Two New Group Presidents Appointed at Sabancı Holding


Currently working as the Head of Strategy and Business Development at Sabancı Holding, Burak Orhun is appointed as Sabancı Holding Building Materials Group President as of 12 May 2021.  

On the other hand, with an organizational change within the Holding, Sabancı Holding Strategy and Business Development Department and Sabancı Holding Secretary General’s Office have been merged under “Strategy and Business Development Group Presidency”. Within this new structure, Gökhan Eyigün is appointed as Strategy and Business Development Group President as of 12 May 2021.

Gökhan Eyigün had previously worked as a director at Sabancı Holding Strategy Group Presidency. Mr. Eyigün will continue to work as the Secretary General of Sabancı Holding in addition to his new role.  

Delivering his best wishes to Mr. Orhun and Mr. Eyigün, Sabancı Holding CEO Cenk Alper said, “I am confident that Burak Orhun and Gökhan Eyigün will contribute greatly to our Group as Building Materials Group President and Strategy and Business Development Group President, respectively.”

About Burak Orhun:

A graduate of Boğaziçi University, Department of Economics, Mr. Burak Orhun got his master’s degree in Finance (MsF) at George Washington University and MBA from University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business. Having started his career at Mercedes Benz Türk in İstanbul as a Financial Analyst, he then worked at Thomson Corporation (Reuters), CapitalOne Financial and CadenceQuest, Inc, respectively, at various management positions including Finance Manager, Portfolio Management Director, Corporate Development Director, and CFO.

Mr. Orhun served as the General Manager of Oyak Venture Consulting between 2009 and 2018, responsible of all M&A projects of Oyak Group. He simultaneously worked as a senior manager, executive board director and chairman at the chemicals and energy companies of the Group, both domestic and global. Mr. Orhun joined Sabancı Group in 2018 and is currently Sabancı Holding Strategy and Business Development Group President.

About Gökhan Eyigün:

Mr. Gökhan Eyigün graduated from İstanbul Technical University, Department of Management Engineering with honors in 1998. He started MBA in 2002 at Rotterdam School of Management and got his degree in 2004. He also attended several executive training programs at Harvard Business School. Having started his career at Arthur Andersen, working mostly as a consultant in Corporate Financing, he then joined Price Waterhouse Coopers to establish and manage Corporate Financing and M&A Consultancy department. Joining Sabancı Group in 2007, Mr. Eyigün worked in Sabancı Holding Strategy and Business Development Department in various management positions between 2007 and 2018. As of July 2018, he has been simultaneously working as Sabancı Holding Secretary General and General Manager of Exsa, Tursa and AEO companies. He is also an Executive Board Member of Temsa since 2020 in addition to his other responsibilities.