In the conclusion of Greg’s conversation with Umran Beba and Korhan Beba from the Beba Innovation & Entrepreneurship Foundation, Umran & Korhan discuss the importance of building a strong team and how academia is preparing the next generation of start-up entrepreneurs.
About Umran Beba: Umran 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 and managed several transformation projects as well as executive recruitment, talent pipeline building, culture shaping, mentoring, coaching, diversity, and inclusion agenda setting and execution and human capital management initiatives. She has been an independent non-executive board director for Bakkavor Group plc, a publicly traded company in London stock exchange since September 2020 and was an independent non-executive board director for five years (2010-2015) in Japan Calbee Snacks, a public company in Tokyo. She is currently in the board of International Youth Foundation as a co-vice chair of the board and Neighbors Link as a board member. She is a trustee of Purchase College Foundation board and has a board of overseers role in Columbia University School of Professional Studies. She has been in the Future Council community of World Economic Forum for the last eight years. Since June 2020, she is a partner at August Leadership which is specialized in retained executive search and leadership consulting. She is the co-author of the titled “Deger Yaratan Liderler” that was published in February 2022.
About Korhan Beba: Korhan has 25 years of progressive international marketing background in large multi-national companies managing global brands and market research projects. He brings in-depth knowledge of multiple consumer goods categories in Turkish, Eastern European and US markets. He has also worked in multiple start-ups in the US bringing new initiatives and innovative products by using his corporate entrepreneurial experience to global markets. Korhan has been working full time as the Executive Director of Beba Innovation and Entrepreneurship Foundation since Jan 2020. He leads the Greater Good Challenge Business Plan Competition with Columbia University School of Professional Studies among other international projects.
Hosted By: Gregory Shepard