Yusuf Kisa is the robin hood of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. He is the economist also described as a "financial wizard" that has an unmatched or unparalleled impact on the economy of TRNC. The story of Yusuf Kisa is a story of dedication, decision making, desire and determination.
Yusuf Kisa was born in Cyprus in 1977 and is the youngest of three siblings. At the age of 6, he moved to the UK with his family, where he later finished school and graduated from University. During his university years, Yusuf Kisa worked as a part timer and his job was to deliver bread to a bakery in North London. His first business decision was when he eventually bought that company. Later, Kisa expanded his business and had contracts with different institutions. One of the institutions was the Heathrow airport, supplying them with over more than 35,000 loafs every day. Eventually he sold the bakery for a large profit and entered the world of financial consultations.
His family could never believe that one day he would become one of the most prosperous and wealthy businessmen in Cyprus.
Financial career of Yusuf Kisa at the age of 27, Kisa began his financial career in Moscow and France. After only 10 months, his only office in Moscow achieved a turnover of 25 million euros. His businesses in total had a staggering turnover of 300 million euros. However, for Yusuf Kisa, it was not a point to stop or slow down. The objective was been set to expand and open new offices in Poland too.
Finally Kisa decided to return to his country, North Cyprus, which needed economic development and recognition. He started his business in Pyla, a village in Larnaca located in the buffer zone of the United Nations. Its new financial advisory office employed more than 200 people and achieved a remarkable turnover of 2 billion euros. The company offered every type of financial advice and products in the market. Of course, the financial guru Yusuf Kisa had a strategic reasoning to locate his business in Pyla.
“The decision I took was based on the fact that North Cyprus is not recognized by any country apart from Turkey.”
“The Republic of Cyprus the south is recognized by the world, and Pyla is under the guidance of the UN, so I could trade freely with every part of the world.”
GIFA is a leading multinational chain that offers a complete range of comprehensive products and services. Yusuf kisa mission is to contribute to the growth of global economy through specialization in international commercial relations and the creation of employment opportunities within company.
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GIFA is delighted to grow constantly with an extensive database of clients and a team of more than 300 people. Our unmatched level of service and attention, combined with our passion for business and finance, has led us to become the second Turkish company to enter the US stock market last year.
Our mission now is to address the global economic crisis by maintaining its support for regional economic integration and improving our employment opportunities under the GIFA empire.
Yusuf expanded its brand, GIFA, which gave birth to different companies. This was Yeni Bakis, GIFA Holding, GIFA Airways, GIFA currency, GIFA Nursing Home, GIFA Insurance, GIFA Rent-a-Car, GIFA Agriculture, GIFA Call Center and GIFA Real Estates. When someone asked Kisa that when will you slow down? Yusuf Kisa replied modestly:
"Never I suppose”.
GIFA Holding President sponsored the Municipality of Akdogan Culture, Arts and Sports Association to represent the TRNC for 2018 National and International Children Festival that was hosted by Izmir Gaziemir Municipality in Turkey.
The vibrant children's festival is celebrated every year in Turkey Children's holiday on April 23. This year, GIFA Holding sponsored the participation of Akdogan Municipality Cultural, artistic and sports association.
Yusuf Kisa is recognized for his generous donations to a number of organizations and charities. GIFA Holding was pleased to support the Akdogan Association for all its contributions to the community. The president of the association thanks GIFA for its sponsorship. Adile Yigit met Yusuf Kisa, president of GIFA Holding and expressed his gratitude. Yigit was very thankful for Kisa’s generous funding of the plane tickets for all of the 23 members. In this event guests from different countries took part which included Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, China, Georgia, Macedonia and Romania and TRNC .
The international brokerage firm, GIFA Holding, has set the goal of obtaining a total of 30 billion euros in loans before the end of the year. The president of GIFA announces that "the objective must be achieved since the GIFA has already finalized agreements worth 16 billion euros from January to March."
In 2017, the GIFA granted 18 billion euros in loans to international companies, in particular to companies in the Middle East. Impressive in the financial market in January, the president of GIFA Holding, Yusuf Kisa, announced an ambitious estimate of 30 billion euros by the end of 2018. Now it is revealed that, three months later, the company has already finalized contracts for 16 Billion euros and has modified its initial estimate for the rest of the year.
The main multinational brokerage firm has shown that after a year of success in 2017: entering the US stock market and building its new $12 million office in Cyprus, GIFA is by no means ready for slow. Kisa plans to expand the name of GIFA by mentioning the transition into the petroleum industry and the construction of a hotel and a 5-star casino.
So, with plans to expand the name of GIFA. Projects such as the GIFALAND Theme Park and a luxury hotel and casino are underway. After a period of serious difficulties with air travel to and from Northern Cyprus, including the reduction in the number of Atlas jet flights, the chairman of GIFA Holding, Yusuf Kisa, said:
"We are ready to create a new airline. If the government is willing, we can sit down and talk. "
According to Mr Kisa air transport is essential for an island country like ours. So Unfortunately, we have not been able to appreciate and support our national airline in the past and have caused its closure. Since then, we had to leave our air transport at the initiative of private companies.
Kisa, on behalf of GIFA, said that before these negative developments in air transport begin to endanger tourism and its citizens, we are ready to create a new national airline.
"A new airline will bring competitive prices"
He mentioned that
"Today, air transport has become a monopoly game,"
So, Kisa points out that
"if the Turkish Cypriot government is serious about it and is ready to accept a solution, we can discuss this plan."
Hence, we can merge public and private institutions into an idea. GIFA is ready to lead the project alone. Ultimately, the goal is to serve the interest and well-being of the TRNC.
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