Ally Gunduz is a high octane, high energy team player who's enthusiasm, creativity, and team spirit creates original initiatives and tools that empower companies and women, and drive their business growth.  Below is a snapshot of some of Ally's initiatives and publications, along with the recognition she has received from global organizations for her innovative drive and contributions.  

Books authored

Doing Business in the United States: A Handbook for Swiss Women

Ally's book "Doing Business in the United States, A Handbook for Swiss Women" was supported and promoted by the Swiss government. Switzerlan'd former Ministry of foreign Affairs and President,  Ms. Micheline Calmy-Rey, who attended and was guest speaker at the grand opening of the organization in NYC.  In support of women's leadership, The Swiss Stock Exchange and several Swiss banks hosted conferences for the presentation of the book. For an electronic copy of the book, please email:


Food Retailing: A Handbook for Swiss Companies

Ally wrote and published the very first edition of this document. Since then, several editions have been published by the Swiss Business Hub. Today, this handbook is used by hundreds of Swiss food and beverage to navigate the complex food retailing industry of the United States. 



  • While Global Business Director for the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, Ally Gunduz established the first New York -Turkey Task Force  to explore and strengthen bilateral trade and investment relations. Patners included: the Office of the Governor of New York (D. Paterson),  and the Mayor of New York City (M. Bloomberg)  the Turkish government (Consulate General in NYC) and the Turkish American Chamber of Commerce. For more information about the task force please click here.


  • As Trade Commisison of the Swiss Consulate in New York City, Ally created the first  Swiss Women's Small  Business Ownership Department within the government of Switzerland through the Swiss Consulate General in New York, NY.


In 2004, The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce honoured Ally Gunduz with the International Business Service Award.


300 MCC Members and guests attended the 2004 MCC Business Awards Breakfast on November 19th.Presenters included Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Rob Walsh, NYC Commissioner Small Business Services, Tim Zagat, Zagat Surveys, Norma Kamali, Norma Kamali Designs, Stuart Suna, Silvercup Studios and Leslie Schweitzer, US Chamber of Commerce. Event included keynote speaker James J. Cramer, and CNBC's Kudlow & Cramer along with six business awards recognizing the achievements of NYC businesses.  



Using her extensive international network of contacts, Ally has created a partnerships between:


  • The International Turkish Women in Law Asssociation and the New York Women's Bar Association in NYC. 


  • Created the first Country Partner Program in NYC under the umbrella of the Manhattan Chamber of  Commerce - a one year series of sustainable  programs featuring a foreign country and NYC companies interested in doing business.