Published on May 30th, 2018 |
Saygin selected as 1 of the most inspiring & influential leaders in the Middle East
Arabian Business selected Saygin Yalcin as 1 of the most dynamic, respected and pioneering business heads in the Middle East.
1 of 100 inspiring Leaders in the Middle East: Saygin Yalcin
Industry: Media and Social Media
Designation: Founder & CEO
Saygin Yalcin left a career in healthcare behind to set up the Middle East’s first online car buying service, SellAnyCar.com. Since its establishment in 2013, almost one in five cars in the country had used the service. Furthermore, he is a social media “influencer”, with a YouTube channel attracting close to 700,000 subscribers. His videos offer entrepreneurial advice on turning ideas and dreams into reality.
DXB 100: Saygin Yalcin
Designation: Founder and CEO
Thirty-three-year-old Yalcin founded the Middle East’s first online car buying service, SellAnyCar.com, in 2013. Already, almost one in five cars in the country has used the service. He has been awarded many accolades and inclusion in rankings of the top entrepreneurs in the Middle East. He also has a popular YouTube channel with more than 684,000 subscribers, with videos offering advice about how to turn one’s ideas and dreams into a reality.
Source: Arabian Business – 100 Inspiring Leaders in the Middle East, Arabian Business – DXB 100
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About the Author
SayginYalcin Saygin is the Founder & CEO of the Middle East's (ME) first & largest car buying service, SellAnyCar.com and Founder of the first & largest online private shopping club in the ME, Sukar.com, which has been acquired by Souq.com, making him Partner at the Souq.com and Jabbar Internet Group, becoming the largest ecommerce company in the Arab world, with 3000+ employees. In its largest acquisition outside the US to date, Amazon.com has acquired Souq.com Group. He has been selected as a UBS Industry Leader, a network of Ultra-High-Net-Worth Individuals.
He was also Advisory Board Member & Academic Lecturer of Entrepreneurship at the Canadian University of Dubai.
He was referred to as "the region's online business guru" by the National newspaper in the UAE, while Arabian Business named him as "one of the region's finest young entrepreneurs and a major part of the entrepreneurial scene in recent years".
Fortune magazine (mag) named him in the 40 under 40 list, as one of the most influential young people in business, Entrepreneur mag ME awarded SellAnyCar.com, with Saygin at its helm, as the "Fastest Growing Company in the ME", 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, Entrepreneur mag ME titled him as "undoubtedly one of the youngest & most successful internet entrepreneurs in the ME”, awarded SellAnyCar.com as "Technology Innovator of the Year”, while Khaleej Times awarded him as the Technology Leader. Gulf Business selected him as 1 of the Top 10 Entrepreneurs in ME.
In a cover story, Arabian Business counts him as 1 of the most successful entrepreneurs to call Dubai home. During the World Government Summit, HH Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed, Minister of Interior of the UAE, presented Saygin as an inspiring story for the country, in the presence of world leaders, incl. HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.