Ms. Esin Mete, Chairwoman of Toros Agri-Industry, was elected as President of IFA

Ms. Esin Mete, CEO of Tekfen Holding’s Agri- Industry Division and Chairwoman of Toros Agri-Industry Group, was elected as the President of the International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA). Ms. Esin Mete will serve as the President of International Fertilizer Industry Association, which brings together almost 550 companies from more than 80 countries for two years.

Ms. Mete has become the first woman president when she was elected as the President of the International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA), during IFA’s Annual Conference in Chicago, the U.S.A on 22nd of May. She has held various responsibilities including as chairwoman of the Finance Committee, Vice President for Communications and for Sustainable Development before becoming the President.

She will represent Turkey
Underlining that she was so proud of becoming the President of such a big association and representing Turkey, Ms. Esin Mete said “Turkey is one of the few agriculturally self-sufficient countries in the world because modernizing the agricultural sector was one of the national strategies adopted in the early 1980s. In line with this strategy, since then Toros Tarım has been working with dedication to serve the agricultural sector and helping farmers to maintain the fertilization of their soils and grow more nutritious crops.”

With Tekfen for 40 years
She started her career in Tekfen Group in 1973 as Chemical Engineer/ Project Engineer within the body of Tekfen Construction and Installation Co., Inc., upon graduating from Bosporus University, Chemical Engineering Faculty, In 1980, she was appointed as assistant Vice President of Toros Fertilizer and Chemical Industry Co., Inc. and she worked as Senior Vice President between 1985 and 1991. Ms. Esin Mete has been working as CEO of the Agri-Industry Group of Tekfen Holding and Chairwoman of Toros Agri Industry and Trade since 2000.

About IFA
The International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA) is a trade association representing the global fertilizer industry. IFA has more than 540 members in about 85 countries. About half of the membership is based in developing countries. IFA member companies mostly includes organizations involved in construction, engineering, consulting, agronomic research and training.

IFA that supports all activities related to the development of new products for the good of the community and create negotiation environment for the organizations, institutions that are performing activities, their commercial partners and intermediates. The global fertilizer industry produces 170 million tons of fertilizer annually. These are used in every corner of the globe to support sustainable agricultural production and provide food security.