Ebru Özdemir |
Ebru Özdemir graduated from TED Ankara College in 1991 and completed her BS degree in Civil Engineering at Boğaziçi University (Istanbul, Turkey). She holds an MBA degree on international business and finance from Fordham University (class of 1997).
Joined in 2007, Ebru Özdemir serves as Chairwoman at Limak Group of Companies’ affiliate Limak Investments that constitutes the domestic and international investment arm of the Group operating mainly on infrastructure and energy sectors; while providing services in energy generation, distribution, sales and trading; PPP investments worldwide, such as airports, ports, high speed train stations, bridges and highway investment. Ms. Özdemir also serves as Executive Board Member of Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey (DEİK) and President of DEİK/Turkey-Kuwait Business Council. Represented as board member at Turkish Contractors Association (TMB) and Endeavor Turkey, a part of Endeavor Global Network, she is also holds memberhsip at Turkish Industry and Business Association (TÜSİAD).
Being the only elected member from Turkey to the Business Advisory Board of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Public-Private Partnerships (UNECE PPP) since 2014 Ms. Özdemir is also member at the Young Society Leaders of the American Turkish Society. Ebru Özdemir is among Founding Members and Board Members of Turkey’s 30 Percent Club, a voluntary platform aiming to develop a diverse and gender balance pool of talent for all businesses at all levels while she also holds Board Membership at Women in Technology Association (Wtech Turkey), TOBB’s Women Entrepreneurship Council and Business Council for Sustainable Development of Turkey (SKD Turkey). Being a member at International Women’s Forum Turkey, a global network of women leaders, Ms. Özdemir also presents at Boğaziçi University Foundation’s Board of Trustees, WWF Turkey’s Board of Trustees, Turkey’s Darüşşafaka Society’s Advisory Board and Vodafone Foundation’s Board of Overseers. Ms. Özdemir was named as the member of the MD Anderson Cancer Center Board of Visitors since 2016, while she also presents at International Advisory Board of the Atlantic Council, Advisory Board of OSTIM Technical University and Advisory Board of the Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development (IICPSD) of the UNDP.
Ebru Özdemir also acts as Limak Foundation’s Chairwoman, a private foundation established in 2016, to professionally manage social investments of Limak Group of Companies. The Foundation undertakes several projects in Turkey and abroad, including Engineer Girls of Turkey (TMK), Engineer Girls of Kuwait (Kuwait), LAS Academie (Senegal), KEDS Academy and Limak ASI (Kosovo), SDG Impact Accelerator, UNDP Gender Equality Seal Programme, Jr. Engineers Programme, Limak Philharmonic Orchestra.