Summary

I am a tech enthusiast with over 8 years of experience in establishing business strategy, innovation and organizational management. I have worked with talents  in every level of the organizations in over 80 countries. My entrepreneurial spirit has led me to establish a startup which turned into biggest  online homecare platform in Istanbul.  I aim to drive growth by tweaking and iterating the tactical plans continuously.  I love to come up with new ideas and nurture them with the right experts.  I highly believe in that success is the product of a great team.  I am passionate about snowboarding and running. 

Work History

Work History
Jun 2015 - Present

Founder /CEO

EvdekiBakicim, Istanbul

EvdekiBakicim is the fastest and easiest way to find trusted homecare services . Turned entrepreneurial vision to reality by creating an innovative business model that supports a technology enabled e-commerce system.

Jun 2014 - Jun 2015

Regional Managed Services Risk Manager, Middle East

Ericsson, Dubai, U.A.E.

Acted as the leader of a multinational team of 20 in order to establish, implement and maintain a risk management framework and governance across the region:

  •  Involved in business decisions that require complex judgments such as selecting appropriate managed services deals terms and conditions and service level agreements.
  • Worked closely with regional leadership team to identify, assess, reduce and report key business risks and decided criteria for accepting risks and the acceptable levels of risk.
  • Defined and oversaw a key performance measurement system that effectively ensures risk management strategies are successful.
  • Participated in leadership team meetings and established solid relationships with senior managers.
  • Provided subject matter expertise during the contract negotiations and contractual disputes. Built risk management competence in the region in order to improve and maintain managed services delivery quality and standards.
  • Met with customers to understand their unique risk management needs and address compliance and regulatory concerns.
Jan 2011 - May 2014

Advisor Group Function Finance

Ericsson Headquarters, Stockholm

Worked with the company's top executives to identify, prioritize, reduce and transfer business risks:

  • Provided risk management advisory services for corporate finance divisions, including: insurance, treasury, M&A, external reporting and accounting departments; results presented to CFO and risk mitigations were rolled out globally.
  • Conducted workshops in regions regarding business risks for developing strategic and operational plans based on business intelligence reports. Followed-up the regional risk maturity model and improved results up to 40%.
  • Identified€ 5m potential financial loss related to a sourcing deal and mitigated the risk by proposing alternative contractual terms.
  • Reinforced relationship amongst department heads throughout facilitating collaborative workshops which shorted cross-functional decision cycle time by 50%.
  • Created business development strategies and recommended new ways of working related to change management initiatives, leading to improved top-down communications towards employees.
  • Appointed project manager by upper management and led a cross-functional team of nine in conducting group interviews with key corporate subordinates; objectively capturing and thoroughly assessing risks related to everyday department specific operations.
  • Developed project specification and reporting templates that increased project efficiency by 80%.
  • Suggested an analytical model to capture risks proactively for sales and marketing departments that lead to increased efficiency by 5%. The model was implemented in the customer relationship management tool currently used by 10000 employees globally.
  • Presented consolidated data analysis to department heads while maintaining clear communication with project partners that led to project completion 2 months ahead of schedule.
  • Harvested a uniform understanding of business risks and consolidated group level processes through means of collaborative meetings with regional leadership teams worldwide.
Mar 2008 - Dec 2010

Sales Consultant, Business Unit Global Services

Ericsson, Helsinki

Delivered C-level presentations to telecom operators globally. Assisted in pricing of services in order to set high margins. Developed unique selling points to strengthen product portfolio position in the market, leading to a sales increase of 20%. Selected experience:

  • Grameenphone Bangladesh Deal: Facilitated intensive workshops with the client in order to identify the deal's scope. Focused on customer intimacy and attention to detail resulting in a scope extension of€ 0,4m.
  • Vodafone Greece Project Delivery: Led a team of three in the delivery of a core telecom network service. Efficient project management techniques and interpersonal skills resulted in repurchase of the€ 0,5m service by the customer.
  • Sales Lead Award: Created sales leads and won two times the yearly awards by early customer engagements and understanding their unique needs that resulted in win-win situations. 

Education

Education
2014

MSc. in Management 

Stockholm University School of Business

Curriculum highlights: Management Theory and Analysis, Leadership and Management in Organizations, Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurial Self. Thesis focus on asset management portfolio construction strategies in big four Swedish banks.

2013

MSc. in Economics and Finance – Finance Major 

LUISS Guido Carli University Rome

Curriculum highlights: Investment Banking and M&A, Asset Management, and International Finance.

2008

BSc. in Information Technology – Telecommunications Major

Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences Helsinki

Curriculum highlights: Wireless Communications, 3G Technology, and Sustainable ICT.

Leadership Qualifications

  • Ericsson – Rapid high potential executive talent pool which aims to develop future corporate executives.
  • Ericsson – CEO’s Young Advisory Board which is consisted of 5 global talents (nomination).
  • Basketball captain – Led the business league team in Finland, finishing second in finals. Additionally, led my high school team to a regional cup victory.


Skills

Skills

Languages

  • Turkish-Native                                                                                                                   
  • English–Fluent
  • Finnish–Fluent
  • Swedish–Intermediate
  • Italian–Intermediate

Certifications

  • ITILv3 Foundation Certificate
  • PROPS-C Project Management – Semcon
  • Presentation Skills – Key AB Corporate Training
  • Negotiation Skills – Key AB Corporate Training