Who is Jak Kamhi?

Who is Jak Kamhi?
Who is Jak Kamhi?

Turkey's leading manufacturers of home appliances and electronic appliances, founder of Profilo Jak Kamhi, 95-year-old lost his life.

Jak Kamhi (Date of birth 13 June 1925, Istanbul - Date of death 7 October 2020) Turkish businessman. He is the chairman and founder of Profilo Holding. The businessman is the father of Profilo Holding Executive Board Member and former deputy Cefi Kamhi. He is the grandfather of painter, interior designer, and business woman Melda Kamhi and contemporary artist and director Lara Kamhi.


He was born in Istanbul in 1925 to a Jewish family. After graduating from Saint Michel High School and Yıldız Technical University, he specialized in "steel construction" in France. Steel construction, metal ware and electronics was a pioneer in the production of many firsts in Turkey. Profilo Holding Board of Directors, the President Kamhi, Istanbul Chamber of Industry, Economic Development Foundation, the Foreign Economic Relations Board, Turkish-French Business Council and Turkey's Union of Metal Industries (MESS) is the founder.


Kamhi, who served as a member of the board of directors of TÜSİAD for many years, served for 12 years as the first and only Turkish member of the European Industrialists Round Table (ERT). Twice in 1991 and in 2007 the Republic of Turkey Distinguished Service Medal, 1992 "by the Istanbul University" Honorary Doctor of Engineering "was awarded the title. Due to his international studies, the Legion d'Honneur medal was awarded by the French government in 1991, the Commandeur dans l'Ordre National du Merite by the French President Jacques Chirac in 1997, and the Commander of the Order of the Spanish by the King of Spain Juan Carlos I in 2003. He was awarded the Civil Merit Medal. He has his work titled “Latest Changes in Tax Laws - Law No. 4369” (ASMMMO Publications No: 13, Ankara 1998) published by Ankara Chamber of Certified Public Accountants Publications. Among the awards; issued by the Turkish-American Friendship Council leadership award in 1992. In 2003, the Chief Rabbinate of Turkey-Turkish Jewish community "of" Thanks and Appreciation "There is a plaque. Finally, Jak Kamhi penned his life story, "What I have seen, What I have experienced". Jak Kamhi speaks French, English and Spanish and has 3 children and 7 grandchildren. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Yeditepe University.

He died on October 7, 2020 at the age of 95.


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