Our Team

Founder Partners


Selami Guven ANTAL

Founder Partner / Management Consultant selami.antal@grupas.com.tr
Selami Guven ANTAL

Selami Guven ANTAL

Profile Key Competences Title

He graduated from Industrial Engineering Department. He led many TPM, Lean and Process Management Projects within last 30 years in his industrial business career

His professional career started in Aluminium Industry as a Maintenance Planning Engineer at NASAŞ Aluminum Company

At Assan Aluminium Company, member of Kibar Holding, he involved in production management, factory organization management, establishment and management of management systems 20 years. He coordinated the establishment of the EFQM Management Model and the National Quality Achievement Award in 2003 at the National Quality Congress. He coordinated the establishment of the TPM (Total Productive Management) Model and the TPM Award from Japan in 2009. He has participated in the management of kaizen team works and field applications. He has provided training and consultancy services about operational excellence to organizations that attach importance to continuity and success in the sector since 2010. He takes Zero Accident, Zero Defect and Zero Breakdown as the professional mission.


He addresses the problems and supports the field implementations with the employees of organizations that have counseled on increasing the productive of the organization and reducing the costs, with the approach of team unity. He has carried out many studies and provided training services in the sectors of Metal, Food, Automotive and Subcontracting, Textile, Furniture, Construction, Pharmaceuticals, Health, public institutions (municipality, governorship, district governorship, special provincal administration), Aviation, Logistics. Point of his interest is to provide improvement of people, to increase performance through field aplications, to eliminate losses, to reduce cost, to achieve target for companies by Operational Excellence.
He has been a member of Foundation of Quality Executive Committee between 2010-2011. He has had the opportunity to observation and benchmark various factories in Japan between 2010 and 2014. He has got training at TEC (Toyota Engineering Corporation) and Nagoya and has participated in workshops. He is married and architect Neslihan Antal's husband , Zeynep and Mert's father.

•Operational Excellence
•Lean Management
•TPM (Total Productive Management)
•Use of Lean Production Tools
•5S
•Process Management (Implementation of Maki Gami Methods for the first time in Turkey)
•Resource Planning
•Supply Chain Management
•Balanced Scorecard
•Management Systems (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 16949)
•Creating of Customer Satisfaction Standards
•Strategic Planning
•EFQM Model of Excellence

Senior Consultant- Founder Partner

Education

Istanbul Technical University-Industrial Engineering
Doğuş University- MBA

Year of birth – Place /
Marital status

1963-ANKARA / Married

Erol ÖZDEN

Founder Partner / Management Consultant erol.ozden@grupas.com.tr
Erol ÖZDEN

Erol ÖZDEN

Profile Key Competences Title

 More than 30 years of industry experience from Quality Control and Production Engineering to General Manager. He has started to as Quality Control Engineer at NASAŞ Aluminum Co. He has worked different positions such as Operation Engineer at Assan Galvaniz Facilities, R&D Engineer, Casting Operation Manager, Composite Board Operation Manager, Welding Planning Engineer, Factory Manager, Deputy General Manager in charge of operations at Assan Aluminium Facilities.
Then by, he has worked as General Manager of Istal Aluminum Company. He co-ordinated the National Quality Achievement Award in 2003 at the National Quality Congress. He coordinated the TPM Award from Japan in 2009. He has worked together with universities and research institutes, has presented his works in various journals, conferences and symposiums in the form of articles and presentations. during TPM Award.
He has done Evaluator of Quality Association's National Quality since 2007.











• Lean Management, Lean Production, Lean Flow and Lean Transformation
• Corporate Development and Transformation of Family Companies
• TPM (8 Pillar)
• Strategical, Tactical and Operational Planning
• Management of Process
• Maki-Gami
• ABC (Activity-Based Costing)
• Cost-Loss Structure and Analysis
• ERP modelling and implementation
• MES (automatic data collection)
• Stock Management
• Management Systems (ISO 9001, ISO 14001 OHSAS 18001, ISO 16949)
• EFQM Model of Excellence
• BSC (Balanced Scorecard)

Senior Consultant- Founder Partner

Education

Istanbul Technical University-Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Year of birth – Place /
Marital status


1961-Married/the father of one child

Executive Board Members


Emre TUNA

Executive Board Member / Senior Consultant emre.tuna@grupas.com.tr
Emre TUNA

Emre TUNA

Profile Key Competences Title

10 years of industrial experience starting from Business Process And Method Analysis Specialist to Continuous improvement manager & Continious Improvement Projects Coordinator (Consulted over 100 projects – 30 Six Sigma, 100 + Kaizen and Quick Wins ). He has worked on Business Excellence Processes especially in Process Management, Strategic Management, Balanced Scorecard. He has been working as a management consultant and a trainer in different industries such as Metal, Food, Furniture, Beverage, Dairy Products, Chemical Dyes and Hygenic Products. He has worked for multinational companies to drive excellence journey. I made guidance in TPM implementation programs, Lean Transformation Models and Six Sigma Projects and Business Process Management programs.


Trainer for KAL – DER, TAYSAD and MESS

Specialties:
Kaizen Teian
Daily Management System

•Six Sigma Master Black Belt
•Lean Management, Lean Transformation
•TPM
•Kaizen Teian
•Coordinating Lean Transformation Projects in various Industries
•Business Process Improvement Methodologıes
•Blackbelt, Greenbelt and Yellowbelt Instructor (over 5000 hours)
•Operational Excellence Trainings for different tiers
•Suggestion System Design
•Strategic Management Process Design

Senior Consultant

Education


Hacettepe University, Executive MBA (2009-2010)

Gazi University,
Industrial Engineering (2002 -2005)

Middle East Technical University, Mining Engineering (2000-2002)

