Tracing its beginning to the 1950s, Dogan Holding today ranks among Turkey's top three conglomerates.
Doğan Holding has been investing in vital sectors of the economy, helping the country and itself to prosper. The Holding Company has an interest in six major business areas: energy, media, industry, trade, insurance, and tourism. In line with its long term structuring strategies, the Holding sold its subsidiary Dışbank to Fortis Group, increased its shares at Petrol Ofisi and acquired Star TV.
In addition to Dogan Holding, nine other Group Companies are listed and traded on the Istanbul Stock Exchange (ISE). These currently include Dogan Yayin Holding, Ray Sigorta, Milpa, Çelik Halat, Ditas, Hürriyet, Doğan Gazetecilik, Petrol Ofisi and Dogan Burda. Dogan Holding takes pride in being one of the very first business groups to adopt principles of corporate governance - long before they were regulated by the Capital Markets Board in Turkey.
With its focus on customer, innovative ideas and synergy created by international partnerships, Doğan Holding aims to create an increasing value to its stakeholders. Among its international partners are OMV, AOL-Time Warner, the Universal Music Group, Burda GmbH and Egmont Group.
As one of the foremost corporate contributors to national wealth through taxes and philanthropic activities, the Group realizes it social responsibility projects through Aydın Doğan Foundation. Doğan Holding's Organic Farm Project in Kelkit Gümüşhane was selected as one of the top 10 best practice cases in Corporate Social Responsibility by the Enterprise Directorate-General of the European Commission.
Doğan Group achieved consolidated revenue of US$ 8,852 million in 2007. As of the year 2008, the Group employs over 20,000 people.