Boeing appoints female head for Turkey

Boeing appoints female head for Turkey

Boeing appoints female head for Turkey Boeing named Ayşem Sargın Işıl as the new managing director of Boeing Turkey Sept. 16, appointing a local woman executive to this position in Turkey for the first time.

She will serve as Boeing’s senior executive in the country, leading the enterprise’s strategy, integration, growth and productivity efforts locally, said the company in a written statement. 

Işıl is based in Boeing Turkey’s Ankara headquarters and reports to Bernie Dunn, president of Boeing Middle East, North Africa and Turkey (MENAT), said the statement. 

“We are privileged to welcome Ayşem Sargın Işıl to the Boeing team in Turkey,” said Dunn. “Ayşem brings 20 years of extensive experience to Boeing, including broad government and commercial work in the Turkish and regional markets. Her unique capabilities and perspective will allow us to deepen and strengthen our relationships and further enhance our ability to satisfy our Turkish customers in this important and growing market,” said Dunn. 

Prior to joining Boeing, Işıl was the government affairs and policy director for General Electric (GE) in Turkey, where she set and led the company’s government engagement and policy strategy, with a focus on expanding growth across all GE businesses.

Previously, she worked as the external affairs manager for BP Turkey, where she liaised with multiple public and private sector stakeholders to facilitate signing of an international gas transit agreement, which paved the way for the realization of a major national pipeline project, according to the statement. 

Prior to her private sector experience, she worked for more than 10 years in the U.S. Embassy in Ankara. In her role as a senior economic advisor, she covered the U.S.-Turkey trade and investment portfolio, with specific focus on energy, aviation, healthcare and telecommunications sectors. She engaged with government and private sector stakeholders to promote a level playing-field for U.S. businesses in Turkey and to strengthen U.S.-Turkey commercial ties.  

She graduated with an economics degree from the Middle East Technical University (ODTÜ).