Turkey

ISG Istanbul
Büyükdere Cad. Meydan Sok. No:1 | Beybi Giz Plaza Kat :15
34398 Maslak / Sariyer, Istanbul

Welcome

ISG Turkey is your partner as a full flagged HR services provider, certified by ISKUR and operating since 2010 in Turkey!
With Consultants and Trainers in all over Turkey from Adana, Ankara, Antalya, Bursa, Istanbul, Izmir and Samsun we cover the whole country to support our clients, candidates and partners.
Our employees and partners are outstanding specialists in their field and bring along many years of experience in their sectors. They serve you – our clients, to your needs and we strive to make you even more successful. We are a truly GLOCAL company, where our international and local teams combine their expertise to focus on your HR subjects and walk along side with you.

As a complete HR service provider we offer solutions in all personal matters starting with finding, evaluating and engaging the right employees and partners to your company via Recruitment and Executive Search Services, Assessing Individuals and Teams, Training and Development, Outplacement and Employer-Branding Consultancy as well as other HR services.

Team

Andreas Vetr

Managing Partner

Expertise

Andreas Vetr is from Vienna Austria and worked for two decades abroad, helping national and international corporations to find, onboard and keep C- level managers.

After many projects on business development and restructuring of companies, he joined in the worldwide rapidly growing ISG Team in July 2010 and is conducting Executive Search Projects, leads the sector group Industry and heads Turkey and the Caucasus Region.

Due to his many years of leadership experience in various fields and industries (like Training & Development, Construction, Manufacturing, Building Equipment, Facility Management, Retail…) with companies like Schindler Elevator, Johnson Controls, Sharp Electronics and W.F. Adlmüller, he acquired cultural-, market- and professional “know how” in important areas and functions of SME’s and large corporations and personal as well as organizational issues. Therefore you will find with the ISG Team and Andres Vetr a competent partner in your HR matters.

Business Areas:

  • Executive Search & Direct Search (Head Hunting)
  • Board & C – Level Service
  • Outplacement & Executive Counselling
  • Personal Development
  • Executive Assessment
  • Leadership, Sales, Teams and Specials

Quote: “Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.”
By John Maxwell

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Nuray Zipak Vetr

Managing Partner

Expertise

Nuray Zipak Vetr, started to work in her chosen field of the banking sector after her graduation at the administration department of Anatolian University in 1988.

After 3 years, she decided to improve her English and went to England for 2 years. When she was back from England she worked at Evyap A.S. – Ihracat Departmani and then moved to Yasar menkul Kiymetler, grew to higher position in Disbank Menkul Degerler and Expres Menkul Degerler; her last 12 years she worked at Anadolu Yatirim as Coordinater of branches where she got a deep understanding of management and leadership with different people and cultures.

She spend 22 years in her career gaining a lot of professional experience by starting in the Stock Exchange (BIST) environment in several positions starting from dealing and rising up to management; leading, marketing and coordinating branches. During that period she attended 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 Licence
  • Capital Market Activities Advanced Level Licence
  • Derivative Instruments Licence

2013 she is became a valuable member of ISG Personalmanagement and works on national and international projects out of our Istanbul office.

Through her years of service she became a very experienced manager in the finance and banking sector, she has a serving and disciplined attitude towards her work and does everything in a very professional manner to bring the perfect results to our clients.

Nuray holds a degree in economics and lived for several years in England. She speaks Turkish and English and works for the following ISG Business Areas in Turkey:

  • 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)

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Ahmet Ceylan

Partner

Expertise

Ahmet Ceylan joined ISG as Recruitment and Executive Search Partner to support our valuable clients in the Sales and Administration Functions by evaluating Specialists and Managers especially in Sales, Strategic Purchasing, Product & Business Development positions, not limited to Samsun but throughout the country and cross countries through our over 680 ISG employees.

Ahmet has been a Marketing Manager, a Business Developer, an Administrator and a Trainer for more than 2 decades, provided a wide range of consultancy services to companies in the fields of Production, Health, Education, and Foreign Market Entry Strategies and Projects.

