Lucien Arkas receives leadership award
Lucien Arkas, Chairman of the Arkas Holding Board of Directors, was given the ?Leadership Award? at the Euduplus Leadership Summit, which brought together leaders from the Turkish business world. In his remarks, Mr. Arkas said, ?A leader is the person who makes the first wave. The others use his wave to navigate.?
At the 5th Leadership Summit, organized by Euduplus in Istanbul on April 10th, Ayd?n Do?an, Chairman of the Do?an Holding Board of Directors, as well as the late Nejat Eczac?ba?? and the late Vehbi Koç, were granted the Award of Honor while Lucien Arkas, Chairman of the Arkas Holding Board of Directors, received the Leadership Award, together with Ömer Sabanc?, Hamdi Ak?n and Selçuk Ya?ar.
?A leader is the person who makes the first wave?
In his remarks at the summit, Lucien Arkas shared his thoughts about the concept of leadership based on his own experience. Arkas emphasized that courage and vision are important traits in a leader. ?It is important that one be able to predict what may happen before it actually does. He must thoroughly research what the customer may want. When you discover this, you must decide to set aside at least five years and invest in it. A leader is the person who creates the first wave. The others use his wave to navigate.? Lucien Arkas noted that growth potential is limited if one stayed within the boundaries of Turkey, saying ?Turkey"s share of global trade is obvious. How much can we grow by remaining in this market? We are strengthening our business by opening offices in the Mediterranean and Black Seas. Today we have 19 offices in 10 countries. It is important that we understand the world and globalize.? Mr. Arkas also drew attention to the fact that a strong team is essential for growth. ?The prerequisite for being a leader in your business is having a good team. You cannot go very far with star transfers. It is important to invest in loyal employees who know and understand your culture. This is what guides our human resource policy at Arkas. For this reason, the average age at Arkas is 32. We make it a priority to employ young people and provide them with internal training.?
Akfen Board of Directors Chairman, Hamdi Ak?n and Arkas Board of Directors Chairman, Lucien Arkas.