Istanbul, March 18 () - TAV Airports Finance Vice President (CFO) Burcu Geriş has been selected to the Forum of Young Global Leaders, the company said in a written statement on March 17.
An initiative of the World Economic Forum, the Forum of Young Global Leaders is a community made up of the world’s most outstanding next-generation leaders, who are committed to improving the state of the world.
“I’m honored to be included among the 2015 Young Global Leaders. A leading brand in airport design, construction, finance and operations globally, TAV Airports has always aimed at interweaving financial success with creating value for the wider society. To this end, we contribute highly to the sustainable development of the regions and countries in which we operate” Geriş said.
The World Economic Forum has previously named 187 people from 62 countries as Young Global Leaders. Besides Geriş, McKinsey partner Bengi Korkmaz and main opposition MP Şafak Pavey were also selected to the forum from Turkey. Some 18 outstanding figures from Turkey, including Arzuhan Doğan Yalçındağ, Ali Koç, Ferit Şahenk, Suzan Sabancı Dinçer, Murat Özyeğin, Serpil Timuray and Osman Boyner from the business world, as well as Central Bank head Erdem Başçı and Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan, have been selected to the forum since the inception of the program in 2004.
The Forum of Young Global Leaders is a unique, multi-stakeholder community of more than 1,000 young leaders. The community is made up of leaders under 40, from academia, the business worlds, the arts, NGOS and politicians. The program is also an integral part of the World Economic Forum, and the leaders have a powerful role in determining the community’s activities.