HAKAN AKBAŞ - Founder & Managing Partner


Founder & Managing Partner

Hakan Akbas has more than 20 years of progressively responsible international experience directing as many as 5,000 employees domestically and in emerging markets with revenues in excess of $2.5 billion. Hakan has led these private and public companies through start-up, restructuring, turnaround and growth modes.

A man of diverse background, big picture focus, tough negotiation skills, sheer determination and perseverance, Hakan has successfully negotiated several multi-billion dollar deals including mergers & acquisitions, joint-ventures, strategic alliances and divestitures around the globe.

Mr. Akbas has spent 20 years as a Chief Executive Officer, Group President, Chief Business Development Officer internationally in a variety of industries, including consumer, retail, high, financial services, cement and building materials, energy & power, renewables, venture capital, information technology and business process outsourcing services. He has broad operations and investment experience in USA, Europe, China, Turkey and the Middle East.

Among his significant positions, Hakan served as Executive Vice President in charge of several portfolio companies of Sabanci Holding, one of Europe’s leading diversified firms with 53,000 employees and $15 billion in sales operating in energy, banking, insurance, retailing, and cement and automotive with world-class joint-venture partners: Citigroup, Aviva, Ageas, Carrefour, Dia, Verbund, Bridgestone, Toyota, Mitsubishi, Heidelberg Cement, Hilton International, Philip Morris, and International Paper..

Strategic Partners

Global Dealings Group has access to a global network of seasoned executives, consultants and specialists to address your specific needs. This can expand the expertise and capacity of a team assigned to an engagement for your organization. We will leverage frameworks and approaches developed by leading consultants to define specific objectives for each project and ensure that objectives are met and expectations are exceeded.

We believe our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals.

We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry.