İshak Alaton was born in Istanbul, Turkey in 1927. He completed his high school education respectively at Şişli Terakki High School and Saint Michel French High School and graduated in 1946. Having finished his military service in Polatlı, Ankara, he went to Sweden to work as a welder in Motala Verkstad's locomotive factory in 1951. In the meantime he attended engineering drawing courses. Having finished his courses, he continued to work as an industrial designer at the same company until 1954. The same year he returned to Turkey and founded Alarko Company together with Üzeyir Garih.
He is currently the chairman of the board in Alarko Holding.
- Jürgen Gottschlich, Dilek Zaptcioglu Istanbul Con atlante stradale 2011 Page 19 "Uomini d'affari ebrei come Ishak Alaton, che opera nel campo dell'elettronica, e l'imperatore della moda Cem Hakko (Vakko) sono attualmente tra i personaggi più noti di İstanbul. " Translation: "Jewish businessmen as Ishak Alaton, which operates in the field of electronics, and the emperor of fashion Cem Hakko (Vakko) are currently among the best known of İstanbul."
- Alarko Holding official website
- "Turkey Needs a Mentality Revolution" Interview with Ishak Alaton on Qantara.de
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