Fethiye Kemal Mumcu Anatolian High School

Language


Turkish
English

Year of birth – Place /
Marital status

2005 / Tokat
Married with two children

Cenk ÇUKACI

Executive Board Member / Senior Consultant cenk.cukaci@grupas.com.tr
Cenk ÇUKACI

Cenk ÇUKACI

Profile Key Competences Title
15 years of industrial experience starting from Manufacturing and Maintenance Engineering to Lean Coordinator and Techinal Manager
Specialties: Maintenance Management, ERP Systems, Process Design and Implementation, 5S, Visual Factory Management, Line Management (Hoshin Kanri), Autonomous Maintenance, Scheduled
•Exclusive managerial experience on production environment
•Six Sigma Black Belt
•Strong leadership, planning and coordinating skills
•Strong in analytical thinking and an able problem solver
•Hands-on experience of “Lean Production” and maintenance systems (PM, TPM ,5S Methodologies),
•Mentoring / Coaching
•Pro-active attitude
•Experience in occupational safety
•Setting and monitoring budgets, allocating responsibilities in order to ensure that targets are achieved
•Lean Coordinator -designing, training and implementing lean production tools
•Recruiting, coaching and developing experience in both white and blue collar personel
•ERP Process Coordinator

Senior Consultant

Education


Sabancı University, Executive MBA (2009-2010)

Istanbul Technical University, Mechanical Eng. (1995-1999)
Istanbul Technical University, Preparatory Class (1994-1995)

Kabataş Erkek High School

Year of birth – Place /
Marital status


1977 / İstanbul
Married, the father of two children

İlhami OK

Executive Board Member / Senior Consultant ilhami.ok@grupas.com.tr
İlhami OK

İlhami OK

Profile Key Competences Title
30 years of Financial and Industrial experience starting from Financial Controlling & Planning and Accounting & Finance Director to CFO
Specialties: Financial Control, Financial Planning, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Financial Analysis & Reporting (IFRS), Auditing, Treasury & Cash Management, Tax Planning & Management, Activity Base Costing & Customer Profitibility, Financial Risk Management, Financing, Lean Finance, Accounting and Cost Management, ERP Systems, Process Design and Implementation.
















•Lean Financial Organization & Process
•Activity Base Costing & Profitibility Management
•Financial Risk Management
•Financial Planning, Analyzing & Reporting (Turkish GAAP & IFRS)
•Cash Flow Management
•Credit Risk Management & Insurance
•Operational Excellence
•Internal Control Systems
•Integration of Financial Process and ERP Systems
•Balance Score Card Implementation
•KPI Management
•Strong leadership, planning and coordinating skills
•Strong in analytical thinking and an able problem solver
•Mentoring/Coaching
•Pro-active attitude

Executive Board Member
Senior Consultant

Education


Marmara University, Executive MBA (1990-1991)
Dokuz Eylül University, Management (1984-1988)

CPA - TÜRMOB
CRMA - IAA
Cash, Treasury & Risk Management – Euro Finance

Year of birth – Place /
Marital status


1967 / İstanbul
Married with one child

Numan BAYRAK

Executive Board Member / Senior Consultant numan.bayrak@grupas.com.tr
Numan BAYRAK

Numan BAYRAK

Profile Key Competences Title
Results-oriented senior-level strategic management professional with a MA and BS in Economics from a top university.
Multifaceted history in operational management, financial management, business development, and technical leadership within the Consumer Goods, Retail, International Trade , Food, Chemicals , fertilizer, Paper & Plastic Packaging Industry , Cement, Construction & Construction Materials , Fresh Fruits & Vegetables, Internet & E-Commerce, Strategic Planning & Bussines Lobbying, and Mining sectors.
Skilled at delivering optimised support to executive and board-level staff while advising on operational and strategic initiatives.
Effective communicator, with strong interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to build strategic partnerships with key stakeholders. Highly successful at heading change management, as well as developing and implementing operational budget and strategy.
Numan Bayrak graduated from Kabatas Erkek Lisesi in 1977 and Economics Department at Bosporus University in 1983.
He completed his master’s degree courses without thesis at the same University in 1985.
He started his career at Enka in 1983 and worked as Paper & Carton Packing Department Manager from 1985 to 1989.
He assumed the role of Deputy General Manager at Debant (Paper & Plastic Packaging ) from 1989 to 1993.
In 1994, he began to work as Co-Founder & Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Dut ( Textile & Packaging & Commodity Trading ).
Numan worked as Co-Founder & General Manager at Interstone (Granit & Marble Trading & Mining )
Co-Founder & Board Member at Dut-Net ( Internet Server Company & software & E-Commerce)
Co-Founder & Board Member at JV Turas PP Bags Factory-Tashkent-Uzbekistan from 1994 to 2006 simultaneously.
In 2006, he joined Yükselen Tarım ( Fresh Vegetable ,Fruits & GreenHouse Management ) as Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
Between 2009 and 2010 he worked as Sales and New Business Development Director at Norus Nuhpanel( Construction & Compozite Materials ).
He worked as (COO ) Chief Operating Officer at Stratejico ( Bussines Lobbying & Strategic Consultancy )from 2011 to 2013.
He worked Yıldız Holding ( The Biggest Food Company in Turkey ) between 2014-2016 as Commercial /Operational Excellence/Investment Director at Bahar Su & Enfesler Gıda.
Before joining our organization, he worked as General Manager of Pladis Pakistan between 2016-2017.
He is still Member of Board at PTB Foods Company (private) Limited in Pakistan who is a part of Yıldız Holding.
His role in Grupas as Executive Member Board & Partner is Business Development, International Relations & Trading
  • Investment Management
  • Capex Investment Planning
  • Strategic Business Planning
  • Integrated Market Analysis
  • Operational Leadership 
  • Forecasting & Organisation 
  • Relationships Building
  • Cross-Team Leadership
  • Business Lobby 
  • Conflict & Crises Resolution/Management
  • Interim Management
  • Independent Board Membership
  • International Trading
  • Due Diligence
  • Company Assessment
  • M&A
  • Senior Negotiator
Education
BS in Economics

Year of birth – Place /
Marital status

22.04.1960 / Daday-Turkey
Maried and Father of ISINSU

Management Team


Bilal KERTİ

General Manager bilal.kerti@grupas.com.tr
Bilal KERTİ

Bilal KERTİ

Profile Key Competences Title

30 years of industrial experience starting from Manufacturing and going on customer relationship and sales facilities.

