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Hamdi Ulukaya Discusses Challenge In Creating Natural Product

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  • Date Added : 11/7/2014
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Hamdi Ulukaya

  • CEO, Chobani
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  • 1972 (Age: 48 years old)
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Biography

Hamdi Ulukaya is a Turkish American entrepreneur and businessman. He is the founder and CEO of Chobani, the number one-selling Greek yogurt brand in the U.S.

Originating from a Kurdish dairy-farming family in a small village in Turkey, Ulukaya came to the U.S. in 1994 to study English and took a few business courses as well. He started a modest feta-cheese factory in 2002 on the advice of his father, but his real success came from taking a major risk: purchasing a large defunct yogurt factory in upstate New York in 2005. With no prior experience in the yogurt business, he created a yogurt empire, Chobani, that went from zero to over $1 billion in annual sales in less than five years, becoming the leading yogurt brand in the U.S. by 2011. Ernst & Young named Ulukaya the World Entrepreneur of the Year in 2013.

Yes, especially when you try to make it natural, when you try to do it without preservatives, without colors, without all that kind of stuff. It's a lot easier now than it was 50 years ago. The refrigerator channels in this country is one of the best that exists. You can actually do it and you can...(Full transcript available to logged in subscribers.).

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Hamdi Ulukaya videos

Video 1 of 8 Hamdi Ulukaya Shares Thoughts on Being An Entrepreneur
  • Hamdi Ulukaya - Lecture - Chobani
  • 11/7/2014
  • Hamdi Ulukaya
  • 2 min. 59 sec.
Video 2 of 8 Hamdi Ulukaya Discusses Entrepreneurial Journey Being About Experience and Environment
  • Hamdi Ulukaya - Lecture - Chobani
  • 11/7/2014
  • Hamdi Ulukaya
  • 5 min. 7 sec.
Video 3 of 8 Hamdi Ulukaya Discusses Approach To Money
  • Hamdi Ulukaya - Lecture - Chobani
  • 11/7/2014
  • Hamdi Ulukaya
  • 3 min. 29 sec.
Video 4 of 8 Hamdi Ulukaya Shares Story Of Chobani and Company Growth
  • Hamdi Ulukaya - Lecture - Chobani
  • 11/7/2014
  • Hamdi Ulukaya
  • 4 min. 25 sec.
Video 5 of 8 Hamdi Ulukaya Discusses Becoming Confident In Role
  • Hamdi Ulukaya - Lecture - Chobani
  • 11/7/2014
  • Hamdi Ulukaya
  • 0 min. 53 sec.
Video 6 of 8 Hamdi Ulukaya Discusses Decision To Launch Chobani
  • Hamdi Ulukaya - Lecture - Chobani
  • 11/7/2014
  • Hamdi Ulukaya
  • 1 min. 47 sec.
Video 7 of 8 Hamdi Ulukaya Discusses Challenge In Creating Natural Product
  • Hamdi Ulukaya - Lecture - Chobani
  • 11/7/2014
  • Hamdi Ulukaya
  • 2 min. 25 sec.
Video 8 of 8 Hamdi Ulukaya Discusses Role As Entrepreneur
  • Hamdi Ulukaya - Lecture - Chobani
  • 11/7/2014
  • Hamdi Ulukaya
  • 2 min. 1 sec.