Suzan Sabancı Dinçer

Suzan Sabancı Dinçer

Board Member

Suzan Sabancı Dinçer is the Chair of Akbank. Mrs. Sabancı Dinçer is also a board member of Sabancı Holding and a member of the Board of Trustees of Sabancı University. In 2009, Mrs. Sabancı Dinçer founded the Akbank International Advisory Board and currently serves as its Chair.

Suzan Sabancı Dinçer began her career in banking in 1986 and joined Akbank as Executive Vice President in charge of Treasury in 1989. In 1997, she was named Executive Board Member for Treasury and International Banking Relations. Mrs. Sabancı Dinçer was appointed as Executive Board Member to oversee the bank-wide change and transition program in 2001. She was named Chair in March 2008.

Mrs. Sabancı Dinçer is a member of the Institute of International Finance Board of Directors and Emerging Markets Advisory Board, Harvard University’s Global Advisory Council, Harvard Business School’s Global Leaders Circle, Harvard Kennedy School Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government’s Advisory Council and an emeritus member of the Harvard Business School’s Middle East and North Africa Advisory Board. Suzan Sabancı Dinçer is also co-chair of the New York-based American-Turkish Society, a member of the Global Board of Advisors at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and a member of the Board of Managing Directors of Venetian Heritage, Inc.

From 2010 to 2014, Suzan Sabancı Dinçer served as the Chair of the Turkish-British Business Council for two terms. From 2009 to 2016, Mrs. Sabancı Dinçer sat on the Global Board of Advisors of Chatham House.

Suzan Sabancı Dinçer is strongly committed to corporate social responsibility activities and assumes various positions in the fields of culture, education, and the promotion of entrepreneurship. She is a founding member and board member of the leading high-impact entrepreneurship movement, Endeavor Turkey, and chair of the Executive Advisory Board and member of the board of patrons of the Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair.