Derya Matras
Global Meets Local 2021

Derya Matras

Rank: 23

Company: Facebook

Designation: Vice President—Middle East, Africa, and Turkey

Sector: Technology

Nationality: Turkish

Global headquarters: U.S.

MENA headquarters: U.A.E.

Matras oversees Facebook’s operations in more than 70 countries across MENA, Sub-Saharan Africa and Turkey. She has over 23 years of experience and today leads more than 100 people. In 2020, Facebook announced its #SheMeansBusiness initiative in partnership with the Khalifa Fund in the U.A.E., which provided training sessions to 1,000 Emirati women entrepreneurs last year. It also trained more than 11,000 SMEs across MENA in digital skills. Matras is also the California State Chairwoman for the Turkey-US Business Council.