Hakan Bulgurlu is a leading international businessman, and an environmentalist. He is the head of Arçelik, a leading global manufacturer of home appliances, where he has been CEO since 2015. Arçelik has annual revenues of five billion euros, is listed on the Istanbul Stock Exchange and its brands hold prominent leadership positions across global markets.
Under his leadership, Hakan has helped grow the company into an inclusive, sustainable, and responsible business. His vision turned Arçelik into an Industry Leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and saw the company included in the FTSE4Good Index for five consecutive years. Arçelik has succeeded in becoming carbon-neutral in global production with its own carbon credits, achieving a major move and an industry first.
He is a much-sought after speaker at global conferences on topics such as climate change, the environment and green business. To support the efforts for a transition to a low carbon economy, he joined the High-Level Commission on Carbon Pricing at the World Bank.
Hakan is a member of the Young Presidents Organization and a founding member of Amstel Dialogues, a CEO round table of European leaders that aims to increase the speed of European innovation.
After graduating from the University of Texas, Austin with a bachelor's degree in Economics and Mechanical Engineering, he earned his MBA from the joint program of Northwestern University and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.