Tankut Turnaoğlu

AmCham Chair I Procter & Gamble, CEO & SVP, Turkey, Caucasus & Central Asia
Tankut Turnaoğlu
AmCham Chair I Procter & Gamble, CEO & SVP, Turkey, Caucasus & Central Asia

Tankut Turnaoğlu is the CEO/Senior Vice President of P&G Turkey & CCAR since March 2013. He started his career as an Assistant Brand Manager in 1991 in P&G Turkey and since then he held various positions like Country Manager of Central Asia and Caucasia in Kazakhstan, Fabric Care Marketing Director of Central and Eastern Europe in Brussels, Fabric Care General Manager of Asia and Australia region in Singapore.

Giving a lot of importance to building self-confidence among children and youngsters through sports, he led Olympic Moms movement program for encouraging children to engage in sports at early ages for their development.

As a strong believer of innovative ideas in business, corporate citizenship and work culture, Turnaoglu led P&G Turkey’s Office Move Project. The office is created under his leadership based on the career and personal development needs of Generation Y employees.

Turnaoglu is especially engaged in the creation of corporate start-up atmosphere within P&G. He initiated an internal P&G team building partnerships with start-ups and organizing start-up days & hackhatons. He also represents P&G in Endeavor Turkey as a member of Board - supporting entrepreneurship ecosystem of Turkey region.

He is currently the Chair of ABFT Turkey (US AmCham - American Business Forum) and a board member of BCSD (Business Council for Sustainable Development Turkey) and Fenerbahce Sports Club Association, as well as a member of TUSIAD (Turkish Industry and Business Association) and has been in the Board of YASED (International Investors Association) for 3 terms. He is also in the High Advisory Board of Darussafaka Foundation, Boğaziçi University and Fenerbahçe University.

Turnaoglu received his bachelor’s degree from Boğaziçi University in Business Administration and completed a master’s degree with honors in International Marketing at the University of Massachusetts, where he was a scholarship student. Tankut is married and has three children.