Ulvi Kadakal

Managing Partner - Istanbul, Turkey

Ulvi Kadakal

Managing Partner - Istanbul, Turkey

+90 533 747 1792

Ulvi Kadakal serves as Country President of N2Growth's Executive Recruitment firm in Turkey. Ulvi is responsible not only for Turkey but also for neighboring countries. Ulvi has a diverse background plus 30 years of international experience in engineering, management, operations, sales, strategy, and business development, which has given him a broad perspective to identify clients' needs and contribute to their success. He has worked with global consulting firms within executive search, strategy, due diligence, leadership, and organizational development. Ulvi is also a member of many professional bodies at an international level.

He began his career as a project and sales engineer of the German technology firm Mannesmann Rexroth. He became an expert in engineering, sales, and the application of motion technology. Before moving his service business to The Netherlands in 2001, he spent eight years as Sales and Marketing Director for a technology company. He then started as Eastern European & Middle East Regional Manager of European Notified Body, which delivered inspection and certification services according to EU and International standards for products and quality systems. From 2001 to 2010, he was involved in many international projects worldwide and conducted more than 200 international seminars, workshops, and training for universities, NGOs, state organizations, and private companies. He was also appointed senior business development consultant by European Commission for EU Business Development Centers in Turkey.

Since 2010 Ulvi has been in top executive positions of multinational companies with a full P&L responsibility. He was managing director, member of the board of directors, deputy chairman, vice president, and an executive board with international holdings, Munters, Sweden, Wittur Holding Germany. Most recently, Ulvi worked with the Assan Panel Turkey gaining deep experience with private equity management, strategy, and M&A. Since global private equity firms owned the Munters and Wittur Holding, he was also involved in the successful exit of Wittur Holding from Triton PE to Bain Capital in 2015.

Ulvi was born and raised in Istanbul, a historical guide of the Roman Age. He is the father of one son who is now following the way of his father studying mechanical engineering. Ulvi holds a mechanical engineering degree from Yıldız Technical University in Istanbul (1987). He has been playing drums for more than thirty years, and you may see him playing in his small studio next to our Istanbul Office.

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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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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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