Vodafone Chief Executive for Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific
Serpil Timuray is Vodafone's Chief Executive for Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific. She was previously Chief Executive of Vodafone Turkey. Timuray is also a Non-Executive Director of the Group’s southern African subsidiary, Vodacom Group.
Timuray joined Vodafone from Groupe Danone, where she was the CEO of Danone Turkey during 2002-2008. She began her career in 1991 at Procter & Gamble where she was later appointed to the Executive Committee of P&G Turkey.
Timuray was honoured as 'The Professional of the Year' for two consecutive years in 2010 and 2011 and as a 'Young Global Leader' for 2009 by the World Economic Forum.
Timuray is currently the Vice-Chairperson of YASED (International Investors Association), Vice-Chairperson of TIIK-DEIK (Turkish British Business Council of Foreign Economic Relations Board), Board Member of the Young Entrepreneurs Council of TOBB (Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey), member of TUSIAD (Turkish Industrialists and Businessmen Association) and PNB (Partners for New Beginning) Turkey. She is on the Advisory Councils of Endeavor Turkey, KAGIDER (Women Entrepreneurs Association), Forum Istanbul, Contemporary Istanbul, and Bosphorus University Business & Economy Club. She served as the Vice-Chairperson of SETBIR (Dairy, Beef & Food Producers Association) during 2003-2008.