Gaziantep Chamber of Industry Honorary President and Cotton Textile Manufacturers Association President, Abdulkadir Konukoğlu maintains his positions. He led the birth of a giant in Gaziantep with his decisions in his business life. With the companies totaling 14 thousand employees and turnover of 6,7 billion TL, Abdulkadir Konukoğlu, who has made significant contributions to the economic development, employment and social life of the city, has led the industrial companies extending from textile to power, machinery and cement, headed SANKO Holding for 20 years. He did not move the headquarters of the Holding companies to Istanbul or to another big city and showed his commitment to Gaziantep too. Abdulkadir Konukoğlu, who has been active in business for 52 years, continues to do charity work in the field of education and health in the Sani Konukoğlu Foundation as well as NGOs. Abdulkadir Konukoğlu explains that the members of the Konukoğlu family support many social, cultural and sportive activities in the city, while planning investments, he states that he is moving with the understanding of 'Turkey in the world, Gaziantep in Turkey'.
The research emphasized that Zeki Konukoğlu, who runs the flagship of the group, that is textile business from Bursa for many years and sat in the chair of the presidency three years ago, led to a turnover of 6.7 billion TL for SANKO Holding last year and stated that, Zeki Konukoğlu, who took over the chairman’s chair of the board, of SANKO Holding, from his older brother, Abdulkadir Konukoğlu, is preparing to sign important investment decisions this year as well. The group which has investments in many points of Turkey such as Gaziantep, Bursa, Adıyaman, İstanbul, Adana, Adapazarı, Kahramanmaraş, Rize, Tokat, Giresun, Bartın, Antakya, Karaman, Osmaniye, Kilis, Mersin, Zonguldak Ereğli ve Manisa Salihli plans to have new investments in amount of 185 million USD this year. Zeki Konukoğlu stated that they continue to contribute to the country's economy by investing $ 85 million in energy, $ 55 million in textiles, $ 30 million in cement, and $ 15 million in packaging. SANKO Holding employing 14 thousand people already, will create 800 additional jobs in 2017 with these new investments."
Adil Sani Konukoğlu
The attention was drawn in the research that Adil Sani Konukoğlu, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of SANKO Holding, is one of the most active names in Anatolia with the Board of Directors of Gaziantep Chamber of Industry, Member of TOBB Industrial Council Member and Member of Strategy Development High Board, Deputy Chairman of Gaziantep Organized Industrial Zone Entrepreneur Committee. In addition, Adil Sani Konukoğlu, who is expected to preside over the holding company after his older brothers Abdulkadir and Zeki Konukoğlu in the "Konukoğlu Family", also works intensively in the development of the city's industry. He has initiatives to open the city to new markets. He is leading Gaziantep industrialists opened to especially the African countries.