Hakan Bulgurlu was selected for his commitment to sustainable business practices as CEO of Arçelik. Europe’s second largest white goods company, Arçelik produces consumer durables and electronics across 12 brands. They have 22 production facilities across eight countries and employ more than 35,000 workers globally. Congratulations to Hakan for being selected as the YPO Global Impact Regional Honoree for Pacific U.S.
Hakan is a leading international businessman, environmentalist and adventurer.
Bulgurlu is the head and CEO of Arçelik, a leading global manufacturer of home appliances. 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 four 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.
In 2019, in a bid to raise awareness on the imminent climate crisis, Hakan successfully summited Everest on one of the most notorious days in the mountain’s history.
Hakan is a member of YPO and a founding member of Amstel Dialogues, a CEO round table of European leaders that aims to increase the speed of European innovation.
Bulgurlu holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas, in the field of Economics and Mechanical Engineering. He earned his MBA from the joint program of Northwestern University and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.