Agah Ugur was born in 1957 in Istanbul, Turkey.
Studied industrial engineering at the University of Birmingham, UK then qualified as a chartered accountant in England in 1985.
He worked for accountancy & consulting firms; Touche Ross & Co in UK and Arthur Andersen in Istanbul and also Emlak Bank in Istanbul, before joining Borusan Group in 1989 as CFO. He then became the COO in 1995 and since 2001 is the CEO of the Group.
Borusan Group is a conglomerate founded in 1944 and operating in steel, distribution, logistics and energy sectors with $ 4.5 billion annual turnover and 8000 employees. It has partnerships with ArcelorMittal, Mannesmann GmbH, EnBW GmbH, Manheim and exclusive representations of Caterpillar, BMW, Land Rover, Jaguar and Eaton in Turkey and various Central Asian countries.
Borusan is also known for its activities in arts and culture. It owns and operates internationally acknowledged Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra and has the most prominent new media contemporary art collection in Turkey.
Agah held numerous board positions in NGO’s including Turkish Industrialists and Businessmen Association, WWF, Turkish Information Technology Trust, Turkish Corporate Governance Association, Turkish Quality Association, Turkish Private Sector Volunteers Association. He is in the advisory boards of various institutions such as Kennedy School at Harvard University, Columbia University Istanbul Global Center and most recently 2015 B20 Business Leaders Forum.
Married with two daughters; he is also an art collector.