Meet the team behind Istanbul

Nuray Zipak Vetr

Managing Partner


Nuray has an economic degree and worked initially 2 years for a corporate company as export manager. After that, she moved for many years to private banks, to support their stock exchange department, where she became the country operation manager for all branches in Turkey.

Nuray is a lifelong learner and attends continuously seminars and courses to gain certified knowledge on personal development, motivation, organizational behaving, marketing & sales. She has the certificates from SPK (Capital Markets Board) Capital Market Activities Basic Level License, -Advanced Level License and Derivative Instruments License just to mention a few.

Since 2013, she is a valuable member of ISG Personalmanagement and conducts national and international executive search projects and is a member of our finance and consultancy practice group.
Nuray coordinates our Turkish subsidiary as a General Manager, speaks Turkish and English and focuses on:

  • Executive Search
  • Search & Selection
  • Career Counseling

Motto: There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
(Colin Powell)


Selma Demir Tekinalp

Partner & Head of Training & Development


Selma Demir Tekinalp studied psychology at Boğaziçi University and then, completed business administration program in İstanbul University.

In 1989, she started her career at Çukurova Group, the third biggest group with its 89 companies in Turkey; she was responsible from the training activities and the corporate communication activities at group level until 1996.

Then, she worked for Akçansa Cement company, a joint venture of Heidelberger Cement and Sabancı Holding, as the Human Resources Manager for four years during its merger process.

Between 2000 ve 2007, she worked for Antalya Airport Operator, owned by Fraport AG, as HR and Organizational Development Director, responsible for the functions of  human resources, total quality, corporate communications and medical services. By start of new operation period in 2007, she continued to work as HR and Organizational Development Director for the new operator of Antalya Airport – ICF Airports – which is a joint venture of Fraport AG and IC Group, until the end of 2012.

During her 25 years of substantial experience in multi-national companies in service, industry, trade sectors; she carried out change management projects such as mergers, reorganization, insourcing, outsoursing, close down & start-up. She, also, designed tailor-made HR systems, corporate culture programs, employee engagement & motivation programs, assesment centers and training & development programs.

She joined to rapidly growing ISG team in 2013 and provides services in her expertise areas :

  • Change Management
  • Corporate Culture
  • Employee Engagement & Motivation
  • Training & Development
  • Search & Selection
  • Assesments
  • Coaching

Motto: “Lifetime learning and development…”


Eser Celik Ün



After having graduated from the Sankt Georg Austrian High School, Eser studied Economics in the Istanbul University. She obtained her MSc degree in International Banking from Marmara University with a special focus on the establishment of performance management systems in banks.

Eser started her professional career in the first and largest investment and development bank in Turkey. Between 1990 and 1996 she worked as a system development specialist in the Bank’s Renovation Project that aimed the restructuring of the procedures and processes of the Bank, thus enabling the creation of a more efficient Management Information System. In 1996 she was appointed to the Human Resource Management Department. She took part in the transformation of the former “Personnel Department” to a new HR management function with higher responsibilities and a broader vision. Her job involved some reformist actions such as the creation of a new salary and benefits system and the development and implementation of the performance evaluation methodology in the Bank. Eser was appointed as the Managing Director and the Board Member of the Banks Employees’ Assistance and Pension Funds in 2002. Reporting to the Board of Directors, she assumed full responsibility of the operations and activities performed by both Funds.

Eser joined ISG-team in August 2013. Owing to her 22 years of professional experience, she has extensive knowledge in issues concerning Appraisal Techniques, Organizational Transformation, Work Law, Social Security and Health System and Foundations in Turkey.  Her experience contributes to the capacity building in ISG in the following areas:

  • Executive Search
  • Search and Selection
  • Organizational Development
  • Change Management
  • Restructuring
  • Labor Law
  • Outplacement
  • Talent Management

Motto: “It’s about empathy and joy.”


Efsane Tinel



Efsane joined ISG as an Executive Consultant to cover banking and financial services industries and related consultancy businesses. She also covers finance, sales and marketing related positions and C- level suites in real sector companies; mainly in IT, retail, and fmcg, pharmaceutical, medical and healthcare.

Being a highly experienced professional in banking industry, she has extensive experience in commercial, corporate, retail and consumer segments both in business and risk areas in various positions as well as experience in both local and global organizations.

