Turkish lawyer Ceren Kartari has become Associate General Counsel at Facebook, working in London.
Kartari moved to Facebook from British American Tobacco, where she was Head of Legal, Turkey and North Africa Area, after joining the company as Trade Marketing Legal Counsel and then becoming Marketing Legal Counsel, then was assigned to BAT's headquarters in London, where she served as Senior Engagement Manager for the EEMEA Region. Prior to joining BAT, Kartari was Legal and Compliance Counsel at Mercedes-Benz Turk (a subsidiary of Daimler AG). She started her legal career at White & Case, working in the firm's Ankara, Tokyo, and Istanbul offices.
Speaking about her move, Kartari told CEE Legal Matters: "I am very excited about this new role, which will entail compliance counseling over a number of expertise areas ranging from anticorruption and fraud prevention to political activities. Joining Facebook was actually an easy decision as I believe in its mission and am eager to be able to contribute with the strengths I have gained in my career to date. Basically, I hope to be able to transfer the core of what I have learned while working in more regulated industries like automotive and especially tobacco to the fresh sector of technology. I also believe my move underlines the importance of both cross-sectoral and cross-functional experience throughout one's career.”
In 2018, Kartari took the stage at CEELM’s Turkey General Counsel Summit to share her insights on “The Advantages of Gaining Experience in Cross-Functions.”