Dr. Ahmet Kirma, Şişecam Chairman and fully authorized executive member of the Board of Directors, received the “Glass Person of the Year 2023” award for his long-term, significant and valuable contributions to the global glass industry. This prestigious award, widely known as the “Oscars” of the glass industry, was presented by the Phoenix Award Committee at a special ceremony held in Como, Italy. Representatives of the global glass industry and the business world convened at this special event, where Phoenix Award Committee Chairman Lincoln Brown presented the award.
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At the award ceremony, Dr. Kirman delivered a speech on how the glass industry can play an active role in for solving the major challenges that the world is currently facing.
He also expressed his thoughts about the award: “It is a tremendous honour to be presented with this prestigious award. My professional journey has included roles as a judge, an academic and a banker, culminating in my experience in the glass industry. It is very impressive both in terms of motivation and responsibility to know that what we do is followed and appreciated in this sector. I would like to thank the distinguished members of the Committee.”
Chairman Brown stated that they were very happy to present this award to Dr. Kirman, who had made significant contributions to the development of the glass industry for 17 years. He also pointed out that Şişecam was able to become a global powerhouse under Dr. Kirman’s inspiring leadership.
A global player in the global glass and chemicals industry, Şişecam conducts manufacturing operations in 14 countries on four continents with 24,000 employees and reaches 150 countries worldwide with its products.