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AmCham Awards! // Apply by August 29th

Dear Members & Colleagues,

We are pleased to share with you AmCham Awards Program to be launched for the first time this year.

The awards program is designed to celebrate, highlight and encourage those companies and business people who have inspired others with their success, vision and leadership.

The main goal of the program is to highlight businesses, individuals and organizations that sustain bilateral economic development through their contribution to bilateral trade, ethical leadership and management activities.

Timeline of the Awards Program
August / Online Application
September / Jury Evaluation Meeting 
2019 Q4 / Results to be Announced at AmCham Turkey's 15th Anniversary Gala

Application Link: 

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Award Categories

Categories Open for U.S. Companies
- U.S. Company with the Biggest Investment Decision in 2018
- U.S. Company which Contributed Most to Job Creation in Turkey
- U.S. Company that Manages the Highest Number of Countries from Turkey
- U.S. Company that Provides the Greatest Contribution to Turkey’s Promotion to the Global Business World

Categories Open for both Turkish & U.S. Companies
- Turkish or U.S. Company that Contributes to Bilateral Trade
- Nominations Open for the Honorary Award: “The Person who you Believe Contributes Most to Turkey - U.S. Business Dialogue”


AmCham Turkey New Board Members Elected

AmCham Turkey/ABFT's Board Members for the 2019 - 2021 period 

Board Members 
Serra Akçaoğlu – Citibank Turkey CEO & Board Member – Chair of the Board 
Tankut Turnaoğlu – Procter & Gamble, Chairman of the Board, Turkey and Caucasus
Canan Özsoy – General Electric, Turkey President & CEO 
Halûk Yalçın – PwC, Territory Senior Partner 
İhsan Necipoğlu – Dow Turkey and Central Asia President 
Ayşem Sargın – Boeing Turkey, Managing Director and Country Executive 
İsmail G. Esin – Baker & McKenzie, Managing Partner 
Levent Yüksel – PepsiCo Turkey, General Manager 
İhsan Karagöz – Mondelez International, Managing Director, Turkey & Export Markets 
Ayşegül Aydın – Heidrick & Struggles, Managing Partner
Mert Büyükyazgan – 3M Turkey, General Manager
Renan Özyerli – MSD, Managing Director, Turkey Cluster 
Murat Kansu – Microsoft Turkey, CEO 
Evguenia Stoichkova – Coca-Cola Turkey, Caucasus and Central Asia President 


Extended Board Member List 
Volkan Sözmen – IBM Turkey, Country General Manager 
Ayhan Öztürk – Medtronic, Regional Vice President for Turkey, West Asia and Levant 
Didem Şekerel Erdoğan – Nielsen Turkey, General Manager 
Burak Kılıç – UPS Turkey, General Manager 
Öget Kantarcı – GittiGidiyor General Manager & eBay MENA Director   
Armin Zerunyan – Hilton Worlwide, Country General Manager  
Frans van Deursen – Honeywell, President of High Growth Regions, Turkey & Central Asia

Audit Committee Members 
Nesrin Tuncer – KPMG Head of Audit and Assurance 
Ural Aküzüm – Bilgi University Member of the Board of Directors 
Berna Betül Öztürk – Ulusal Faktoring CFO 

Extended Audit Committee Members  
Benan Arseven – Moroğlu Arseven Partner 
Oğuzcan Bülbül – Anadolu Efes Corporate Affairs & Competition Compliance 
Samet Serttaş – Herbalife Government Affairs Director, South East Europe