Ferit F. Şahenk is the Chairman of Doğuş Group and also the Chairman of Garanti Bank. Formerly, he served as the founder and Vice President of Garanti Securities, CEO of Doğuş Holding and Chairman of Doğuş Otomotiv. Mr. Şahenk is a Board Member of the Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEİK) of Turkey. Following his term as the Chairman of the Turkish-American Business Council of DEİK, he is currently chairing the Turkish-German Business Council; serving as Deputy Chairman of Turkish-United Arab Emirates Business Council and Executive Board Member of Turkish-Greek Business Council of DEİK. Mr. Şahenk is an active member of the World Economic Forum and the Alliance of Civilizations Initiative. He serves on the Regional Executive Board of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management for Europe, Middle East, South Asia and Africa and Advisory Board of the Middle East Centre of London School of Economics. Mr. Şahenk holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Human Resources from Boston College.