Ruhsar Pekcan

Republic of Turkey Ministry of Trade, Minister of Trade
Plenary: 
Industry Plenary, May 21
Topic: 
Keynote speaker

Graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at Istanbul Technical University in 1980; Mrs. PEKCAN started her professional career at Industrial Development Bank of Turkey in 1981 and served as General Manager and Board Member of different companies.

In harmony with her professional achievements, Mrs. PEKCAN played important roles in NGOs. She was the Co-Chairperson of Turkish-Syrian Business Council, Board Member of Turkish-Libyan and Turkish-Iraq Business Councils.

Moreover, Mrs. PEKCAN undertook active roles about creating awareness and promoting women entrepreneurship in Turkey. In that vein, She served as the Vice Chairwoman of Woman Entrepreneurs’ Board of TOBB (The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchange of Turkey), member of Istanbul Women Entrepreneurs Committee in ITO (Istanbul Chamber of Commerce), Board Member of Woman Entrepreneurs of ECO-CCI (Economic Cooperation Organization Chamber of Commerce and Industry).

Mrs. PEKCAN received the IWEC (International Women Entrepreneur Challenge) award, which was given by Barcelona/Manhattan/New Delhi chamber of commerce in 2012 in Barcelona, Spain.

Moreover, she was selected as the Global Ambassador of IWEC (International Women Entrepreneur Challenge) in 2012.

She is one of the founding members of BPW (Business Professional Women) Istanbul Club.