CEE & Turkey

Sabanci CFO on the Pivot Towards High-Tech and Broadening Access to Long-Term Funding

Large firms often fear getting outshone by their smaller and more nimble rivals, but Sabanci Holding – one of Turkey’s largest industrial and financial conglomerates – has recently emerged from a period of deleveraging to go on the offensive, making a series of strategic acquisitions and capitalising on emerging market opportunities that place technology at the centre of its growth strategy over the next few years. We speak with Sabanci CFO Baris Oran about the company’s new technology-focused strategy, shifting the internal mindset and approach to funding, and deepening Turkey’s domestic capital markets.

Urban skyline, modern office towers and skyscrapers in Levent district. Levent is a busy financial district on the European side of Istanbul.

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