With the entrepreneurship agenda in Turkey taking over the headlines, Endeavor Turkey recently announced the expansion of its board from 14 to 18 members. All former board members renewed their commitments with the exception of Ersin Akarlılar, who is moving to New York City. Ersin will continue to serve as an active member of Endeavor Turkey’s mentor network.
New board members selected at Endeavor Turkey’s 4th General Assembly include Cansen Başaran Symes, Emre Kurttepeli, Chairman of Mynet, Sina Afra, Chairman of Markafoni, Ümit Boyner, Board Member of Beymen Holding and Selçuk Yorgancıoğlu, President of Abraaj Capital Turkey. Additionally, long-time board member Murat Ozyegin was selected as the next Chairman of Endeavor Turkey’s board. The photo above features incoming Endeavor Turkey board chair Murat Ozyegin (left) being congratulated by outgoing board chair Ozcan Tahincioglu.
“We are most excited to announce that 1/3 of the members of our new board are women,” said Endeavor Turkey Managing Director Didem Altop. “This is a first for Endeavor and significant for corporate boards everywhere.”