About Saygin Yalcin
Saygin is the Founder & CEO of the Middle East’s (ME) first & largest car buying service, SellAnyCar.com and Founder of the first & largest online private shopping club in the ME, Sukar.com, which has been acquired by Souq.com, making him Partner at the Souq.com and Jabbar Internet Group, becoming the largest e-commerce company in the Arab world, with 3000+ employees. In its largest acquisition outside the US to date, Amazon.com has acquired Souq.com Group. He has been selected as a UBS Industry Leader, a network of Ultra-High-Net-Worth Individuals.
He was also Advisory Board Member & Academic Lecturer of Entrepreneurship at the Canadian University of Dubai.
He was referred to as “the region’s online business guru” by the National newspaper in the UAE, while Arabian Business named him as “one of the region’s finest young entrepreneurs and a major part of the entrepreneurial scene in recent years”.
Fortune magazine (mag) named him in the 40 under 40 list, as one of the most influential young people in business, Entrepreneur mag ME awarded SellAnyCar.com, with Saygin at its helm, as the “Fastest Growing Company in the ME”, while the National newspaper sees it among a handful of tech companies to “have the potential to break the $1bn barrier”. In a cover story, Entrepreneur mag ME titled him as “undoubtedly one of the youngest & most successful internet entrepreneurs in the ME”, awarded SellAnyCar.com as “Technology Innovator of the Year”, while Khaleej Times awarded him as the Technology Leader. Gulf Business selected him as 1 of the Top 10 Entrepreneurs in ME.
In a cover story, Arabian Business counts him as 1 of the most successful entrepreneurs to call Dubai home. During the World Government Summit, HH Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed, Minister of Interior of the UAE, presented Saygin as an inspiring story for the country, in the presence of world leaders, incl. HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
1 “Ever notice that people who really make bad decisions all the time are like I have the worst luck, luck, luck, is just the form of randomness”
2 “The rules have changed. My crew is here to win.”
3 “If you complain about the times you live in, your times are over.”
4 “Don’t feed them. Show them, how to feed themselves. That’s charity.”
5 “How life turns around. Didn’t have a car, when I came here. Now, we are covering the country’s biggest roads.”
6 “When you give a smile, you get it back. Good investment.”
7 “Even if the King got your back, at the end you are on your own. Blame yourself for your problems and you will control your destiny. If you need others or things to be happy, you will never be. Be complete. The rest is a bonus.”
8 “Business is like playing basketball. If you had only one shot, your chances of winning are low, no matter how good you are. Throw more shots!”
9 “Don’t talk just go Act everything else Doesn’t matter”
10 “ When nothing is sure everything is possible