As the Chairman of ARGE, one of Turkiye’s leading management consulting firms, Dr. Argüden provides advisory services for numerous Turkish and international companies. He has also served as the Chairman of Erdemir, the largest Turkish steel company, and as a member of the executive boards of various Anadolu Holding, Borusan Holding, Koc Holding, Vestel companies as well as Petkim, Sümerbank, and Inmet Mining, a Canadian company operating in four different continents. He is also the Chairman of Rothschild investment bank in Turkiye.
Throughout his career his focus has been leading change and institutional development projects. Improving management quality has been a passion for him. Many companies that won the National and European Quality Awards had been among his clients.
Dr. Argüden assisted many companies in acquiring a strategic vision and international perspective, as well as contributing to promoting the concepts of business excellence, good governance, and corporate social responsibility in Turkiye. He was selected among the “100 Global Leaders of Tomorrow” by the World Economic Forum in 1999. He served as a director on the boards of international companies and was invited to the Private Sector Advisory Council of the Global Corporate Governance Forum, which underline the fact that his contribution to the private sector extends beyond Turkiye.
“I interpret the work you have done as pure leadership. To achieve quality, to create value, to be productive, to introduce change, to make a difference by assuming responsibility… These must be incorporated the daily mantra of our country and our citizens.”
Kamil Yazici, 2002