Before joining ISG team, in her last role as an Assistant General Manager, she led Commercial Banking in Citibank Turkey between January 2010 – June 2014 .She had successfully reengineered initially the middle market and then the whole business; right sized the organizational structure and turnaround the profitability of business under very challenging internal and global environment. Heavily engaged in optimization of the business. Due to efforts taken, the business showed significant growth and profitability under her leadership.

Prior to this role, during acquisition of Yapı Kredi Bankası- the 4th largest private bank in the country by Kocbank (a partnership of Unicredit and Koc Group ); executed merger of the two banks’ Corporate Centers successfully and acted as the business manager of the bank’s largest and most profitable Corporate Center. During her role as Corporate and Commercial Vice President as well as at different managerial roles in her career, she implemented many startups, change management, right sizing and downsizing strategies related to operations, processes and engaged in various areas of people management issues like recruitment, performance management, assessment, talent-development, training, organizational structures and worked on developing common culture amongst the staff.

Efsane is a dynamic and goal oriented person, passionate sales, marketing and services manager with a record of proven achievements. She is a very experienced risk manager with a balanced approach to risk taking. She is strong in building successful and efficient teams, drives the sales and marketing of different products in the most competitive markets, manages complex deals, relationships and risk successfully. She is the resourceful leader with significant senior management experience in multi-cultural environments. She is a leadership and team coach who dedicated her insight and experience to help people and organizations to change in a better way and reach their potential.

Business areas:

  • Executive Search and Head Hunting
  • Organizational Development and Change Management
  • Assessments
  • Training and Development
  • Talent Management
  • Leadership, Sales, Teams and Specials

Motto: “Prepare now, when opportunity arises it is too late”


Nesrin Özgüler



Nesrin Özgüler is a Mechanical Engineer and went after her gratuation to the UK to learn English and studied there and returned back with two certificates.

Since 1994, she wored her way up in the automotive industry and promoted many times up to Sales Director Positions. Mrs. Nesrin has a deep insight of automotive and production companies and qualified for a 6 Sigma, Green Belt, specialized on customer management relations and creating new customers. In her 20 years automotive she selected, hired, onboarded and lead high performance teams successfully again and again.

Besides sales and marketing management, she has attended fact-finding conferences, enabeling her to analyse company situations, structure sustainable company strategies and implementing them. She aquired also great skills to motivate employees, develop a company culture and loyalty as well as implementing modern and situational leadership. Mrs. Nesrin has an attidute of continues learning and improving.

After 20 years of automotive experience she now decided to support her industry with her knowledg and network, help other automotive companies to find their best human capital, onboard the right people at the right time and develop them to profit all stakeholders. Therefore she joined to work in ISG Turkey, consulting mainly the sectors automotive, heavy- and manufacturing industries focusing on:

  • Search & Selection and
  • Executive Search

Aylin Günbey



She graduated of Yıldız University Mechanical Engineering, Aylin GÜNBEY has a total of 20 years of private sector experience. She has been the project leader in many projects during her business life, which has 17 years in the Automotive sector and 2.5 years in the White Goods sector.

In 1994, she started to work as a standards engineer in the R&D department of Bosch Profilo Sanayi A.Ş – Çerkezköy factory.

In 1998, she worked as a Quality Assurance Eng in the Quality Department of Otoyol-Sakarya company.

In 2000, she worked for Ford Otosan Otomotiv Sanayi A.Ş. for 11 years as “Ford Production system responsible” and “Mold Manufacturing Program -ERP Project Responsible”. Meanwhile, She completed her master’s degree in Business Administration at Kocaeli University. Thesis topic is “HR Performance Management System”.

After 2011, she worked as a project leader at CPS Pres Form Sanayi A.Ş, an automotive supplier industry company. She also took part in the establishment of IATF 16949.

She worked as a management systems consultant for a while, she joined the ISG family in 2019 and started to serve in the fields of automotive, heavy industry and industrial production in the following areas.

• Search & Selection
• Executive Search


Şenay Turan İslam



Şenay Turan İslam started working at ISG as a partner for Practice Group Logistics, helping companies and international corporations to search, select and onboard specialists and managers. She has also developed performance systems for our clients.

She brings over two decades of managerial experience in large national and international organizations in the logistics field and corporate financial service business. She can make a significant impact by her analytical and strategic approach, improving companies’ effectiveness and efficiency through her understanding that all situations are unique and therefore need situational attention and agile solutions.

