Mehmet Semih Soylemez

Mehmet Semih Soylemez

CEO at AGT Inc.

Startupbootcamp Istanbul Mentor

Mehmet Semih Soylemez is the CEO of AGT lnc. That is one of the Turkey’s 500 largest industrial enterprises.

According to him, life is living the “balance” between the values created by man and nature. He considers dreaming as an “full time job”

To him, the philosophy of life is to take it out of box, consider it with marginal perspectives and perceiving life with an eye of non-standards.

In order to seize the moment, photography became his main interest.

He considers his co-workers as the most significant part of his life and he follows the literature of phycology closely to understand them better.

Mehmet is passionate about making a better future. Business should be enjpyable and perceived as a hobby not just work or obligation.

He wrote his first book “Duygusal Sermaye / Emotional Capital” in 2012, in which he reflected his expertise and passionate views about the business and marginal perspective of life.

He contributes to his community in several ways by being a member of ANSIAD (Antalya Sanayici is adamlari Dernegi), a member of Türk Polis Teskilatini Güçlendirme Vakfi, a board member of TEAMDER (Communal Economical Studies Center), a member of TAIDER (Family Business Network-Turkey) and Capital CEO Club.

When it comes to success in life, he thinks there are two major blocks: family and friends.