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Roche was founded in Basel, Switzerland in 1896 with the aim of finding better ways to make a sustainable contribution to society in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases. Being the largest biotechnology company in the world with a history of more than 125 years, Roche has dedicated itself to improving healthcare standards as well as developing groundbreaking medicines in the fields of oncology, hematology, immunology, infectious diseases, ophthalmology, and neuroscience.
Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Roche works to achieve scientific excellence to develop diagnostic and therapeutic solutions to improve people's lives with more than 100,000 employees in more than 150 countries around the world. Roche has a unique position in the field of personalized healthcare as it incorporates all areas of diagnostics, treatment and big data. Roche collaborates with many stakeholders to provide the best healthcare service to each individual, supporting its strong position in diagnostics and treatment with data and insights from clinical applications.

The Roche Group owns the entire shares of Genentech in the USA and the majority shares of Chugai Pharmaceutical in Japan.

Encouraging scientific approaches and adapting innovative ideas, Roche, as a research-oriented company, utilizes the latest technologies and discoveries while developing its products. By investing 14 billion Swiss francs in R&D in 2022, Roche is among the top 9 investors in R&D among all industries and ranks 1st in health R&D.

Roche has been named one of the most sustainable companies in the pharmaceutical industry by the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for the 14th time in a row, based on the long-term perspective it adopts in its fields of activity. This is a result of Roche's efforts to increase access to healthcare in every country where it operates, with local collaborations.

In addition, more than 30 medicines developed by Roche, including life-saving antibiotics, antimalarials and cancer drugs, are on the World Health Organization's Model List of Essential Medicines.

Launched in 1958, Roche Pharmaceuticals has been providing treatment solutions to Turkish physicians and patients with more than 250 employees and innovative products. Since 2015, it has been conducting its operations from its head office in Maslak-Uniq, Istanbul.

With the innovative solutions it provides, Roche Diagnostics enables patients to benefit more from their treatment processes with the vision of innovating  diagnostics, shaping healthcare and changing lives. It improves patients' lives with its innovative and advanced technology-based devices for professional and personal use, biochemistry, hormone, genetic, molecular and cancer testing portfolio in the fields of Centralised & Point-of-Care Solutions, Molecular Solutions and Diabetes Care.

Operating in Turkey since 1991, Roche Diagnostics carries out its activities from its head office in Istanbul Metro City with more than 250 employees.

Board of Directors

Banu Gülsün - People and Culture Leader

Gizem Özbayraç - Business, Agility, Digital and Data Leader

Dr. Mahir Kurt - Medical Leader

Omar Kamal - Finance and IT Leader

Dicle Gündoğdu - Legal and Sustainability Leader

Umut Bal - Marketing and Customer Engagement Leader

Ceylan Karslı - Legal and Compliance Chapter Head

Doğutan Ülgen - Healthcare Solutions Development Chapter Head

Doruk Örs - Finance and Operations Chapter Head

Duygu Karakaş - People and Culture Chapter Head

Kamil Pir - Marketing Chapter Head

Volkan Girgin - Commercial and Professional Services Chapter Head

Hasan Demirci - Head of Central Asia & Caucasian Countries

Zeynep Duru Halazaoğlu - Diabetes Care Türkiye Country Manager

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Roche Pharma Address: Roche Müstahzarları San A.Ş. Uniq İstanbul Ayazağa Caddesi No:4D/101 34396 Maslak/İstanbul Tel: +90 212 366 90 00


Roche Diagnostics Address: Roche Diagnostics Turkey A.Ş. Esentepe Mah. Kırgülü Sk. Metrocity İş Merkezi D Bl. No: 4/5 34394 Şişli /İstanbul; Tel: +90 212 306 06 06


Supervisors: Bahar Süral & Naz Kocaoğlu

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