He gained a valuable Market Know How from well-known SME’s in Turkey as well as international corporations from Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Iraq, and The UK.

You will find in Ahmet an experienced professional with a vast range of expertise for:

  • Executive Search
  • Recruitment
  • Outplacement
  • Development & Training (on Sales & BD, SWOT, GAP Analysis and Strategy development for SME’s especially for R&D and Innovation Projects).

Ahmet speaks Turkish, English, and Russian.

Motto: “Trust is Not a Disposable Asset”

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Ali Alper Çeltek

Partner

Expertise

Ali Alper Çeltek is an Industrial Engineer. He is a graduate of Middle East Technical University. He studied his second BSc. Degree on Economics at Uludağ University.

Since 1997, for about 20 years he worked for the same company first as a subsidiary of Koç Holding then as a subsidiary of International Industry Group. He has been in charge of Production, Production Planning & Logistics, Country Sales, International Automotive Sales functions with different responsibilities. Finally he has been working as Türkiye Country HR Director and Country Admin Team Member for 5 years.

He has got training certificates from Koç University and Helsinki University on Management, Leadership, Strategic Planning, Sales and Marketing. He is competent on production management, production planning and logistics, customer relationship management, new market and new customer gain, long term commercial agreements, pricing, negotiation techniques, sales and marketing reporting, sales planning, order management, mid and top level manager recruitment, talent management, retention activities, management resource review, performance management, management team development, industrial relations management. He has been an active member of the teams working on long term company strategy setting, international sales strategy establishment, mid and long term HR policy establishment, customer account plans preparation and product portfolio management.

He is a partner to ISG for the services below in automotive, textile, heavy and manufacturing
industries:

  • Search & Selection
  • Manager Search
  • Management Consultancy
  • Executive Coaching

He is an ICF accredited Adler School certified Coach. He actively gives Individual and Executive
Coaching

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Cem Özyol

Partner

Expertise

Cem Özyol, 25 yıllık iş hayatı süresince, tüm insan kaynakları süreçlerinin farklı sektörlerde (inşaat, otomotiv, çimento, metal, turizm, perakende) ve farklı bakış açılarında (yurtdışı, yurtiçi merkez fonksiyonlar ve bayi ağı, yerli ve yabancı ortaklı firma) uyumlaştırma, yayılım, tutundurulmasında gerek uzman gerekse tepe yönetici olarak etkin roller üstlendi.

2007 yılına kadar Mercedes-Benz Türk A.Ş.‘de İnsan Kaynakları Müdürlüğü ve Pazarlama Direktörlüğü bünyesinde İnsan Kaynakları odağında çeşitli görevlerde bulundu. Mercedes-Benz bayilerinin İnsan Kaynakları süreçlerinin oluşturulması ve tutundurulmasına yönelik yapılan tüm çalışmaları koordine etti. Mercedes-Benz, Chrysler,Jeep ve Dodge markalarının Bayi Akademisi çalışmalarını başlattı. Satış ve servis ağına yönelik sertifikasyon sistemlerini kurdu. Yönetici sertifikasyonu için oluşturulan global proje ekibinde yer aldı. Yönetim Sistemleri ve Yönetici Geliştirme konularında global sertifikaları almaya hak kazandı.

2007-2013 yılları arasında, Sabancı Holding bünyesinde Temsa Global ve Akçansa Çimento şirketlerinde İK yöneticisi olarak sorumluluk üstlendi. Bu dönemde, yurtdışı İK yapılanması, şirket satın almaları ve birleşmeleri sonrası İK süreç adaptasyonu ve sendikal ilişkilerin yönetimi; kurumsal kültür, kariyer yönetimi, yetenek yönetimi, yönetsel gelişim ve işveren markası, konularından sorumlu oldu.

Kariyerinin son 7 yılında İnsan Kaynakları tepe yöneticisi olarak görev aldığı Holding’lerin İK stratejilerine yön verdi.

