11. Pelin Incesu

Company: AstraZeneca
Title: Area Vice President—Middle East & Africa
Nationality: Turkish
Sector: Healthcare

Incesu assumed the role of Area Vice President of Middle East & Africa in 2020 after serving as Vice President of Commercial Strategy, International since 2017. The company recorded over $1 billion in sales in 2022 in MEA and launched the AZ Forest Initiative in Ghana and Rwanda. Incesu oversaw the distribution of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine across 61 MEA countries and announced the launch of the Cancer Care Africa program at COP27. She is also the international leader sponsor for the group’s Global Inclusion & Diversity Council.