Sabancı appointed to UN advisory post

Sabancı appointed to UN advisory post

ISTANBUL - Anatolia News Agency
Sabancı appointed to UN advisory post

Güler Sabancı is one of the 14 new members of the UN Global Compact Board.

Turkish businesswoman Güler Sabancı has been appointed by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to the UN’s highest-level advisory body.

Ban has appointed 14 new members to the Global Compact Board, the U.N.’s highest-level advisory body involving business, civil society, labor and employers’ organizations, a statement from the U.N. Global Compact said. Sabancı Holding executive board chairperson Sabancı is among these new members.

“The new appointments bring the total number of board members to 31, representing all regions of the world and a wide range of industrial sectors. The increase in the number members reflects the board’s expanded mandate to advise the secretary-general on the rapidly evolving U.N.-business partnership agenda,” the statement said.

Recommendations for new appointments are made by the board’s nominations committee, taking into account suggestions from the Global Compact’s local networks and other stakeholders. 

Sabancı is currently the chairperson of the family-controlled Sabancı Holding, Turkey’s second largest industrial and financial conglomerate. In 2010, she was listed third in the Financial Times’ “2010 Women at the Top” ranking of 50 prominent businesswomen around the world. In 2011, Sabancı received the Clinton Global Citizen Award.