Sabancı Holding is a strategic portfolio company that focuses on creating value add with the Group’s ecosystem and prioritizes a high-performance culture.
Sabancı Group’s main business areas are banking, insurance, energy, industrials, cement, and retail.
Hacı Ömer Sabancı Holding A.Ş., one of Turkey’s leading conglomerates, is the parent company and manages the Sabancı Group’s companies with a strategic portfolio approach. The main business areas of Sabancı Group are; banking, insurance, energy, industrials, cement, and retail. Sabancı Group companies are market leaders in most of their respective sectors.
Sabancı Holding’s executive activities are carried out by the Executive Committee, consisting of the CEO, CFO, Strategic Business Unit Presidents and the President of Human Resources Group. The Executive Committee reports to the Board of Directors.
Sabancı Holding is responsible for:
Coordinating and supporting the financing, strategy, business development and human resources functions in accordance with corporate governance principles,
Fostering career development of the Group’s senior and mid-level executives,
Determining the Group’s strategies,
Deploying a performance culture across the Group,
Creating shareholder value through intra-Group ecosystem collaborations.
Sabancı Holding prioritizes a performance culture. With the aim of creating value for all stakeholders, a short-term and long-term management incentive system is applied across the organization.
On an annual basis, performance evaluation entails a number of performance criteria including revenue, operating income, net income, change in market capitalization compared to peers for the listed companies and also the market share, cash flow management, working capital efficiency, and employee engagement are among other KPIs. Long term incentive compensation is determined based on Sabancı Holding stock’s total shareholder return (TSR) and discount to Net Asset Value (NAV).
In addition to the Audit, Corporate Governance and Early Risk Identification Committees which report to Sabancı Holding Board of Directors, the Portfolio Management Committee was established on March 30, 2017 to ensure a more balanced, dynamic portfolio management and capital allocation perspective. The Committee consists of Board Chairman Güler Sabancı; Vice Chairman Erol Sabancı, Board Members Suzan Sabancı Dinçer, Sevil Sabancı Sabancı, Serra Sabancı and CEO Cenk Alper. The Committee convened six times in 2019 and submitted its assessments to the Board of Directors.
Sabancı Holding assesses business development projects both financially and strategically and prioritizes projects where there is high-value creation, real growth potential, projects in which current competencies within the Group can be utilized effectively as well as sustainable investment projects.
Sabancı Group companies currently operate in 12 countries as of year-end 2019 and market their products in regions across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, North Africa, North and South America. Sabancı Group – thanks to its solid reputation, positive brand image, strong joint ventures, extensive experience and know-how about the Turkish market – has fostered its core businesses over the years. These enterprises collectively have also contributed significantly to the development of Turkey’s economy.
Sabancı Holding’s multinational business partners include prominent global companies such as Ageas, Aviva, Bridgestone, Carrefour, E.ON, Heidelberg Cement, Marubeni and Philip Morris.
In 2019, Sabancı Group posted combined sales revenue of TL 97.6 billion and consolidated net profit of TL 3.8 billion.
Sabancı Holding’s own shares, as well as the shares of its 11 subsidiaries, are listed on Borsa Istanbul (BIST) and constitute 8.1% of total market capitalization of Turkish equity market.
The Sabancı Family is collectively Sabancı Holding’s majority shareholder. As of year-end 2019, 48.3% of Sabancı Holding’s shares are publicly traded.