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Eczacıbaşı Life’s July Issue is Out Now!

Eczacıbaşı Life’s July Issue is Out Now!
 
Eczacıbaşı Group’s corporate magazine Eczacıbaşı Life’s July issue has come out. As always, the new issue covers a wide range of topics including the opening of the new production plant in Bilecik Bozüyük, fine points of investments such as the Gensenta purchase, sustainability, design, digital transformation and the latest news.
 
A new investment in Bozüyük by the Eczacıbaşı Group in its 80th year
 
Marking the beginning of operations in the new production plant of VitrA Tiles, Turkey’s leading exporter of ceramic tiles, a ceremony was held on Friday, May 13 at VitrA’s production site in Bozüyük. The ceremony was attended by the Minister of Industry and Technology Mustafa Varank, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Fatih Dönmez, Eczacıbaşı Holding Chairperson Bülent Eczacıbaşı, Eczacıbaşı Holding Vice Chairperson Faruk Eczacıbaşı, Eczacıbaşı Group CEO Atalay Gümrah, VitrA Tiles Inc. CEO Hasan Pehlivan, Eczacıbaşı Group executives, employees and other guests. 
 
Speeches delivered at the ceremony by Eczacıbaşı Holding Chairperson Bülent Eczacıbaşı, Eczacıbaşı Group CEO Atalay Gümrah and VitrA Tiles CEO Hasan Pehlivan, and opinions shared by executive directors are in Eczacıbaşı Life.
 
Link: https://yasam.eczacibasi.com.tr/248/yeni-yatrmlar-new-investments-1
 
Eczacıbaşı makes a strategic move in healthcare
 
The Eczacıbaşı Group has signed an acquisition agreement in pharmaceuticals of strategic importance for its activities in Turkey and international markets. The Group is further strengthening its presence in export markets by acquiring Gensenta, one of Turkey’s first pharmaceutical companies, from the pioneering US biopharmaceutical firm Amgen. Eczacıbaşı Holding Chairperson Bülent Eczacıbaşı said: “This acquisition fuels our growth by adding local production capabilities in pharmaceuticals, biosimilar products, and active ingredients to our investment portfolio as well as export competency.” To learn more about the acquisition, read Eczacıbaşı Life.
 
Link: https://yasam.eczacibasi.com.tr/248/yeni-yatrmlar-new-investments-2
 
Esra Eczacıbaşı Coşkun on what “next generation leadership” means...
 
Having been nominated to the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders list this year, Eczacıbaşı Holding Board Member and Group Digital Transformation Coordinator Esra Eczacıbaşı Coşkun
met with the Group’s next generation of representatives to discuss the problems presented by the new era and the different perspectives that are needed to tackle these issues. Taking part in the conversation on sustainability and the future for society and business in the context of both innovation and digital transformation, were Aslıhan Yemenici, Environmental Specialist for VitrA Tiles, Ezgi Paket, Data Scientist at Eczacıbaşı Information and Communication Technologies and Bertuğ Bingöl, R&D Engineer at Eczacıbaşı Building Products. Read the full discussion in Eczacıbaşı Life to find out about what needs to be prioritized by the next generation of leaders and how the Group’s young leaders should seek and find solutions to the shifting needs of a changing world.
 
Link: https://yasam.eczacibasi.com.tr/248/bir-bakta-at-a-glance
 
 
 
A Meeting of Generations
 
On the occasion of the opening of VitrA Tiles’s new production plant, a gathering was organized for the employees of Eczacıbaşı Building Products and VitrA Tiles at the companies’ Bozüyük campus. The Group’s 80th anniversary was the centerpiece of conversation at the big Bozüyük meeting attended by Eczacıbaşı employees from different generations and occupations who contributed over the years to the development of the bathroom and tile businesses. The event was attended by the Eczacıbaşı Holding Chairperson Bülent Eczacıbaşı, Group CEO Atalay Gümrah, Eczacıbaşı Building Products CEO Özgen Özkan and VitrA Tiles CEO Hasan Pehlivan. The full story is in Eczacıbaşı Life.
 
Link: https://yasam.eczacibasi.com.tr/248/80-yl-80th-year-1
 
Eczacıbaşı Group has published its 14th Sustainability Report
 
Eczacıbaşı Group has published its 14th Sustainability Report detailing its activities in environmental, social, and governance. The report shares information on the contribution of Group companies to the Group’s rising performance in sustainability.
 
Link: https://yasam.eczacibasi.com.tr/248/srdrlebilirlik-sustainability
 
VitrA goes from strength to strength in design
 
Celebrated worldwide for the unique character of its remarkable design culture and original collections, VitrA is building on its strengths through collaborations with international designers, the latest of whom was the British design icon Tom Dixon. To find out more about VitrA’s collaborations with international designers and projects realized within design ecosystems, read Eczacıbaşı Life.
 
Link: https://yasam.eczacibasi.com.tr/248/tasarm-design
 
Six awards in five categories at the IDC 2022 CIO Awards
 
Organized by the International Data Corporation (IDC), “IDC CIO AWARDS 2022” received 210 project entries by 68 corporations this year. A jury panel of  150 members chose Eczacıbaşı Group Chief Information Officer Gürkan Papila “CIO of the Year”. Eczacıbaşı Holding’s digital transformation projects developed for the Group employees received six awards in five categories. Details are in Eczacıbaşı Life…
 
Link: https://yasam.eczacibasi.com.tr/248/gncel-latest-news
 
An application to further improve the perfect employee experience:
e-live
 
Eczacıbaşı Group has expanded its repertoire of innovative and groundbreaking practices aimed at creating the Perfect Employee Experience with a brand-new application: e-live.
The mobile application provides the Eczacıbaşı Group employees with one-click access to all corporate applications and necessary information as well as the opportunity to interact with their co-workers and digitally manage their individual professional processes. For more on e-live, read Eczacıbaşı Life.
 
Link: https://yasam.eczacibasi.com.tr/248/nsan-kaynaklar-human-resources
 
 
 
Eczacıbaşı Group employees tell their stories...
 
The 80th anniversary of Eczacıbaşı Group occasions all employees to experience happiness, pride, and the feeling of being a family together. Eczacıbaşı Group employees tell stories of their experiences at the Group now celebrating its 80th anniversary and sincere anecdotes in which they felt thrilled to be a member of this community. For a delightful read, go to Eczacıbaşı Life.
 
Link: https://yasam.eczacibasi.com.tr/248/80-yl-80th-year-2
 
Fazıl Say composed for Dr. Nejat F. Eczacıbaşı
 
As part of the 50th Istanbul Music Festival, the world-renowned pianist and composer Fazıl Say performed for the first time his work “Portraits” dedicated to eight Turkish intellectuals, including Dr. Nejat F. Eczacıbaşı, who have deeply influenced him throughout his life. The audience was captivated by the performance and gave a standing ovation for several minutes. Say presented the handwritten score of the part dedicated to Dr. Nejat F. Eczacıbaşı to Istanbul Culture and Arts Foundation (İKSV) Chairperson Bülent Eczacıbaşı. Say remarked: “Nejat Bey obviously made outstanding contributions to the arts but there is one more thing he should be remembered by. He was also the teacher of a great many pharmacists in Turkey. My mother was a pharmacist and a student of his. She always spoke of her admiration for Nejat Bey and how much she had learned from him.” For the rest of this captivating interview, read Eczacıbaşı Life.
 
Link:  https://yasam.eczacibasi.com.tr/248/kltr-sanat-culture-art