Suzan Sabancı Dinçer

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Person.png Suzan Sabancı Dinçer  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(businesswoman, banker)
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BornSuzan Sabancı
Istanbul, Turkey
Alma materRichmond The American International University in London, Boston University
Parents • Erol Sabancı
• Belkıs Sabancı
Children • Haluk Akay Dinçer
• Ceyda Dinçer
SpouseHaluk Dinçer
Member ofCouncil on Foreign Relations/Global Board of Advisors, Global Relations Forum
Double Bilderberger Turkish businesswoman

Suzan Sabancı Dinçer is the Chairman and Executive Board Member of Akbank, as well as board member of Sabancı Holding. She is a in third generation member of the Sabancı family.


Suzan Sabancı Dinçer holds a BA in Finance from Richmond College in the UK and an MBA from Boston University in the USA.[1]

Sabancı Dinçer began her career in banking in 1986 and joined Akbank in 1989. She is a member of the Institute of International Finance Board of Directors and Emerging Markets Advisory Board, Harvard University’s Global Advisory Council, Harvard Business School’s Global Leaders Circle, and the Harvard Business School Istanbul Advisory Board.

Sabancı Dinçer founded Akbank’s International Advisory Board, a platform to discuss and evaluate global and local economic developments and their strategic implications for Turkey.

She also sits on the Chatham House Panel of Senior Advisers. She is the Chairperson of the Turkish-British Business Council of Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey (DEIK).

Sabancı Dinçer is on the Board of Directors of the Global Relations Forum and a TÜSİAD (Turkish Industry and Business Association) member. She is also the Luxembourg Honorary Consul in Istanbul.

In 2012, Queen Elizabeth II awarded Suzan Sabancı Dinçer the title of "Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE)" in recognition of her proactive and influential contributions to the development of Turkey-UK relations.

Suzan Sabancı Dinçer is strongly committed to social responsibility activities and assumes various positions in the fields of culture, education, the promotion of entrepreneurship and environmental protection: she is a member of the Board of Trustees of Sabancı University, as well as a founding member and board member of Endeavor Turkey and of the Advisory Board of Akbank Sanat. Under her stewardship, Akbank became the first deposit bank in Turkey to issue a GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) rated Sustainability Report.

It also pioneered the Carbon Disclosure Project in Turkey. Ms. Sabancı Dinçer is married with two children.


Events Participated in

Bilderberg/200914 May 200917 May 2009Greece
The 57th Bilderberg
Bilderberg/20103 June 20106 June 2010Spain
Hotel Dolce Sitges
The 122 guests met in the Hotel Dolce Sitges, Barcelona, Spain.