Uğur Akkuş, the Founder and CEO of A&S Investment Holding Company, has just been awarded the Best Businessman Award 2022 and Best CEO of 2022.
“I can’t tell you how happy I am about this,” Akkuş says. “They are public awards and I had some tough competition, so just to be nominated was a tremendous honor.”
These wins demonstrate Akkuş’ dedication to his company and Turkey as well as his reputation in the industry. His company’s multimillion-dollar portfolio includes assets in construction, finance and asset management, investment consultancy, export, tourism, energy, education, media, and retail works. With so many irons in the fire of the Turkish economy, it’s little wonder that businesses turn to him for advice and investment on a daily basis.
Akkuş Says 2022 Will Break Investment Records in Turkey
Turkey is ranked among the fastest-growing economies in the world, and Akkuş reveals why. “We are seeing a lot of foreign countries come here because they are recognizing the advantages of doing business here,” he says. “First, China’s dominance of the manufacturing sector is done. Because of the economic embargo on China, major corporations are coming here. Shipping costs have also risen because China closed its borders due to COVID; a container that used to ship for $2,500 now ships for $12,500. Really, 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.”
Akkuş says that A&S Investment Holding Company has been working hard even during the pandemic to continue the efforts to develop Turkey. “We didn’t stop just because the coronavirus arrived. Instead, we looked down the road and envisioned where we wanted Turkey to be when the pandemic ended: strong and able to capitalize on an educated, cultured workforce. I met with my own employees and cast a vision for 2022 and the coming years: to use A&S Investment Holding Company to help Turkey to become the economic powerhouse I believe it is destined to become.”
Despite not allowing the pandemic to slow him down, Akkuş put the power of his company behind fighting the spread of COVID-19 by starting a mask manufacturing facility in Istanbul and supplying the need for personal protection gear across Turkey, even exporting products to Europe and the US.
Because of the political and economic turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa, there will be an inevitable transfer of wealth to Turkey over the next decade, Akkuş explains. “As that happens, Turkey will see more businesses grow across industries, and I am guiding A&S Investment Holding Company to be there when that happens.”
Akkuş is keeping a close and concerned eye on the Ukraine/Russia conflict as well. He’s utilizing his resources to help the Ukrainian refugees who are fleeing to Turkey, as well as plan for the aftermath of the war and its effect on the region. “We 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 Digital Revolution to Turkey
As Turkey continues to grow in prominence, the digital revolution is a key factor in the region’s economic growth, says Akkuş. “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.”
Uğur Akkuş and A&S Investment Holding Company Changing Turkey’s Economic Landscape
Akkuş is a third-generation businessman who started his university education at Bilkent University in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, and continued his education in Germany, at Essen-Duisburg University. Since going into business, 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 is fluent in English, German, French and Arabic and sees business as his way to give back to his country and the world.
“Business is in my family’s blood,” he says, “and in forming my company, I used everything I learned from my father and grandfather about domestic and international trade as well as my own experiences and capital. The result is A&S Investment Holding Company, which supports all of its subsidiaries in terms of operations management, corporate governance, and finances. 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.”
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.
A&S and Its Commitment to Turkey’s Bright Future
A&S Investment Holding Company represents innovation, entrepreneurship, sustainability, and social responsibility with mindfulness for future generations. Akkuş puts a high value on the company’s devoted employees, partners, and social stakeholders. He is committed to evaluating new investment opportunities by acting with the same efficiency and profitability in the sectors in which the company operates.
Most of all, he is committed to the growth of his beloved Turkey. “We will continue to invest in our country within the framework of our sustainable growth strategies; we will continue to encourage companies from abroad to invest in our country. I strongly believe that we will achieve new successes in the areas where we operate and we will make a difference with innovative approaches.”
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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