Ayla has a rounded experience in Marketing, Product Innovation, Sales and General Management within major CPG multinationals, Mars Inc, Colgate Palmolive, The Coca-Cola Company, Unilever and currently Danone.
She worked across numerous geographies and has a deep knowledge and interest in diverse cultures and markets, having worked and lived in Europe/UK, Asia, Australia, America and most recently in the Middle East.
Ayla has a track record in strategic thinking and in-market execution with focus on delivering results. Her profound belief in doing good while doing business and passion for One Planet, One Health vision became a major attraction for her to join Danone about a year and half ago. She had been involved in developing and implementing numerous programs supporting sustainable living, some of which supporting deprived communities, refugees or empowering women built in collaboration with retailers and key partners. Ayla co-chairs the Coalition for Healthy Lives at the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) where she is supporting programs against food waste, driving healthier and more sustainable baskets for consumers, improving employees’ overall wellbeing as well as supporting the most vulnerable.
Ayla holds a Master’s degree in Applied Math and Social Sciences from Dauphine University, a Master in Business Administration at EM Lyon as well as Business Executive Program at INSEAD. She is a proud mum of three.