KMD Delegate / Watsons, General Manager
Having graduated as civil engineer from Bogazici University in 1988, Ahmet Şükrü Yanıkoğlu earned a graduate degree in project management from Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal.
He started his professional career as engineering insurances coordinator at Generali Sigorta in Istanbul and promoted to the deputy general manager position in this company.
Together with his partners, he established Cosmo Shop, Turkey’s first Beauty and Personal Care retail chain in 1993. Following the acquisition of Cosmo Shop by the leading global beauty and personal care retail operator, A.S. Watson Group in 2005, he pursues his career as the general manager of Watsons Turkey.
Watsons has got 278 stores in 74 cities in Turkey as of June 2017. Watsons offers over 10,000 beauty and personal care products to its customers and currently employs almost 2,500 people.