She has held managerial, in-house consultancy roles and developed deep experience and expertise in:

  • Strategic planning
  • Sales planning
  • Budget preparation and monitoring
  • Determination of effective performance indicators for all sales channels
  • Creation of scorecards and incentive systems
  • Customer segmentation
  • Pricing & profitability analyses
  • Data analytics, CRM
  • Establishing management reporting systems.

Şenay has established systems during her professional life and managed change processes. She has contributed to the increase in performance and efficiency of sales teams and thus the achievement of companies’ targets by developing sales performance management, reporting and incentive systems.

She graduated from the Department of Economics at Boğaziçi University, a leading university in Turkey, in 1997.

As an ISG Partner, Şenay lives in and works from our Istanbul office and provides the following services for national and international corporations, SMEs and NGOs:  

  • Search and Selection
  • Consultancy services on business development, performance management and creation of incentive systems.

Motto: “What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.” – Ralph Marston


İmren Oğuz



Imren Oğuz completed her undergraduate education at Ege University, Department of Economics and her master’s degree in Psychology at Ege University.

İmren Oğuz, whose project work is on “Women in Working Life and the Obstacles They Face” in her graduate education, attaches importance to raising awareness on gender equality.

She has gained experience in recruitment, training, organization and performance management processes in international companies for more than 7 years. She conducted processes such as employee engagement evaluation, suggestion system setup, performance system setup and management, strengthening of in-house communication tools and online training system integration. She has been contributing to ISG Consulting as a Recruitment Consultant / Partner since 2020.

Imren’s dream, whose greatest passion is “to understand the human”; It is to help people build a life that suits their own meaning.

The areas that she aims to contribute in ISG:

  • Search & Selection and Placement
  • Outplacement
  • Talent management

People’s birth is not only the day their mother gave birth to them; life forces them to rebirth theirself over and over again.” Gabriel Garcia Marquez


Andreas Vetr

Managing Partner


Having joined ISG in 2009 as a Managing Partner for the ISG offices in Turkey. Mr. Andreas Vetr possesses profound experience in the Retail, Industry and in the Consultancy sectors. Previously he managed large teams up to 2.100 employees as Regional Manager and CEO for major fortune 500 corporations, but also invested in operations and led SEM’s and he comes to consultancy with a vast practical know how and experience to support our clients.

His strong expertise, especially in the Turkish and D/A/CH + Li markets, makes him an asset to the entire ISG organization. Since joining ISG he developed our organization for Executive Search, Recruitment and Training & Development not only in Turkey, but supported also new countries and led their start to success.


  • Executive Search
  • Personal & Leadership Development
  • Organizational Development

Quote: “Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.”


Silan Ulubay Emanetoglu



Silan joined ISG at the beginning of 2023 as a Recruiter Consultant for the ISG offices in Turkey. Prior to her career at ISG, Silan studied Human Resources at the university, then worked as an HR specialist for many years at different companies from various industries such as healthcare, global groceries chain, facility
management and telco. Throughout her career, she hired many IT, Software and Product experts for projects and companies both in Turkey and the United Kingdom. She worked as a Recruitment & HR Manager at the sole subcontractor company of Pladis for their tech resources. One of her biggest achievements was to close more than 50 tech and product job openings for Pladis Group by herself, increasing the number of full-time tech employees from 70 to 120 in 2 years.

In 2018 she also worked as an HR Lead at a mobile app and website development agency. She filled more than 30 tech and product roles in 1.5 years, and hit the hiring targets on time. The roles filled by Silan included but not limited to; Application Development Specialist, Applications Manager, AS400 Expert, Data Analyst, eBA Developers, ERP Finance, Integration Engineer, JDE Finance, Network and Audio Specialist, Project Management Specialist, SAP SD Consultant, Software Specialist-Oracle Billing, Workflow Specialist, VIP Helpdesk Expert, Software Architect, Master Data Management , Front-end (Android, iOS, react native, web), Back-end (.Net, JAVA), QA engineers, UI/UX designers, business analysts and product managers. She also has various certificates and training in personal development, employer branding, employee engagement , performance management, employee loyalty and reduction in turnover.

She speaks Turkish and English fluently.


