Founder, Purpose-Sustainable Ideas
Dilek Bil spent 33 years in both corporate and entrepreneurial ventures;
-Worked 10 years in banking for American Express Bank, BNP-Ak-Dresdner Bank and Société Générale. Her years in financial industry were mostly concentrated on introducing new and innovative financial instruments to help grow volume of trade finance, especially for food and agricultural products to catalyze a shared value economy.
-Co-founded Kangaroo İletisim in 1994, a brand strategy and advertising agency, worked with international brands as Volvo, VW, Garanti… End of 2011, spun-off advertising and re-structured her business as a sustainability consultancy and communications agency. She currently advises companies in creating, defining, building, measuring more purposeful businesses, strategies, brands and compelling communications.
-Serves as an independent board member on the Board of Akmerkez Gayrimenkul Yatirim Ortakligi AS., where she leads the ‘Risk’ and ‘Corporate Governance’ committees. -Created and anchored a weekly TV show on Cnbc-e, named “Sürsün Bu Dünya”. She interviewed more than 40 opinion leaders -corporate CEO’s, policy makers, academicians, NGO presidents- to encourage and show them a new direction of a sustainable economic model with market opportunities and profitability.
Dilek Bil is among inspirational leaders in women empowerment and sustainability, in pursing her task, she also presents at conferences as well as to students.
Dilek Bil has been actively working in civil society;
-Former president and honorary board member of KAGIDER (Women Entrepreneurs Association of Turkey),
-Founding member and the Vice-President of FODER (Financial Literacy and Inclusion Association of Turkey),
-Member of the board of trustees WWF-Turkey,
-Advisor to the 35th President of Galatasaray Sports Club,
-Member of the Strategic Advisory Group for International Council on Women’s Business Leadership -Washington DC,
-Former board member of Turkish-British Business Council of DEIK.
-Works closely with many civil society organizations; UNSDSN, German Bioeconomy Council, ALL Ladies League.
Dilek Bil is an amateur in gastronomy and oenology.
-President of Accademia Italiana della Cucina,Istanbul Delegation
-Founding member of 25-year-old Wine Association of Turkey.
Dilek Bil, graduated from Northport High School-New York and has a BBA degree from University of North Texas U.S.A., married and has a son.