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President /Aegean Region Chamber of Industry (EBSO)


Ender YORGANCILAR was born in İzmir in 1957 and graduated from Dokuz Eylül University, Department of Marketing.  He has a good command of English. 
He has been a Member of the Assembly of the Aegean Region Chamber of Industry (EBSO) since 1994 and served as Member of the Executive Board for six years, President of Assembly between 2005-2008 and he has been President of the Executive Board since 2009. 
After a long time in EBSO’s history, Yorgancılar participated in the elections of 2013-2018 and 2018-2022 consecutive periods under single list, without any competition, receiving support of the industrialists and renewed his tenure as Chairman of the Board. He served as a Member of the Executive Board of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) between May 2009 and July 2013 and was re-elected for TOBB’s Executive Board as the Vice President at the Chamber’s 69th General Assembly Meeting for 2013-2018 period. Notably, Mr.Yorgancilar is the first and only President of EBSO that has been designated to the Board of TOBB for two consecutive terms. Besides being the Senior Consultant to the President of TOBB, and a member of the General Administrative Board of TOBB  , he has been serving as the President of various affiliates of TOBB such as TOBTIM ( International Trade Centers Inc.), MEYBEM A.Ş ( Vocational Qualification and Certification Center ), GS 1 Turkey - Global Standards Supply Chain and Logistics Education Foundation . He is at the same time the Co-Chair of Turkey - Germany Joint Economic and Trade Committee ( JETCO ) .
Yorgancılar has been the Honorary Consul of the Philippines since 2007 and his area of responsability  being  extended to include Aegean Region due to his successful services, he promoted to Consul General in 2014. He served as a member of EXPO 2020 Izmir Steering Board between November 2010 – May 2011, as the Leader of EXPO 2020 Asia Region between March 2011 – November 2013.  He served as Deputy Chairman of the Board of Aegean Foundation for Economic Development between 2000-2002 and as Member of the Board for the Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey for the 2014-2015 periods. He is the Vice President of Turkish Trade Centers and TOBB Education and Culture Foundation (TOBEV),  and besides being a Member of the Executive Board, General Assembly and the Board of Trustees of many institutions and organizations such as Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV), Economic Development Foundation  ( IKV), Izmir Development Agency (IZKA), Aegean Free Zone Inc. (ESBAS), Izmir's Economic Development Coordination Committee,  Izmir Fair Services, Culture and Art Affairs (İZFAŞ), Izmir Tourism Foundation (IZTAV),  he is also the Founding Member and President of Advisory Board of Aegean Young Businessmen Association between 2013-2017, Member of Advisory Board of Ege University, Member of Karşıyaka Sports Club and one of the Immediate Past Presidents and Founding Members of Karşıyaka Rotary Club.
Yorgancılar who takes a leading part in solving several problems that the industrialists have been facing with his result-oriented sense of work has been deservedly awarded by many institutions and organization as a result of his achievements. He strongly believes that the best way of faithfully fulfilling his responsibility to the city and the country he was born and raised in, is to make concrete contributions to the city’s fields of Health and Education; which are the basic needs of a society. In alignment with his beliefs that only the countries which have their own technology can truly be independent and Turkey has to be among the technology producing countries in order to make the country’s economy competitive to international standards and furthermore reduce the current deficit, he established Izeltas Research and Development Center which has achieved great and rarely seen success in Turkey.
Yorgancılar is married, has a son and a grandson.
  • Vodafone Co . & Capital – Economist Magazines – “Steering Izmir” Award, 31.01.2012
  • Gündoğdu Rotary Club – Rotary Career Award, 29.03.2012
  • PETKİM Petrochemical Corporation – “President of Business World of the Year” Award, 03.04.2012
  • İZSİAD – İzmir Industrialists and Businessman Association –“Contribution to İzmir” Award, 17.12.2012
  • Vodafone Co . & Capital – Economist Magazines – “Steering  İzmir” Award, 15.01.2013
  • Izmir High School for Girls – “Top of the List” Award - Honorary Leader, 11.03.2013
  • Izmir Turkish College – “Bahattin Tatiş Award for Future Existence” / “Success in Business” Category, 13.11.2015
  • Ege University Business Administration Club – “Contribution to Aegea” Award /  Crystal Collar Business Awards, 28.03.2016
  • Izmir Rotaract Club – “Professional Service Award” 15.12.2016
  • Economics Reporters Association, Izmir Branch – “Contribution to Aegean Region Economy” Award, 15.12.2017
  • Alumni Association of Izmir Atatürk High School – “Businessman of the Year”, 16.05.2018
  • Honorable Service Certificate, 10th Years of Service as delegate of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey, 11.05.2018
  • Aegean Region Success Award, November 2012
  • EFQM (European Foundation for Quality Management) Recognised For Excellence 4 Star , June 2012 and EFQM Recognised For Excellence 5 Star ,  March 2015; granted to organizations that are on the way to excellence with their management performance.
  • Aegean Region Quality Excellence Award, by KALDER (Turkish Society for Quality, Partner of EFQM ), June 2014
  • Turkish Excellence Prize in the category of Services and Public Management, by KALDER (Turkish Society for Quality, Partner of EFQM ), November 2014
  • Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) – Best Chamber of Asia Pacific Region, November 2018



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