Suzan Sabanci Dincer

About Suzan Sabanci Dincer

Birth Year: 1965
Birth Place: Turkey
Residence: Istanbul
Education: Finance and International marketing
Alma mater: Richmond, The American International University in London, London, UK Boston University, USA
Occupation: Chairperson
Organization: Akbank
Spouse(s): Haluk Dinçer
Children: Haluk Akay Dinçer, Ceyda Dinçer
Parent(s): Erol Sabancı, Belkıs Sabancı
Relatives: Çiğdem Sabancı Bilen

Suzan Sabanci Dincer

Suzan Sabanci Dincer was born on 1965 in Turkey. Suzan Sabanci Dincer is a member of the third generation of the billionaire Sabanci family, which controls Sabanci Holding, one of Turkey's largest conglomerates. She is chairman of publicly traded Akbank, one of Turkey's largest banks. Her husband, Haluk Dincer, is president of Sabanci Holding's retail and insurance group. Suzan has a 2.9% stake in Teknosa,Turkey's biggest electronics goods retailer, which went public in 2013. In December 2014 she became chair of a program aimed at increasing the number of women on the boards of Turkish companies. (Forbes Turkey had a hand in starting the effort.)
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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 Chairman in March, 2008.


Suzan Sabancı Dinçer is the Chairman 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 chairman.


From 2010 to 2014, Suzan Sabancı Dinçer served as the chairman 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. In 2012, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II awarded Mrs. Sabancı Dinçer the title of "Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE)" in recognition of her proactive and influential contributions to the development of Turkey-UK relations.


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 a member of the board of patrons of the Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair. Mrs. Sabancı Dinçer is also Luxembourg’s Honorary Consul in Istanbul. In 2014, Mrs. Sabancı Dinçer was given the Order of Civil Merit (Orden del Mérito Civil) of the Kingdom of Spain by King Felipe VI of Spain for her contributions to the relations between the two countries and for her support to the cultural convergence.

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