Co-Founder, Beba Innovation and Entrepreneurship Foundation, NY
Partner, August Leadership, Executive Search and Leadership Consulting, NY
Board Member, Bakkavor Group plc, UK
Umran Beba 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 South-East Europe, East Mediterranean /Middle East, and Turkey. She has been in Chief HR Ofﬁcer and Chief Diversity Ofﬁcer roles in her career. She has worked with STEMconnector during PepsiCo years in Million Women Mentors program in the U.S.
She has established the Beba Innovation and Entrepreneurship Foundation in NY together with Prof. Ali Beba in 2018. Beba Foundation (https://www.bebafoundation.org/) is one of the 5 founding partners of Million Women Mentors program in Turkey and Umran is the co-chair of this initiative in Turkey with U.S. Chamber of Commerce, STEMconnector, TurkishWIN and BinYaprak organizations.
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.