Aykut Cakir | Head of MENA Region

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Aykut Cakir

Managing Director, Senior Partner and Head of MENA Region

EXPERTISE

Organizational Architecture

Mergers & Acquisitions

Business Processes and Management

Information Systems Management

Financial Audits

Mr. Cakir, Managing Director, Partner and Head of Turkey, has a demonstrated history in Negotiations, Business Planning, Business Development and as a Finance Director for gases & energy, pharmaceuticals, retail, FMCG, and automotive industries. He has collaborated closely with client leadership to co-create a customized operating model tailored to the unique needs of each project segment in the region. Aykut conducted workshops focused on developing effective communication strategies to ensure team alignment with new operating models and organizational changes. 

Aykut established key performance indicators (KPIs) to monitor and optimize sales and marketing efforts using advanced analytics tools. Developed compelling pitch decks and presentations for potential investors and created comprehensive master plans for large-scale developments, driving strategic growth and investor engagement. Mr. Cakir has worked for major Fortune 500 companies such as Procter & Gamble, Roche Pharma Group, John Deere, and Linde Gas. He has twenty-eight years of experience in Operational Finance and Optimization, Accounting, and General Management, with international business experience including in the USA, Europe, Middle East and Turkey.   

Mr. Cakir holds a Bachelors degree in Finance and Economics from the University of North Carolina.