EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, HERITAGE RESEARCH GROUP
As Executive Vice President, Sibel leads the Heritage Research Group, our research and development (R&D) center that helps us tackle tough problems in our industries. As someone who has spent her entire career in R&D, Sibel understands the power of collaboration in inspiring innovation. She is a versatile, people-focused leader with a long track record of success at THG.
Sibel joined The Heritage Group in early 2010, serving in several research roles, including Chief Scientist and Research Analytical Chemist.
From 2018 to 2023, she moved her focus to Monument Chemical, leading global R&D and strategy as a member of the Monument Executive Leadership Team.
Sibel continues to serve as President of Heritage Turkish Holdings and is responsible for the company’s strategic growth and development in Turkey, including identifying and developing markets and areas of interest, mergers and acquisitions activities, customer engagement and joint venture partner relations.
Before joining THG, Sibel was heavily involved with academia. She earned her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the Middle East Technical University in Turkey and her doctorate in macromolecular science and chemistry from Louisiana State University. She worked as a post doctorate researcher at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis.
As a member of the American Chemical Society (ACS) since 1999, Sibel has been active in different levels of leadership. She served as the Indiana Local Section Chair for two terms from 2012 to 2014. During her leadership, she built a chemistry-themed playroom at St. Vincent Hospital and received two awards for the project. Sibel sits on the boards of directors for both the American Turkish Council and Interaktif Cevre, as well as the Dean’s Advisory Board for the School of Science at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis.
Sibel lives in Westfield, Indiana, with her husband and her daughter. She loves volunteering for ACS, creating new culinary experiences, traveling and playing tennis.