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Burcu Bicakci Ersoy

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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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Tech Leaders Surfing the Crisis to Enable Accelerated Innovation

Tech Leaders Surfing the Crisis to Enable Accelerated Innovation

Egon Zehnder’s Istanbul office gathered senior Turkish technology leaders to share their experiences with these new digital ways of working. Read more

In Conversation with Ümran Beba, Chief Global Diversity and Engagement Officer of PepsiCo

In Conversation with Ümran Beba, Chief Global Diversity and Engagement Officer of PepsiCo

Pepsico's Chief Global Diversity and Engagement Officer shares her perspective on how work dynamics are changing in this pandemic environment. Read more

Maintaining the Human Touch: HR Leaders Discuss Best Practices for Employees In the Field

Maintaining the Human Touch: HR Leaders Discuss Best Practices for Employees In the Field

30 Human Resources leaders discuss how to manage the new and pressing needs of employees not working from their homes, especially the critical mandate… Read more

Telecom on the Front Lines

Telecom on the Front Lines

30 Telecom industry CEOs from Italy and other regions around the world share how they are responding to COVID-19. Read more

Sharing Circle with Leading Turkish CFOs

Sharing Circle with Leading Turkish CFOs

Economist and financial columnist Uğur Gürses spoke with Turkey's leading CFOs on the impact of the virus and how Turkey must respond in the… Read more

Sharing Circle from Italy to Turkey: Senior HR Leaders on What They’re Learning

Sharing Circle from Italy to Turkey: Senior HR Leaders on What They’re Learning

What can Turkey learn from the Italian Covid-19 experience? Egon Zehnder brought together 60 executives to share their experiences. Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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. Read more

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… Read more

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