Agah Uğur

Vice Chairperson of Dogan Holding

Agah Ugur studied industrial engineering at the University of Birmingham, UK then qualified as a chartered accountant in England in 1985.

He worked in Birmingham, London and Jersey offices of Touche Ross & Co (currently Deloitte), Istanbul office of Arthur Andersen and Türkiye Emlak Bankası before joining Borusan Group in 1989 as CFO. He served as Group CEO between 2001 and 2018 until he retired.

He is currently serving as vice chairperson of Dogan Holding and as board member in Pegasus Havayolları, Coca Cola İçecek, Alcatel Lucent Teletaş Telekomünikasyon, Gözde Girişim as well as advisory board member in some reputable Turkish corporations.


Since 2019, Agah Ugur is a partner and chairperson in an Istanbul based venture capital firm, Bogazici Ventures. He also manages his own portfolio of technology startups.


Agah held more than 15 board and advisory board positions in various NGO’s during his professional career.


Currently he is a member of High Advisory Council of TUSIAD, member of the Board of Trustees of Sabanci University, member of the Advisory Board of Columbia University Istanbul Global Center. He is also a founding member and vice chairperson of Saha Foundation, supporting Turkish contemporary art.

He is an art collector with a special focus on new media and video art.


26 APRIL 2024