Turkish CEO proves ‘hard work does pay off’

Co-founder and Chief executive of Yemeksepeti breaks negative stereotypes on company acquisition by surprising his team with hefty paycheck

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Berlin based Delivery Hero acquired Turkey’s Yemeksepeti for a massive $589 million deal earlier this year. However, this came to the benefit of the employees as chief executive and co-founder Nevzat Aydin, divided the $27 million he made from the sale between all 114 of his employees. 

"Yemeksepeti's success story did not happen overnight," said Aydın speaking to CNNMoney. "I believe in teamwork and I believe success is much more enjoyable and glorious when shared with the rest of the team" he added.
Turkey’s food ordering platform was first established 15 years ago. Since then, they have played an important role innovating the food ordering system in the country.

The bonuses worth $237,000 on average, was divided according to several criterias including the hours each employee worked and their performance within the company. 

The fine print for eligibility was those who have been serving the company for two years and over.

While the average bonus rate is $237,000, Yemeksepeti employees who get paid a monthly salary between $1,000 and $2,000, received a bonus close to 150 times the average monthly wage.

TRTWorld and agencies