Banu Ballar

Banu Ballar

Legal Risk & Project Manager, Koç Holding

After receiving her B.S. degree in industrial engineering at METU, Banu Ballar joined the Koç Group in 1981 as an industrial engineer responsible for inventory control in the procurement department of Arçelik A.Ş. After leaving Arçelik in 1982, she worked in several foreign trade companies including Ram Dış Ticaret A.Ş., the foreign trade arm of the Koç Group. Before assuming her current position at Koç Holding Legal Department in 2007, she held positions of sales coordinator and corporate affairs manager with the International Trade Group of Koç Holding A.Ş. As the Legal Risk and Project Manager at Koç Holding, she worked on policies and guidelines setting standards for the Koç legal department to minimize and manage the legal risk at the Group level; launched an on-line contract management system and a regulatory compliance tool to ensure contractual and regulatory compliance; initiated and coordinated various compliance projects focusing primarily on sanctions, trade controls, and anti-corruption regimes as applicable. She is recently working on Koç Group’s data privacy compliance program.