Parvana Yusifova Yaman



ISG proudly introduces Parvana as our esteemed consultant, and we are delighted to highlight her exceptional expertise. Parvana is a seasoned recruiter with an extensive track record of sourcing and hiring top-tier talent for her clients. With years of experience under her belt, she possesses a deep understanding of the intricacies of the recruitment process.

Her role at ISG involves providing comprehensive support to our clients throughout the entire recruitment lifecycle. This includes proficiently sourcing and evaluating top candidates, as well as guiding them towards their ideal roles and peak performance. Her dedication to excellence is unwavering, ensuring that both our clients and candidates receive the highest level of service.

At ISG, Parvana specializes in the following sectors:

  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare & Pharmaceutical
  • Business Consultancy

Within these sectors, she excels in recruiting for a diverse range of functions, including but not limited to:

  • Finance & Accounting
  • IT
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Customer Service
  • Various other positions

Parvana’s expertise extends across all levels, from specialist and managerial roles to country management positions. Her ability to adapt to the unique demands of each position is a testament to her versatility and skill.

Parvana is not only highly organized and independent but also excels at coordinating tasks to ensure timely and creative project completion. She thrives on embracing new challenges and consistently strives for excellence in her work. Her professional demeanor is characterized by a strong sense of teamwork, reflecting her commitment to collaborative success.

Moreover, Parvana is proficient in multiple languages, including Turkish, Azerbaijani, Russian, and English. Additionally, she possesses a basic knowledge of German, which further enhances her ability to connect with a diverse pool of candidates and clients.

Motto: “Enjoy it, while it lasts”


Monika Paksoy, MA



Monika Paksoy, a versatile professional from Istanbul, Turkey, now based in Ankara, brings a rich background in business administration, commercial real estate, and building operations. Her organizational leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills are instrumental in delivering targeted business solutions. With a Bachelor’s degree in American Culture & Literature and an award-winning Master’s in Media & Cultural Studies from METU, Ankara, Monika merges academic prowess with 12 years of practical experience.

Throughout her career, Monika has excelled in administrative affairs, finance, and sales support across diverse sectors. Proficient in English, Turkish, and Armenian, her multicultural background bridges communication gaps and fosters connections. Her ability to guide complex work environments and build strong partnerships underscores her adaptability and professionalism.

As a Consultant at ISG Personalmanagement, Monika specializes in providing executive search and selection services across diverse sectors, including construction and real estate, catering to C-level, executive, and mid-senior levels, and supporting functions such as managers, executives, and specialists.

For inquiries or collaborations, please contact Monika Paksoy via email at or connect on LinkedIn at

Thank you for considering Monika Paksoy as your trusted consultant in navigating multicultural landscapes and achieving your organizational goals.

Motto: “To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity. — Donald A. Adams.”


Zeren Alkan

Consultant - Partner


Zeren Alkan, graduated from a Yildiz Technical University Economics department in 2013. After her graduation, she worked in global and local human resources processes of different sectors. During this entire period, she had the opportunity to manage the recruitment processes of all departments, from entry level to managerial roles. After nearly 10 years of human resources institution and consultancy experience, she joined the ISG team in 2024. Her experience in different sectors and her involvement in all processes of human resources have improved her ability to think customer-oriented and from a broad perspective.

Within ISG Personalmanagement GmbH, Zeren specializes in the following business areas:

  • Direct Search
  • Search & Selection
  • Talent Advisory

Motto: “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney


Bulent Acikalin

Senior Consultant - Partner


After graduating Sankt Georg Austrian College in Istanbul, Bülent achieved his Msc. Degree in Industrial Engineering from the Technical University in Darmstadt Germany.

He has over 35 yrs. of professional experience, mainly with multinational companies in the chemical, pharmaceutical, textile and metal sectors in production, sales and HR functions.

As an expert of human resources management he brings along 25 years of professionalism as HR director and member of the executive board of German and Belgian companies. In the field of HR management he has broad experience in all of Human Resources subjects namely in recruiting, training and development, performance management, career planning, compensation and benefits, assessment centers, industrial relations, restructuring and re-organization. He is fluent in German and English.

Bülent joined the ISG team in December 2014 for the first time. After a break for taking up a Interim HR Manager role in a multinational company he joined us again in March 2024.

…his Business Areas are:

  • Search & Selection
  • Assessment Centers
  • Outplacement
  • Performance Management
  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Industrial Relations
  • Interim HR Management
  • Labor LaContact:


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