İshak Alaton

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İshak Alaton (2 September 1927 – 11 September 2016) was a Turkish businessman and investor of Jewish descent. He is a founding partner of the Alarko group of companies.[1][2]


İshak Alaton was born in Istanbul 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 was the chairman of the board in Alarko Holding. Alaton died on 11 September 2016 of heart failure, aged 89.[3]

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  1. ^ 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."
  2. ^ Vos Iz Neias: "Istanbul - Prominent Turkish Jewish Billionaire: Living Next To Cemetery Is Secret To My Success" February 14, 2009
  3. ^ "Prominent Turkish businessman Isak Alaton dead at 89". Anadolu Agency. September 12, 2016. Retrieved 2016-09-12.