Published on September 6th, 2013 | by SayginYalcin0
About Saygin Yalcin
Saygin Yalcin is the Founder & CEO of the Middle East’s first online car buying service, SellAnyCar.com, Founder of the first and largest online private shopping club in the Middle East, Sukar.com, Partner at Jabbar Internet and Souq.com Group, the largest ecommerce company in the Arab world, which employs over 1000 employees. Moreover, Saygin is Academic Lecturer of Entrepreneurship and Ecommerce at the Canadian University of Dubai, one of the leading universities, research and teaching institutions in the UAE.
In May 2013, Saygin was referred to as “the region’s online business guru” by the National newspaper in the UAE.
Saygin has founded Sukar.com and in less than a year, the company has become the most successful e-commerce startup in the Middle East and, with Saygin at its helm, has grown into a multi-million-dollar business.
Souq.com, the largest online retailer in the Arab world has acquired Sukar.com in April 2012. With the investment of Tiger Global, Naspers (MIH) and Jabbar Internet Group in October 2012, the new Souq Group has been formed.
Prior to founding Sukar.com and collecting experience at multinational corporations, such as L’Oreal, the BMW Group or Capgemini Consulting, Saygin was Founder & CEO of Joe Suis; a premium luxury house for high end leather handbags and diamond jewelry, collaborating with online shopping clubs as major distribution channels.
Joe Suis has successfully been acquired by KupiVIP.ru to become one of the most successful private labels in Russia.
Saygin holds an international master’s degree in business administration and economics, having studied at top business schools in Germany (WHU), the USA (USC) and Mexico (ITAM). He is fluent in German, English, Spanish and Turkish.