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



Yıldız Üniversitesi Makina Mühendisliği mezunu olan Aylin GÜNBEY, toplam 20 yıllık özel sektör tecrübesine sahiptir. 17 yılı Otomotiv, 2,5 yılı Beyaz eşya sektöründe geçen çalışma hayatı süresince pek çok projede proje liderliği yapmıştır.

1994 yılında Bosch Profilo Sanayi A.Ş – Çerkezköy fabrikada ARGE departmanında standartlar mühendisi olarak göreve başlamıştır.

1998 yılında Otoyol- Sakarya firmasında Kalite bölümünde Kalite güvence müh. olarak çalışmıştır.

2000 yılında Ford Otosan Otomotiv Sanayi A.Ş de toplam 11 yıl “Ford Üretim sistem sorumlusu” ve “Kalıp imalat Programı –ERP Proje sorumlusu” olarak görev yapmıştır. Bu sırada Kocaeli Üniversitesinde, İşletme yüksek lisansını tamamlamıştır. Tez konusu “İK Performans Yönetim Sistemi” dir.

2011 yılından sonra bir Otomotiv yan sanayi firması olan CPS Pres Form Sanayi A.Ş şirketinde proje lideri olarak çalışmıştır.  Ayrıca IATF 16949 kurulumunda görev almıştır.

Bir süre yönetim sistemleri danışmanlığı yaptıktan sonra, 2019 yılında ISG ailesine katılarak  Otomotiv, ağır sanayi ve endüstriyel üretim alanınlarında aşağıdaki konularda hizmet vermeye başlamıştır.

 Hizmet verdiği alanlar;

  • 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


Selin Egehan

Managing Partner


Selin started her career at Commercial Banking sector. She managed credit relations by making balance-sheet and risk analysis of companies and holdings in many sectors from manufacturing to service. When she transferred to the Asset Management sector, she specialized in the management of non-performing loans. She managed collections, Law Offices and lien operations.

Then she moved to Human Resources in order to transfer her knowledge and management experiences. Selin worked at Training and Development area and she was responsible for preparing training catalogs and managing their budgets for employees in all fields and competencies from the specialist to the C level. The e-learnings system which she prepared was used throughout the company.

Today, she is a recruiting consultant in the fields of Finance, Law, Tax, Accounting and Human Resources in direct proportion to her experiences.

Selin has bachelor’s degree of Sociology from METU and MBA from Galatasaray University. She speaks Turkish and English. She focuses on:

  • Executive Search
  • Search & Selection

Motto: “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” Albert Einstein


Mustafa Candar



Mustafa Candar provides consultancy & training in Human Resources Management functions, search & selection in executive and expertise positions, coaching services to organizations within ISG.
He completed his bachelor’s degree in economics at Anadolu University and his master’s degree in Human Resources and Organizational Change at Beykent university.

He has more than 30 years of professional experience in national and international organizations in the fields of management, leadership and Human Resources, mainly in the defense, furniture, textile and education sectors.

He was involved in organizational settlement – accreditation, operational planning & execution, and training & development activities within NATO. He was active as both an interpreter and an instructor in a defense cooperation project between Germany and Turkey. As Human Resources and Corporate Development Manager at ÇILEK company, he took active roles in performance management, internal communication, corporate academy, creation of corporate mentoring / coaching program. As Human Resources Manager within KÜÇÜKÇALIK textile company, which is one of ISO 500 companies, he took on duties and responsibilities especially within the scope of development of institutionalization processes.

He offers services on the following topics within ISG

  • Human Resources Planning,
  • Design of Talent Acquisition Processes for Organizations,
  • Compensation and Benefits,
  • Training and Development,
  • Talent Management,
  • Performance Management,
  • Measurement and Analysis of Human Resources processes,
  • Search and Selection in executive and expertise positions,
  • Executive and Team Coaching.

Caroline Onuk

Managing Partner


Caroline has a Bachelor’s degree in European Studies from New York University. She obtained her ILM Certificate in Human Resource Management from the Institute of Leadership and Management in 2016. She is also an ICF ACC accredited coach, Professional Executive Life Coach and an EMCC accredited team coach.

She has professional experience in Education, Banking and Financial Services industries in various global firms in the US as well as in the GCC region. During her 10 years of substantial global mobility and human resources experience, she executed projects in change management, HR initiatives, restructuring and transforming HR into success.  She is able to use her expertise from working in matrix reporting environments within differing size organizations to advise her clients at ISG on their recruiting needs.

Caroline was raised over three continents and has lived in 8 counties. She joined ISG in 2121 and uses both her global mobility journey and experience as well as human resources and executive coaching experience to assist her ISG clients.  She works with our Turkish subsidiary where she advises clients in English as well as German and focuses on:

  • Executive Search
  • Search & Selection
  • Executive Coaching
  • Expatriate Support & Training

Favorite saying: ” You never know what you can do until you try!” (CS Lewis)



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