Once Again Tekfen Holding Receives the "Women-Empowered Boards" Award!

Once again, this year, Tekfen Holding Board of Directors, including four women members, received the "Women-Empowered Boards" award granted by the Conference of Women on Boards Turkey.

The 7th Conference of Women on Boards Turkey was held on November 20, 2019 by the Sabancı University Corporate Governance Forum of Turkey. Tekfen Holding was deemed worthy of the "Women-Empowered Boards" award for the number of women it has on its Board of Directors.

At the ceremony, Vice Chairman Osman Birgili and Independent Board Member Neriman Ülsever received the award on behalf of the Holding. Birgili emphasized the importance of increasing female employment in his speech and said, "Although we are receiving this award because of the number of women on our Board, the main challenge is to increase the number of women engineers and the number of women in the agricultural sector in general."

Tekfen Holding Board of Directors currently has 11 members, including four women, Cansevil Akçağlılar, Gülsüm Azeri, Çidem Tüzün and Neriman Ülsever, three of which are serving as independent members.

This year the opening speech of the conference, organized under theme of "The Nomination Process and Diversity of the Board", was given by the IFC Country Manager for Turkey, Arnaud Dupoizat, while the closing speech was delivered by Ahmet Dördüncü, the former CEO of Sabancı Holding and the current President of the 30% Club Turkey.