Hacı Sabancı

Hacı Sabancı
Born (1935-06-25)25 June 1935
Akçakaya village, Kayseri Province
Died 26 June 1998(1998-06-26) (aged 62)
Cause of death Lung cancer
Resting place Adana Asri Cemetery
Nationality Turkish
Organization Sabancı Holding
Spouse(s) Özcan Sabanci
Children Ömer Sabancı, Demet (Sabancı) Çetindoğan, Mehmet Sabancı
Parent(s) Hacı Ömer Sabancı, Sadıka Sabancı
Relatives İhsan Sabancı, Sakıp Sabancı, Şevket Sabancı, Erol Sabancı, Özdemir Sabancı

Hacı Sabancı (25 June 1935 26 June 1998), a member of the second generation of the renowned Sabancı family, was a Turkish businessman and philanthropist.

He was born in the Akçakaya village of Kayseri Province as the third son of Hacı Ömer Sabancı, who founded Turkey's second largest industrial and financial conglomerate, Sabancı Holding.

Hacı went to school and spent most of his life in Adana. After dropping out of the secondary school, he started his career in the family-owned automobile dealing and cotton exporting companies. He later served at several top management posts in different companies of Sabancı Holding. He was also president of the board of trustees of Sabancı Foundation VakSA.


He married Özcan in 1959. They had two sons, Ömer in 1959 and Mehmet in 1963, and a daughter, Demet. Mehmet died of a heart attack in 2005.


Hacı Sabancı died on 26 June 1998, the day after his 63rd birthday, in İstanbul after a two-year struggle against lung cancer. He was laid to rest in Adana next to his murdered brother Özdemir.[1]

Honorary doctorates


  • Order of Supreme Merit of Turkey presented by President Süleyman Demirel
  • "Best Trading Executive of the Balkans" by the International Association of Business Administration


  1. "Adanalı 'Hacı Ağa'yı uğurladı". Hürriyet (in Turkish). Retrieved 27 June 2015.
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