President, Karasu Consulting LLC
Sebnem Karasu is a food safety, quality management and sterilization expert, with 20 years of global food industry experience, based in the U.S.
Sebnem is a leader in the area of sterilization systems and built the first independent toll steam sterilization facility in Turkey along her other ventures.
Sebnem has played a major role in the startup of eight companies and has won numerous business awards, including High-Impact Global Entrepreneur by Endeavor Global; Woman Entrepreneur of the Year, 2nd place, by Garanti Bank and Women Entrepreneur Association and SME of the Year, by Turkonfed, Confederation of Industrial Businessmen. A native speaker of Turkish, fluent in English and a conversational speaker of German, she has received certificates of appreciation from the U.S. Embassy.
She holds a Master of Science in biotechnology from Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey and a B.S. degree in food engineering from Ege University, Turkey.