At Global Compact Turkey’s 7th Ordinary General Assembly, Ahmet Cemal Dördüncü from Akkök Holding was elected as the President of the Board of Directors of the UN Global Compact Network Turkey, on Akkök’s list for the third time in a row and representing Yeşim Textile, Corporate Communications Director Dilek Cesur was elected to the Board of Directors.
Akkök Holding Board Member and CEO Ahmet Cemal Dördüncü was elected as the President of the Board of Directors of the UN Global Compact Network Turkey, which is the world’s largest sustainability platform that brings together all stakeholders and promotes cooperation and joint action for sustainable development. At the meeting which Vice President of the UN Global Compact, Paul Polman, also attended and made a speech, Dördüncü, who will remain in office until 2022 took over from his predecessor Mustafa Seçkin Unilever Executive Vice President Turkey, Central Asia, and Iran. Dilek Cesur, Corporate Communications Director of Yeşim Textile, who was on Akkök’s list for the third time in a row, thus, Yeşim Textile will be represented on the board one more time. Cesur has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2014, working with two separate Presidents, and since 2016 has served as Co-President of the Global Compact Women’s Empowerment Working Group on the Board.
Yeşim Textile Corporate Communications Director Dilek Cesur expressed her gratitude to represent Yeşim Textile on the Board of Directors of Global Compact Turkey in the new term. Cesur also noted that as Yeşim Textile, they have been participating in the board of directors for the promotion of sustainability efforts in order to promote the UN Global Compact to business and non-governmental organizations, which Yeşim Textile has been a signatory of since 2006. Cesur, also added that co-chairing the Women’s Empowerment Working Group since 2016 and being a pioneer on this topic is of special importance for Yeşim.
2019 – 2022 UN Global Compact Board of Directors Turkey
Ahmet Dördüncü – Akkök Holding (President), Ahmet Erdem – Shell, Akansel Koç – TİSK, Aysun Sayın – Boyner Group, Burcu Gündüz – AÇEV, Can Çaka – Anadolu Efes, Cem Köksal – Zorlu Holding, Demet İkiler – WPP, Dilek Cesur – Yeşim Textile, Ebru Dildar Edin – Garanti Bank, Ebru Tüzecan – Koç Holding, Elvan Ünlütürk – TÜSİAD, Erdal Karamercan – Eczacıbaşı Holding, Melsa Ararat – Sabancı University, Mustafa Seçkin – Unilever Turkey, Servet Yıldırım – Coca Cola Drink.