Business woman and
banker. She was born in 1965 in Istanbul. She is a 3rd generation
member of the Sabancı family and the daughter of Belkıs and Erol Sabancı.
Following her primary and secondary education, she completed her higher education
at Finance and International Marketing Department of Richmond College
University and her graduate studies at Business Administration Department of
Dinçer, who has over
twenty years of banking experience, started her carrier at the treasury
department of BNP-AK Dredsner Bank. She was appointed as the Head of Akbank
Treasury Department in 1989. In 1994, she was appointed as the Executive Vice
President in charge of Treasury at Akbank. In 1997, she was appointed as Executive
Director in charge of Fund Management and International Relations and in 2000,
she was appointed to the Board of Directors as the Executive Director
responsible for all matters. On March 28th, 2008, she was elected as
the Chairman of Akbank Executive Board.
Suzan Dinçer Sabancı,
who has been among World Economic Forum Young Global Leaders since 2006, was
described by Financial Times in 2007 as possibly the most powerful woman in
Turkey and was accepted by Newsweek as one of the “top tycoons” of the country.
Furthermore, she was listed in "Top 50 Women in
World Business-The Alternative 50” list published by Financial Times. She
participated in Bilderberg Meetings on May 14th, 2009 in Athens.
Sabancı Dinçer, who has also been serving as the Luxembourg honorary consul, is
also a member of the following: International Advisory Board of National Bank
of Kuwait, International Advisory Board of Blackstone, Chatham House Board of
Trustees, International Finance Board of Directors and Emerging Markets
Advisory Board, the Chairman of the Turkish-British Business Council of Foreign
Economic Relations Board of Turkey DEIK, Global Relations Forum Board of
Directors and Forum Istanbul Honorary Advisory Board.
Dinçer, who is interested in education, culture and art, entrepreneurship and
environmental matters as well, has also taken responsibilities in the field of
social responsibility. She also served as a member of Prince’s Charities
Advisory Board and Sabancı University Board of Trustees, as a Founding Member
and member of Board of Directors of Endeavor Turkey and as a member of Akbank
Art Advisory Board.
Sabancı, married to business man Haluk Dinçer, is the mother of a son named
Haluk Akay and a daughter named Ceyda.
KAYNAK: Yönetim Kurulu Üyeleri - Suzan
Sabancı Dinçer (endeavor.org.tr, 26.02.2021), Suzan Sabancı Dinçer (akbank.com, 26.02.2021),
Suzan Sabancı Dinçer (Linkedin.com, 26.02.2021).