Hayati Kamhi the Turkish Businessman has been found shot dead at his home. Police are treating the incident as suicide.
Hayati Kamhi was a business partner of Mehmet Karabeyoglu and between them they own Proteksan Turquoise one of Turkey’s leading custom builders of superyachts.
In 1972, Mr Kamhi created an electrical appliances and electronics products production company in Istanbul, producing electrical voltage regulators/audio music cassettes and electronic calculators. The company was among Turkey’s top 100 industrial companies by 1980 and was sold to a financial institute.
In 1980, he founded Farimex SA in Geneva, a commercial company whose main activities included steel and chemical products trading; barley, wheat, lentils and hazelnuts trading; electronic parts and products trading; and electronic cash registers parts and projects.
He also created P and F Maritime SA, Geneva, a yacht constructor and marketer and Sifoil, a company bartering petroleum products and crude oil.
He was a board member of the Bosch-Siemens electrical white goods production joint venture from 1995 to 2003 and of Munich Aehen Life Insurance in Turkey from 1992 to 1996 the year in which the shipyards was founded.