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Özlem Ergün, Boyden

Özlem Ergün


Managing Partner Özlem Ergün is an executive search industry pioneer and thought leader. She founded Boyden Turkey, and over the course of more than 20 years.

Özlem has led successful C-suite, board, general manager, country manager and other senior-level searches nationally and globally.

Professional Focus

  • More than 20 years’ experience in executive search
  • Member of the Global Consumer & Retails, Financial Services, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Industrial, and Technology Practice Groups
  • Solid track record of placements in C-suite, board, general manager, country manager and other senior-level roles, both in Turkey and internationally
  • Extensive experience in regional, national and global search: multinational organisations, Turkish holding companies, joint ventures and Turkish groups planning international expansion
  • Leader in global search community and sought-after speaker, interviewed in major media outlets
  • Organizer, Boyden EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and Boyden World Conferences
  • Winner, Boyden Award for fastest-growing office

Business Expertise

  • Founding Partner of a boutique executive search firm in Turkey
  • Managing Partner with a major global executive search firm
  • Director Business Development-Turkey for another of the world’s top executive search firms
  • Human Resources and Organization Director, Digital Equipment Corp.
  • Started career in HR at Union Carbide

Practice Memberships

Global Industry Practices

  • Consumer & Retail, Practice Member
  • Financial Services, Practice Member
  • Healthcare & Life Sciences, Practice Member
  • Industrial, Practice Member
  • Technology, Practice Member

Global Cross-Sector Practices

  • Social Impact, Practice Member

Additional Expertise

  • Board Services

Education & Certifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with honours in psychology
  • Master’s degree with distinction in social psychology from Boğaziçi University
  • Completed AFS (American Field Service) Scholarship Program

Affiliations & Awards

  • Founding Member, Avukma Üreten Kadın Kooperatifi, women’s co-op focused on economic independence
  • Member, BÜMED (Boğaziçi University Alumni Association)
  • Member, SEV (Alumni Foundation for American Collegiate Institutes)
  • Member, AESC (Association for Executive Search Consultants)
  • Member, Kagider (Women Entrepreneurs Association, Turkey)
  • Former Board Member, ANATAY GIDA ÜRETİM SATIŞ SAN.A.Ş.

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