Ebru Gurdemir has joined Unilever in Istanbul as the General Counsel TUI.
Gurdemir joined the FMCG company from Tetra Pak, where she was the General Counsel, Greater Middle East & Africa. Before joining Tetra Pak as a Lead Legal Counsel for the Greater Middle East Cluster in 2011, Gurdemir was the Legal Director for British American Tobacco between 2010 and 2011. Earlier still, she worked for the Colgate Palmolive Company, first as the Legal Director - Turkey & New Geos between 2001 and 2008 and then in Switzerland as the company's Legal Director PCP Europe. Gurdemir's first in-house role was with HP between 1998 and 2001.
Before moving in-house, she worked as an Associate with Herguner Bilgen Ozeke Attorney Partnership in Istanbul and as an Attorney-at-Law with the Postacioglu Law Office in Izmir.
"I am privileged to have the opportunity to bring my 29 years of professional experience with a fresh perspective from outside to a great company like Unilever," Gurdemir commented, adding: "Appreciating all the great legal work that is already in place, as a Legal Leader and Board Member, I look forward to further develop the legal contributions to outstanding business Unilever has in Turkey, Central Asia, and Iran."