- Chairman and Managing Director, Haci Ömer Sabanci Holding, Turkey
Degree, Bus. Admin., Bogazici Univ. 1978, with Sabanci Group; first with LASSA; 1985, GM, KORDSA; 1997, President, Tire & Tire Reinforcement Materials, Sabanci Holding; since 2004, Chairman & Managing Director. Founding Pres. & Pres., Board of Trustees, Sabanci Univ. Chairman, Sakip Sabanci Museum. Pres., Board of Trustees, Haci Omer Sabanci Foundation. First woman Board Member: European Round Table of Industrialists; TUSIAD. Board Member: UN Global Compact; External Advisory, MIT Energy Initiative. 1st Turkish Member, Int'l Business Council, World Economic Forum. Recipient, awards & honours: 2nd on list of Top 50 Women in World Business, FT (2011); Raymond Georis Prize, Innovative Philanthropy; Austrian Schumpeter Prize; Clinton Global Citizen Award; Honorary Doctorate, Hong Kong Polytechnic University.