Year of Establishment:2013
Chairman: Dr. Abdullah Çerekçi
Company: Zorlu Holding, Strateji ve M&A Direktörü

The foundation of the DEİK Outbound Investments Business Council was laid in 2011 with the establishment of DEİK’s working group under the same name. Turkey’s biggest outbound investment companies are members of this Council which commenced operations in January 2013. The Council pursues the vision of becoming the leading corporate organisation with a deep understanding of dynamics of private sector’s investments abroad, main solution partner in foreign investment process, and body ensuring high-level coordination with public institutions.

The purpose of the Council is to establish national and international communication networks with investors and to use these connections to obtain experience-based quality information and to help build foreign investment capabilities of companies that consider investing abroad as well as those already have invested in foreign countries. Further objectives are to lobby on behalf of the private sector when foreign investment-related incentives and legislative regulations are on the agenda, to coordinate the foreign investment process with state institutions and organisations, to represent companies investing abroad in their dealings with state institutions and organisations, and to comprehensively and correctly inform the public about foreign investments.

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