AHMET KELEŞOĞLU

Ahmet Keleşoğlu, born in 1924, is the 5th of 6 children of merchant Haci Mustafa İncikoğlu. Belongs to a wealthy family. His father, seeing that his ability to trade encouraged him to enter business life at a young age. Keleşoğlu started drygoods business then together with his brother-in-law, Nevzat Karpuzcu, who was a pharmacist, he founded a pharmaceutical distribution company in 1958 in Konya.

They named it "Selcuk Pharmaceutical Warehouse", as a token of their respect for the Anatolian Seljuks of Konya, and wishing a long-lasting life as they had in their ruling.

Selcuk Pharmaceutical, which is 8th. largest company of the AKSEL Holding, is the second largest one in health sector of Turkey. It is among the first 50 institutions which pay the highest amount of taxes. 4000 people are working for Selcuk Holding and Aksel and 1,000 vehicles are distributing drugs to pharmacies every day. Until 1980, he was operating only in the field of Pharmaceutical Warehousing of the Turkish pharmaceutical industry. He became a partner and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ibrahim Ethem Ulagay Pharmaceutical Industry in 1980, and as of this date, he continued his business life as an industrialist.

In 1980-1990,while he was rapidly increasing the number of branches of Selcuk Pharmaceutical, he established and developed a new pharmaceutical warehouse chain called “As Pharmaceutical Warehouse”. Thus, he successfully established a National Pharmaceutical Warehouse with more than 4,000 employees and serves in every corner of Turkey.

In 1995, by entering tourism and the construction industry opened the 600-bed "Club Hotel Phaselis Rose" in Kemer –Tekirova. In the construction sector, he built business centers and luxury residentials and Seljuk Mansions in several places. Ahmet Keleşoğlu, who has the basic principles such as self-giving, integrity, honesty, hardworking, has projects on education, culture, health, tourism and he has great charity projects. Üsküdar Anadolu High School and Sports Hall, a- forty classroom unit building of Hafize Ozal Primary School, a gym and Ahmet-Nezahat Keleşoğlu Primary School buildings have been built by his donations and support.

Ahmet Keleşoğlu who is incerasing the numbers of his scholarship students, whom he always advices them to be reliable, reputable and selfless people and make exercises every morning, work very hard, be honest and live up to their income, wants them to grow up as decent people for their families and for their country.