Hasan Cuneyd Zapsu Profile

Azizler Holding-Istanbul, Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Board Member of various Holding companies1977 - 2002
Balsu Gıda Sanayii A.S.-İstanbul, Founder, CEO and Chairman*1979 - present
Balsu USA Inc, Miami-FL, Senior Advisor*1993 - present
Birleşik Mağazalar A.Ş. (BİM) - Istanbul, Founder and Board Member1995 - 1999
Cuneyd Zapsu Consultancy -Istanbul, Founder and Chairman2008 - present
Texas Pacific Group (TPG)-Fort Worth TX, Senior Advisor2008 - 2017
Axel Springer AG-Berlin, Senior Advisor2009 - 2012
RWE Holding -Istanbul, Vice Chairman of the Board 2009 - 2013
Barclays Capital-London, Senior Advisor2010 - 2014
Coca Cola Inc., Atlanta-GA, Senior Advisor2012 – present
Deloitte Global -Istanbul, Senior Advisor2012 - 2014
World Economic Forum (WEF) Geneva, Senior Advisor2012 - present
Harbin Electric Company-Harbin, Advisor2012 - 2013
Akkuyu Nuclear -Ankara, Board Member2013 - Present
WPP London, Member of the Advisory Board2013 - 2018
Solarpower Energy -Istanbul, Founder and Chairman2013 - present
Balsu Tarım A.Ş. -Hendek, Founder and Chairman2014 - present
Balsu Agro DOO Belgrade, Founder and Chairman2015 - present
Balsu Agro USA Inc. - Portland-OR, Founder2015 - present
STRTP A.Ş. -Istanbul, Founder and Chairman2015 - present
Balsu Agro SRL - Bucharest, Founder2016 - present
Rosatom State Nuclear Energy Corporation - Moscow, Senior Advisor2016 - present
Capital Group, London, Advisor2017 - present
Chobani Inc. – New York, Advisor2018 - present

In addition, Mr. Zapsu is also Senior Advisor to 5 more Global Groups from the UK, USA, Switzerland and Italy.
* in chronological order

Turkish Industrialists and Businessmen Association (TUSIAD)-Istanbul1986 - present
Exporters Association-Istanbul, President1987 - 2001
International Investors Association (YASED), Istanbul1989 - 2006
World Economic Forum (WEF)-Geneva, Member1994 - present
Turkish - US Business Council (TAIK), Board Member1994 - present
German-Turkish Chamber of Industry and Trade1995 - 2002
Turkish - German Business Council-Istanbul, Executive Board Member 1996 - present
International Nut and Dried Fruit Council (INC)-Reus, Board Member
President and Chairman
Executive Committee Member
1996 - 2001
2002 - 2007
2007 - present
Hazelnut Promotion Group (FTG), Founding Co-Chair1997 - 2001
World Hazelnut Council, New Jersey, Founding Co-Chair1997 - 2001
Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV), High Advisory Board Member2000 - 2015
Justice and Development Party (AK Parti), Founder, Board Member, Special Assistant and Information Coordinator to Chairman2001 - 2008
Young Lives Foundation (GHV)-Istanbul, Founder, Member of the Supervisory Committee2008 - present
Istanbul University Alumni Association (IFMED) Advisory Council Member 2010 - present
International Antalya University, Board of Trustees2011 - 2017
German High School Association and Member of the Board -Istanbul2014 - present
Public Policy and Democracy Studies Association (PODEM), Founder and Vice Chairman 2015 - present
Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK)-Istanbul, Board Member 2015 - present
The Performance Theatre (TPT)-London, Member of the Advisory Board 2016 - present
Top Exporters of Turkey annual Gold Medal rewards from the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce,
Istanbul Chamber of Industry and Ministry of Foreign Trade
1987 - 2004
The Federal Order of Merit from the President of the Federal Republic of Germany2007
The Golden Nut Award given by the International Nut and Dried Fruit Council-INC2015










Primary education in Munich1962 - 1967
German High School, Istanbul1967 - 1974
Business Administration at the Istanbul University and Economy at the Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich1974 - 1980