His Excellency Serkan Okandan

05 Dec 2022
UAE International Investors Council - UAEIIC SPECIAL EDITION LEADERSHIP 2022
H.E. Serkan Okandan
His Excellency Serkan Okandan has more than 25 years' experience as Group CFO at international telecommunication groups (namely Turkcell, Etisalat / e& and currently VEON), operating in various countries in Europe, Asia, Middle East and Africa. During his years at Etisalat, Turkcell and VEON, he also held board positions at subsidiaries in Ukraine, Russia, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
Apart from board positions, H.E. Serkan also held Chairman Audit Committee and independent board member positions at various publicly listed companies like Maroc Telecom, Mobily (Saudi Arabia) and PTCL (Pakistan) as well.
H.E. Serkan also worked as Acting CEO in Turkcell’s subsidiary in Ukraine during 2010 and later at Mobily in Saudi Arabia during 2014-2015. 
Before developing his career in telecommunications sector, Serkan worked at international companies like PwC, DHL and Pepsi.
Serkan is a graduate of the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences at Bosphorus University in Istanbul, Turkey and currently resides in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.