•Exclusive managerial experience on production environment
•Aluminium sheet production , sales , marketing and aplication fields.
•Knowledge about all type of manufacturing methods and materials.
•Customer claims managments skills.


General Manager

Education


Anadolu University Department of Economics Jan.2010
İstanbul Technical University Materials Engineering MSc degree, Feb.1990
İstanbul Technical University
Metallurgical Engineering Department, June 1987
Kabataş High School, June 1982

Year of birth – Place /
Marital status


1965 / İstanbul
Married with two children

Nezahat EREN

Genaral Manager nezahat.eren@grupas.com.tr
Nezahat EREN

Nezahat EREN

Oben ALTUNPALA

Training & Development Officer
Oben ALTUNPALA

Oben ALTUNPALA

Alper HALLAÇ

Marketing and Corporate Affairs Officer
Alper HALLAÇ

Alper HALLAÇ


Uğur ÖZDEMİR

Finance & Administrative Manager
Uğur ÖZDEMİR

Uğur ÖZDEMİR

Gülçin BOSTANOĞLU

Business Development Officer 
Gülçin BOSTANOĞLU

Gülçin BOSTANOĞLU

Profile Key Competences Title

Gülçin graduated from Industrial Engineering Department at Kocaeli University in 2017.


She has worked on the 5S in Autoliv Metal Press, where she had his internship, and the increase in productivity with standardization of production.

She has worked as a long-time intern at the Farplas company in the automotive supplier industry. She has been responsible for the work analysis of all the processes in the molds of the factories, performing their time analyzes and line balances, identifying the improvement points for the process and carrying out the necessary studies together.

She has contributed to the increase of productivity by doing work in plastic injection, dyeing plant and assembly lines.
She has begun her professional career as a business development officer at Grupas Gelişim. She cooperates with development agencies and sectoral associations. She is in charge of TPM and Lean Management studies at companies such as the glass sector, food sector, etc.

TEDxIzmit organized the first event at Izmit in 2017.

•Organization Management
•Team management
•Communication and Leadership in Business
•Project Management

Business Development Officer

Education


Kocaeli University, Industrial Engineer

Year of birth – Place


1994 / Mersin

Zeynep GÜR

Lean Management Process Officer
Zeynep GÜR

Zeynep GÜR

Consultants


Altan ERDOĞAN

Senior Consultant
Altan ERDOĞAN

Altan ERDOĞAN

Profile Key Competences Title
Altan Erdoğan graduated from Metalurjical Engineering in İstanbul Technical University in 1990 . Researce Assistance in ITÜ between 1990 and 1993. More than 25 years of industrial experience from Manufacturing Engineering to Lean and Quality Assurance and Management. His career of expertise are automotive engine valves, aluminum, special steel production and heat treatment.

Specialties: Process and Quality Engineering in Automotive Industry. 5S, Visual Management, SPC implementation for process control , ISO 16949 Quality Management System (Set up and Implementation), Autonomous Management Implementation.















•Lean Manufacturing
•Lean Hospital Activities and Lean Implementation
•Kaizen Activities
•Operational Excellence - TPM
•FMEA – Failure Mode Effects Analysis
•Visual Management -5S
•ISO 16949 Quality Management System
•Advanced Quality Planning (APQP – PPAP)
•Lean Coordinator -designing, training and implementing lean production tools

Senior Consultant

Education

Studied English Language for 1 year in England, Bournemouth, ITTC Language School

İstanbul Technical University, Material Engineering, Master Science. (1990-1993 )

Istanbul Technical University, Preparatory Class (1990-1991)

Istanbul Technical University, Metalurjical Eng. (1986-1990)

Bahçelievler High School

Language


Turkish
English

Year of birth – Place /
Marital status


1966 / İstanbul
Married with two children

Bora KÜÇÜK

Senior Consultant
Bora KÜÇÜK

Bora KÜÇÜK

Profile Key Competencies Title
He has been graduated from Middle East Technical University, Department of Management in 1987 and completed executive MBA program at Yeditepe University in 2001.

He has almost 30 years professional experience in different sectors like steel, beverage, hardware, service and dairy. In this period, he has taken different positions at different levels, from mid-level management to top level management. He acted as Finance Manager, Budget and Planning Manager, Treasury Manager, Financial Controller, Finance Director, Group Director, CFO, Deputy General Manager, General Manager and Board Member. He managed finance, treasury, human resources, information technology, procurement, import - export and logistic functions. He contributed green field establishment of two companies as member of founding management team.

He has worked in Turkey and some abroad operations of internationally well-known brands like Coca-Cola, Pepsi-Cola, Black & Decker, Xerox, Corus Steel (newly Tata steel) and the subsidiaries of major domestic industrial conglomerates like Yaşar Holding and Borusan Holding.

Prior to management consultancy, in his last capacity as acting general manager in Bortrade – subsidiary of Borusan Holding, he was responsible to evaluate business development and investment opportunities in South Africa. He acted as Board Member in Turkey – Ethiopia Business Council of Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK). He also acted as Board Member of three companies established by Kocabıyık family in Iran, operating in logistic, heavy machinery sales & service and automotive steel sales areas.

Currently he is sharing his managerial experience with middle-sized and upper middle-sized domestic companies as management consultant since 2016.

  • Strategic Planning
  • Management by Objective (MBO), 
  • Key Performance Indicator (KPI) 
  • Scored Balance Card (SBC)
  • Organizational Re-structuring
  • Business Development
  • Corporate Governance
  • Feasibility Analysis and Investment Evaluation
  • Cash Management and Restructuring of Borrowings
  • Cost Analysis and Restructuring of Costing
  • Budgeting and Operational Planning
  • System Analysis for ERP Implementations (SAP, IFS)
  • Financial Reporting (US GAAP, IFRS)
Senior Consultant

Education
Master in Business Administration, Yeditepe University, Institute of Social Sciences, Istanbul, 2001

Bachelor of Art in Business Administration, Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Economical and Administrative Sciences, Department of Management, Ankara, 1987


