İsmail Kavuncu

Mayor of Eyüp Municipality
Kavuncu graduated from Çukurova University, Faculty of Agriculture, in 1986. He went to Kayseri to do his military service as a reserve officer. He has been living in Istanbul since 1988.
In 1989, he established ‘Prestige Car Hire’, his first company. In 1991, following the collapse of the USSR, he established Turkuaz Foreign Trade Limited. In the meanwhile, he purchased Turkey's best-known socks brand, Aytuğ. Afterwards, he became the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Yudum, another well-known brand. He has had an active role in non-governmental organizations, including DEİK, MÜSİAD, İSHAD and TÜSİAD.
Kavuncu is fluent in English, Uzbek and Kazakh.
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