Cem, kurumsal stratejileri İK hedeflerine dönüştürerek ve ilişkilendirerek stratejik İK planlamasında; iç ve dış müşterilere uygun işveren markası yönetiminde; kaynak planlaması, iş sağlığı ve güvenliği ve proje yönetiminde; farklı endüstrilerden farklı İK yaklaşımlarını birleştirilerek kuruma özel çözümler geliştirmede; bu konularla ilintili eğitim, fasilitasyon, iç iletişim planlaarının oluşturulmasında etkin rol almaktadır.

Cem, İngilizce ve Almanca bilmektedir.

Motto: İlk önce kendine ne olacağını sor, sonra ne yapmak gerekiyorsa yap. / Epiktetos

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Cem Tanlar

Partner

Expertise

A multi-cultural profile with international experience.

Cem Tanlar was born in Istanbul, graduated from Ankara University Faculty of Political Sciences, Department of Economics (Mülkiye). Also participated post graduate studies in international relations at Boğaziçi University.

He had 30 years’ experience in consumer electronics, home appliances and consumers goods sector in managerial and top managerial roles. He had expertise in business development, sales and marketing, brand management, international trade, dealer and distributor management.

He was in the founding team of first LG Electronics (Goldstar) entity in Turkey in the late 80s and initiated electronics and w.goods business for the brand. He had a pioneering role as a first Turkish professional who worked in S.Korea for a short period that gave him familiarity with Korean culture and business style.

He was the youngest General Manager in consumer electronics industry when he was the GM of Grundig between 1996-2005 and led the brand to be one of the major player in TV market.

He also coordinated and managed JVC, Akai, Morphy Richards, Homedics, Valera brands later on for many years.

He is a member of Galatasaray Sports Club and the Divan Committee.

Motto: “When you talk, you are only repeating what you know; but when you listen, you learn something new.” – Dalai Lama

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Selma Demir Tekinalp

Partner & Head of Training & Development

Expertise

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…”

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Nazan Kalelioğlu

Partner

Expertise

Nazan Kalelioğlu graduated from T.E.D. Ankara College and Hacettepe University with a B.Sc degree in Economics.

Within her work experience over 25 years she mainly focused on:

  • Management of Foreign Trade
  • Material Management
  • Logistics Management
  • Project Management
  • Government Relation
  • New Business Development
  • EU Affairs

She has extensive experience in the automotive industry, logistics sector and foreign trade. She worked for an international major automotive corporation for over 10 years with various managerial responsibilities in the areas mentioned above reporting to the General Manager. Miss Nazan has been rewarded with the ‘’ General Manager Recogniton Award’’ for a Logistics study.

In addition to her functional responsibilities, she took part in local and international projects of the company which she enjoyed very much. Between the years 2002-2009 she worked as the Agean Region and Special Projects Manager of a well-known logistics company and later as the Operations Manager of an international natural-stone exporter.
In September 2013 she joined ISG-team. Believing that ‘’human’’ is the most valuable asset of a company, she contributes in:

  • Executive Search
  • Search and Selection
  • Executive Coaching
  • Outplacement
  • Project Management
  • Trainings

Motto : ‘’Imagination is more important than knowledge’’

‘’For knowledge is limited to all we know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world and all there ever will be to know and understand.’’ Albert Einstein.

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Eser Celik Ün

Partner

Expertise

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.”

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Idil Ozlu

Partner

Expertise

İdil graduated as Psychologist from the reputated Ege University and made a year in London to experience the European culture. After her return she worked as Human Resources Professioanl for companies in sectors such as retail, computer networking, manufacturing and security services.

She experienced different hiring processes from stuffing a start-up manufactoring plant on all levels to executive search experience in a major international recruitment company.

Idil worked, next to recruitment and executive search, on the subjects career planning, performance management, assessment and personal development, where she brings in her educational background and great practical experience.

She enjoys being in ISG since 2017 supporting companies in theire endevour to get people to their next level by the services she is best at:

  • Executive Search
  • Search and Selection
  • Assessments
  • Personal Development
  • Outplacement

Motto: Do more of what makes you happy.

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Hafize Kargi

Partner & Trainer

Expertise

Mrs. Hafize Kargı was born in Adana, Turkey in 1969. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Economics in 1994 from Bilkent University in Ankara.