Year of birth – Place /
Marital status
1964 / Konya
Married with two children

Cenk ÇUKACI

Senior Consultant cenk.cukaci@grupas.com.tr
Cenk ÇUKACI

Cenk ÇUKACI

Profile Key Competences Title
15 years of industrial experience starting from Manufacturing and Maintenance Engineering to Lean Coordinator and Techinal Manager 
Specialties: Maintenance Management, ERP Systems, Process Design and Implementation, 5S, Visual Factory Management, Line Management (Hoshin Kanri), Autonomous Maintenance, Scheduled
•Exclusive managerial experience on production environment
•Six Sigma Black Belt 
•Strong leadership, planning and coordinating skills
•Strong in analytical thinking and an able problem solver
•Hands-on experience of “Lean Production” and maintenance systems (PM, TPM ,5S Methodologies),
•Mentoring / Coaching
•Pro-active attitude
•Experience in occupational safety
•Setting and monitoring budgets, allocating responsibilities in order to ensure that targets are achieved
•Lean Coordinator -designing, training and implementing lean production tools
•Recruiting, coaching and developing experience in both white and blue collar personel
•ERP Process Coordinator

Senior Consultant

Education


Sabancı University, Executive MBA (2009-2010)

Istanbul Technical University, Mechanical Eng. (1995-1999)
Istanbul Technical University, Preparatory Class (1994-1995)

Kabataş Erkek High School 

Year of birth – Place / 
Marital status


1977 / İstanbul
Married, the father of two children

Ehab A. TAWFIK

Senior Consultant
Ehab A. TAWFIK

Ehab A. TAWFIK

  • Born in 1968, has a bachelor’s degree in communications engineering and master in business administration.
  • He worked for Efeso Consulting Cairo office since 2008 as a consultant. Prior to this he was the director of supply chain and maintenance of a large Egyptian earth moving company where he served for 13 years before joining Efeso Consulting.
  • He played a significant role in several projects involving development of organization transformation plans aimed to streamlining operational processes and optimizing costs. Such projects include operational excellence ,review and redesign business processes, policies and procedures, and define system requirement for IT and automation. His main experience has been in serving clients from furniture, engineering, manufacturing, and telecom sectors.
  • Besides, operational excellence consulting assignments, Ehab has reasonably good experience in research based strategy consulting work where he has assisted clients in providing marketing, competitive and customer strategies. He also has good experience in train and coaching people given his wide ranging experience in developing strategies and providing implementation support.

Emre ŞAHİN

Business Consultant - Grupas/Quintiq
Emre ŞAHİN

Emre ŞAHİN

Profile Key Competences Title
12 years of experience on design, implementation and management of local, global and central Supply Chain organizations
Specialties: Supply Chain Management, ERP Systems, Process Design and Implementation, 5S, Visual Factory Management,
•Supply Chain design and implementation
•Local and global organizastion management
•Lean Production and management
•TPM
•Strategic management
•ABC (Cost based management)
•Cost Analysis
•ERP modelling & Implementation
•MES systems
•Inventory management
•Lean Six Sigma
•Mentoring / Coaching
•Pro-active attitude

Senior Consultant

Education

Istanbul Sehir University, MBA

Sabancı University, Industrial Engineering

Year of birth – Place /
Marital status


1980 / Bursa
Single

Emre TUNA

Senior Consultant emre.tuna@grupas.com.tr
Emre TUNA

Emre TUNA

Profile Key Competences Title

10 years of industrial experience starting from Business Process And Method Analysis Specialist to Continuous improvement manager & Continious Improvement Projects Coordinator (Consulted over 100 projects – 30 Six Sigma, 100 + Kaizen and Quick Wins ). He has worked on Business Excellence Processes especially in Process Management, Strategic Management, Balanced Scorecard. He has been working as a management consultant and a trainer in different industries such as Metal, Food, Furniture, Beverage, Dairy Products, Chemical Dyes and Hygenic Products. He has worked for multinational companies to drive excellence journey. I made guidance in TPM implementation programs, Lean Transformation Models and Six Sigma Projects and Business Process Management programs.


Trainer for KAL – DER, TAYSAD and MESS

Specialties: 
Kaizen Teian 
Daily Management System

•Six Sigma Master Black Belt 
•Lean Management, Lean Transformation
•TPM
•Kaizen Teian
•Coordinating Lean Transformation Projects in various Industries
•Business Process Improvement Methodologıes
•Blackbelt, Greenbelt and Yellowbelt Instructor (over 5000 hours)
•Operational Excellence Trainings for different tiers 
•Suggestion System Design
•Strategic Management Process Design

Senior Consultant

Education


Hacettepe University, Executive MBA (2009-2010)

Gazi University,
Industrial Engineering (2002 -2005)

Middle East Technical University, Mining Engineering (2000-2002)

Fethiye Kemal Mumcu Anatolian High School

Language


Turkish
English

Year of birth – Place / 
Marital status

2005 / Tokat
Married with two children

Erol ÖZDEN

Management Consultant erol.ozden@grupas.com.tr
Erol ÖZDEN

Erol ÖZDEN

Profile Key Competences Title

 More than 30 years of industry experience from Quality Control and Production Engineering to General Manager. He has started to as Quality Control Engineer at NASAŞ Aluminum Co. He has worked different positions such as Operation Engineer at Assan Galvaniz Facilities, R&D Engineer, Casting Operation Manager, Composite Board Operation Manager, Welding Planning Engineer, Factory Manager, Deputy General Manager in charge of operations at Assan Aluminium Facilities.
Then by, he has worked as General Manager of Istal Aluminum Company. He co-ordinated the National Quality Achievement Award in 2003 at the National Quality Congress. He coordinated the TPM Award from Japan in 2009. He has worked together with universities and research institutes, has presented his works in various journals, conferences and symposiums in the form of articles and presentations. during TPM Award. 
He has done Evaluator of Quality Association's National Quality since 2007.











