Cefi Josef Kamhi

Vice Chairman

Vice Chairman


B.A. in Business, Bosphorus University, Istanbul, 1976;

MSc. From Business Administrative Staff College, Henley, UK. 1978.


Principle Posts, Board Memberships:

Chairman, Turkey-India Business Council & Coordinating Chairman for South Asia Business Councils (DEİK);

Deputy Chairman, Turkey – Singapore Business Council Management Board (DEİK);

Turkish Tourism Investors Association-Executive Committee Chairman Board Member;



The Coexistence Trust:

The first and currently sole Turkish Member of the Trust founded by HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan and Lord Janner of Braunstone, Q.C. to provide an enlightened centrist platform for Muslim and Jewish political leaders to combat Islamophobia and Antisemitism at senior levels (2006).


Founding Member of The Erst Reuter Initiative for Intercultural Dialogue and Understanding established by the Foreign Ministers of Turkey and Germany (2006);

Founder Elektrotem Ltd. Istanbul 1976;

Founder Metkim Ltd. Istanbul 1977;

Founder Rota Ltd. Istanbul 1978;

Founder and Chairman Rota Aviation Ltd. Istanbul, 1983;

Founder and Chairman Profilo SGS S.A. 1988;

Director Leu Kemic Children’s Foundation, Istanbul, 1983;

Founding And Honorary President The Young Businessmen’s Association of Turkey;

Member of the Board, Genç Tourism Investment and Management Industry Ltd.;

Ex-Member, Turkish-C.I.S. Business Council;

Ex-Member, Turkish-N. Cyprus Business Council;

Ex-President, Turkish-Cin Business Council;

Ex-Vice President,Turkish-USA Business Council ;

Member, the Economic and Social Studies Conference Delegation;

Member, the Economic and Social History Foundation of Turkey;

Member, the Retired Officers’ Association;

Mr.Kamhi temporarily left various of these positions during his term as an MP (see below).



Global Leader, World Economic Forum WEF (1993), Commemorative Medal of Honor, American Biographical Institute ABI (May 6, 1988) and many others.


1995-1999: Mr. Kamhi served as a MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT, elected for an Istanbul constituency. In this capacity he also served in the following posts:

Vice Chairman- Chairman and Spokesman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Turkish Grand National Assembly;

Member of the Parliamentary Investigation Committee on the Relations between Turkey and European Union;

Member of the Turkish Group at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe;

Chairman of the Turkish-British Parliamentary Friendship Group;

Chairman of the Turkish Israeli Parliamentary Friendship Group;

Deputy Chairman of the Turkish-Indian Parliamentary Friendship Group;

Deputy Chairman of the Turkish-Chinese Parliamentary Friendship Group;

Member of the Political Committee of the Western European Union;

Member of the Turkish Group to the European Parliament.