Mrs. Kargı started her professional career in 1994, in one of the largest Holdings in Turkey at a Textile Company, traded on the stock market and grew her career within 14 years from Accounting Department Specialist, to Shareholders Department and carried out various phases of activities to support the company to become a public company (IPO). She promoted further to Commercial- and later to Human Resources Department reporting directly to the GM.

As of 2009 she started a new career as Trainer & Consultant. She is very acknowledged and experienced in Human Resources Management in a dynamic organization, she performs HR Consultancy, establishes new HR Systems for firms, gives seminars of develops employees, sets up and implements Personal Development- and Corporate Development Programs.

Miss Hafize lectures as a University staff lecturer in Çağ University and Okan University’s MBA students. She is beside others an Industrial Consultant and Trainer at ÜSAM (University and Industry Research Center), performing Career Coaching and consultancy.

Mrs. Kargı joined our ISG team in 2014 with an emphasis on the following areas:

  • Search and Selection
  • Executive Search
  • Consultancy
  • Trainings ( Personal & Corporate Development)

Motto: “Focus on the customer, instead of focusing on the competition” Scott Cook

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Efsane Tinel

Partner

Expertise

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”

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Nesrin Özgüler

Partner

Expertise

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
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Hasan Öztürk

Partner

Expertise

Hasan Öztürk joined ISG Personalmanagement GmbH as Recruitment and Executive Search Partner to support our valuable clients in the Industrial Machinery & Materials Sector by evaluating Specialists and Managers especially in Sales, Strategic Purchasing, Product & Business Development positions, not limited to Istanbul but throughout the country and cross countries through our over 650 ISG employees.

He, is a member of our Industry Sector Group focusing on Industrial Machinery, Metals & Mining, Plastics and Glass. Hasan is a Mechanical Engineer.

Hasan was a Business Developer for the last 20 years, provided a wide range of consultancy services to companies developing their international business in Turkey but also other Countries for Product, Supplier, Market and Competitor Analysis; for Vendor, Agent, Disributor & Technical Services; and Foreign Market Entry Strategies, Business Setup & -Relocations; Feasibility- & Investor/Contractor Analysis for Investment Projects.

He gained valuable market know how for very well-known SME’s in Turkey as well as international corporations from Geneva, The Netherlands, India and Germany.

You will find in Hasan an experienced professional with a vast range of expertise for:

  • Executive Search
  • Recruitment
  • Outplacement
  • Development & Training (on Sales & BD, SWOT, GAP Analysis and Strategy development for SME’s especially for R&D and Innovation Projects).

Motto: “The secret to success is to understand the viewpoint of others.” (Henry Ford)

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Ömür Yolcu

Partner

Expertise

Ömür joined ISG to provide human resources consultancy to our valued customers, which will enable them to compete in an increasingly challenging market place, increase their market share, strengthen their international connections and carry them to the future through providing the right professionals at the right time to the right place, supporting existing employees through our services and the ISG team. Ömür joined both national and international trainings for naval electronic systems, communication systems, navigation systems, surveillance radar systems, hardware and software included. He also provided trainings on these subjects later on. Ömür is internationally well connected and had different experiences in 18 countries. He is well trained and experienced in management, organizational and personnel issues and understands logistics management. You can communicate Mr. Ömür in Turkish and English. He is a competent partner in HR manners for the development of companies through their workforce.

ÖMÜR will help through his and his team’s expertise in:

  • Executive Search
  • Recruitment &Talent Acquisition
  • Assessments
  • Organizational Development and Change Management
  • Training& Development / Coaching

Motto: “All great literature is one of two stories; a man goes on a journey or a stranger comes to town.” (Leo Tolstoy)

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Duygu Demiral Nayir

Partner

Expertise

Duygu Demiral Nayir is an Industrial Engineer with a MSc. Degree.

She has worked over 15 years in the automotive sector with diverse responsibilities such as Planning Engineering, Production Planning and Logistics Management and brings real Sector Know How to the table. Duygu established Lean Management and coordinated Total Production Management (TPM). She has experience in Project Manager of very Strategic Projects of a company.  She then got the opportunity to come to Human Resources Department as a Manager and took part in transformational HR Project by changing a former “Personnel Department” to a new HR Management function with higher responsibilities and a broader vision. She designed and established successfully new salary and benefits-, performance management-, career management-, talent management-, training systems and she implemented many startups in her career.

