Uzun is a graduate of Robert College, followed by degrees in Economics and Psychology in the US.
Zeynep Yalım Uzun began her career in Koç Holding before joining Unilever in 1992, where she was in charge of marketing for dozens of brands including Komili, Knorr, Omo, Elidor and Sana. She led the team that was responsible for the global launch of Omo’s "Dirt is Good" campaign. She was appointed to Unilever Poland in 1998 as the Central and Eastern Europe Marketing Manager, a position where she was in charge of the Rama brand in 22 countries. Zeynep Yalım Uzun returned to Turkey in 2001 as the Marketing Manager for Knorr and Calve, followed by Home Care Category Marketing Manager, and then Unilever Africa, Middle East and Turkey Home Care Director. She served as Unilever Turkey Home and Personal Care Group Vice President and Unilever Turkey Board of Directors Member for five years beginning in 2007. Between 2012 and 2017, Zeynep Yalım Uzun was based in London, where she was the Global Vice President of OMO, Unilever's second largest brand that is available in over 80 countries. Zeynep Yalım Uzun became the Chief Marketing Officer of Arçelik in October 2017. Uzun is now in charge of Arçelik, Turkey's largest Lovemark, as well as 12 brands that operate in six continents (check please).
Uzun is married with two children.