Cuneyd Zapsu joins advisory board

Turkish entrepreneur and business advisor H Cuneyd Zapsu has joined The Performance Theatre Foundation as an advisory board member.

Cuneyd is a senior advisor to more than 20 international and national businesses and also the World Economic Forum on investment and management matters. He is a major shareholder of several companies such as Balsu Gida Inc, one of the leading hazelnut processors and exporters in the world. Cuneyd also holds leadership positions in various trade and bilateral associations in Turkey such as the Istanbul Exporters Association, International Investors Association and Foreign Economic Relations Board among others. In addition, he is a founder member of the Supervisory Committee of the Young Lives Foundation and PODEM; a prominent private, non-partisan, non-governmental think tank in Turkey that carries out social and political research and contributes to policy making regarding Turkey and regional affairs.

Rick Haythornthwaite, Chairman of The Performance Theatre, said:

“I am extremely pleased to welcome Cuneyd to the board. His rich international experience and regional perspective adds a dimension to The Performance Theatre that will contribute to creating a distinctive and valuable experience where we explore the leadership required to reinvent growth.”

Cuneyd Zapsu added:

“I am delighted to join the advisory board of The Performance Theatre. It is an incredible platform for global thought leaders to come together and explore future models of growth. I believe that such interactions between leaders from different parts of the world are important for any solutions that can benefit the many and deliver value over the long term. I look forward to working with the foundation to help strengthen The Performance Theatre community and take its mission to more like-minded individuals.”

According to Osvald Bjelland, founder of The Performance Theatre, “Cuneyd is a valuable addition to the board. We need people like him who are innovative and true leaders to exchange knowledge and create an impactful future. Cuneyd’s guidance will greatly benefit the strategic direction of the theatre over the long term.”