Who is Hasan Arat? Life and Career of Beşiktaş's Presidential Candidate
Beşiktaş's first presidential candidate, Hasan Arat, is an important name in the world of sports, business and politics. Hasan Arat, a former basketball player, businessman and sports manager, led Istanbul's bid to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. So who is Hasan Arat, where is he from and how old is he? What is Hasan Arat's profession and how much is his personal wealth? Here are the things you want to know about Hasan Arat…
Where is Hasan Arat from and how old is he?
Hasan Arat was born on September 27, 1959 in Istanbul. 62-year-old Hasan Arat graduated from Boğaziçi University, Department of Business Administration after graduating from Galatasaray High School. Then he studied MBA at Georgetown University in the USA.
Hasan Arat Sports Career
Hasan Arat started his sports career as a basketball player. Arat, who was a professional at Galatasaray, won the Turkish Basketball League championship in the 1980-1981 season. He also played for the Turkish National Basketball Team.
Hasan Arat also achieved significant success in his sports management career. He served as a Board Member of the Turkish Basketball Federation, Vice President of the Turkish National Olympic Committee, Member of the Executive Board of the European Olympic Committees, and Member of the Marketing Commission of the International Olympic Committee.
Hasan Arat's biggest success was leading Istanbul's bid to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Hasan Arat led Istanbul's fifth and most successful bid, losing to Tokyo in the final vote.
Hasan Arat Business Life
Hasan Arat also has a versatile portfolio in business life. Hasan Arat is the Partner and Chairman of the real estate investment and development company Novo Invest, the Founder and Partner of the corporate finance and M&A consultancy firm Dome Group, and the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the retail group Beymen. zamHe is currently a Member of the Board of Trustees of Özyeğin University, Member of the Board of Directors of FIBA Holding, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Affiliated Members of the United Nations World Tourism Organization, former President of the International Apparel Federation and current Member of the Executive Council and Board of Directors.
There is no clear information about Hasan Arat's personal wealth, but he ranked 2019th in the "100 Richest Turks" list published by Forbes Turkey in 1, with a fortune of 38 billion dollars.