Discover the Potential of the Turkish Automotive Industry: New Opportunities

GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview “Discover the Potential of the Turkish Automotive Industry: New Opportunities” features Mr. Omer Burhanoglu. With over 38 years of experience, Omer is one of leaders of the automotive industry. Currently he is Co-Founder, Board Member and CEO of Fark Holding Companies. He is one of the leading angel investors in Turkey, and is actively involved in the startup ecosystem due to his passion for innovation and interest in new business models. In addition, he is Board Member of Uludag (Turkey) Automotive Industry Exporters’ Association (OIB), along with holding board and advisor positions with a number of automotive industry organizations.

Audio Interview Guest
Mr. Omer Burhanoglu
Board Member of Uludag (Turkey) Automotive Industry Exporters’ Association (OIB)
Co-Founder, Board Member and CEO of Fark Holding Companies

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In the 17-minute Audio Interview, Mr. Burhanoglu discusses these questions:

• Could you please give us a short overview of Turkish Automotive Industry
• What are the pros and cons of the Turkish Automotive Industry in pandemic situation?
• Could you give us some information on the Auto Expo Turkey 2021 coming up?
• What are the advantages of doing business with Turkey? Both as a buyer and as a supplier?
• Are there extra benefits for investors in the Turkish Automotive Industry?
• What about the new automotive technologies and mobility investments in Turkey? Is there a start-up ecosystem? Should foreign angel investors look for new opportunities in Turkey?

About Omer Burhanoglu:
Board Member of Uludag (Turkey) Automotive Industry Exporters’ Association (OIB)
Co-Founder, Board Member and CEO of Fark Holding Companies

Born in Trabzon, Turkey in 1960, Omer Burhanoglu holds a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Bosphorus University and a MS Degree in System Analysis from Istanbul Technical University. He studied Management Engineering at doctoral level.

With over 38 years of experience, Omer Burhanoglu is one of leaders of the automotive industry. He started working at Farplas in 1983 and in a short time he made significant progress in positioning the company as one of the leaders in the automotive industry by applying innovative approaches and creative ideas. He is former CEO and current Board Member of Fark Holding’s flagship company Farplas as of 2021. Burhanoglu is Co-Founder, Board Member and CEO of Fark Holding Companies (Farel, Faraero, Farform, F+Ventures, Fark Labs, Comodif, CSUM, Duckt..).

The life philosophy of Burhanoglu, who is a photographer, has an effort to live a “whole” life made up of a bouquet of family, art, sports, work, and social responsibility. Photography has a special place in this effort. Ömer Burhanoglu published his works in his first book named “AYNI AYRI” (The Same – The Different) and currently working on his second book. All proceeds of his first book “AYNI AYRI” was donated to the Ömer Burhanoglu Hospital, which was transferred to the Ministry of Health in Trabzon after completion. Burhanoglu has been and continues to be involved in many social responsibility projects in the fields of art, sports, education, and health.

As one of the leading angel investors in Turkey, Omer Burhanoglu takes initiative in various platforms and is actively involved in the startup ecosystem due to his passion for innovation and interest in new business models.

A passionate believer in gender equality in business and social life, Burhanoglu is one of the Equality Ambassador CEOs of Professional Women’s Network (PWN) Istanbul. He supports the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEP), established by UN Women and Global Compact which is a guide for women’s empowerment.

Omer Burhanoglu also develops projects in coordination with various professional organizations and NGOs to empower the Turkish automotive industry and export. He is Board Member of Uludag Automotive Industry Exporters’ Association (OIB), Chairman of the Board of the Future of Automotive Design Competition, former Chairman and current Board Member responsible for Innovation of TOSB Organized Industrial Zone, Automotive Industry Assembly Member of The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB), former Chairman and current member of Association of Automotive Parts and Components Manufacturers (TAYSAD), Honorary Board Member of Corporate Change Academy (CCA).

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