Funda Sezgi is the chief growth officer (CGO) of Norrsken Foundation. Before being named CGO in September 2020, Funda was Norrsken’s chief operating officer and was responsible for the foundation’s operations, partnerships and expansion to Africa and Europe. She also headed Norrsken House and was in charge of setting up and running their first entrepreneurial hub in Stockholm. Funda has been part of the management team since she joined the foundation in its early days.
Prior to joining Norrsken, Funda worked as a market analyst, a management consultant, and an acceleration program manager helping social entrepreneurs go international. Funda earned a Ph.D. in strategic management from IESE Business School, where she focused on impact ventures and their scaling strategies. She also spent time in Silicon Valley as a visiting scholar at Stanford University. Born in Turkey, Funda’s international journey also brought her through Melbourne, Barcelona, Cairo and Madurai before moving to her favorite city Stockholm several years ago.