Born in Istanbul in 1959, Emine Perviz Erdem graduated from Notre Dame de Sion French High School and has a degree in Law and a M.Sc. in Business Administration from Istanbul University. A lawyer by profession, she is a Board Member of Erdem Holding since 1985 and served as a Chamber Counsel for Turkish Airlines between 1990 and 2017 until her retirement.
She is the President of KAGIDER where she has been a Board Member since 2013. Successively, she worked as the President of Soroptimist International of Turkey (2008-2010), Board Member (2013-2017) and Vice President (2015-2017) of Soroptimist International of Europe and President of Soroptimist International Convention (2015.) She has been appointed as Senior Senator for Turkey at World Business Angels Investment Forum in August 2020. She is also acting as the Vice President and the Spokesperson of the WBAF Ethical Governance, Standards of Excellence, and Quality Leadership Committee. Moreover, she has been elected as the President of Federation of Industrial Associations (SEDEFED) in June 2021. She is the Vice President of Turkish Enterprise and Business Confederation (TURKONFED), a Board Member of Global Entrepreneurship Network Turkey, GEN TR, a member of Executive Committee of Istanbul Economy Summit, a member of the Advisory Board of Association of Women Candidates; and Steering Committee member of FCEM, a member of the Advisory Board of Habitat Association and also W20 Delegate from Turkey.
She was a member of UNESCO Turkish National Commission Gender Equality Monitoring Committee between July 2018 – May 2022. Her other civil society memberships include International Federation of University Women and Foundation of Turkish Women in Legal Profession. She has been a spokesperson at several international meetings. She speaks French and English.