Duygu Demiral Nayir joined ISG Personnel Management GmbH as Human Resources Partner to support companies establishing new HR systems. She is very experienced in Human Resources Management.

She is an ICF accredited Adler School certified Coach.

Duygu is an experienced professional with a vast range of expertise, supporting our clients through her self and her team with services like:

  • Recruitment – Search & Selection
  • Talent Management
  • Career Management
  • Performance Manegement
  • Salary System
  • Motivation Projects

Motto: How does it get better than that? What else is possible?

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Tuba Iba Ebenauer

Partner

Expertise

Tuba Iba Ebenauer grew up and got her BA education in Austria in the Tourism Sector and is today a multible business owner and investor. She joined the ISG Team in 2019 to develope the business worldwide to support the Tourism Sector and mainly serves the Information Technology as well as the Real Estate and Energy sector through her growing team. She herself focuses on managerial functions of the tourism practice group and helps companies very diligently for projects like recruiting, executive search to hire the right people at the right time to the right place, but also develops through her team members which consists of Recruiters, Trainers, Psychologists and Coaches all aspects of Human Recources at our Clients.

Since 2006 Tuba Iba Ebenauer established a very strong Network of Connections. She hired hundretes of people herself and developed recruiters. Until today she gave, through her Team recruiting activities, over 10.000 people jobs in functions like finance, sales, BD, administration and management.

As a Teambuilder, entrepreneur and investor herself, she understands the needs of a company when it comes to hiring, developing and investing in the right people. You will find a very good partner with Tuba Iba Ebenauer when you think about employees and people development.

Her Activities do not stop with:

  • Recruitment & Executive Search
  • Assessments
  • Training & Development
  • Outplacement / Career Coaching

Motto: ”The secret of success, lies in the ability to get the other person’s view and see things from that person’s angle as well as from your own.” HENRY FORD

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Korkut Ün

Partner & Trainer

Expertise

Having graduated Industrial Engineering in Boğaziçi University, Korkut has 24 years of professional experience in banking, financial services, real estate investments, and pharmaceutical industry.

  • Started his professional career in Turkey’s first and largest investment and development bank as a financial analyst where he led cross-functional teams in conducting feasibility analyses for project finance programs that were organized and executed together with international financial institutions such as the World Bank, EIB, IFC, KfW, BOJ, JBIC, AFD and EBRD.
  • Provided financial consultancy services to private companies and government institutions in IPOs, M&As, private equity investments and privatization projects.
  • As the Managing Director of a start-up Real Estate Investment Trust, set up the organizational and financial structure, led the investment phase of various commercial real estate projects and completed the listing of the REIT in the stock exchange.
  • Worked as the global CFO of an international pharmaceutical company being responsible for the overall financial management including budgeting, finance and reporting, set up the MIS in the company.
  • Held speeches, attended panels on investment banking and real estate investments in Turkey, abroad, instructed trainings and seminars on finance-related topics for banks and Turkish Banks Association, and is a registered trainer for various courses with the Public Accounting and Auditing Standards Authority directed to independent auditors.

Combining his broad financial background together with his top management experience and cross-cultural and international working practice, Korkut is providing financial trainings and advisory services with ISG.

Areas of Focus:

  • Financial Analysis and Management
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Equity and Venture Capital
  • Project Finance
  • Real Estate Investments

Motto: “Acta non verba”

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Esra Baydemir

Consultant

Expertise

Esra began her career as a chemical engineer in plastics industry. She built and managed quality systems, lead research and development projects
As an passionate entrepreneur, she decided to improve herself in sales and marketing.
Now, she has more than a decade of hands-on experience in sales and marketing management across different industries.
As a lifelong enthusiast of technology and innovation, she worked in machinery and automation industry.
After her MBA program, she focused on branding where she developed and activated innovative brand strategies for start-ups and companies aiming to expand business into new international markets.

