Group Chief Operating Officer
Aysem Ertopuz-Deobler was appointed Chief Operating Officer for Digicel Group in March 2020. Prior to joining Digicel, she worked at Turkcell for over three years, serving as Director of Strategy, Group Chief Strategist, and then Executive Vice President for Digital Services, Solutions and Partnerships. While there she facilitated the company in developing its vision, strategy and a three-year digital transformation plan, and successfully led the process, transforming Turkcell from a network provider to the world’s first digital operator.
Aysem has also served as a member to GSMA’s Chief Strategy Officer Group and World Economic Forum’s Industry Strategy teams. During GSMA’s M360 MENA (Middle East & North Africa) conference in 2018, she was recognised as the as the ‘CXO of the Year’ within MENA region.
Before joining Turkcell, Aysem spent 14 years in various roles at Cisco and four years at Arthur Andersen. She also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering from Middle East Technical University and an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business.