| Serpil Timuray |
|Born||7 July 1969|
|Alma mater||Bogazici University|
|Member of||WEF/Young Global Leaders/2010|
|Interests|| • Vodafone|
• Vittorio Colao
Turkish businesswoman in multinational companies.
Serpil Timuray is a Turkish businesswoman, the current Chief Executive of Vodafone Africa, Middle East and Asia-Pacific (AMAP) region. She was selected a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2010. She attended the 2016 Bilderberg meeting.
She was educated in the Üsküdar American Academy in Istanbul, and graduated from the Asheville High School in North Carolina, USA. Returned to Turkey, she studied Business Administration at the Boğaziçi University earning a B.S. degree.
She started her business life in the marketing department of Procter & Gamble Turkey in 1991. She joined DanoneSA Tikveşli company of DanoneSA, a Turkish joint venture company of Groupe Danone with Sabancı Holding, and became marketing director and member of the executive committee in 1999. She was appointed general manager and chairperson of the executive committee at DanoneSA Dairy Products in June 2002.
In following years, Serpil Timuray was engaged in the takeover of DanoneSA companies and Nestlé Turkey Dairy Products by the Danone Group with their subsequent consolidation and integration. She was jointly responsible for Danone Group's one of the most comprehensive industrial investment programs worldwide. She administered so a 100%-domestic production realized in Turkey.
After the subordination of Turkey Vodafone to Africa, Middle East and Asia-Pacific Operations (AMAP), she was appointed director of AMAP, Vodafone's one of the two operational regions, with effect of October 1, 2013 in addition to her existing post. In this capacity, she reports to the CEO of the AMAP Region Nick Read. Vodafone CEO Vittorio Colao announced that she is appointed CEO of the AMAP replacing Nick Read as of January 1, 2014.
She is married and has one child.
Event Participated in
|Bilderberg/2012||31 May 2012||3 June 2012||US|
|The 58th Bilderberg, in Chantilly, Virginia. Unusually just 4 years after an earlier Bilderberg meeting there.|