Derya Matras is currently the Vice President for the UK, Northern Europe, Middle East & Africa at Meta. She runs the company's operations in more than 75 countries. Based in London, Derya is also responsible for leading the UK site and team.
Derya joined Meta in 2015 and has overseen Meta’s business operations and partner relationships in the Middle East and Africa helping brands and businesses of all sizes accelerate their digital transformation strategies.
Prior to joining Meta, Derya held leadership roles in media, retail and management consulting, mostly at McKinsey&Company. She has been recognised as one of the Most Influential Women in Tech and elected as one of the Top 30 CEOs in the Middle East by Forbes. Derya was also featured in Fortune Turkey’s ‘40 under 40’ list.
Derya holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BsC in Electronics Engineering from Bogazici University. She is a passionate advocate of diversity, equality and inclusion. She is married and has two young children.