Turkey

On March 22, 2017 Borsa Istanbul (BIST) hosted the launch of the 30% Club’s Turkey Chapter as a business led campaign, aimed at improving corporate boards’ gender diversity. The founding members of the 30% Club Turkey represent most of Turkey’s powerful business groups that collectively dominate the stock market.

The 30% Club in Turkey is a spin off from the Independent Women Directors Project, that was initated by Sabancı University’s Corporate Governance Forum when the Capital Markets Board of Turkey amended its Corporate Governance Guidelines in 2012, recommending that companies set a target level of no less than 25% women on their boards. The Forum, which maintains a database of female talent and tracks improvement in BIST boards’ gender diversity, facilitates and coordinates the 30% Club Turkey campaign.

The Steering Commitee of the 30% Club Turkey has the following targets:

  • 30% participation of women in the boards of BIST Star Market and Main Market companies by 2025 (representing an increase of 109% from 14.3% in 2016)
  • 30% women in the top executive team (representing an increase of 100% from 15% in 2016)
  • Zero all male boards in BIST 100 compaines by 2025 (targeting 38 companies with all male boards as of 2016) ,

These targets corresponds to approximately a three-fold increase in the number of professional women on corporate boards from the current level considering that half of the women sitting on corparate boards today are members of controlling shareholder families.


