Neslihan TonbulIndependent Member of the Board of Directors
Born in Istanbul in 1959, Neslihan Tonbul holds an undergraduate degree in economics and political science from Rutgers University, and graduate degrees in developmental economics and international relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Starting her international banking career at the Irving Trust Company in New York in 1983, Tonbul moved to Istanbul in 1988, when she was appointed Middle East Regional Manager. She worked at BNY Mellon until 2008, introducing several financial innovations. She became a board member of Yaşar Holding in 2009, and also served on the boards of Prysmian, Turcas Petrol and ANEL. Tonbul currently serves as independent board member of Vakıfbank International AG, TOFAŞ and PETKİM. Since 2014, she has been working as a senior consultant for New Zealand Trade and Enterprise and Cambridge Family Enterprise Group. Neslihan Tonbul is a member of Koç University’s Economics and Administrative Sciences Faculty. In addition to her professional responsibilities, she is also affiliated with several NGOs: She is a member of the boards of trustees of the American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT), the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), and the Educational Volunteers Foundation of Turkey (TEGV), and is one of the founders of the Turkish-American Business Forum. Since 2014, Ms. Tonbul has been mentoring female entrepreneurs at the EBRD. She is fluent in English, French and Azeri, and takes courses in Italian and Persian. Neslihan Tonbul was admitted as a candidate at the 7 May 2018 meeting of the Board of Directors of Alarko Holding A.Ş. Ms. Tonbul meets the independence criteria specified in Communique No. II-17.1 of the Turkish Capital Markets Board.