CEO Europe Cluster
Executive Committee member since January 2014
Serpil Timuray was appointed as the CEO of the Europe Cluster in October 2018, which comprises Spain, Portugal, Greece, Ireland, Romania, Czech Republic, Albania and Turkey. She also oversees Vodafone’s interest in the joint venture companies in Netherlands, Australia and India as well as Vodafone Partner Markets in 48 countries. She is the Chairperson of Vodafone Turkey, the Vice-Chairperson of VodafoneZiggo in Netherlands and a Non-Executive Director of TPG Telecom Plc in Australia.
Prior to her current role, she was the Group Chief Commercial Operations and Strategy Officer. Formerly, she was the Regional CEO for AMAP (Africa, Middle East, Asia, Pacific) when she also served as a board member of the listed companies of Vodacom Group, Safaricom and Vodafone Qatar, of our joint venture Vodafone Hutchison Australia, and of our subsidiaries in India and Egypt. Serpil joined Vodafone in 2009 as the CEO of Turkey.
Prior to joining Vodafone, Serpil was the CEO of Danone Dairy Turkey during 2002-2008 and formerly the Marketing & Sales Director of the company during 1999-2002. She began her career at Procter & Gamble in 1991, where she held several marketing roles and was subsequently appointed to the Executive Committee in Turkey until 1999.
Serpil has been a Non-Executive Director of Danone Group Plc during April 2015-April 2023 and chaired the Board’s Corporate Social Responsibility Committee.
Serpil is currently an independent Non-Executive Director and a member of the Nominations and Remuneration Committees at British American Tobacco Plc.
She is the Founding Chairperson of Change The Face Alliance, a member of the Young Global Leader Alumni of the World Economic Forum and a member of the Global 50.