Hasan Arat Was a Candidate for Beşiktaş Presidency: Here is the Life and Career of Hasan Arat
As the presidential elections in Beşiktaş are approaching, the candidates are starting to become clear. Hasan Arat, former basketball player and businessman of the black and white club, announced that he is a candidate for president with a post on his social media account. After this statement of Hasan Arat, Beşiktaş fans wondered who Hasan Arat was. So, who is Hasan Arat? Here is information about Hasan Arat's life and career.
Who is Hasan Arat?
Hasan Arat was born on September 27, 1959 in Istanbul. He is a Turkish sports manager, businessman and former professional basketball player. Hasan Arat, same zamHe currently leads Istanbul's bid to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Hasan Arat's Basketball Career
Hasan Arat started playing basketball in Beşiktaş and played for the black and white jersey between 1976 and 1987. During this period, he won 3 Turkish League, 2 Turkish Cup and 2 Presidential Cup championships with Beşiktaş. He was also part of the Beşiktaş squad that played in the quarter-finals of the European Champion Clubs' Cup in 1981.
Hasan Arat's Business Life
Hasan Arat started his business life after his basketball career. Hasan Arat, founder and chairman of the board of directors of an investment company called Capital Partners, zamHe is currently a partner or manager of companies operating in various sectors. Hasan Arat is considered among the richest business people in Turkey.
Hasan Arat's Sports Management Career
Hasan Arat has served in various positions in the Turkish National Olympic Committee (TMOK) since 2012. He has been serving as TOC Board Member between 2012-2016, TOC Deputy Chairman between 2016-2020 and as TOC Vice President since 2020.
Hasan Arat also led Istanbul's candidacy to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. In this process, he contributed to the promotion of Turkey internationally.