Ally Gunduz is an international trade and investment advisor with over 25 years of experience in helping countries, companies, and individuals identify and access international markets.
She has advised and worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland at the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York City, established the Central Asia and South Caucasus department for UK Trade and Investment at British Consulate General in Istanbul; and established the first U.S. State Office for Trade and Investment in Istanbul, Turkey for New York State under Governor David Paterson.
Ms. Gunduz is the former CEO and Partner of Landwin International Gayrimenkul Limited in Istanbul, Turkey -- a commercial real estate advisory, management, and development company whose parent company is Landwin, located in California, USA. She also represented the following companies: Global Corporate Finance, a $5 billion consortium of funds specifically dedicated to emerging market companies; Black Creek Precision (Defense); and Nolcha Shows (Fashion).
Ally Gunduz is the founder of the Swiss American Council for Women and the established the first department for women's entrepreneurship within the Swiss government. Her passion is women's leadership, mentoring and empowering young women, and establishing women's peer-to peer groups to promote the positive image of women.