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Since its foundation in 1981 in Jeddah, iF Elektronik Ltd. (iF) has pioneered in innovation and progress in IT (Information Technology). To this end, between 1981-1986 iF partnered with Raytheon, Videcom and Elkhreiji in automation of airline businesses and flight operators. iF worked with more than 100 airline companies including SAUDIA (Saudi Arabian Airlines) in automating their reservation, ticketing, boarding and baggaging operations. During this period iF also contributed to the installation and maintenance of these systems in the newly built Jeddah, Riyadh, Dhahran and Medina Airports.

Between 1986-1990 iF partnered with Alhamrani and Diebold in financial systems computerization. Within a couple of years iF and Alhamrani gained 70% market share in ATM and payment systems having the largest banks in Saudi Arabia as its customers including NCB (National Commercial Bank), Riyadh Bank, Al-Rajhi and many others.

After the year 1991 iF shifted its operations to Turkey where a big transformation was coming into effect in the use of IT in business. Representing Gartner Group, the world leader in IT Advisory in Turkey, iF started independent IT advisory and consultancy. Some of the largest companies and organizations including Turkish Airlines, Central Bank of Turkey, İş Bank, Turkish Air Forces, Turkcell (largest GSM operator) and big holdings such as Koç, Eczacıbaşı and Çukurova were among our customers (for a complete of references please visit: ).

Between June 1996 and May 2001 iF contracted with Halkbank (People’s Bank) to provide consultancy in their efforts in automation of more than 1000 branches all over Turkey. Transformation from manual systems to full computerization was successfully completed at the end of the project. During this period iF introduced several new concepts to the IT business in Turkey including CIO (Chief Information Officer), TCO (Total Cost of Ownership), IT Audit and Independent Consultancy.

Between 2015-2018 together with Alhamrani Group entered into a project for seeking out and evaluating the start-up IT companies in the technoparks of Turkey. The purpose of the project was to find out and help in financing and expansion into new markets of these small but successful start-ups. During this period all the technoparks in Istanbul and Ankara were visited to interview and evaluate more than a 100 new companies with new ideas and technologies.

More recently, iF has become more interested in technologies for mobile platforms which is becoming indispensable for all kinds of businesses. One of the problems that has come to our attention was the fact that the countries where millions of new mobile devices entering every year did not have a means of controlling whether these devices are legally imported or not. Illegal importation has caused governments to lose large amounts of tax revenue in terms of VAT and customs duties.

In Turkey this was solved by a system (MEIR – Mobile Equipment Identity Register) developed for the regulatory authority and has completely stopped smuggling of mobile devices. iF has now undertaken the responsibility to promote MEIR in the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa. More than 20 countries have been visited in the region where it has been received with great enthusiasm and projects which has slowed down due to the pandemic are about to roll-out in the near future.

Alongside business operations iF has been supporting art in Turkey since 1992 under the name iF-Art. After 1996 these efforts have evolved to one of the largest art collections in the country. Since 2020, the mission is also supported by various art projects.

With the purpose to help young and local artists get access to the national and international art scene, iF-Art is organizing competitions, providing scholarships and continues to collect art works. Until today, more than 50 scholarships and 100 museum-visits are awarded to successful artists. We are also proud of our art collection which has reached 5000+ works of art. The collection can be visited at