Fostering Creativity and Innovation through Informed Risk-Taking at #RAW2023

Join the workshop By Yesim Gura (Board Director, Multiple Boards, DCRO Qualified Risk Director®).

In the dynamic world of business, innovation stands as a cornerstone for corporate sustainability. But how can organizations consistently foster creativity and drive innovation? The answer lies in cultivating a culture that embraces informed risk-taking.

Join us in this interactive workshop as we delve into tangible, real-life examples of informed risk-taking that have paved the way for groundbreaking innovation. Participants will gain insights into how a calculated approach to risk can not only safeguard an organization’s future but also propel it to new heights of creativity and progress.

Whether you’re a business leader, a budding entrepreneur, or simply passionate about innovation, this session promises valuable takeaways to enhance your understanding and application of informed risk-taking strategies. Embark on this journey with us and discover the transformative power of risks when taken with knowledge and foresight.

About this speaker

Yesim is an Independent and International Finance Corporation (IFC) nominated Board Director serving on multiple boards in Turkey and Europe. She has more than 30 years of executive experience including full P&L responsibility with multinationals and large corporations like P&G, Danone, Draeger in the fields of Consumer Goods, Food and Beverage, Life Sciences and lately in Technology. She serves as IFC nominee director on the Board for Acibadem City Clinic BV, based in Amsterdam for Hospital Operations in the Balkans, an Independent Board Director for Pinar Dairy Products, and an Independent Board Director for Altin Yunus Cesme Tourism Company in Turkey.

Yesim has most recently been appointed as an Independent Board Director at QNB Finansbank in Turkey. She serves on the following committees in her board roles; Audit (member), Risk (member), Governance (chair), HR (member).

She is an International Advisor to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Business Coach under European Innovation Council (EIC), Strategic Advisor to CEOs and Boards.

Yesim is a Qualified Risk Director® and Regional Director of DCRO (Directors and Chief Risk Officers) Institute for Belgium and Turkey.  She serves on the Supervisory Board of DCRO Institute in the USA, as a Board member of Board Members Association in Turkey and a member of the Global Deans Council of Kelley School of Business, USA.

Yesim holds an MBA from Kelley School of Business in the USA and a BA degree from Bogazici University in Turkey.


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