Zehra is an inspirational leader and a game changer with strong interpersonal skills and an expertise in business development. She also is an experienced marketeer with deep affinity for disruptive innovation and lean management, driven by -business as well as social- challenges and the ultimate desire to create a sustainable social impact in the society.
Zehra has studied International Marketing and has a specialization in Intercultural Management and Psychology of Persuasion.
She has started her career as Business Development for Xerox. After 3 years she joined the International Polar Foundation as Marketing, Communication & Fundraising Director. In 2014 she becomes MarCom & Sponsoring Director of the 2014 European Summer Games of Special Olympics. She was promoted to her current role in August 2015 as CEO of Special Olympics Belgium.
She is also Chairwoman of Collectif HUMA, Board Member of BOZAR, Vice-Chair of Urban Youth Games besides being involved in the creation of an orphanage “SOWE” in Africa. In the last 5 years she won more than 50 awards.