• Lean Management, Lean Production, Lean Flow and Lean Transformation
• Corporate Development and Transformation of Family Companies 
• TPM (8 Pillar)
• Strategical, Tactical and Operational Planning
• Management of Process
• Maki-Gami 
• ABC (Activity-Based Costing)
• Cost-Loss Structure and Analysis 
• ERP modelling and implementation
• MES (automatic data collection)
• Stock Management
• Management Systems (ISO 9001, ISO 14001 OHSAS 18001, ISO 16949) 
• EFQM Model of Excellence
• BSC (Balanced Scorecard)

Senior Consultant- Founder Partner 

Education

Istanbul Technical University-Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Year of birth – Place / 
Marital status


1961-Married/the father of one child

Ersin DEMİROK

Business Consultant - Grupas/Quintiq
Ersin DEMİROK

Ersin DEMİROK


Ferkut ÖZDEMİR

Senior Consultant
Ferkut ÖZDEMİR

Ferkut ÖZDEMİR

Furkan Yavuz İLHAN

Business Consultant - Grupas/Quintiq
Furkan Yavuz İLHAN

Furkan Yavuz İLHAN

Profile Key Competencies  Title

In 2000 graduated from ITU Industrial Eng. Department and in 2013i graduated from IBU Management Faculty MBA.
Between 2000-2006 in Assan Aluminum San. Tic. A.Ş., worked as Macro Capacity Planner and Production Planner Expert. Worked in continues improvement projects, improvement of quality and capacity of production lines projects and decreasing the cost of production projects.
Worked in the process of “ASSAN EFQM Excellence Model” that was awarded by KALDER. Worked effectively in the designing of production planning and production modules of ERP and implementation of the ERP project
Between 2006-2009 in YRBDU While implementation the EU-funded Level II Regional Development Grant Program for the first time in Turkey, worked as a SME Unit Expert for 116 SME’s that was in TR83 Region (Amasya, Çorum, Samsun, Tokat) and awarded with grant for their investments
Since 2007 working as an independent evaluator for Turkish National Agency and Development Agencies for evaluating the youth’s and SME’s investment projects.
Between 2009-2012 in Merzifon Organized Industrial Zone, worked as Zone Manager and was responsible for solving all kinds of infrastructure needs of factories (more than 40 factory and more than 3000 employees), making environmental and energy studies, managing and realizing the decisions of the Board Members
Between 2013-2016 in my own company worked as a business consultant and A Class HSE for more than 40 SME. Prepared layouts, feasibility, improvement projects, AB and government funds and managed occupational health and safety activities.
Since 2016 in Grupas working as a BC for Quintiq that is one of the most important Supply Chain Planning and Optimization software of the World. At the same time in Grupas working for OpEx, Lean Management and Quick Win projects.


•Knowledge of Project Cycle Management, EU and Government funds for investments and legislation for a lot of different business units
•Experience of Certificated A Class OHSE in a lot of different industry
•Experience of Certificated Business Consultant for Supply Chain Planning and Optimization
•Strong in analytical thinking and an able problem solver
•Hands-on experience of “Lean Production” and maintenance systems (PM, TPM ,5S Methodologies),
•Preparing and evaluating the investment projects and the feasibilities
•Lean Coordinator -designing, training and implementing lean production tools
•Recruiting, coaching and developing experience in both white and blue collar personel
•Experince of ERP design and implementation
Senior Consultant

Education
Yozgat Fen Lisesi

İstanbul Technical University - Industrial Eng.

İstanbul Bilgi University- Management Faculty - MBA

A Class Occupational Health and Safety Expert

Quintiq Business Consultant Level 1

Year of birth – Place /
Marital status
1978 / Amasya
Married with two children

Işınsu NUMANBAYRAKTAROĞLU

Işınsu NUMANBAYRAKTAROĞLU

Işınsu NUMANBAYRAKTAROĞLU

Profile Key Competencies Title
7 years of industrial experience in banking sector as Corporate and Commercial Allocation Credit Expert.
Analyzing the credit application of the Company/Group
Analyzing the company/group’s financial reports
Deciding & Approving the rating of the Company/Group
Preparing detailed report about the Company/Group
Presenting the request of the Company/Group in the Local Credit Committees
Allocating the loan and record to all documentations (reports, signed proposals, legal files and required documents) to the system 

Answering the daily transactions of the Company/Group

Monitoring and reporting the portfolio in terms of negative & positive records & news, sectoral developments and potential risks.
•Having creative and innovative personality. 
•Team player with visionary view.
•Having strong communication, planning and organization skills. 
•Having ability of troubleshooting professionally.
•Ability to manage multi-tasks effectively. 
•Financial Analysis 
•Financial Risk Management 
•Budgeting
•Balance Sheet , P&L Analyses
•Credit Analysis
•Company Assessment
•Financial Reporting

Business Development Executive 

Quintiq Pre-Sales Consultant 


Education
1996-2003 Private Uskudar SEV

2003-2006 Çamlıca Bilfen High School İstanbul 

2006-2011 Sabanci University, Istanbul, TURKEY 
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) 
Major: Economics 

Birthdate /Place 
1989 / İstanbul- Turkey

İlhami OK

Senior Consultant ilhami.ok@grupas.com.tr
İlhami OK

İlhami OK

Profile Key Competences Title
30 years of Financial and Industrial experience starting from Financial Controlling & Planning and Accounting & Finance Director to CFO
Specialties: Financial Control, Financial Planning, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Financial Analysis & Reporting (IFRS), Auditing, Treasury & Cash Management, Tax Planning & Management, Activity Base Costing & Customer Profitibility, Financial Risk Management, Financing, Lean Finance, Accounting and Cost Management, ERP Systems, Process Design and Implementation.
















•Lean Financial Organization & Process
•Activity Base Costing & Profitibility Management
•Financial Risk Management
•Financial Planning, Analyzing & Reporting (Turkish GAAP & IFRS)
•Cash Flow Management
•Credit Risk Management & Insurance
•Operational Excellence
•Internal Control Systems
•Integration of Financial Process and ERP Systems
•Balance Score Card Implementation
•KPI Management
•Strong leadership, planning and coordinating skills
•Strong in analytical thinking and an able problem solver
•Mentoring/Coaching
•Pro-active attitude

Executive Board Member
Senior Consultant

Education


Marmara University, Executive MBA (1990-1991)
Dokuz Eylül University, Management (1984-1988)

CPA - TÜRMOB
CRMA - IAA
Cash, Treasury & Risk Management – Euro Finance 

Year of birth – Place / 
Marital status


1967 / İstanbul
Married with one child


Dr. Metin ARSLAN

Senior Consultant
Dr. Metin ARSLAN

Dr. Metin ARSLAN

Murat TURHAN

Senior Consultant
Murat TURHAN

Murat TURHAN

Profile Key Competencies Title

Ankara Gazi University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Business Administration completed in 1990

Total 27 years I worked as a financial analyst, assistant manager, manager and general manager assistant in Insurance, Banking, Factoring and Leasing.

