NMS Consulting grows Istanbul leadership team with Ferkan Celik

24 August 2021 Consultancy-me.com 2 min. read
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Within weeks of appointing three new partners in its growing Istanbul office, NMS Consulting has welcomed another leader to its Middle East ranks: Ferkan Celik.

Prior to joining the US-headquartered management consulting, strategy and transactions firm, Celik served on the Board of Directors of Turkish management consulting firm Universal & Partners, and as Chief Executive Officer of its research and development services division. 

Her consulting track record includes advising multiple governments throughout the Middle East and Asia on the creation, development, planning and implantation of public and private-public programs, including a major program in Turkey that saw one of the ministries launch over 30 transformational projects and 80 R&D centers.

Ferkin Celik, Partner, NMS Consulting

Prior to her tenure in consulting, Celik held Founding Director roles at Okan University and Yeditepe University for their Teknopark programs. She was directly responsible for the founding of the Technology Transfer Office which focused on university-industry cooperation within the organised industrial zones throughout Turkey. She previously also held senior positions within the Turkish Ministries of National Education, Industry and Trade, and Family and Social Policies.

“We are very excited to have Ferkin join NMS Consulting,” stated Aykut Cakir, Senior Partner and Head of MENA Region at NMS Consulting. “Her background and experience are a perfect fit for the needs we are seeing from clients in the Middle East and Balkan regions, specifically for project management and public-private mandates.”

Trevor Saliba, Managing Partner of NMS Consulting said, “With the appointment of someone of Ferkin’s caliber to our Istanbul team, we are seeing the positive impact NMS Consulting is making in Turkey.”

He added that since the summer acquisition of Softforay Dijital Dönüşüm, the “Turkish team has exceeded all initial planning expectations for both new client mandates.” 

Celik remarked, “I have always been passionate about helping companies identify the best solutions for problems and roadblocks they are experiencing, and being part of NMS Consulting will enable me to help clients with their strategies, program design and project execution.”