Hanzade Doğan Boyner

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Hanzade Doğan Boyner
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Hanzade Doğan

1972 (age 47–48)
EducationBusiness administration
Alma materLondon School of Economics
Columbia University
OccupationBusiness woman
OrganizationDoğan Holding
Doğan Media Group
Doğan Online
Aydın Doğan Foundation
Osman Boyner (m. 2007)
Parent(s)Aydın Doğan
Sema Doğan

Hanzade Doğan Boyner (born 1972) is a Turkish businesswoman, serial entrepreneur and philanthropist. She is the third daughter of the Turkish media proprietor Aydın Doğan.

In 1998, she founded the online retailer Hepsiburada.com,[1] that offers over 2 million products in more than 30 categories, ranging from fashion to electronics, cosmetics to books and home appliances to furniture. With more than 5,000 suppliers, selling over 2,000,000 products a month, Hepsiburada.com has become Turkey's Amazon.[2] In 2015, Hepsiburada.com opened a 100,000 sqm fulfilment centre and launched a marketplace on the platform, which accelerated the growth rate to 3 digits.[3]

Hanzade Doğan Boyner has been described as a leading figure in the digital world and a pioneer of ecommerce.[4] Fortune Turkey called her the 'Turkish Amazon', leading the digital transformation in the country.[5] She is the founding Chairwoman of Turkey's leading internet holding company, Doğan Online, the largest online corporation in the Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (EEMEA) region. She is also Vice Chairwoman of Doğan Burda and Doğan Holding, one of the top industrial conglomerates in Turkey operating in the energy, media, industry, trade, insurance and tourism industries and the Chairwoman of the Doğan Media Group, which includes Hürriyet and Posta, Turkey's highest-selling daily newspapers.

Early life[edit]

Doğan finished high school at Lycée Français Saint Michel in Istanbul. She earnt a bachelor's degree from the London School of Economics and a master's degree in business at Columbia University in New York City.[6]

Business career[edit]

In 2006, as Chairwoman at Petrol Ofisi, she played a key role in forming a strategic partnership between Doğan Holding and Central Europe's leading oil and gas company, OMV.[7]

Ms. Doğan Boyner is a frequent speaker at international fora and she is the founding member and Vice Chairwoman of the Global Relations Forum. She serves as the Vice President of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers and is a member of the Brookings Institution Board of Trustees.[8]

She is the Chairwoman of the Aydın Doğan Foundation, which oversees the Doğan Group's philanthropic activities and invests in the education of adolescent girls to support the empowerment of girls and women in Turkey. She established the "Dad Send Me to School" campaign, a social mobilisation movement, which aims to remove economic and cultural barriers to education for young women in Turkey. To date, the campaign has granted 50,000 scholarships and built 33 girls' dormitories across the country and resulting in nearly all school-age Turkish girls now being enrolled in school.[9]

Ms. Doğan Boyner has been voted the 'Most Successful Woman in Business' in Turkey on several occasions, by the Gazi University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Bosphorus University, Istanbul Technical University and Yildiz Technical University.[10] In 2019, she was considered one of the most successful women in tech global entrepreneurs. [11]

Personal life[edit]

In April 2007, she married Turkish businessman Osman Boyner, CEO of Boyner Sanayi A.Ş.[12] and the couple have two children.


  1. ^ hepsiburada.com/about-us
  2. ^ "We are Turkey's Amazon, hepsiburada.com chairwoman says". 8 October 2013. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Abraaj takes $100m stake in Turkish online group Hepsiburada". 22 February 2015. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Hanzade Dogan Boyner". Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  5. ^ "'Türkiye'nin Amazon'u'". 2 June 2016. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  6. ^ "Hanzade V. Doğan Boyner". Archived from the original on 16 June 2016. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  7. ^ "Hanzade Doğan Boyner". Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  8. ^ "DOĞAN BOYNER, HANZADE". Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  9. ^ "'Dad, Send Me to School' named best corporate social responsibility project". 3 March 2016. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  10. ^ "En Başarılı İş Kadını Seçilen Hanzade Doğan Boyner Kimdir?". Archived from the original on 25 May 2015. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  11. ^ "Father Doesn't Know Best: The Unlikely Rise Of Turkey's E-Commerce Queen". Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  12. ^ "Hanzade ile Osman Boyner evlendi". Retrieved 29 July 2016.

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