Cagla Bekbolet


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Cagla Bekbolet Egon Zehnder, London


Cagla Bekbolet, based in London, leads Egon Zehnder’s Global Financial Officers Practice and has extensive experience of advising multinational companies on their CFO succession and the development of their finance talent. She also leads the Firm's UK Consumer Practice and focuses particularly on global FMCG companies, having led senior level assignments around the world. Within Egon Zehnder’s Board Consulting Practice, Cagla is also actively involved in Chairman and Non-Executive Director searches for multinationals in a variety of industries.


Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Cagla was an Engagement Manager with Monitor, advising a broad range of clients in the US and Europe on corporate strategy and transactions. She started her career in equity research, covering the Turkish market as part of the Emerging Markets team at BT Alex Brown in London and at FinansBank in Turkey.

Cagla earned a Masters in Finance from London Business School and a BA in Business from Bosphorus University, in Istanbul.

News and Publications

Fluid Boundaries, New Challenges

Legacy organizations must respond – or risk their survival. While each organization will transform itself in a different way, each transformation is certain to have digital at its core, because digital is driving the changes in consumer expectations, markets and products.

Comfort with Paradox

Most CEOs and boards name succession, both for the CEO and for business unit leaders, as their biggest strategic challenge. While this leadership challenge exists for every industry, it is particularly acute in the consumer sector, where many of the successive waves of disruption first hit.

How to Redefine Leadership and Achieve Gender Balance

Egon Zehnder’s Head of the Financial Officers Practice, Cagla Bekbolet provides a perspective on what leadership requires in this new changing world order.

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Cagla Bekbolet’s columns in FinancialDirector

Cagla Bekbolet’s columns in FinancialDirector, offering insights and stirring discussions on the evolving role and challenges of the Chief Financial Officers role.

WOMEN-20 Summit in Istanbul – Cagla Bekbolet Calls For Aspirational Targets

Representatives of the Women-20 (W20) convened in Istanbul on 17-18 October to finalize a communique for G20 leaders ahead of their next meeting in Turkey in November. Formed under the Turkish term presidency of the G20, the W20 was set up as a G20 engagement group to promote global gender-inclusive economic growth.

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Diversity Brief: Women at the Top ‒ International Insights on Diversity and Inclusion

Egon Zehnder has been partnering with the Financial Times' “Women at the Top” initiative ever since its inception three years ago. In 2011, the FT Global Conference was staged for the first time in Shanghai.

Financial Officers Practice Profile

Egon Zehnder understands financial officers because we are close to them. We conduct CFO searches at global, group, regional, and division levels.

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Cagla Bekbolet Egon Zehnder, London