Speaker Chapter 3
4-5 May 2023, A Coruña, Spain
Partner, August Leadership
Umran Beba works as a partner at August Leadership based in NY as a search, leadership, and diversity consultant.
She is an experienced senior business executive with general management, talent, and diversity background. Close to 35 years of experience in Consumer Goods Industry where 25 years was with PepsiCo in four different locations namely Istanbul, Hong Kong, Dubai, and New York. She was the Asia Pacific President of PepsiCo following president and general management roles in Southeast Europe, East Mediterranean /Middle East, and Turkey. She has been in Chief HR Officer and Chief Diversity Officer roles in her career.
Umran Beba is the co-Founder of the Beba Innovation and Entrepreneurship Foundation since 2018. She is an Independent Non-Executive Board Director in Bakkavor Group plc., co-Vice Chair in the board of International Youth Foundation and a trustee of Purchase College Foundation board. She is an Advisory Board member of Mercy College Business School and in the role of Board of Overseers for Columbia University School of Professional Studies.
She has recently launched a book called Leaders with Purpose in Turkish (Deger Yaratan Liderler) with her co-author Arzu Cekirge Paksoy.
She is a native of Turkey and earned her MBA and Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Bogaziçi University in Istanbul. She lives in Greenwich, Connecticut with her family.