Group Chief Commercial Operations and Strategy Officer
Serpil Timuray is the Group Chief Commercial Operations and Strategy Officer and has been a member of the Executive Committee of Vodafone Group since January 2014.
Prior to this, she was the regional CEO of Africa, Middle East, Asia, Pacific of Vodafone Group until October 2016. Serpil joined Vodafone in 2009 as the CEO of Turkey. Previously, she was the CEO of Danone Turkey from 2002 to 2008. She began her career in 1991 at Procter & Gamble, where she held several marketing roles and was subsequently appointed to the Executive Committee in Turkey.
Serpil is an independent director on the board of the Danone Group. She is the Chairperson of Vodafone Turkey and has been a board member of the listed companies of Vodacom Group, Safaricom and Vodafone Qatar. She sits in the board of trustees at Koc University. She has also undertaken chairperson and vice-chairperson roles in various non-profit organizations.
Over the years, Serpil has been recognized for her leadership by several organizations, including Fortune’s 2016 “Most Powerful Women International” ranking 23rd and Newsweek’s 2013 “World’s 125 Women of Impact” ranking 79th. She was nominated as “The Professional of The Year” in Turkey three times and a “Young Global Leader” by World Economic Forum in 2009.
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