ESİN GÜRAL ARGAT
Esin Güral Argat is the Vice President of the Executive Board of the companies for Glassware, Glass Containers, Building, Machine, Tourism, Energy and Tiles having the leading end consumer, industry and tourism brands in our country.
Her work experiences starting with changing the traditional ceramics sector thanks to the technological supported processes and beginning to the mass production in her first work Güven Çini ve Seramik Company, belonging to herself, covers a wide range of field including creation of a national brand from a scratch, management group companies being active in different fields and development of their portfolios.
In social area, her local entrepreneurs as a leader, especially in field of education, have now reached to the point of a national event thanks to the studies in the field of women’s entrepreneurship. She continues to share her experiences in order to contribute into the enlargement and institutionalization of family companies having a significant role in the development of our country.
She began to her career in the company of Güven Çini ve Seramik, founded by her in 1992. Following her experiences in that company, she became General Manager in LAV, one of family companies, in 1998. She managed all operational and strategic process of the Evport Entrepreneur, started in 2005 by the group for a better knowledge in retail sector. She carried out the strategic structure of tourism investments for the group in 2008 economic crisis and she managed the facility foundation of Alibey Resort Side, the owner of the prizes of Travelife Collection “Travelife Gold”and TUI Holly. She is also the architecture in the creation of LAV brand as the main stand of all works carried out so as to make the Glassware field become 6th of the world.
In order to show her faith for importance of information and technology in business world, she has been leading projects, mainly carried out in nanotechnology with the cooperation of Bilkent and MIT universities.
She has been also the leader in the industrial strategies and investments of the group and she works as Vice President of the Executive Board in the group companies.
Esin Güral Argat has participated in so many NGOs (Non Governmental Organization) due to her faith for their importance in serving the country.
In accordance with her care for equality of opportunity, she leads the Yıldız Eğitim Project which was started in 2006 within the scope of her business. With this Project, 200 primary education students annually receive comprehensive education and they are raised as individuals ready for life.
She has been managing the projects contributing into vision of 2023 as the Member of the Board of Directors and the President of Information Society and Information-Communication Technologies and Innovation Commission in TUSIAD (Turkish Industrialists' and Businessmen's Association), being one of the most effective and long-established NGO of our country.
She took responsibility in TİKAD (Turkish Business Women Society) in order to enable women being an important source for our country’s development to participate in any field as leaders.
She continues her contributions for the development of our country by meeting with more people under Global Relation Forum.
She is also a member of TKYD (Turkish Institutional Investment Managers) and Istanbul Golf Club.