•Banking, Factoring, Leasing- operations
• Financial analysis in solo /consolidation
• Activity Base Costing & Profitibility Management
• Financial Planning, Analysis and Reporting (VUK, IFRS)
•Cash Flow Management
•Financial Risk Management
•Internal Control Systems
•Balance Score Card Implementation
•Leadership, planning and coordinating skills
•Rating modeling
Senior Consultant

Education
Gazi University, Business Administration (1986-1990)
Internal Control Systems (TBB)
Foreing Trade (TİB)

Year of birth – Place /
Marital status
1969 / Ankara
Married with one child

Numan BAYRAK

Senior Consultant numan.bayrak@grupas.com.tr
Numan BAYRAK

Numan BAYRAK

Profile Key Competences Title
Results-oriented senior-level strategic management professional with a MA and BS in Economics from a top university. 
Multifaceted history in operational management, financial management, business development, and technical leadership within the Consumer Goods, Retail, International Trade , Food, Chemicals , fertilizer, Paper & Plastic Packaging Industry , Cement, Construction & Construction Materials , Fresh Fruits & Vegetables, Internet & E-Commerce, Strategic Planning & Bussines Lobbying, and Mining sectors.
Skilled at delivering optimised support to executive and board-level staff while advising on operational and strategic initiatives. 
Effective communicator, with strong interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to build strategic partnerships with key stakeholders. Highly successful at heading change management, as well as developing and implementing operational budget and strategy.
Numan Bayrak graduated from Kabatas Erkek Lisesi in 1977 and Economics Department at Bosporus University in 1983.
He completed his master’s degree courses without thesis at the same University in 1985.
He started his career at Enka in 1983 and worked as Paper & Carton Packing Department Manager from 1985 to 1989. 
He assumed the role of Deputy General Manager at Debant (Paper & Plastic Packaging ) from 1989 to 1993.
In 1994, he began to work as Co-Founder & Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Dut ( Textile & Packaging & Commodity Trading ).
Numan worked as Co-Founder & General Manager at Interstone (Granit & Marble Trading & Mining )
Co-Founder & Board Member at Dut-Net ( Internet Server Company & software & E-Commerce)
Co-Founder & Board Member at JV Turas PP Bags Factory-Tashkent-Uzbekistan from 1994 to 2006 simultaneously.
In 2006, he joined Yükselen Tarım ( Fresh Vegetable ,Fruits & GreenHouse Management ) as Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
Between 2009 and 2010 he worked as Sales and New Business Development Director at Norus Nuhpanel( Construction & Compozite Materials ).
He worked as (COO ) Chief Operating Officer at Stratejico ( Bussines Lobbying & Strategic Consultancy )from 2011 to 2013. 
He worked Yıldız Holding ( The Biggest Food Company in Turkey ) between 2014-2016 as Commercial /Operational Excellence/Investment Director at Bahar Su & Enfesler Gıda. 
Before joining our organization, he worked as General Manager of Pladis Pakistan between 2016-2017.
He is still Member of Board at PTB Foods Company (private) Limited in Pakistan who is a part of Yıldız Holding.
His role in Grupas as Executive Member Board & Partner is Business Development, International Relations & Trading 
  • Investment Management
  • Capex Investment Planning
  • Strategic Business Planning
  • Integrated Market Analysis
  • Operational Leadership 
  • Forecasting & Organisation 
  • Relationships Building
  • Cross-Team Leadership
  • Business Lobby 
  • Conflict & Crises Resolution/Management
  • Interim Management
  • Independent Board Membership
  • International Trading
  • Due Diligence
  • Company Assessment
  • M&A
  • Senior Negotiator
Education
BS in Economics

Year of birth – Place / 
Marital status

22.04.1960 / Daday-Turkey
Maried and Father of ISINSU

Peter Upton

Senior Consultant
Peter Upton

Peter Upton

Profile Key Competencies Title
Strategic leader and innovator with track record of leading successful high value projects in complex work environments. Led and managed global teams including work in Pakistan, South China, Thailand, Nigeria and across Europe.

Specialties:

• Leadership of contract and management teams
• Policy advice and consulting on international education
• Delivery of agency services in education management
• Leadership and management of Educational Institutions
• Whole system reform and work force planning
• Governance reform and training in Higher Education
• Risk assessment and management
  • Change Management 
  • System reform in Education
  • Higher Education capacity development
  • HR and workforce planning
  • Governance reform
  • Risk assessment

International Director IBC

Education and Languages


BA (Hons) History
PGCE Education
MA History
Churchill Fellowship
Lady Allen Fellowship

English, Spanish, German, Cantonese.

Birthdate /Place
1951 Leicester UK


Rui CORTES

Senior Consultant
Rui CORTES

Rui CORTES

RUI MIGUEL NEVES CORTES

HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL
Seeking challenging assignments to leverage experience and expertise with an organization of repute

CAREER PROFILE

A very competent and versatile professional offering 22 years of extensive & successful career record in Health Care sector with expertise in Healthcare Management, Sales and Marketing with demonstrated career success developing and executing operational strategies to promote organizational growth and optimal utilization of emerging technologies.

