Emre Sayın has become the new CEO of Global Ports Holding, the world’s largest cruise port operator that provides services to over five million cruise passengers a year.
A new CEO has been appointed to steer Global Ports Holding, the world’s largest cruise port operator. Having previously conducted high-level managing positions at several International companies, Emre Sayın has now taken the helm at Global Ports Holding,
Global Ports Holding, an affiliate of Global Investment Holdings, carries out operations in 10 ports in seven countries extending through the Mediterranean and to Asia Pacific, Adriatic and the Aegean Sea. Being the leader of the industry, Global Ports Holding is expected to see serious steps towards further growth under Emre Sayın’s leadership.
Expressing his excitement at becoming a member of Global Ports’ international team Emre Sayın said, "I strongly believe that although being the world leader we are only at the beginning of Global Ports Holding’s growth story. There are numerous tools to use to achieve better service quality and to add value to the cruise and transportation sectors while enhancing passengers’ experiences at the ports. My experience in “marketing”, “service development” and “experience management” together with our spread-out international team’s devotion will make a serious difference to reach our goal. Tens of ports can learn from each other and share their best practices. This synergy and knowledge sharing will not only result in an increase in service quality but it will also lead to an increase in tourist arrivals in countries where we are active, and ensure that tourists will leave these countries happier.”
After graduating from the Department of Industrial Engineering, Boğaziçi University, Emre Sayın completed his postgraduate degree in Systems Engineering at Rutgers and Princeton Universities. He started his carrier as Management Expert at Merrill Lynch, Princeton in 1992. In 1993 he joined Unilever and worked at high level positions for seven years at various departments including Marketing and Management of chain stores. Following Unilever he moved to Microsoft where he became Marketing Deputy General Manager, for the following three years. He continued his career as the General Manager of Kodak until 2005. From 2005 to 2007, he worked as Marketing Deputy Director at Evyap.
Emre Sayın worked at high-level positions such as Deputy Director of Retail Sales and Marketing Departments and Deputy General Director of Corporate Services in Turkcell reporting directly to the CEO, for seven years. In the last three years, he worked as Deputy General Director of Business Development at Vimpelcom, Amsterdam, and Senior Advisor at Verizon, New York.