Nuşin Oral 

GAT Group, Partner & Vice Chairman

Nuşin Oral received her bachelor degree in the UK and France and, her master’s degree from American Graduate School of International Management (AGSIM) in the field of international management.

Having started her career at YKM department stores in 1993, Oral holds various positions including foreign trade, marketing and store operations throughout the years. She successfully led the restructuring of the company between the years of 1996 and 2000. She has acted as board member from 2000 to 2012.

Oral is presently the partner and vice chairman of GAT Group which operates in the real estate sector. Additionally, she established “Palivor Çiftliği”, a brand in the food industry since 2012.

Member of several international retail organizations including International Association of Department Stores, National Retail Federation and International Council of Shopping Centers, Oral has carried out the duty of presidency at AMPD (Trade Council of Shopping Centers and Retailers) from 2005 to 2009. She held the position of chairperson of the retail assembly at TOBB (Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey) and she is currently member of TUSİAD (Turkish Industry and Business Association).

Beside Retail Sun Awards, she has been serving as a jury member at ICSC European Shopping Centre Awards since 2011.

She received the award of “The Most Successful Businesswoman in the retail industry” granted by Dünya daily newspaper in 2002. She also received the Retail Sun Award in 2009. She lectured at La Salle College on consumer behaviour and published articles about retail industry in various publications including “Retail Digest” published by Oxford University Retail Institute.

Oral speaks English, French and Russian.