Sarik Tara will be remembered and revered by generations to come for his invaluable contributions in the fields of business, industry, education, arts and sports.
In 2016, he was awarded the World Economic Forum's first ever Business Statesman Award, honoring the achievements of leaders dedicated to improving the world. Executive Chairman of WEF Klaus Schwab called Tara a "recognized entrepreneur, a savvy political visionary and a well-known social philanthropist," lauding his foundation's provision of world-class education and sports programs for young people.
"Ekonomiden, sanayiye, eğitimden, sanat ve spor dünyasına sayısız alanda iz bırakan, değerli iş insanı, ENKA İnşaat ve Sanayi A.Ş. Kurucusu ve Onursal Başkanımız ŞARIK TARA’yı kaybetmenin derin üzüntüsü içerisindeyiz."