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Burcu Bıçakçı Ersoy, based in Istanbul, is active in Egon Zehnder’s Chief Information Officer and Media, Entertainment & Sports practices. She also led the Firm’s global Telecommunications Practice for more than three years, developing industry expertise across the broader ecosystem of telecoms including OTT and digital companies. Burcu’s main focuses are on digital transformation and technology; she is especially passionate about defining the further evolution of leadership as technology permeates all organizations. A trusted talent strategy advisor to clients in Turkey and emerging markets, her services span executive search, leadership development, management appraisals, organization design, and cultural transformation.

Sometimes I walk out of a meeting with a new perspective on life and the feeling that I’ve touched someone’s life and career choice. These are the moments when I love my job the most.

Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Burcu was a business development and sales executive at Dell with responsibility for Central and Eastern Europe. Earlier, she served as an Information and Technology Executive with Procter & Gamble in Germany and Turkey.

Burcu earned a BS in Industrial Engineering from Boğaziçi University in Istanbul and an MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. She values learning from great people and colleagues every day. Burcu is fluent in Turkish and English with a good working knowledge of German, and has published articles on the Egon Zehnder websites.

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What Type of Digital Officer Does Your Telecom Need?

What Type of Digital Officer Does Your Telecom Need?

The telecom industry has undergone a massive digital transformation and will continue to evolve as new technologies emerge and digital executives drive new business strategies. Chief Digital Officers, Chief Innovation Officers, Chief Information Officers, Chief Analytics Officers and other digital executives are playing prominent roles within organizations, but many of these executives face significant challenges in these new roles.

What We Heard - Leadership Development & Acting on Potential

What We Heard - Leadership Development & Acting on Potential

On January 17, 2018, Egon Zehnder’s Istanbul office convened a group of Turkey-based HR leaders for a breakfast discussion focused on leadership development based on the article of Turning Potential into Success: The Missing Link in Leadership Development by Claudio Fernandez-Araoz, Andrew Roscoe and Kentaro Aramaki.

What Mobile CEOs Want to Know

What Mobile CEOs Want to Know

The mobile industry is in the midst of large-scale evolution requiring every company to be more agile, more efficient and more innovative in the effort to discover and implement new ways of adding value.

At MWC 2018, Mobile Meets the Future

At MWC 2018, Mobile Meets the Future

The 2018 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona had an optimism that set it apart from the gatherings of recent years. This was largely due to advances in making 5G a reality and the rapid evolution of the array of businesses that depend on a robust mobile sector.

What We Heard – Convergence of Digital & Health

What We Heard – Convergence of Digital & Health

Egon Zehnder Istanbul recently hosted a presentation by Cozi Namer, Healthcare Industry Development Lead at Google, based in New York. As the subject of digital revolution continues to gain momentum in the performance-focused corporate world, healthcare industry is also in a state of constant transformation.

Looking Back on MWC 2017: Telcos Brace for a Hyperconnected Future

Looking Back on MWC 2017: Telcos Brace for a Hyperconnected Future

Over the past 15 years, the telco industry has evolved from an infrastructure business to being a critical enabler of digital transformation. The market the telcos serve is changing radically as well.

Leading in the Connected Age

Leading in the Connected Age

Technological transformation continues to unfold at a relentless pace. To effectively adapt to this new era, companies must recruit and develop a different kind of leadership talent. This is a big ask, because demand for leaders with deep technological acumen far outstrips supply.

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