Canan Özsoy was born in Istanbul, Turkey. She attended the University of Istanbul and graduated with a doctorate degree in Dental Medicine in 1985. Canan received her MBA from Bosphorus University (1993). She worked as a Doctor of Dental Medicine until she joined the Pharmaceutical Industry at the end of 1989. She worked on various sales & marketing and commercial leadership roles in the pharmaceutical industry.

In March 2007 she joined General Electric Healthcare in Paris as VP of Marketing for Region International, responsible from Europe, Asia, Middle East, and Africa & China. In March 2009 she was appointed as Chief Marketing Officer of Healthcare Systems in USA. In November 2011, she has been promoted to Global General Manager of Mammography and has moved back to Paris to lead GE Healthcare Global Mammography business.

She has been appointed as President and CEO, GE in Turkey responsible from GE’s growth in Turkey as a leading emerging market in August 2012. She is a Vice Chair of the Board of TEI (TUSAŞ Engine IndustriesInc). She is also on the boards of METCAP, TAIK (Turkish-American Business Council), ABFT (American Business Forum in Turkey) and WCD (WomenCorporate Directors) Turkey Chapter.