Esra’s mission in ISG, is to “help every company she works with become a great” one by enabling them hire and retain the best possible talent to achieve their business objectives.
Esra believes the strength of an organization is based on the strength of team and the commitment by feeling a sense of purpose.
Therefore she is supporting companies for creative and authentic employer branding projects.

Focus:

  • Research and analysis of needs of company, employer identity, culture, values.
  • Coaching for Employer Branding.
  • Guide and contribute to the development of the necessary strategy to achieve the targets set.
  • Creation of tailor-made training programs. “
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Jeanne Doesburg

Partner

Expertise

Jeanne Doesburg, a Dutch global citizen, looks back on a 25+ years professional international career in Marketing and Business Development in multiple countries in Europe and N. Africa. She joined ISG as a devoted partner to meet clients’ needs by sourcing, attracting and selecting the right talents that match her clients` organizational culture and open job positions. She has a degree in Business Administration with the focus on Communication and PR and is fluent in English, Dutch, German, Greek and some French.

History of Experiences

Shortly after graduating, Jeanne joined the Marketing Department of the global FMCG Company, British American Tobacco (BAT) in Athens. Since, she has achieved many milestones for BAT as a Senior Marketing and Business Development Expert in London, Paris, Cairo, Istanbul and Hamburg with a proven track record of:

  • producing, launching and managing brand portfolios,
  • establishing distribution channels, and
  • recruiting, developing and motivating local teams within cross-functional and cross-cultural environments.

Following her return to Turkey, Jeanne has been responsible for the business operations of the German Embassy School of Izmir. A very diversified role, which further strengthened her skills related to business operations, human resources, people leadership, and dealing directly with different stakeholders.

ISG – Business Area

By joining ISG, Jeanne is exploiting her various professional know-how and is dedicated to position the right talents at the right places.

Jeanne provides services particularly in Commerce & Consumer in the areas of:

  • Search and Selection
  • Executive Search & Direct Search
  • Business Development

Motto: “No one can be successful, unless he/she first loves his/her work.”

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Percin Imrek

Partner

Expertise

Percin became a member of the ISG family to bring his focus on the topics of Generational Differences, Project Management & Team Building, Working with Expats and Public Speaking.

Being 28 years old, after doing finishing two masters on Political Science in Belgium, Percin has returned to Turkey and started his corporate experience, where he had worked for more than a year at international companies.

He has worked more than 10 years as a trainer in international NGO’s, where he had taken full time roles working with the European Institutions in Brussels. He has founded projects and lead international teams, chaired prestigious organisations and delivered a great number of workshops. He has taken part in projects with prestigious European Institutions such as the European Parliament, European Commission and the Council of Europe, as well as important organizations such as TUSIAD, British Chamber of Commerce and NATO.

Percin can deliver trainings in English and Turkish. He also speaks German and French on an elementary level.

Training Topics:

  • Generational Differences in Today’s World: Working With Generation Y
  • Working in Intercultural Settings for Expats
  • Entrepreneurship in the Work Place
  • Creating Momentum in Life – Motivation Techniques
  • How to have the Work & Life Balance in Your Life
  • Being Planned, Organised and Structured; Both at Work and at Home
  • Non Formal Education: What Opportunities Are Out There In The School
  • 25 Life Lessons That Your Parents Have Taught You
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Mehpare Şayan Kileci

Partner & Trainer

Expertise

Areas of Focus:

  • Design, development & implementation of training programs such as
    • Training the Trainer
    • Competency Based Interview Techniques
    • I Got The Power! – Neuro Linguistic Programming Techniques thAT Work
    • Presentation Skills and Public Speaking
    • FOCUS Techniques
  • Conference speaker in the areas of communication, entrepreneurship and leadership

Background:

Since late 90ties, working as a trainer and consultant in various industries

  • 20 years in Textile, Packaging, Food and Retail
  • Consulting and training industries like Manufacturing and Retail
  • Training & Business Development for SME’s of different Industries in Southeast Anatolia Region
  • 18 years of leadership experience in many NGOs.
  • Experience in the design and presentation of training projects
  • Cross-cultural experience

Motto: “One brings both happiness and misfortune inside where she/he travels.

