Turkey: Sabanci gets responsible capitalism award in UK


A top Turkish businesswoman has been honored with an award in Britain.

Guler Sabanci — who chairs Sabanci Holding, Turkey's second-largest conglomerate — received the Award for Responsible Capitalism 2017 by FIRST, a U.K.-based organization, the holding announced on Sunday.

The award was presented to Sabanci on Friday by Lord Judge, the former lord chief justice Igor Judge, in London's House of Lords. She is the first Turk to receive the title, according to the holding.

The Award for Responsible Capitalism began in 2000 to honor business leaders who excel in both commercial success and social responsibility, according to the award's website.

Last fall, Forbes magazine made Sabanci number 58 on its list of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women — the only Turk on the list.

Sabanci is the first woman to run Sabanci Holding, whose holdings include banking, energy, retail and insurance. She is also founding president of Sabanci University and chair of the Sabanci Foundation, Turkey’s largest private charity.


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