||Suzan Sabancı Dinçer, CBE
Suzan Sabancı Dinçer, CBE is a Member of Blackstone’s International Advisory Board. She is the Chairman and Executive Board Member of Akbank.
Ms. Sabancı Dinçer began her career in banking in 1986 and joined Akbank in 1989.
Ms. Sabancı Dinçer is a member of the Institute of International Finance Board of Directors and Emerging Markets Advisory Board, the National Bank of Kuwait's International Advisory Board, and Harvard University’s Global Advisory Council.
Ms. Sabancı Dinçer founded Akbank's International Advisory Board, a platform to discuss and evaluate global and local economic developments and their strategic implications for Turkey. She also sits on the Chatham House Panel of Senior Advisers. She is the Chairperson of the Turkish-British Business Council of Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey (DEIK).
Ms. Sabancı Dinçer is on the Board of Directors of the Global Relations Forum, the Forum Istanbul Honorary Advisory Board and is a member of TÜSİAD (Turkish Industry and Business Association). She is also the Luxembourg Honorary Consul in Istanbul.
In 2012, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II awarded Ms. Sabancı Dinçer the title of "Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE)" in recognition of her proactive and influential contributions to the development of Turkey-UK relations.
Ms. Sabancı Dinçer is strongly committed to social responsibility activities and assumes various positions in the fields of culture, education, the promotion of entrepreneurship and environmental protection: she is a member of the Board of Trustees of Sabancı University, as well as a founding member and board member of Endeavor Turkey and of the Advisory Board of Akbank Sanat.
Under her stewardship, Akbank became the first deposit bank in Turkey to issue a GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) rated Sustainability Report. It also pioneered the Carbon Disclosure Project in Turkey.
Ms. Sabancı Dinçer holds a BA in Finance from Richmond College in the UK and an MBA from Boston University in the USA. Ms. Sabancı Dinçer is married with two children.