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Ozan Yildirim

Business Development & Sales

Expertise

Ozan Yildirim holds Management master degree from Polytechnic University of Milan and Electrical and Electronics bachelor degree from Gazi University.

He has managerial and leadership professional experience over last decade in business development, marketing and sales positions for both domestic and international markets under assigned territories of Europe, Middle East and Africa. He has served in various industries such as automotive, consumer electronics products, electrification and electronics equipment manufacturing, oil and gas, industrial automation.

At the moment he resides in Turkey and in Italy. Has knowledge of Turkish, English and Italian languages in native/advanced levels.
In International Service Group known as known as ISG, Ozan Yildirim is responsible for business development and sales activities of human resources services both in Turkey and in Italy.

Expertise in

  • Promoting complete portfolio of services,
  • Understanding customer demand,
  • Offering right solution for customer,
  • Maintaining efficient delivery of project,
  • Achieving customer satisfaction,
  • Establishing long-term partnerships with customers and suppliers.

Services of Interest in

  • Search and Selection,
  • Executive Search,
  • Organization Development,

Life philosophy: “Learn as if always going to live, live as if tomorrow going to die.”

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Nesrin Özgüler

Partner

Expertise

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
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Hafize Kargi

Partner & Trainer

Expertise

Mrs. Hafize Kargı was born in Adana, Turkey in 1969. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Economics in 1994 from Bilkent University in Ankara.

Mrs. Kargı started her professional career in 1994, in one of the largest Holdings in Turkey at a Textile Company, traded on the stock market and grew her career within 14 years from Accounting Department Specialist, to Shareholders Department and carried out various phases of activities to support the company to become a public company (IPO). She promoted further to Commercial- and later to Human Resources Department reporting directly to the GM.

As of 2009 she started a new career as Trainer & Consultant. She is very acknowledged and experienced in Human Resources Management in a dynamic organization, she performs HR Consultancy, establishes new HR Systems for firms, gives seminars of develops employees, sets up and implements Personal Development- and Corporate Development Programs.

Miss Hafize lectures as a University staff lecturer in Çağ University and Okan University’s MBA students. She is beside others an Industrial Consultant and Trainer at ÜSAM (University and Industry Research Center), performing Career Coaching and consultancy.

Mrs. Kargı joined our ISG team in 2014 with an emphasis on the following areas:

  • Search and Selection
  • Executive Search
  • Consultancy
  • Trainings ( Personal & Corporate Development)

Motto: “Focus on the customer, instead of focusing on the competition” Scott Cook

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Selma Demir Tekinalp

Partner & Head of Training & Development

Expertise

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…”

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Ali Alper Çeltek

Partner

Expertise

Ali Alper Çeltek is an Industrial Engineer. He is a graduate of Middle East Technical University. He studied his second BSc. Degree on Economics at Uludağ University.

Since 1997, for about 20 years he worked for the same company first as a subsidiary of Koç Holding then as a subsidiary of International Industry Group. He has been in charge of Production, Production Planning & Logistics, Country Sales, International Automotive Sales functions with different responsibilities. Finally he has been working as Türkiye Country HR Director and Country Admin Team Member for 5 years.

He has got training certificates from Koç University and Helsinki University on Management, Leadership, Strategic Planning, Sales and Marketing. He is competent on production management, production planning and logistics, customer relationship management, new market and new customer gain, long term commercial agreements, pricing, negotiation techniques, sales and marketing reporting, sales planning, order management, mid and top level manager recruitment, talent management, retention activities, management resource review, performance management, management team development, industrial relations management. He has been an active member of the teams working on long term company strategy setting, international sales strategy establishment, mid and long term HR policy establishment, customer account plans preparation and product portfolio management.

He is a partner to ISG for the services below in automotive, textile, heavy and manufacturing
industries:

  • Search & Selection
  • Manager Search
  • Management Consultancy
  • Executive Coaching

He is an ICF accredited Adler School certified Coach. He actively gives Individual and Executive
Coaching

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Idil Ozlu

Partner

Expertise

İdil graduated as Psychologist from the reputated Ege University and made a year in London to experience the European culture. After her return she worked as Human Resources Professioanl for companies in sectors such as retail, computer networking, manufacturing and security services.

