NMS Consulting appoints three new partners in Istanbul office

16 August 2021 Consultancy-me.com 2 min. read
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A month after closing its first acquisition in Turkey, NMS Consulting has bolstered the partner team of its Istanbul office with a trio of new leaders. 

Selcuk Alkas has been appointed a Managing Director and Partner. He brings around two decades of digital consulting experience to the firm. Most recently, he served Turkish IT services group Uyumsoft, where he specialised in ERP implementations, with a focus on clients in the public sector. 

Alkas’ track record spans over 80 ERP projects at clients including the National Railways, Türksat, Turkish Parliament, Chamber of Commerce, and Turk Telecom. He also has experience with digital transformation projects at state sponsored research & development projects. 

Selcuk Alkas, Firat Kayikci and Gulcan Koseoglu - NMS Consulting

Firat Kayikci and Gulcan Koseoglu have both been appointed a Partner. The latter specialises in logistics, corporate training, corporate communications, marketing strategy and brand awareness. Notable projects include her role as a project manager for promotional projects for the Ministry of Tourism in Istanbul.

Kayikci has over a decade of consulting experience, advising clients on market research, media, marketing and digital transformation. He also works on project planning, implementation, strategy development and communication. He previously worked for the Turkish Ministry of National Education for eleven years. 

Commenting on the promotions, Aykut Cakir, Senior Partner and Head of MENA at NMS Consulting stated, “The need for consulting solutions in Turkey have expanded greatly since the pandemic started. Cost optimisations, digitalisation, and organisational as well as financial restructuring are all services we are seeing a large increase of interest in.” 

“Companies are also dealing with inflation, supply constraints, and normalisation hurdles currently in the Middle East, and we strive to help these companies get passed these issues and become stronger. The new team’s collective background and experience are a perfect fit for these needs.” 

Founded in 2018, NMS Consulting is a global management consulting firm that specialises in delivering strategic, organisational and digital services. The firm currently has more than 250 professionals working from 15 offices located through the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. 

Last months, the US-headquartered consultancy closed its acquisition of Softforay Dijital Dönüşüm, rebranding the company as NMS Consulting Turkey. The firm currently advises companies and public institutions in Turkey and the region (particularly Bulgaria, Kosovo and Albania), and is aiming to expand its project portfolio across the Middle East in the coming months. 

Trevor Saliba, Global Managing Partner and Founder of NMS Consulting said, “We are very excited about our expansion in Turkey as we continue to expand our team in the Middle East region.”