Tankut Sensurucu, based in Istanbul, leads Egon Zehnder’s Consumer Practice in Turkey and leads client engagements globally. His functional expertise includes marketing and legal professionals. He has extensive experience recruiting and mentoring senior leaders, improving effectiveness of teams, and onboarding new executives. Tankut also advises family businesses on succession planning and talent management.
I feel passionately about formulating pragmatic solutions to complex business and organizational problems while working and learning with great leaders.
Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Tankut was the New Beverages Director for Coca-Cola’s Central Europe division, where he led innovation and mergers and acquisitions activities. Earlier, he managed Coca-Cola’s expansion in Central and Eastern Europe. Tankut began his career with PepsiCo in Turkey, where he launched PepsiCo’s on-premise business and later moved to Austria, where he managed investments in Eastern Europe and Eurasia.
Tankut completed AMP at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. He has an MSc in operations management from Ball State University, in the United States, and a BSc in electrical and electronics engineering from Bogazici University, in Istanbul. Tankut is passionate about education and serves on the board of Darussafaka, a more than 150-year-old institution that provides education for talented, needy students with one or no parents. He is an adjunct professor of leadership at Ozyegin University and has lived and worked in Canada, Italy, Hungary, Poland, Austria, and the United States. He also served on the advisory board of Young Guru Academy, a mentoring and leadership development organization. An avid athlete, Tankut believes that sports have the power to improve lives and bring people closer together.