Recognised by Fortune and The Economist, Demet Ikiler stands as one of the ten most powerful female CEOs in Turkey and as an Empower 100 Executives Role Model (2022). As COO of EMEA at Publicis Groupe, she spearheads and drives innovative cross-cultural solutions for clients, partnering with the CEO of Publicis Groupe EMEA to further accelerate growth, strengthen collaboration and scale expertise across the region. Formerly GroupM's CEO for EMEA and WPP Country Chair for Turkey, Demet's expertise extends through roles at Mindshare where she launched Mindshare Turkey, building it in just six years into the country’s largest agency, Zenith, and Saatchi & Saatchi. A driving force for sustainability, gender equality, and diversity. Demet also held the role of VP at the United Nation Global Compact, leading its diversity and inclusion chapter. When not shaping the business landscape, Demet resides in Istanbul with her family and two dogs.