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Meet The Team


Having more than 25 years of experience, Özcan started his professional life as a Manager in his family business in 1995. Starting from 2001 until 2013, he assumed sales management, learning and development and business development roles in multinational companies in life-sciences. Since 2013, he has been serving as a Consultant. Prior to founding LeadXcellence, Özcan was a Senior Consultant at Odgers Berndtson.

Özcan’s search assignments include primarily C and C-1 level as well as executive roles in sales, marketing, business development, finance, human resources, supply chain and legal & compliance functions. Over the years, Özcan also has become a highly recognized expert in Talent Review & Management projects. He has successfully led many Leadership Development and Assessment Programs. Özcan is an ICF Accredited Executive Coach.

Main Expertise Areas: Executive Search, Executive Coaching, Leadership Assessment & Development, Organizational Development

Main Industries: Consumer Goods, Retail, Life Sciences, Automotive, Industrial Goods, Financial Services, Technology, Telecom, Aviation, Energy, Oil&Gas, Chemicals, E-Commerce

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Begüm has 14 years of sales, marketing, com-ex management and consultancy experience gained at pharmaceutical, personal care and logistics industries.

Begüm has led numerous end-to-end commercial transformation projects, both locally and globally, demonstrating her exceptional leadership skills and strategic insights. Her ability to build high-performing teams and identify top talent through recruitment and assessment has been instrumental in achieving organizational goals.

As an ICF accredited Executive Coach, Begüm helps leaders improve their management capabilities and drive innovation within their organizations. Her objective guidance and tailored support have empowered executives to unlock their full potential and achieve remarkable results.

From 2021 till founding LeadXcellence, she assumed various assignments as a freelance consultant.

Main Expertise Areas : Sales, Marketing, Commercial Excellence, Executive Search and Assessment, Executive Coaching and Mentorship, Performance Management

Main Industries : Life Sciences, FMCG, Logistics, Technology, E-Commerce

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