Vodafone Turkey head Serpil Timuray appointed as region chief
Serpil Timuray joined Vodafone in 2009. Company photoSerpil Timuray has been appointed as chief of the Africa, Middle East and Asia-Pacific (AMAP) regional operations of Vodafone, Vodafone Group announced in a press release Oct. 3. Timuray, who is currently Vodafone Turkey Chief Executive, will start her new role in January 2014.
Timuray will succeed Nick Read who was appointed as the Group Chief Financial Officer-designate, effective Jan. 1, 2014. She will be succeeded by Gökhan Öğüt who is currently Vodafone Turkey Chief Commercial and Operations Officer.
Vodafone Turkey doubled its revenues during the last four years under the leadership of Timuray. She joined the company in 2009 from Groupe Danone, where she was the CEO of Danone Turkey during 2002-2008. Timuray is currently the vice-chairperson of the International Investors Association (YASED).
Sixty-five percent of the total 409 million Vodafone subscribers are in the AMAP region, which is one of the two main executive centers of the British company, which announced in July that it would unite its European units under one ceiling and connect its Turkey office to the AMAP region.