Umran Beba 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. 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 eight years.
Umran Beba is the co-founder of Beba Innovation and Entrepreneurship Foundation which was founded at the end of 2017 in the U.S. and has a vision of supporting youth and women in terms of entrepreneurship and innovative solutions with trainings, mentoring, coaching and pitch competitions.
Since June 2020, she is a partner at August Leadership which is specialized in retained executive search and leadership consulting.
She lives in CT, USA with her family.