About Saygin Yalcin
Saygin is the Founder & CEO of the Middle East’s (ME) first & largest car buying service, SellAnyCar.com, Founder of the first & largest online private shopping club in the ME, Sukar.com, Partner at Jabbar Internet & Souq.com Group, the largest ecommerce company in the Arab world, with 2500+ employees. He is also Advisory Board Member & Academic Lecturer of Entrepreneurship at the Canadian University of Dubai and has been selected as a UBS Industry Leader, a network of Ultra-High-Net-Worth Individuals.
Souq.com has acquired Sukar.com in Apr’12 to form the Souq.com Group with Tiger Global, Naspers (MIH) & Jabbar Internet Group.
In May’13, he was referred to as “the region’s online business guru” by the National newspaper in the UAE.
In Mar’14, Arabian Business named him as “one of the region’s finest young entrepreneurs and a major part of the entrepreneurial scene in recent years”.
In Nov’14 & ’15, Fortune magazine (mag) named him in the 40 under 40 list, as one of the most influential young people in business, Turkey’s highest circulated newspaper Zaman called him “a fine example of a new generation of entrepreneurs who can make a fortune out of nothing more than a rewarding idea”, Entrepreneur mag ME awarded SellAnyCar.com, with Saygin at its helm, as the “Fastest Growing Company in the ME” & Arabian Business awarded SellAnyCar.com as the “Digital Business of the Year”, while the National newspaper sees it among a handful of tech companies to “have the potential to break the $1bn barrier”.
In a cover story about Saygin in Jan’15, Entrepreneur mag ME titled him as “undoubtedly one of the youngest & most successful internet entrepreneurs in the ME” and, in May, awarded SellAnyCar.com as “Technology Innovator of the Year” in the presence of HRH Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud.
In Aug’15, Gulf Business selected him as 1 of the Top 10 Entrepreneurs in ME.
He was also Founder & CEO of Joe Suis, which has been acquired by KupiVIP.ru to become one of the most successful private labels in Russia.