"Example Senior Citizen" Award for Asim Kocabiyik

05 October 2013
Asım Kocabıyık, Founder and Honorary President of Borusan Holding, was commemorated with "Example Senior Citizen" award in the first year of his passing. Asım Kocabıyık's son, Borusan Holding Chairman of The Board Ahmet Kocabıyık received the award in place of his father in the ceremony held in Yeşilköy WOW International Congress Center on 5th of October, Saturday. This prestigious award, presented in the IFA - TURYAK International Istanbul Ageing Initiative event, is given to citizens who have inspired generations with their lives.

Borusan Holding Founder and Honorary President late Asım Kocabıyık was awarded the "Example Senior Citizen" award in the "International Istanbul Ageing Initiative" event organized with cooperation of International Federation on Ageing (IFA) located in Toronto Canada and TÜRYAK Ageing Council Association.


Asım Kocabıyık's son, Borusan Holding Chairman of The Board Ahmet Kocabıyık received the award in place of his father in the ceremony held in Yeşilköy WOW International Congress Center on 5th of October, Saturday.

The "Example Senior Citizen" award, which Asım Kocabıyık received in the first year of his passing, is presented to valuable people who gained society's admiration and love with their outstanding successes, international reputation, sensitivity towards social issues, leader position and conduct of life. The award is given during the General Assembly of the International Congress organized within the "International Istanbul Ageing Initiative".

About Asım Kocabıyık

Asım Kocabıyık was born in Tuzlar village of Afyon in 1924 and passed away on 28th of December, 2012; and he is the founder of Borusan Holding.

Asım Kocabıyık has finished his elementary education and the first two years of his secondary education in Afyon. After he studied secondary school in Istanbul, he finished Istanbul Erkek Lisesi (Istanbul Boys' High School) and graduated from Istanbul University Faculty of Economics.

Kocabıyık would say "I owe a debt of service to this country. That's what I'm trying to pay back" and he started the life of business while he was a university student, as Founding Partner and Member of the Board in İstikbal Ticaret A.Ş. his father had started. After his father Ahmet Kocabıyık's death in 1952, he completely took the company and built the Borusan Group and Companies of today. Besides what he presented to the business world; he worked to "pay his debt of service" throughout his career by realizing projects that support the society's development in fields of education, culture and arts.
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