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Ebru Önol Özkök

Advisory Board Member, Turkey

Ebru Önol Özkök has had 25 years of experience in finance management with several sales and production companies, including multi-nationals. Besides her experience in Pharmaceuticals, Medical Device and Building Materials sectors in Turkey, MENA & CA regions; she also has significant experience in mergers & acquisitions, business re-engineering and ERP implementations.

Ebru started her career in Eczacibasi Group and worked in Building Materials and Pharmaceuticals divisions in different finance roles. She led the finance re-structuring and SAP implementation project of Eczacibasi Building Materials division, managed several start-ups in Pharma division in several countries including Turkey, Romania, Poland, Egypt and UAE. She has also been involved in the acquisition of a US pharma R&D company, Capintec US.

After joining Medtronic, the biggest medical device company worldwide, she managed the acquisition of Biostar, a “go-direct” project including re-organization and ERP implementation. Following the global acquisition of Covidien by Medtronic, she managed the Medtronic-Covidien financial, legal and operational merger in Turkey&CA regions. For the last 3.5 years, she has worked as the CFO of Georg Fischer Turkey, being responsible for finance, IT, foreign trade and legal functions.

She has recently relocated to Heidelberg/Germany and is continuing her career as a Finance Consultant for the companies and start-ups in Europe and Turkey.

Ebru Önol Özkök holds a BS degree in Industrial Engineering from Anadolu University and an MS degree in Industrial Engineering – Stochastic Management Systems from Middle East Technical University. She is married and has a daughter.