Serpil Timuray

Most Powerful Women 2015
Pickup Serpil Timuray, Regional CEO , AMAP, VodaphonePhotograph by Osman Orsal—Reuters
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    Regional CEO, AMAP
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Promoted last year to oversee the telecom giant’s key markets of Africa, Middle East, Asia, and the Pacific (AMAP), Timuray has lived up to the board’s expectations; her division delivered a standout performance in 2014, with $21 billion in sales, up 7% in 2014, which helped offset declining sales in Europe. The former P&G marketing exec has expanded her hugely successful “Farmers’ Club Initiative”—a social business model to help boost farmers’ productivity with mobile services like virtual marketplaces—to emerging countries. Food conglomerate Danone recently appointed Timuray as an independent director. —Rupali Arora

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2014 Revenues67,945
2014 Profits9,270
Market Value (as of 09/01/15)90,251