Sevda Ozsonmez

Managing Partner - Istanbul, Turkey

Sevda Ozsonmez

Managing Partner - Istanbul, Turkey


Sevda Ozsonmez is Managing Partner representing N2Growth in Istanbul, Turkey, and is responsible for Executive Search and the firm's operations in the region. Sevda started her career at Finansbank's Financial Reporting Department in 2005 and continued a successful career in finance. She worked as a banking sector equity analyst and portfolio manager in domestic and international brokerage houses. She later worked as Manager at Azimut Portfoy in Istanbul, covering Turkish markets and initiating international expansion plans for the company. Between 2011-2019, she was the Turkey representative of Erste Asset Management, one of the largest financial institutions in Austria. During her role, she gave various interviews to international journalists and led the funds' outperformance. During her experience in Financial Sector, Sevda encountered all the listed companies and their top C-level management in Stock Exchange, evaluating their business plans and strategies, including execution and assessment. She has an investor style & business strategy approach when understanding the companies and their needs, enabling her to cover their requirements for specific roles quickly.

In addition, having experienced global cultures & companies in both EMEA and USA, she has envisaged a broad prospect in management and company values. After 17 years of experience in the finance sector and taking an active role in the investment evaluations of many companies in Turkey, Sevda joined a local boutique Executive Search Company in Turkey and led various projects and placements in different sectors. During her experience as an executive recruiter in the local market, and made placements in key roles such as CFO, CEO, and Head of HR. Sevda is a candidate for Certified Coach for Leaders and Executives.

After graduating from primary and high school in USA and Netherlands, Sevda received her undergraduate degree from Istanbul Bilgi University and the University of Portsmouth, Department of International Finance. She received her graduate degree from Istanbul Bilgi University in International Finance. In addition to her professional career, she is a Board Member of the Financial Literacy and Inclusion Association (FODER) and a member of the Professional Women's Network (PWN) & World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

Sevda is also a Healthy Living Coach and a Pilates instructor, and she loves to practice Yoga and read books. Sevda is married to her husband, Cihan, and they have a daughter.

Areas of Expertise

Executive Search Firm | Board, CEO & C-Suite Executive Recruitment - N2Growth


Our executive search practice in Istanbul, Turkey focuses on senior executive, board and C-Suite searches. The world’s leading brands seek our counsel to build best-in-class leadership teams, to manage performance, and for succession planning. 

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Executive coaching, leadership development and assessments - N2Growth


Our broad portfolio of executive coaching & leadership development services in Istanbul, Turkey pushes companies and teams to greatness, whether through 1:1 executive coaching or enterprise-wide leadership advisory. There actually is a silver bullet in business – it’s called great leadership.

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