Hot 100 2011 - Saygin Yalcin

The shopaholic
Hot 100 2011 - Saygin Yalcin
Saygin Yalcin

Even though this entrepreneur came to Dubai just one year ago, Saygin has already established the first and largest online private shopping club in the Middle East,, which brings hot deals to 500,000 shoppers. “In less than 12 months, the company has become the most successful e-commerce start-up in the Middle East and my team has grown it into the multi-million dollar business it is today.”

Saygin says he has a passion for turning opportunities into reality and gives him the challenges he thrives on. And he doesn’t want to stop there. “My vision is to establish the biggest distribution channel for lifestyle products in the Middle East. Even though we’ve come a long way, we need to achieve more.”

Why the Middle East? “The UAE is full of opportunities,” explains Saygin. “And I always chase opportunity, so this is the perfect place for me.”