The Belgian Chamber of Commerce in Türkiye was founded by Izzet AKOSMAN, Afif TEKTAŞ, Willi MARGUERY, and Gabriel COUTEAUX in 1926 with the aim of supporting economic, commercial, social, and cultural relations.
At the Ordinary General Assembly held at the Consulate General of Belgium in Istanbul on 16 April 2009, after receiving the power of attorney of the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce from the Federation of Belgian Chambers of Commerce, the name of our Chamber was changed to the Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Türkiye.
The Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Türkiye supports Belgian and Luxembourgish companies established in Türkiye to develop trade and industrial relations with Türkiye. Our Chamber also supports Turkish companies wishing to operate in Belgium and Luxembourg.
The Belgian Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Türkiye is a member of the Federation of Belgian Chambers of Commerce (cci.be).
To promote the Belgian-Luxembourgish-Turkish Businesses, trilateral trade and investment by supporting and defending the interests of our members.
The mission of the Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Türkiye is to develop friendly relations between Türkiye, Belgium, and Luxembourg, help develop ties in all subjects in the economic field, and encourage the actions in these fields.
The primary objectives of the Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Türkiye are;
To help its members with developing trade between Türkiye and Belgium and Luxembourg,
To contribute to the development of cultural, social, and commercial relations between Türkiye, Belgium, and Luxembourg by helping people who do business with Belgium and Luxembourg,
To provide services and ideas on business development,
To create business opportunities between Türkiye, Belgium, and Luxembourg,
To help reduce existing trade barriers between Türkiye and Belgium, and Luxembourg,
To increase cooperation and investments by developing relations between members,
To improve Turkish, Belgian, and Luxembourgish business partnerships in Türkiye, Belgium, and Luxembourg,
To provide assistance and support to Turkish, Belgian, and Luxembourgish companies in their professional relationships.
Ahmet Turgut was born on March 14, 1979 in Adana. After graduating from Adana Anatolian High School and Çukurova University, Department of Business Administration, he started his professional life at Nestlé Professional in 2004. Turgut joined the Nestlé Professional family as a sales chief, established Vending operations all over Turkey as the Channel Sales Development Chief after working as a sales chief for 1 year.After managing the sales organization as Vending Sales Manager in 2007, he led the team that manages the 'investments and service operation of coffee machines', one of the most important business line at Nestlé Professional, as Technical Operations Manager in 2010. After establishing the Channel Category Sales Development department at Nestlé Professional in 2013, Turgut managed the marketing and technical operations teams as the Beverages Business Unit Group Manager in 2016. Turgut, who contributed to the company by playing important roles in the company's 15-year growth journey, also signed many 'best practices' with his teammates.Ahmet Turgut joined Barry Callebaut Turkey in 2019 as Gourmet Sales Director, after 15 years of experience at Nestlé Professional, which he gained by taking important responsibilities in different roles and positions. Turgut, who restructured Barry Callebaut Turkey's gourmet team and led the implementation of the gourmet strategy until 2021, assumed the position of General Manager of Barry Callebaut Turkey as of November 2021.Ahmet Turgut is married and has two children.Read more
Born in April 23, 1985 in Ankara, Egemen Döven completed primary school at Büyük College, secondary school at Private Bilkent High School and high school at TED in 2003. In the same year, he started Koç University Business Administration Department, He graduated from the department in 2007 with a Vehbi Koç Honorary degree. He did his logistics internship at Hödlmayer in Györ, Hungary in 2002 and worked at HSBC in the banking, finance and treasury departments in 2004. In 2005, he worked at the Toyota Automobile Factory in Adapazarı in the operations and planning departments. He worked in the field of corporate finance at Deutsche Bank's New York office in 2007, and since this year he has been a Member of the Board of Directors and Vice Chairman of Reysaş and its group companies. In addition to being a licensed aircraft pilot, he is also a sea captain. Egemen Döven, who speaks English very well and little Italian, is married and has 3 sons.Read more
Hans Broucke (1964) is a Belgian national and graduated from the Catholic University of Louvain in 1986 as Master in Applied Economics. His banking career started with ING Bank in Belgium. In 1993 he became Head of Corporate Banking at ING Bank Czech Republic based in Prague. In 1998, he joined the Executive Committee of ING Bank Ukraine based in Kyiv. He joined Fortis Bank, later to become part of BNP Paribas, in 2003 as responsible for Business Development Commercial Banking with specific focus on CEE. He became General Manager of Fortis Bank Czech Republic in 2005 and Country Head of BNP Paribas Czech Republic in 2008. Between 2012 and 2017, he became Country Head for BNP Paribas Bulgaria based in Sofia.In 2017, he was appointed Head of Corporate Banking and Member of the Management Board of Ukrsibbank Ukraine. In August 2020, he was appointed as resident Board Member of TEB A.S.Read more
He was born in 1979 in Istanbul. After completing his primary, secondary and high school education at Sisli Terakki Schools, he studied at the University of Pennsylvania in the USA in 1998.Daha fazla
Mr. Kilincarslan is an Engineer, Research Scientist, and Educator; currently the owner of a global research and polling firm called ‘KA Research Labs’ and its non-profit division called ‘KARL Institute’Daha fazla
Bulent is a Serial Entrepreneur. His prior Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency Licensed e-money company ininal.com has reached more than 3 Million accounts, and 1 Million active digital wallet users monthly, and still growing fast.Daha fazla
Egemen Egemenoğlu participates in the arbitration procedures conducted by the rules of UNCITRAL, ICSID, ICC and AAA as an attorney regarding the international construction contracts and disputes, mergers and acquisitions and international energy disputes.Daha fazla
Ms.Aras has founded Generation Inc. is a registered firm in Brussels, Belgium in 2017. The company offers official corporate representation, advisory, project management services for Belgium, European Union, and European and Multi-National Institutions located in and around Belgium.Daha fazla
Mr. Kapancı has a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from the McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University, with a double major in Finance and International Business.Read more
He is graduated from Saint-Michel French High School in 1988. Holder of a BA in Economics and Politics Sciences, and a Master degree in Banking and Finance from Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University.Read more
Having completed his secondary education at Galatasaray High School, Erdem Tarlığ continued his education at Galatasaray University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Business Administration and graduated in 2009.Read more
Görkem Ziya Yanık, born in 1989, successfully graduated from the Electrical Engineering program at Istanbul Technical University in 2013. Subsequently, he began working as an Expert R&D Engineer at Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Rail Systems.Read more
The accreditation programme is the result of an intensive collaboration between the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce and the Federation of Belgian Chambers of Commerce, the umbrella organization for all Chambers of Commerce in Belgium.
The accreditation programme aims to outline the main principles that Chambers need to take into account when fulfilling their mission:
● a corporate governance structure allowing to run the Chamber in a professional way and not subject to personal interests
● a professional way of working assuring continuity and offering a consistent range of quality services and activities;
● synergy with the Luxembourg authorities as well as the federal and regional Belgian authorities, which defend and promote economic and commercial interests of Luxembourg and Belgium.
By granting an accreditation, the Federation and the Luxembourg Chamber want to give a clear sign that the Chamber is a reliable partner for helping companies with their international expansion.