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Engin Guven

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Necip Engin Guven, based in Istanbul, is the co-leader of Egon Zehnder’s Consumer and Retail Practices in Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). He is also active members of the Global Human Resources and Leadership Practices and active in Digital & Data, Family Advisory, Marketing and Finance Practices. Engin brings a holistic approach to talent and leadership topics at individual, team, and organization level. His focus areas include executive search, executive assessment and development, integration, team effectiveness and development, organization design, culture, digital & data and transformational change topics.

I am passionate about supporting talented individuals to unlock their potential, helping teams to perform at a higher level and assisting organizations to define and instil the right cultural elements

Before joining Egon Zehnder, Engin served as a Senior Engagement Manager with McKinsey & Company where he worked on multiple clients including top consumer, retail and telecom players and family holdings on priority topics such as organization & operating model design, business strategy, agile and digital transformation, cost optimization and transformational change in Turkey and abroad. That was preceded by various roles – Management Accountant Home and Personal Care, Global Supply Chain Strategy Project Leader, Marketing Operations Manager, and Executive Assistant to the Regional President – at Unilever in Istanbul and London. He began his career as a teaching assistant at Bilkent University in Ankara.

Engin earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and an MBA from Bilkent University. Later he qualified as a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

Outside work, Engin is passionate about spending time with his family and friends, travelling around the world, walking / running and reading / watching thrillers. He also enjoys mentoring university students and younger colleagues in the firm and beyond.

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Time to Transform the “Traditional” HR Operating Model?

Time to Transform the “Traditional” HR Operating Model?

With curiosity piquing as HR begins to reset, we lay out some possible alternatives leaders have when setting up or revisiting the HR operating… Read more

HR Leader: Transform Yourself to Transform the Function

HR Leader: Transform Yourself to Transform the Function

Resorting to the traditional modus operandi is no longer an option for HR leaders given the increasingly complex demands of the job. What will… Read more

The Future of Great Leadership Lies in Resilience: Part III

The Future of Great Leadership Lies in Resilience: Part III

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The Future of Great Leadership Lies in Resilience: Part II

The Future of Great Leadership Lies in Resilience: Part II

Egon Zehnder surveyed a number of leading chief human resources officers (CHROs), asking them which characteristics they consider will be important for leaders to… Read more

The Future of Great Leadership Lies in Resilience: Part I

The Future of Great Leadership Lies in Resilience: Part I

True leaders stand out in a crisis. And for sure, the corona pandemic is a crisis like no other – and one that’s severely… Read more

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

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

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