Aras Kargo, Türkiye's leading shipping company, has achieved great success at the Golden Leader Awards, one of the most prestigious events in the business world. With hundreds of companies and nearly ten thousand employees voting, Aras Kargo dominated, winning four awards in the CEO, CFO, CMO, and CHRO categories, including the Golden Leader of Türkiye Big Award.
Aras Kargo, Türkiye's leading shipping company, adds a new one to its collection of awards from prestigious organizations. Aras Kargo received four awards in the categories of CEO, CFO, CMO and CHRO, as well as the "Türkiye's Golden Leaders Big Award" at the Golden Leader Awards, which was attended by more than 70 thousand business people across Türkiye.
The results announced at the Golden Leader Awards held on December 18-21, 2023; "Türkiye's 50 Most Admired CEOs" award went to Utku Ayyarkın, the General Manager and Board Member of Aras Kargo; "Türkiye's Most Admired CFO" award went to Barbara Hagen, CFO of Aras Kargo; "Türkiye's Most Admired CHRO" award went to Selda Özacar, Assistant General Manager of Human Resources; and "Türkiye's Most Admired Golden Leader CMO" award went to Billur Burkutoğlu, Assistant General Manager of Marketing, Corporate Communications and Customer Experience.
Utku Ayyarkın, the General Manager and Board Member of Aras Kargo, who was named as one of Türkiye's 50 most admired CEOs and presented the "Golden Leader 2023" award by Mr. Mahmut Gürcan, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Trade, also received the "Türkiye's Golden Leaders Big Award", which Aras Kargo was honored in 4 different categories at the award ceremony. Aras Kargo was one of the very few companies to receive the big award of the night.
Commenting on Aras Kargo's success at the Golden Leader Awards, where the company won a total of four awards in the categories of CEO, CFO, CMO, and CHRO, Ayyarkın shared: "First of all, I would like to mention that it is very important for us to be recognized. The service sector plays an important role in the overall growth of trade and as the engine of Türkiye, we are working day and night to ensure that almost every sector develops in an increasingly positive direction. In a digitalized and diversified world, we strive to be an organization that understands all stakeholders and creates value through a variety of solutions. Aras Kargo has been on this journey for more than 40 years, and we are well aware of the challenges that come along the way. The e-commerce market is evolving, especially with the diversification of the digital age. As we discuss and find answers to the future of retail and e-commerce with all our stakeholders, we focus on what happy employees and happy customers look like. This award is dedicated to the real heroes of the industry, the couriers, who always make our lives easier, even in extraordinary circumstances like the pandemic or natural disasters."
In his final speech, Ayyarkın emphasized that the most important role of a leader in the new century is to contribute to Türkiye's development and train young leaders who can take over the reins.