Consistent performer: successfully operated as part of a dynamic team, generated & implemented process improvement, developed & managed business partners
Expertise in achieving service delivery and process targets with excellent networking and negotiating skills
Well versed in managing, motivating and leading teams towards running successful business process operations
Training Healthcare Managers and Clinical, Nurses and Pharmaceutical managers in Lean Healthcare
Worked with small, medium and large hospitals with 220 beds , 400 beds and an Hospital Center (6 hospitals with 1100 beds)
A proven track record of consistently showing excellent performance with strong abilities in managing operations with key focus patient experience in healthcare
Leading teams with and without direct report

Instrumental in Sales and Marketing of Health Care Products 
Proficient in building record of success in developing promotional activities, strategies and solutions that generated revenue growth
A proven track record of consistently showing excellent performance with strong abilities in managing operations with key focus on bottom line profitability
A keen strategist with expertise in developing high quality plans and strategies that generate new business and produce results

COMPETENCY MATRIX

Healthcare Management
Sales & Marketing 
Business Development 
Project Management
Stakeholders Engagement 
Strategic Planning
Executive Leadership 
Client Relationship Management
Relationship Building
Quality Assurance
Client Interaction
Team & People Management
Training & Mentoring 


CERTIFICATIONS / TRAININGS

Advanced Lean Training, 2014, Virginia Mason Institute, Seattle, USA 
Rapid Improvement Workshop, 2015, Virginia Mason Institute, Seattle, USA 
Green Belt Lean Six Sigma, Villanova University, USA 

EDUCATIONAL CREDENTIALS

Enrolled in a Ph.D in International Health Policies “Evaluation of articulation models between primary care and hospital settings” from Universidade Nova de Lisboa in 2012
Post-Graduation in Health Management from Universidade Lusófona in 2009
Executive Master in Commercial Direction with Key Account Management, getting the best final work with the subject “How to transform a sales approach to a key account management approach in a pharmaceutical company” 19 values in 20 from ISCTE in 2008
Degree in Marketing Management from IPAM in 2004

PROFESSIONAL CONTOUR

LEAN HEALTH PORTUGAL (2014 – Present)
Managing Partner Key Accountabilities:

Lean Facilitator
Lean coach in Hospital and Primary Care Settings
Continuous improvement consultant at Hospitals
Lead improvement processes projects
Develop partnerships with medical and nurses schools to increase Lean Awareness

PENSAMENTO INESPERADO (2013 – 2014)
Managing Partner Key Accountabilities:

Consultant for Pharmaceutical Industry at Payer access level
Developed training programs to improve pharma sales force skills to understand the Portuguese NHS and how to develop trust relationships with different stakeholders.
Developed training programs for health professionals as physicians, nurses and health managers.
Successfully designed and implemented dashboards for primary care organizations manage all the performance indicators.
Developed a clinical decision tool to support patient referrals from primary care to hospitals at chronic diseases, such as diabetes and COPD, helping the physician identifying the right patient to be referred and to collect all the information to add at the referral system.

ASTRAZENECA (2003 – 2012)
Regional Access Manager Key Accountabilities:(Jan’08 – Dec’12)

Developed strong AstraZeneca partnership with regional payers stakeholders in the NHS Primary Care organization with strong success - AstraZeneca has been named the “preferred Pharma company partner” in both 2010 & 2011
Participated in the strategic project “ Shape the Future” where was decided create Brand Teams and the Market Access department

First Line Sales Manager Key Accountabilities: (Jan’05 - Dec’07)

FLSM leading different teams and performed the turnaround of a team ranked 18 in 2006 to top 5 in 2007 (out of 22 teams)
Developed PC sales team in hospital business and invert Crestor position to lead the market

Sales Rep Key Accountabilities: (Jan’03 – Dec’04)

Top Performer Sales Rep for 2 years in a row in Symbicort and Crestor (2003 and 2004) has been promoted in result of that

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

CV Sales Rep, BIAL (1998 – 2003)

Sales Rep, SEBER (1996 – 1998) 

PERSONAL SPECIFICS

Language Known: English, Spanish & French

Selami Guven ANTAL

Management Consultant selami.antal@grupas.com.tr
Selami Guven ANTAL

Selami Guven ANTAL

Profile Key Competences Title

He graduated from Industrial Engineering Department. He led many TPM, Lean and Process Management Projects within last 30 years in his industrial business career

His professional career started in Aluminium Industry as a Maintenance Planning Engineer at NASAŞ Aluminum Company

At Assan Aluminium Company, member of Kibar Holding, he involved in production management, factory organization management, establishment and management of management systems 20 years. He coordinated the establishment of the EFQM Management Model and the National Quality Achievement Award in 2003 at the National Quality Congress. He coordinated the establishment of the TPM (Total Productive Management) Model and the TPM Award from Japan in 2009. He has participated in the management of kaizen team works and field applications. He has provided training and consultancy services about operational excellence to organizations that attach importance to continuity and success in the sector since 2010. He takes Zero Accident, Zero Defect and Zero Breakdown as the professional mission.


He addresses the problems and supports the field implementations with the employees of organizations that have counseled on increasing the productive of the organization and reducing the costs, with the approach of team unity. He has carried out many studies and provided training services in the sectors of Metal, Food, Automotive and Subcontracting, Textile, Furniture, Construction, Pharmaceuticals, Health, public institutions (municipality, governorship, district governorship, special provincal administration), Aviation, Logistics. Point of his interest is to provide improvement of people, to increase performance through field aplications, to eliminate losses, to reduce cost, to achieve target for companies by Operational Excellence.
He has been a member of Foundation of Quality Executive Committee between 2010-2011. He has had the opportunity to observation and benchmark various factories in Japan between 2010 and 2014. He has got training at TEC (Toyota Engineering Corporation) and Nagoya and has participated in workshops. He is married and architect Neslihan Antal's husband , Zeynep and Mert's father.

