Ayşegül Aydın is the Founding and Managing Partner of Heidrick & Struggles Turkey for the past 17 years, focusing on both Executive Search and Leadership Consulting projects.
She is a member of several global industry practice-expertise groups within Heidrick&Struggles such as Life Sciences, Consumer/Retail, Financial Services, and general Industry including Energy. She works on key roles such as Chief Executive Officers and Board of Directors, serving key functions such as Marketing, Sales, Strategy, Legal, Compliance, Regulatory and Government Affairs, CHROs, and CFOs. Under the leadership consulting leg, she delivers projects on succession planning, talent management, board work, and assessment. Aydın is a licensed Executive Leadership Assessor since 1997 and has been selected among the top 200 Executive Search Consultants of the world by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) study in 1998.
Prior to her executive search practice, Aydın gathered more than 10 years of experience in the multinational arena working for McCann Erickson, Procter & Gamble (P&G) and British American Tobacco (BAT), mainly in Commercial Managerial roles, having served in Turkey and abroad. She has commenced her early career in Sales & Marketing and continued in various international and local posts. She established her own Executive Search Company in Turkey in 1996, which became the beginning of her search and leadership consulting career.
Aydın holds a Business Administration degree from the Middle East Technical University in Ankara Turkey and a Master’s degree in Marketing & Advertising from the Michigan State University, MI, USA.
She serves as a Board Member in AmCham and Finans Klup. Aydın is also member of TUSIAD, ODTU and MSU Alumni.