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Özlem Yılmaz

Senior Advisor, Turkey

Özlem Yılmaz is Lecturer at Marmara University, she is lecturing the courses of ‘Strategy’, ‘Leadership & Management’, ‘Introduction to Business World’, and ‘Strategic HR Management’ at the Faculty of Engineering.

Having 20 years of HR experience, Özlem worked in various industries. She had started her career in the pharma industry at Eli Lilly&Company, and carried on respectively at PepsiCo, Turkcell Global Bilgi and ERGO Turkey (Sigorta and Emeklilik). She has had 15 years of managerial experience and worked as HR Director for 8 years at ERGO Turkey. Throughout her career, she has led strategical transformation processes and turnaround projects including; growth, restructuring, M&A, corporate development, cultural transformation, leadership transition & development. She is also a coach and mentor.

Özlem holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and an MBA degree from Boğaziçi University. Özlem is married and has a son.