Ahu Buyukkusoglu Serter is a serial entrepreneur and investor. Empowered by her multipotentiality, as the second-generation business leader, she cultivated a dual transformation approach by encouraging new business lines, incentivizing intrapreneurship, and establishing a corporate venture capital arm. She is the founder of Fark Labs, a global innovation and transformation hub, Arya Women Investment Platform and F+Ventures. Ahu founded Turkey’s first gender-lens impact investment fund, the Arya Venture Capital Investment Fund, in 2022. She is also the President of Fark Holding, a 50-year-old family-business specializing in automotive and white-goods sectors. Guided by her vision, Fark Holding was named one of the 20 most innovative companies in Turkey by Forbes.
She currently serves on the boards of Sisecam, TTGV (Technology Development Foundation of Turkiye), TAYSAD (Automotive Suppliers Association of Turkiye) and TAIDER (Family Business Association, an affiliate of Family Business Network), where she leads innovation initiatives. She also serves on the boards of Mata Automotive, Wirthwein-Farel and a number of technology startups including DUCKT, Comodif and Buyutech, where she is also engaged as a business-builder and investor. Known as an avid angel investor, Ahu is a member of Galata Business Angels and Endeavor Turkiye. Ahu is one of Turkey’s 50 most powerful women according to Fortune and the recipient of the Enterprising Women Award in the $100 million+ category in the US. She is always eager to put her credentials to good use for the advancement of women and young people