Rauf Osman Karadeniz was born in Istanbul in 1922. He was known as an innovative, brave risk-taker with an economic vision that was far ahead of his time.
He established Karadeniz Makine Ticaret in 1948.
At every opportunity, he would make the point that we all lived in “One World”. This was his vision of the world, which he defined as living and producing in the one and only world, in peace and unity, and with high moral and humane values.
He went out of his way to help people within his circles as well as those from far away in matters of health and education. He perceived this as a sacred priority that was as valuable as his business and family life.