Cinzia Farisè, who has been the CEO of Türk Prysmian Kablo for the last 2 years, has been appointed as the CEO of the MEAT Region, which includes Türk Prysmian Kablo.
Farisè will be in charge of 8 countries in her new role. Effective June 1st, 2021, Türk Prysmian Kablo will be entrusted to Ülkü Özcan who joins Prysmian Group.
As of June, Cinzia Farisè will lead the MEAT Region, which includes the Middle East, Africa and Turkey and is among the 5 regional structuring of Prysmian Group, the world giant in the cable industry, covering 50 countries and 104 facilities worldwide. Cinzia Farisè, who has been the CEO of Türk Prysmian Kablo, the pioneer company of Turkish cable industry and accomplished many successful works during her tenure, will be responsible for 5 factories, 16 offices and approximately 1,500 people in her new position, which she will start as of June 1, 2021.
Cinzia Farisè graduated in Economics and developed her career as a Sales & Marketing Director both in the services and industrial products sector. She joined Prysmian Group in 2005, holding a number of positions including E&I BU Vice President and CEO of Prysmian India. Later she gained invaluable 4 years’ experience as CEO at the Italian Rail Company Trenord, re-joining Prysmian Group in 2019 as Türk Prysmian Kablo’s CEO. She was recently appointed Board Member of CIIM EurAsiaMed, The Confederation of Italian Entrepreneurs Worldwide, based in Istanbul. Farisè is Co-founder of the Italian Angels for Women Association, the first group of female business angels in Italy, for the development of female start-ups, promoted by AXA and Impact Hub Milan.
Ülkü Özcan is a prominent leader with CEO experience in Çimsa. She has grown with a strategy, business development and marketing career and has had a full end-to-end P&L responsibility. In 2020 Ülkü left Çimsa after completing her 2 years transformation agenda and since her departure she has been advising Turkish and foreign companies.
“Prysmian Group works to improve the gender balance”
Prysmian Group, making difference with its women managers in line with its Sustainability Plan, aim to increase the rate of women within the total labor force from 16.9% as it was in 2020 up to 17-19%; the rate of women to have been recently hired among white-collar employees from 34% as it was in 2020 up to 40%; and the rate of women managers from 21.9% up to 25-27% by 2022, and thus to improve the gender balance rate even further. Prysmian Group, which has approximately 28,000 employees worldwide, continues to work at full speed in order to spread the Diversity & Inclusion culture and to raise the level of awareness among all its shareholders.
“Linking Turkey to the future with the leadership of woman”
Türk Prysmian Kablo, led by Cinzia Farisè, who has received many awards as well as numerous successful and prestigious projects that she has signed with her team since September 2019, links Turkey to the future with women's power. Türk Prysmian Kablo got the “Women Empowered Board of Directors” award in 2020, by Sabancı University Corporate Governance Forum in the scope of 8th “Turkey Women Directors Conference” and moreover, Cinzia Farisè became one of the strongest female CEOs of Turkey for two consecutive years in the "Turkey’s 50 Most Powerful Women CEOs" research of the Economist and Capital magazines and achieved a great success.