RANA BABAÇ ÇELEBİ
In the last 10 years, Rana Babac Celebi has held different executive positions in both media and entertainment industries.
From managing marcom activities of a portfolio of international media and luxury brands (incl. Walt Disney, Land Rover, Hilton and ViaCom) at Grayling International's Turkey office, to playing a pivotal role in organizing international sports events such as Redbull Air Race 2007, Formula 1 Grand Prix 2007 and X-Fighters, Ms.Babaç was instrumental in countless success stories of both national and international brands.
In 2012 she set up marketing operations of Discovery Networks in company's newly opened Turkish office in Istanbul.
Until late 2015 she looked after Discovery Communications' world renowned love brands including but are not limited to Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, Science and IDXtra. In 2015 Babaç briefly joined WWF Turkey to undertake a number of fundraiser projects and international deals while pursuing her passion for wildlife preservation. In the same year Rana also started studying pre-veterinary medicine and laboratory studies.
In 2014 - in cooperation with the Swedish Consulate in Istanbul - she founded the Swedish Alumni Network in Turkey where she still heads network's Istanbul chapter and carries out its nation wide communication activities.
In 2010 Rana Babac Celebi founded Aromaterapi & Company and a year after that Cats of Istanbul, a social entrepreneurship project that works to improve the quality of life for stray and shelter animals.
In 2017 Rana Babac Celebi launched Turkey's first and only medicinal and aromatic plants online-library.
A member of Robert College Alumni Association, Istanbul Modern, TurkishWIN, WWF, Buğday Association for Supporting Ecological Living and NAHA, Rana loves horse-riding, trekking, traveling, cooking and soul-arts.
Rana is a graduate of Robert College. She holds a BA degree in International Business from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and a MSc degree in International Marketing with an emphasis on Luxury Goods & Services from Halmstad University in Sweden. Rana will earn her Phd. degree in History of Medicine from Istanbul Medipol University by the end of 2023.