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Chief Operating Officer, EMEA Composites, KORDSA TEKNIK TEKSTIL A.S

Biography :

Müge Arifoğlu Yenmez received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the Department of Chemical Engineering at Middle East Technical University in 2002 and 2004, respectively. In 2015, she completed the executive development program at Sabancı University. Yenmez, started her professional career as a Research Assistant at Middle East Technical University in 2002 and she continued this role as a research assistant at Istanbul Technical University in 2006. Joining Kordsa as a Product Development Engineer in 2006, Yenmez worked as a Project Leader in R&D between 2007 and 2011. She worked as the Application Development Manager responsible for the commercialization of new products in the Market Development Department between 2011 and 2012, and as the Sales Manager between 2012 and 2013, undertook different duties in the Marketing Department between 2013-2016. Yenmez, who assumed the roles of Tire Reinforcement Platform Leadership in R&D between 2016-2017 and Market Development Group Manager between 2017-2021, continued as R&D Director until September 2022, when she was appointed in 2021. Yenmez has been appointed as Assistant General Manager, Composites, Europe, Middle East, and Africa as of September 1, 2022.

About Kordsa :

Kordsa, global player of tire and construction reinforcement and composites markets, operates in 13 facilities throughout 6 countries including Türkiye, Brazil, Indonesia, Thailand, Italy and USA with its over 5000 employees. Through its mission to “Reinforce Life”, the Company aims to create sustainable value to all its stakeholders and society by combining high value-added reinforcement technologies with innovation. Today, committedly reinforcing every corner of life, Kordsa strives to make life more livable, easier and safer for us and for our loved ones.