New York, NY (February 11, 2016) – We are honored to announce our newest Board member, Ahmet Bozer, Executive Vice President of The Coca-Cola Company.
Bozer has been serving The Coca-Cola Company for more than 25 years at various positions, most recently leading all of the Companies operations outside of North America. In addition to his distinguished career in the corporate world, he is a founding member of The Coca-Cola Turkey Life Plus Foundation. Bozer sits on the Coca-Cola Company’s Public Policy and Corporate Reputation Council and is a member of The Coca-Cola Foundation Board.
“I have always admired Turkish Philanthropy Funds for its approach to philanthropy and dynamic leadership team, and I’m honored to be joining their board,” said Bozer. “I have tremendous respect for Haldun Tashman, Mustafa Kemal Abadan and the other board members, and I look forward to working with them to contribute to the social and economic development of Turkey.”
Bozer graduated from Georgia State University with an MS in Business Information Systems, and earned a BS in Business Administration from the Middle East Technical University in Turkey. In 2013, he was named Chairman of the Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU), elected as the Chairman of the U.S.- Turkey Business Council, and was appointed to the Robinson College Board of Advisors at Georgia State University. Bozer’s relationship with TPF dates back to 2014, when he opened a Donor-Advised Fund (DAF). Through his DAF at TPF, he championed and continues to support education in Turkey mostly through scholarships.
“Ahmet is an admired and esteemed professional in the corporate world and we are excited to welcome him to TPF’s board of directors,” said Mustafa Kemal Abadan, TPF’s Chairman. “Ahmet’s strong experience across both developed and emerging countries and philanthropic vision would further strengthen our board’s breadth of talent and background. We are honored that he not only uses TPF for his personal philanthropy but also will work with us to make an important and positive impact in our community.
Turkish Philanthropy Funds is a New York based community foundation that enables donors to realize their philanthropic passions for Turkey. With the plethora of NGOs, knowing where to invest your charitable dollars is a challenge. TPF funds the most effective programs, and partners with them to maximize results. TPF does this by strengthening individual giving and by providing knowledge and solutions for the community in the areas of education, gender equality, development and disaster relief. TPF is a tax-exempt organization described in Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code and gifts are tax-deductible to the full extent provided by law. Tax ID: 20-8392006.