| Cem Boyner |
|Born||September 23, 1955|
|Alma mater||Robert College, Boğaziçi University|
|Spouse|| • Ayle Bilgün Sazak|
• Ümit Nazlı Alpay
|Member of||WEF/Global Leaders for Tomorrow/1994|
Turkish businessman. Selected a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum in 1994, and attended the 1995 Bilderberg meeting, just as he was going from leader of the Turkish Industry and Business Association to an attempted political career.
Cem Boyner  is a Turkish businessman in the textile industry and owner of department stores.
He was selected a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum in 1994, and attended the 1995 Bilderberg meeting, just as he was going from leader of the Turkish Industry and Business Association to an attempted political career.
Early life and education
Cem Boyner was born on September 3, 1955 in Istanbul to Osman Boyner, a textile industrialist from Tosya. After graduating from Robert College, he studied at Boğaziçi University and earned a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration.
In 1978, he was appointed the chairman of the board of the family-owned textile company Altınyıldız and of the Boyner department stores. Currently, he is the CEO of Boyner Holding.
He was chairman of Turkish Industrialists' and Businessmen's Association (TÜSİAD), the top business association of Turkey, in the 1989-1990 term. In a recent interview for the Creating Emerging Markets project at the Harvard Business School, he describes how he introduced the Advantage Card, which revolutionized the way retail was being conducted in Turkey.
Cem Boyner got interested in politics in 1990s. He founded a liberal-leaning political party, the New Democracy Movement (Yeni Demokrasi Hareketi, YDH), and was elected its leader. The party participated in the 1995 general elections. The YDH was not able to enter the parliament, by gaining only 0.48% of the total votes. In 1996, he quit politics due to the poor outcome at the elections.
Cem Boyner was previously married to Ayle Bilgün Sazak, the daughter of the assassinated politician Gün Sazak. From this marriage, he had three daughters, Emine (b. March 16, 1989), and the twins Elif and Ayşe (b. March 6, 1985). Cem Boyner made his second marriage with Ümit Nazlı Alpay, with whom he had a son, Murat (b. February 14, 1996).
Event Participated in
|Bilderberg/1995||8 June 1995||11 June 1995||Greece|
Nafsika Astir Palace Hotel
|The 43rd Bilderberg. Held at the Burgenstock Hotel in Burgenstock, Switzerland.|
- ↑ http://www.radikal.com.tr/ekonomi/cem-boyner-kimdir-1214608
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- ↑ http://www.hbs.edu/businesshistory/emerging-markets/pages/profile-detail.aspx?profile=cboyner
- ↑ https://web.archive.org/web/20140222132944/http://www.zaman.com.tr/gundem_cem-boyner-e-almanya-da-saldiri_346594.html
- ↑ https://web.archive.org/web/20140611061737/http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-17498917.html
- ↑ https://web.archive.org/web/20140222144224/http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/ydh-on-its-new-route-with-huseyin-ergun.aspx?pageID=438&n=ydh-on-its-new-route-with-huseyin-ergun-1996-05-28