Yelda Dogan Yasarturk has become the Head of Legal, Middle East & Africa at GSK Consumer Healthcare.
Yasaturk's remit covers some 40 countries, including Turkey, the Gulf States, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Pakistan, Nigeria, and other countries in Africa. She manages nine lawyers in Egypt, Pakistan, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Africa.
Yasarturk joined GSK in 2009 after spending two and a half years as an associate at Turkey's ELIG law firm, and in April 2016 became Cluster Legal Director, Turkey, Near East & Direct Distribution Markets.
“I am very excited to be appointed as Head of Legal for the MEA region, which constitutes a significant margin within GSK Consumer Healthcare," Yasarturk told CEE Legal Matters. "It is a highly complex market due to its economic and cultural diversity along with political challenges. I am leading a very successful, enthusiastic, and talented team. I look forward to working with my team and the business in order to further expand GSK’s strength in this region.”