Hamdi Ulukaya

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8 Oct, 2014

Founder announces 2M donation


Turkish born CBillionaire And Chobani Inc. Chief Executive Officer Hamdi Ulukaya InterviewEO Hamdi Ulukaya pledges $2 million to aid refugees in Kobani, a town bordering Syria and Turkey that is under siege from ISIS.

Either we will be watching the massacre there and will live on with a guilty conscience or we will save people.

4 Apr, 2014

Claims recipe stolen

Giray contends that Ulukaya stole the recipe by bribing a former Fage employee. In her account, Ulukaya allegedly met a former Fage employee in Europe and paid him €30,000 or about $41,000 for the recipe.


Founder countersues ex-wife

In a complaint filed with the Manhattan Supreme Court, Ulukaya alleges his ex-wife, Giray, is a fraud trying to claim unearned credit. From Ulukaya’s filing:

Because plaintiff cannot win on the merits of her claims, she has fabricated any number of fantastical and completely baseless allegations.

16 Aug, 2012

Sues for majority share

Giray, ex-wife of Chobani founder, Ulukaya, files a lawsuit that claims she is owed a 53% majority share of the company. In her complaint, Giray alleges that the couple founded the cheese-making business Eurphrates together using her assets and credit. She further alleges that the expansion into yogurt was also funded by her assets. She is seeking access to Chobani’s accounting records to assess further damages.

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