GBTA Convention Chicago 2019
26 September 2017, Tuesday
Duty of care and personel travel experiences of speakers
Tankut Turnaoğlu is the Vice President & General Manager of P&G Turkey & Caucasus since March 2013. He started his career as an Assistant Brand Manager in 1991 in P&G Turkey and since then he held various positions like Country Manager of Central Asia and Caucasia in Kazakhstan, Fabric Care Marketing Director of Central and Eastern Europe in Brussels, Fabric Care General Manager of Asia and Australia region in Singapore.
Giving a lot of importance to building self-confidence among children and youngsters through sports, he led Olympic Moms movement program for encouraging children to engage in sports at early ages for their development. Now, the movement is supporting 30 young athletes from Turkey and their mothers at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
As a strong believer of innovative ideas in business, corporate citizenship and work culture, Turnaoglu led P&G Turkey’s Office Move Project. The office is created under his leadership based on the career and personal development needs of Generation Y employees.
Turnaoglu leds the creation of corporate start-up atmosphere within P&G organization by initiating an internal team which build partnerships with start-ups, organize start-up challenges and start-up visits. Not limited to the organization, he also supports entrepreneurship ecosystem in Turkey. Turnaoğlu represents P&G in Endeavor Turkey which are the local leader of a global entrepreneurship movement.
He is Vice-Chair of International Investors Association and AmCham Turkey. Tankut also represents P&G in the Turkey Business Council of Sustainable Development. He received his bachelor’s degree from Boğaziçi University in Business Administration and completed a master’s degree with honors in International Marketing at the University of Massachusetts, where he was a scholarship student. Tankut is married and has three children.