Year of Establishment: 2006
Founder Chairperson: Oktay Yavuz
Chairperson representing Türkiye: Başar Arıoğlu
Company: Yapı Merkezi İnşaat Sanayi A.Ş.
Counterpart Organisation: Qatari Businessmen Association
Counterpart Chairperson: Sheikh Faisal Bin Qasem Al Thani
Company: Al Faisal Holding / Chairman of the Board
In 2006, the Qatari Businessmen Association signed an agreement with DEİK on the establishment of the DEİK/Türkiye-Qatar Business Council. The purpose of the Council is to boost the trade volume between the two countries and to identify and develop business and investment opportunities in Türkiye and Qatar. In this context, the Council organises meetings of members of their business communities on various platforms and ensures the exchange of information on potential business areas. The Council works on attracting Qatari capital to Türkiye and on promoting the Turkish economy in Qatar. In the light of the 2022 World Cup to be hosted by Qatar, the Council focusses its efforts on the sectors of construction, health and food, and on defence industry cooperation.