Members


  • Country Chair/Founding Member 

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    Ahmet Dördüncü

    CEO

    Akkök Holding

  • Founding Member 

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    Agah Uğur

    CEO

    Borusan Holding

  • Founding Member 

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    Ali Fuat Erbil

    CEO

    Garanti Bank

  • Founding Member 

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    Ebru Özdemir

    Chair

    Limak Investment

  • Founding Member 

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    Erdal Karamercan

    Vice Chair

    Eczacibası Holding

  • Founding Member 

    Faik Açıkalın

    CEO

    Yapı Kredi Bank

  • Founding Member 

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    Galya Frayman Molinas

    President

    Coca Cola Company Turkey

  • Founding Member 

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    Hakan Binbaşgil

    CEO

    Akbank

  • Founding Member 

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    Humphrey Hutton

    CEO

    Deloitte Turkey

  • Founding Member 

    Hurşit Zorlu

    Chair

    Anadolu Endustri Holding

  • Founding Member 

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    Murat Özyeğin

    Board Member

    Fiba Holding

  • Founding Member 

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    Ömer Yüngül

    CEO

    Zorlu Holding

  • Founding Member 

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    Sani Şener

    CEO

    TAV Holding

  • Founding Member 

    Serra Akçaoğlu

    CEO

    Citibank Turkey

  • Founding Member 

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    Zeynep Bodur

    Chair

    Kale Group

  • Member 

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    Arzu Ünal Erman

    CEO

    Young&Rubicam Brands Istanbul

  • Member 

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    Ayşegül Aydın

    Country Leader

    Heidrick&Struggles Turkey

  • Member 

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    Ebru Dorman

    CEO

    MV Holding

  • Member 

    Filiz Akdede

    CEO

    HP Turkey

  • Member 

    Gamze Çuhadaroğlu

    CEO

    Danone Turkey

  • Member 

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    Haydar Yenigün

    CEO

    Ford Turkey

  • Member 

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    Murat Kolbaşı

    Chair

    Arzum

  • Member 

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    Murat Yeşildere

    Country Leader

    Egon Zehnder

  • Member 

    Norbert Klein

    CEO

    BSH

  • Member 

    Özgür Tort

    CEO

    Migros

  • Member 

    Özgür Tanrıkulu

    Country Leader

    Mckinsey Turkey

  • Member 

    Pelin Akın

    Board Member

    Akfen Holding

  • Member 

    Selim Siper

    CEO

    İpragaz

  • Member 

    Şükrü Buzluolcay

    Chair

    MNT

  • Member 

    Mehmet Ali Aydınlar

    Chair

    Acıbadem

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    Burak Başarır

    CEO

    Coca Cola İçecek

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    Murat Alsan

    President

    KPMG Turkey

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    İhsan Gökşin Durusoy

    General Manager

    AKİŞ GYO

Steering Committee

  • Steering Committee Chair 

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    Melsa Ararat

    Director of Sabancı University Corporate Governance Forum

    Sabanci University

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    Aslı Alemdaroğlu

    Vice General Manager - Corporate Communications

    Zorlu Holding

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    Başak Ülgenalp

    Corporate Communications Director

    Limak Investments

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    Burc Seven

    Audit partner and Ethics leader

    Deloitte Turkey

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    Burcu Yuce

    Exec VP:Human Resource & Strategy

    Akbank

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    Burcu Geriş

    CFO

    TAV Holding

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    Deniz Yüksekkaya

    Human Resources Director

    Fiba Holding

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    Ebru Dildar Edin

    EVP

    Garanti Bank

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    Elif Neşe Çelik

    Executive Vice President - Healthcare

    Eczacibasi Holding

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    Mehmet Gökmen Uçar

    Human Resources & Organization Assistant General Manager

    YapıKredi Bank

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    İdil Türkmenoğlu

    Vice President- HR and Sustainability

    Boyner Holding

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    Nazik Meltem Abay Metin

    Strategy and Business Development Director

    Coca-Cola Brewing Co.

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    Özlem Gündoğdu Soyer

    Head of HR

    Citi Turkey

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    Rana Birden Çorbacıoğlu

    Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Director

    Kale Group

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    Şerife Füsun Ömür

    HR Director

    Akkök Holding

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    Yesim Özüm

    New Ventures Director

    Coca Cola Company

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    Murat Yeşildere

    Country Leader

    EgonZehnder Turkey

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    Gülden Türktan

    Chair

    W20 2015

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    Ebru Köksal

    Board Member

    MNT

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    Füsun Akkal Bozok

    Board Member

    YapıKredi Bank

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    Tayfun Bayazıt

    President

    Bayazıt Management Consulting

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    Semra Akman

    CHRO

    Borusan Holding

Working groups

  • The Membership Committee

    Main aims

    The Membership Committee aims to grow the reach of 30% Club Turkey with a targeted approach to BIST companies, private companies and members of professional societies who currently have no female board members and actively engage with them to increase the impact of the initiative to ensure successful appointment of female directors.

    contact

    ebrukoksal1@gmail.com

    Group leader

    Ebru Köksal

    Board Member at MNT

  • Knowledge Resources Committee

    Main aims

    We are responsible for collecting data from reliable sources when the other working groups of 30% Club Turkey need, and accordingly we aim to share the needed information to business world and society.  

    contact

    yozum@coca-cola.com

    Group leader

    Yeşim Özüm

    New Ventures Director

  • Communication and Media Committee

    Main aims

    The Communication and Media Committee is responsible for developing the communication strategy, approach and tools for the effective implementation of 30% Club’s Operational Plan in Turkey. The ultimate purpose of the committee is to increase  awareness about the 30% Club’s mission and encourage business leaders to join the Club.

    contact

    asli.alemdaroglu@zorlu.com

    Group leader

    Aslı Alemdaroğlu

    General Manager of Corporate Comm.

  • Human Resource Policies Working Group

    Main aims

    Our group works on ensuring there is a strong pipeline of women talent coming up through the organization. As senior management positions which offer the pathway to the Board are filled by internal candidates, we want to make sure that internal talent pipeline is effectively delivering gender diversity. We work on policies and tools boosting this female talent pipeline. 

    contact

    iturkmenoglu@boynergrup.com

    Group leader

    İdil Türkmenoğlu

    Semra Akman sakman@borusan.com


Contact


General enquires

30percentclubturkey@sabanciuniv.edu

Twitter: @30percentclubTR