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Kerem Okumus

Founding partner and CEO of S360. Leader of B Corp Turkey. Co-founder of the Turkish Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change. Impact entrepreneur and investor. Social innovator. Leading expert on sustainability. 

Kerem has been working with national and international clients on sustainability since 1998. Before his current position as CEO of S360, Kerem developed expertise in a variety of high profile roles generating solutions for climate sustainability through social innovation and positive change. 

He was the co-founder of the Turkish Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change and a member of Corporate Leaders for Climate Action hosted at the University of Cambridge. Kerem was the Head of Business at the Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe based in Budapest (REC), which was founded by the European Commission and the US Government. He was also Deputy Director of REC Turkey for eight years. 

At the World Bank, Kerem was a member of the senior panel for the Climate Investment Fund/PPCR Private Sector and worked for The Climate Reality Project (founded by former USA Vice President Al Gore) as Head of the Central and Eastern Europe and Turkey Branch Office. He also served on the Steering Committee of the European Commission Innovation for Sustainability EBAE Programme. Kerem was one of the initiators who went on to become the Head of Business Network of CEO Platform for Green Growth in the MENA Region based in Dubai. 

In May 2013 he co-founded S360, a company of sustainability specialists helping brands and corporates to make better choices. He has been the country head at B Corp Turkey since 2015 and is a member of the board of imece, established to mobilize young generations to solve social and environmental problems. 

Kerem is absolutely devoted to sustainability, climate leadership, and empowering businesses to drive positive change in the world. 

He completed the Sustainability Management Programme at TiasNimbas Business School/SCF. Kerem was granted a Chevening Scholarship by the UK Government and received his post-graduate degree from the University of Birmingham and an undergraduate degree from Bilkent University from the department of political science and international relations.