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Halit Cıngıllıoğlu

Mr. Halit Cingillioglu, the Honorary Consul of Turkey to the city of Bruges

Dr. Halit Cingillioglu is a businessman and a leading figure of the financial services sector of Turkey. 

He is the founder and principle shareholder of C Group; a conglomerate with commercial, financial services companies and banks in countries across Europe, Turkey and Central Asia. Over a career of more than 45 years, he has held senior positions in banks, brokerage houses, leasing, factoring, insurance companies and he has served as member of the Executive Council of the Borsa Istanbul. He holds a PHD and an MBA degree in finance. He has also academic/education degrees from French Swiss and Turkish institutions. Dr Cingillioglu has further been awarded by the Senate of the Erciyes University, Turkey with the Honorary Doctorate Degree in Finance. He is a fluent speaker of French and English languages along with his mother tongue Turkish.

Apart from the activities of his companies in commercial and finance fields, Mr. Cıngıllıoğlu is a leading art collector at international level. He has been involved in collecting artworks since his childhood and is known as a major art collector. According to ART news magazine he is listed among the top ten collectors worldwide in the impressionist, modern, post-war and contemporary art fields. Being an expert in art, he is a member of the Advisory Council of Sotheby's where the company benefits from his experience and knowledge in art.

Due to his distinguished services to the society through charities and donations for schools, Dr. Cingillioglu has been honoured by the Turkish Parliament with the "Merit of State Eminent Services", in June 2009.

On January 5th 2005, pursuant to the proposal of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Mr. Abdullah Gul (at the time President of the Republic of Turkey) and Prime Minister, His Excellency Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Dr. Halit Cingillioglu has been nominated as Honorary Council of The Republic of Turkey in Bruges, Belgium with the decree signed by the President of Republic, His Excellency Mr. Ahmet Necdet Sezer.

Born in 1954, Halit Cingillioglu is married and has two children.


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