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Zeynep Atabay Taskent | Grab Your Kayak and Get Ready for Adventure

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Zeynep Atabay Taşkent is no stranger to adventure. She’s competed in grueling races across the planet, often as the only trailblazing woman on a team full of men. What’s it like to kayak across Patagonia or navigate Malaysian forests and mountains.

Zeynep Atabay Taskent

Board Member at Atabay

Zeynep Atabay Taşkent has served as quality control, new product development, and business development manager as well as board member at her family company, Atabay Fine Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals. Currently, she is producing the first bio similar medicine in Turkey in collaboration with the R&D departments of three universities. In Turkey, Atabay Taşkent is known as an all-around sportswoman. She participated in the country’s first snowboard competitions, attended many sailing regattas with the famous Orient Express, and also won the Turkish Championship with her team in 2006. She is also the only woman to reach the finals at the Camel Trophy adventure races. Later, with her own 4-person team she represented Turkey in Eco Challenge races in New Zealand, Patagonia, and Malaysia. She still claims that her biggest challenge is living with two kids in Istanbul. Atabay Taşkent graduated from Robert College and completed her studies in chemistry at the Nottingham University.
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