AmCham Awards

Call for Award Submissions: I AmChamPion Awards 2021



AmCham Turkey is pleased to announce the launch of I AmChamPion Awards 2021!

The Awards Program was initiated in 2019 to highlight and encourage companies that sustain bilateral economic development between Turkey and the U.S.

In the 3rd year of the Awards Program, some of the best examples of Turkey-U.S. economic cooperation will be awarded in 8 categories!       

Please submit your applications online via the below links designed for each category. You can apply to more than one category by October 15, 2021.  



Categories Open for U.S. Companies

1- U.S. Company’s Investment Decision with the Highest Impact in 2020 – U.S. Investor Champ of the Year

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2- U.S. Company’s Regional Hub with the Highest Impact in Turkey 

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3- The U.S. Company for Outstanding Contribution to Sustainability – Green Champ of the YearNEW CATEGORY

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4- The U.S. Company for Outstanding Contribution to Diversity & Inclusion in Turkey – D&I Champ of the Year

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5- The U.S. Company for Outstanding Innovation Practice in Turkey

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Categories Open for Turkish Companies

6- The Turkish Company for Outstanding Contribution to Turkey’s Exports with a Partner U.S. Company

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7- The Turkish Start-up for Outstanding Global Expansion Through Partnership with U.S. Companies – Turkish Startup Champ of the Year

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8- Turkish Company’s Investment Decision in the U.S. with the Highest Impact in 2020 – Turkish Investor Champ of the YearNEW CATEGORY

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Online Application: September 21 – October 15, 2021  

Evaluation*: October 15 – November, 2021   

Awards Ceremony**: December 9, 2021   

* Award applications will be evaluated by Technical Committee Members and Jury Members respectively. 

* Award ceremony will be held in person, virtual or hybrid in line with Covid-19 conditions at the event date. 



Headline Sponsor: UPS  

Category Sponsors: Corteva, General Electric, MetLife, Mondelez International, PepsiCo, Procter & Gamble, Viatris   

Brand Sponsor: Coca-Cola



Tuncay ÖZİLHAN – Anadolu Group, Chair (Head of the Jury)

A. Burak DAĞLIOĞLU – Investment Office of the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey, President

Atalay GÜMRAH – Eczacıbaşı Group, CEO

Ümran BEBA – August Leadership, Partner

Heather BYRNES – Regional Senior Commercial Officer, Eurasia and Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs, U.S. Embassy Ankara

Prof. Dr. Ersel AYDINLI – Turkish Fulbright Commission, Executive Director

Hakan GÜLDAĞ – Dünya Newspaper, Chair

Açıl SEZEN – Bloomberg HT, Editor-in-Chief

Şelale KADAK – Freelance Journalist



Sertaç YERLİKAYA – TÜBİTAK TÜSSİDE, Chief Senior Researcher 

Serdar İBRAHİMCİOĞLU – Bilişim Vadisi, General Manager

Konca ÇALKIVIK – SKD, Secretary General

Yeşim MÜFTÜLER SEVİĞ – KAGİDER, Secretary General

Yasemin ESENLİK – Presidency Investment Office, Overseas Offices Unit Manager

Eli LOVELY – Foreign Commercial Service Officer, U.S. Department of Commerce


Please e-mail to in case you need any further details.