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Ebru Koksal

Chair, Women in Football, Turkey

Former investment banker turned top-level international football executive, Ebru has run the leading football club in Turkey, Galatasaray, for 15 years. She has worked as a consultant for FIFA and UEFA in 2012-2017 for development projects in over 30 countries, especially focusing on leadership and governance as well as the business side of football. She is the first woman to be elected to the Executive Board of the European Club Association in 2010 and has been passionate about leading the way for more women to step up to leadership positions in football.

Ebru continues to produce female leaders through her energy and drive as Chair of Women in Football. She is currently a senior adviser at J Stern & Co., a member of Scottish FA’s Equality and Diversity Advisory Board, a Board Member at MNT Health Services A.S. and Doublepass BV.

Ebru is a graduate of Brown University, with a dual degree in Economics and International Relations and a graduate of Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program. She is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.

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