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Cem Boyner

Chief Executive, Beymen

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Cem Boyner is a Turkish businessman in the textile industry, owner of department stores, and for a short time, a politician.

He was born 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, which have expanded across Turkey with 68 stores and 2,800 employees as of 2010. Currently, Boyner is the CEO of Boyner Holding.

He is chairman of Beyman, which began with the launch of a contemporary menswear label in 1971. Over the succeeding years, Beymen has expanded beyond its Istanbul roots to become a 16-store network in Turkey, and developed an international presence through two further locations in Iraq and Egypt. Although own label still accounts for 20 percent of the company’s revenue, Beymen has evolved into a multi-brand proposition, seeking to provide destination shopping for a wide variety of consumers.

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 and twins Elif and Ayşe. Cem Boyner’s second marriage was to Ümit Nazlı Alpay, with whom he had a son, Murat.

Source: Wikipedia


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