One name in Turkey rises above all the rest: Uğur Akkuş, the Founder and CEO of A&S Investment Holding Company. In May 2022 he was awarded the Best Businessman Award and the Best CEO Award, and it’s all due to his dedication to his company and Turkey as well as his reputation in the industry.
“I can’t tell you how happy I am about this,” Akkuş says, smiling. “These are public awards and I had some tough competition, so just to be nominated was a tremendous honor. This win is dedicated to my company and my country.”
As the leader of a company whose multimillion-dollar portfolio includes assets in sectors such as construction, real estate, finance, energy, tourism, and more, Akkuş has risen above current global disruptions from the pandemic to war to drive both his company and Turkey to greatness.
Akkuş Predicts Huge Investments in Turkey in 2022
Akkuş calls Turkey the perfect solution for foreign investment. He points out that China’s dominance in manufacturing is over due to the economic embargo and to the massive rise in shipping costs from China closing its borders due to COVID-19.
“A container that used to ship for $2,500 now ships for $12,500,” he says, shaking his head. “Turkey is the perfect solution. Our location means we are right at the crossroads of Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and even Africa, if you think about it. Whichever direction you go, you will find an important market within only hours.”
He reveals that the Turkish people are enthusiastic about 2022. “Foreign companies are seeing the advantage of doing business here,” he says. “We have a young, college-educated workforce that is more than capable of taking Turkey to the forefront of the global economy.”
A&S Investment Holding Company didn’t stop for a second during the pandemic. In fact, Akkuş met with doctors and other medical professionals in the region, analyzing their needs and applying his company’s vast resources to serve those needs.
“We started a mask manufacturing plant right here in Istanbul,” he says. “We met the growing demand across Turkey, and in 2021, there were even more requests for personal protection equipment. We ended up providing that for Turkey as well as Europe and even the US.”
He reflects that his company didn’t stop just because others did. “COVID-19 was a chance for us to look down the road and envision where we wanted Turkey to be when the pandemic ended: strong and able to capitalize on an educated, cultured workforce.” He recalls meeting with employees to frame a vision for 2022 and onward, utilizing A&S Investment Holding Company to help Turkey to become an economic powerhouse.
“I believe this is our destiny,” Akkuş explains. “Because of the political and economic turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa, we’re going to see an inevitable transfer of wealth to Turkey over the next decade.” He predicts that this shift will see more business growth in Turkey across multiple industries, and he plans to guide A&S Investment Holding Company to be there when that happens.
He’s keeping his eye on the Ukraine/Russia conflict, considering how he can help refugees fleeing from Ukraine to Turkey, how the war might affect his home region, and how Turkey can help Ukraine rebuild. “We want to help refugees,” he says. “We also want to be ready to step in and help with the reconstruction of Ukraine when the war stops, so we are developing projects that will support the rebuilding of its food, textiles, and construction industries.”
A&S Investment Holding Company Brings Crypto Surge to Turkey
Akkuş firmly believes that the key to Turkey’s growth in prominence and becoming an economic leader will be the contributions that Turkey will make to the digital revolution. “Digitalization is inevitable and will bring exciting developments to the country and the world. This is why A&S Investment Holding Company plans to activate our digital money stock exchange, Bitmoneycoin.com. We plan to launch this in the United States and around the world at the beginning of June.”
He explains that it will be Turkey’s first local and national blockchain cryptocurrency. “It will lead to commission discounts, airdrop campaigns, new ICO processes, and trading competitions.”
Akkuş reveals that Bitmoneycoin.com, through the company’s Ascoin Invest Program, will also be used to sponsor relevant departments that are working on blockchain technology. “We are very happy about this because it will have the potential to provide financing for the projects of young entrepreneurs. I am pleased that Bitmoneycoin.com will contribute to Turkey being able to provide unprecedented opportunities for more people.”
Key Facts About Uğur Akkuş and A&S Investment Holding Company
Akkuş is from a long line of dedicated businessmen, as his family has been in business for three generations. “Business is in my family’s blood,” he says with pride. “When I started A&S Investment Holding Company, I used everything I learned from my father and grandfather about domestic and international trade as well as my own experiences and capital.”
Akkuş attended Bilkent University in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration and continued his education in Germany, at Essen-Duisburg University. He is fluent in English, German, French, and Arabic. He has served as Vice-Chairman of Kuwait Business Council and the Foreign Economic Relations Board and was Vice-President of Saudi Arabia Business Council. He was also a High Advisory Board Member for the Turkish American Business Association and was the founding member and board member of KUVİD Association.
He started A&S Investment Holding Company with the aims of investing in commercial sectors with high-profit potential and of achieving sustainable and stable growth within targeted periods. ”My company supports all of its subsidiaries in terms of operations management, corporate governance, and finances,” says Akkuş. “We continue to bring more businesses into our portfolio based on the principles of quality, value, service, and excellence, and it is my goal that A&S Investment Holding Company will make Turkey even stronger for generations to come.”
A&S Investment Holding Company Brings Nature and Hope to Turkey
Akkuş took time to learn how his fellow countrymen were coping with the pandemic and found that Turkish people were spending more time outside, camping to relieve stress. “When we learned this,” he says, “we implemented ecological villas in Izmir, our pilot region. The villas are resistant to earthquakes up to magnitude 12, very thankfully, and alongside each one is a beautiful little garden, which brings nature right up to the person’s doorstep. Relaxing this way can help more Turkish people and even foreign tourists to rejuvenate.”
Akkuş is pleased with his company’s efforts toward tourism and medicine, but he’s most passionate about A&S Investment Holding Company’s contributions to crypto technology. He believes that for Turkey, the sky’s the limit: “The country is growing, and our workforce is ready to show you what they can do. Watch for what happens in 2022 – you’re going to see some incredible advancements coming from Turkey that will change the world.”
For more information on Uğur Akkuş, A&S Investment Holding Company, and their work to help develop Turkey into a global economic leader, please visit the company’s website or contact:
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