Betül Susamis Unaran chair of dss+ Impact Advisory Board

22 May 2024 2 min. read
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Global consulting firm dss+ has appointed Betül Susamis Unaran, an experienced leader with a strong track record of driving business and digital transformations, as chair of its Impact Advisory Board.

Established in October last year, the Impact Advisory Board advises the top leadership team of dss+ and leaders of its industry practices on strategy, growth, industry developments, market insights, and more.

The 7-person Impact Advisory Board consists of business leaders with diverse backgrounds and experience from across sectors, with Betül Susamis Unaran now installed as chair of the group. 

Betül Susamis Unaran is Chair of the Impact Advisory Board of dss+

Unaran is currently the chief commercial officer of Unilabs. Previously, she served as chief strategy and digital officer and executive board member of Zur Rose Group. She also held senior leadership positions at Novartis, Ferring Pharmaceuticals and McKinsey & Company.

“Betül has made a tremendous impact on each of the organisations she has contributed to, and her perspective and experience will be invaluable in helping dss+ to maximise its impact at clients and for society,” said Melissa Barrett, managing director of Practices and Impact at dss+.

Unaran will lead a team further consisting of Alex Kuilman, Alexa Dembek, Juan Gabriel Aguiriano Nalda, Rafael Chaves, Seema Arora, and Xavier Bontemps. “I am honoured and grateful to have been appointed as the new chairwoman of the Impact Advisory Board. I look forward to work alongside this group of esteemed leaders.”

“dss+ has been on an incredibly successful journey during the past few years. I look forward to further contributing to this journey to protect, transform and sustain businesses.”

For dss+’s leadership team, Unaran is a familiar face. She has been a member of the company’s Board of Directors since September 2022.

Davide Vassallo, Chief Executive Officer of dss+, said: “Our core purpose at dss+ is to help our clients develop solutions that save lives and create a sustainable future. Betül’s expertise will ensure we continue to be forward-thinking and innovative as we provide counsel to clients on how to solve the complex operational challenges they face.”