2014 CATHIC Lifetime Achievement Award


Mehmet Önkal has been named the recipient of the 2014 CATHIC Lifetime Achievement Award, to be presented at the 4th Turkey & Neightbours Hotel Investment Conference in Istanbul.

Mehmet Önkal, ISHC and CHA, has a BA in Accounting and Finance. In 1970 he joined London office of Arthur Andersen and Co.

In 1978, he joined ITT Sheraton Corporation and held various top management positions until 1992, including Regional Controller East Mediterranean, and Vice President Asia Pacific Division.

Later, he was the GM of Istanbul Princess Hotel and the Princess Hotel Group.

Mehmet is the Managing Partner of BDO Hospitality Consulting, and has done consultancy work in Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Cyprus, England, Ghana, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Malta, Maldives, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

The Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented on Tuesday 10th June 2014 at 12.45am. An interview will follow the award presentation.



Mehmet Önkal

Managing Partner, BDO Hospitality Consulting