•Operational Excellence
•Lean Management
•TPM (Total Productive Management)
•Use of Lean Production Tools
•5S 
•Process Management (Implementation of Maki Gami Methods for the first time in Turkey)
•Resource Planning
•Supply Chain Management
•Balanced Scorecard 
•Management Systems (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 16949)
•Creating of Customer Satisfaction Standards 
•Strategic Planning
•EFQM Model of Excellence

Senior Consultant- Founder Partner 

Education


Istanbul Technical University-Industrial Engineering
Doğuş University- MBA

Year of birth – Place / Marital status


1963-ANKARA / Married

Selçuk KARADOĞAN

Senior Consultant
Selçuk KARADOĞAN

Selçuk KARADOĞAN

Profile Key Competences Title
Graduated from Mechanical Engineering Department – Energy division in 1993.
He led many Lean and Process Management Projects within last 24 years in his industrial business career.
Professional career started in Automotive Industry then he positioned in other multinational & global White-Goods Manufacturing and Energy Sector companies at mid-high management level.
He has Six Sigma Master Black Belt certification, also certified as VDA 6.3 and ISO 9001 Lead Auditor.
He has been worked for many leader companies that are being the approved suppliers of; Ford, Toyota, Bosch, Mercedes, GE, Coca Cola, Pepsi Co., Unilever, Arçelik, Beko, Vestel, GE, Vestas, Nordex and he played significant roles in many Customer and Product Projects.
Meanwhile, he has successfully led many Product, Productivity, Process, Quality, Lean, Environmental, Improvement and Energy Management system projects.
Two Circular Economy and Sustainable business modelling project completed and presented for Global leader companies.
•Lean Process & Manufacturing
•Kaizen Activities
•FMEA – Risk Management
•Quality Management
•VDA 6.3 Process Audits - Advanced Quality Planning (AQP – PPAP)
•Project Management
•Analytical Design and Problem Solving Skills
•SWOT Analysis
•Six Sigma Master Black Belt
•Visual Management -5S
•Operational Excellence
•Productivity Management
•Energy and Environmental Management




Lean and Management System Consultant - Trainer
“Process – Quality – Energy & Environment”
Senior Consultant

Education


Mechanical Engineer -
(Karadeniz Technical University)
6 Sigma – Master Black Belt
PMP – Manager Phase

Year of birth – Place /
Marital status


1971 / Zonguldak
Married, one daughter.

Sevde BÜYÜKDOĞAN

Jr. Business Consultant - Grupas/Quintiq
Sevde BÜYÜKDOĞAN

Sevde BÜYÜKDOĞAN

Profile Key Competences Title
In 2017 graduated from Sabanci University B.S in Industrial Engineering.
In 2016 studied in University of Twente with Erasmus programme.
In 2015 conducted an internship in sales and supply chain department of Daikin Industries Limited Company. Contributed to an ongoing stock optimization project by doing a data analysis, an explanatory research on the price determination of make-to-order products and old stocks. Thus, gained an in depth understanding of demand forecasting, reducing inventories to normal levels for the surplus models, reverse logistics to manage the flow of products and services moving backward through the supply chain.
In 2014 accomplished a voluntary internship in the quality control department of Europlast Plastics Industry and Business Limited Company. Done monthly planning and forecasting of the products Involved in the process of creating new products: VoltPort and Hygiene. 
During her studies in Sabanci University, she has been a member and a board member of Tea Talks with CEO’s student club. Tea Talks with CEO’s student club is an organization for university students to meet with the leaders of the business world and to listen their success stories directly. In Turkey organized meetings with Ivar Blanken, CFO of Unilever and Alexander Terletskiy, CEO of Lukoil. In abroad organized and joined meeting trips in Switzerland, Japan and Italy.
•Strong leadership, planning and coordination skills
•Effective intercultural communication skills
•Strong in analytical thinking and problem solving
•Occupational health and safety experience

Junior Consultant

Education


Sabancı University, B.S. in Industrial Engineering (2012-2017)

Erasmus Semester at University of Twente, IBA (2016)

Year of birth – Place / 
Marital status


1994 / İstanbul


Sheikh Hammad Amjad

Senior Consultant
Sheikh Hammad Amjad

Sheikh Hammad Amjad

Profile Key Competencies Title

Hammad has almost a decade of professional experience in design, development and delivery of business strategies & programmes. He has worked with large number of stakeholders engaging government, trade and private organizations in programme implementation.
• CEO, Intenational Business Council 
• Advisor, Aman Foundation
• Director, Pakistan Philippine Business Forum
• Former CEO, British Business Centre
• Former Consultant, British Council



  • Programme Management
  • Higher Education
  • Business Linkages
  • Public Sector Development
  • Public Private Partnership
  • Business Strategy 

 

Chief Executive Officer

Education
Institute of Business Management: MBA (Marketing)

English / Urdu

Birthdate /Place 
1986 / Karachi - Pakistan

Yasemin ÖZÇER

Senior Consultant
Yasemin ÖZÇER

Yasemin ÖZÇER

Zeynep İpek AYGÜN

Junior Consultant - - Grupas/Quintiq
Zeynep İpek AYGÜN

Zeynep İpek AYGÜN

Profile Key Competencies Title
English course in Toronto, Canada - 2010
German course in Bonn, Germany - 2011
The Project “Umwelt Baut Brücken” (“Environment Builds Bridges”) - 2012
The project aims to raise awareness about the importance of the renewable resources. Collaboration with another school in Germany and conferences with several firms and foundations in Germany and Turkey.
German course in Hamburg, Germany - 2015
Interrail in France, Spain, Holland and Italy - 2016
Intern, Accelera Business Solutions - 2016
Had the chance to get to know more about Machine Learning and learned SQL in beginner level.
Teaching Assistant of IE 302 - Stochastic Models in Operations Research, Sabanci University -2017
Great experience of learning deeper about Stochastic Models in Operations Research and developing myself on teaching methods to make that knowledge understandable at all evels while sharing.
Intern, Grupas Gelişim - Now ongoing
Working on Operational Excellence including Six Sigma Methodology, TPM and Lean Management focusing on the projects including people engagement, kaizen and small group activities. Also, seeing different kinds of sectors, hence lots of different processes and projects.
o Statistical Data Analysis in Cacao Production System
o Bottleneck Analysis in Lab Processes


•Quick learner
•Highly motivated
•Results orientation
•Problem solving
•Teamwork
•Good communication skills
•Responsibility
•Leadership
•Trustworthiness & Ethics
Junior Consultant

Education
Sabanci University (SU), Major: Industrial Engineering & Minor: Psychology (2014-2018)

Istanbul Cağaloğlu Anatolian High School (2008-2013)

Birthdate /Place
1995 / İstanbul - Turkey
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