She experienced different hiring processes from stuffing a start-up manufactoring plant on all levels to executive search experience in a major international recruitment company.

Idil worked, next to recruitment and executive search, on the subjects career planning, performance management, assessment and personal development, where she brings in her educational background and great practical experience.

She enjoys being in ISG since 2017 supporting companies in theire endevour to get people to their next level by the services she is best at:

  • Executive Search
  • Search and Selection
  • Assessments
  • Personal Development
  • Outplacement

Motto: Do more of what makes you happy.

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Nazan Kalelioğlu

Partner

Expertise

Nazan Kalelioğlu graduated from T.E.D. Ankara College and Hacettepe University with a B.Sc degree in Economics.

Within her work experience over 25 years she mainly focused on:

  • Management of Foreign Trade
  • Material Management
  • Logistics Management
  • Project Management
  • Government Relation
  • New Business Development
  • EU Affairs

She has extensive experience in the automotive industry, logistics sector and foreign trade. She worked for an international major automotive corporation for over 10 years with various managerial responsibilities in the areas mentioned above reporting to the General Manager. Miss Nazan has been rewarded with the ‘’ General Manager Recogniton Award’’ for a Logistics study.

In addition to her functional responsibilities, she took part in local and international projects of the company which she enjoyed very much. Between the years 2002-2009 she worked as the Agean Region and Special Projects Manager of a well-known logistics company and later as the Operations Manager of an international natural-stone exporter.
In September 2013 she joined ISG-team. Believing that ‘’human’’ is the most valuable asset of a company, she contributes in:

  • Executive Search
  • Search and Selection
  • Executive Coaching
  • Outplacement
  • Project Management
  • Trainings

Motto : ‘’Imagination is more important than knowledge’’

‘’For knowledge is limited to all we know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world and all there ever will be to know and understand.’’ Albert Einstein.

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Ahmet Ceylan

Partner

Expertise

Ahmet Ceylan joined ISG as Recruitment and Executive Search Partner to support our valuable clients in the Sales and Administration Functions by evaluating Specialists and Managers especially in Sales, Strategic Purchasing, Product & Business Development positions, not limited to Samsun but throughout the country and cross countries through our over 680 ISG employees.

Ahmet has been a Marketing Manager, a Business Developer, an Administrator and a Trainer for more than 2 decades, provided a wide range of consultancy services to companies in the fields of Production, Health, Education, and Foreign Market Entry Strategies and Projects.

He gained a valuable Market Know How from well-known SME’s in Turkey as well as international corporations from Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Iraq, and The UK.

You will find in Ahmet an experienced professional with a vast range of expertise for:

  • Executive Search
  • Recruitment
  • Outplacement
  • Development & Training (on Sales & BD, SWOT, GAP Analysis and Strategy development for SME’s especially for R&D and Innovation Projects).

Ahmet speaks Turkish, English, and Russian.

Motto: “Trust is Not a Disposable Asset”

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Ömür Yolcu

Partner

Expertise

Ömür joined ISG to provide human resources consultancy to our valued customers, which will enable them to compete in an increasingly challenging market place, increase their market share, strengthen their international connections and carry them to the future through providing the right professionals at the right time to the right place, supporting existing employees through our services and the ISG team. Ömür joined both national and international trainings for naval electronic systems, communication systems, navigation systems, surveillance radar systems, hardware and software included. He also provided trainings on these subjects later on. Ömür is internationally well connected and had different experiences in 18 countries. He is well trained and experienced in management, organizational and personnel issues and understands logistics management. You can communicate Mr. Ömür in Turkish and English. He is a competent partner in HR manners for the development of companies through their workforce.

ÖMÜR will help through his and his team’s expertise in:

  • Executive Search
  • Recruitment &Talent Acquisition
  • Assessments
  • Organizational Development and Change Management
  • Training& Development / Coaching

Motto: “All great literature is one of two stories; a man goes on a journey or a stranger comes to town.” (Leo Tolstoy)

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