11.06.1929 Niğde - 02.04.2001 İstanbul
Founder and Eternal Leader of the Doğuş Group
In business, Ayhan Şahenk always thought globally, and dealt with issues as a whole. His goal was to always realise productive projects and systems and create long term opportunities. He did not spend time on any temporary endeavour; and beyond the mere goal of making profit, he always aimed for institutionalising his companies.
His memory will always remain with us...
"I never swerved from my route. I moved towards bigger goals and an ever widening horizon. The sooner people decide what they want to do and what they aspire to become, and mature in the process, the sooner they spend time to think, learn to reason well and approach issues from different angles and develop their philosophy of life on what is right and correct, the higher their chances of becoming successful in their businesses and leaving something worthwhile behind them."
"I advise you not to be complacent and never to be disheartened. Turn challenges into enjoyable hobbies and contests and never give up on what you have decided in your mind to complete."
The joy and happiness of doing something that will benefit your country and your people, will rekindle your potential energy and set you on the right course, in the direction of your goals."
"Each and every one of your projects that passes the test of logic and reason will surely be completed one day, when the time comes."