Tessy Antony De Nassau's Zoom O'Clock

Tessy Antony de Nassau Floessel's Zoom O'Clock with Ebru Özdemir, Chairwoman of Limak Holdings

May 19, 2022 Tessy Antony De Nassau Season 6 Episode 3
Tessy Antony De Nassau's Zoom O'Clock
Tessy Antony de Nassau Floessel's Zoom O'Clock with Ebru Özdemir, Chairwoman of Limak Holdings
Show Notes

 

Ebru Özdemir is the Chairwoman of Limak Holdings, including the investment arm Limak

Investments. Since taking up this position in 2007, under her leadership, Limak Investments has

expanded operations in the infrastructure and energy sectors, and it provides services in energy

generation, distribution, sales and trading.

 

Ebru Özdemir has over 15 years of experience in project financing and development, as well as

public-private partnerships projects. Her expertise led to her election as a member of the

business advisory board of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Public-Private

Partnerships in 2014.

 

In 2016 Ebru Özdemir founded the Limak Education Culture and Health Foundation. The Limak

Foundation brings all the philanthropic and social projects of Limak Holding under one roof,

ensuring their effective continuity. Ebru Özdemir is especially passionate about the

entrepreneurship and girls’ education work of the Limak Foundation. One of the projects

spearheaded by Ms Özdemir aims to increase women’s participation and access in the field of

engineering and has so far been active in Turkey, Kuwait and Senegal, and has been supported by

the United Nations Development Programme. Ms. Özdemir’s commitment to gender inclusivity

drove her to co-found the 30 Percent Club, a platform aimed to develop a diverse and gender balanced

pool of talent for multi-industry businesses in Turkey.

 

As part of the Limak Foundation, Ms. Özdemir developed the Limak Philharmonic Orchestra

which interprets and introduces Turkish music to a global audience. Ebru’s passion for art is also

reflected through her involvement with Tate Modern in London where she is part of the Middle

East and North Africa Acquisitions Committee.

 

Ebru Özdemir holds a BSc in Civil Engineering from Bogazici University in Turkey and an MBA in

International Business and Finance from Fordham University in the US. She holds memberships

at numerous organizations, including but not limited to the Foreign Economic Relations Board of

Turkey (DEİK), the Turkish-American Business Council (TAİK), Atlantic Council’s International

Advisory Board, UNDP Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development and many

others.