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Levent Ersalman

BS in Mechanical Engineering, MBA

Critical thinker who can apply extensive knowledge and more than 30 years of hands on experience in a variety of industries, including banking, mining, logistics, retail and more. Also hands on experience in execution and implementation in Strategic & Financial Planning, Corporate Performance Measurement, M&A Transactions, Corporate Finance, Business Portfolio Management.

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I Offer A Customized Approach

Personalized Advice

During more than 30 years of professional work, I have seen that many companies work with various consultants without going through, what I call, a holistic diagnostic study. As a result, valuable resources were spent for projects that do not address the root problems/needs. I have seen many companies hire strategy consultants while their main issue is the organization structure. Or they launch innovation initiatives while lack of innovation arises from corporate culture. For this reason I decided to provide services that are catered to identifying my clients’ specific needs through a wholistic diagnostic study. The output of such study is used to identify the types and priorities of projects that are needed. Than the best consultancy companies can be selected for the projects.

I don't believe in generic or 'one-size fits all' solutions. In fact, I don't believe in any solution which doesn't involve a) getting to the DNA of every business line, every division, every sub-division, b) understanding the DNA of every report and data that go into those reports, c) out-of-the-box thinking.

You don't get fancy powerpoint presentations from my work, but you get relevant substance.


Business Performance Consulting

Chess Game

Corporate Strategy Advising

Business Meeting

Corporate Finance Consulting

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Member Steering Committee
Ekol Logistics (Istanbul, Turkey)

November 2016- June 2019

Ekol Logistics ( is the largest 3PL logistics company in Turkey, providing services in international and domestic transportation, contract logistics and warehouse management. Managed projects for corporate performance, operational and asset efficiency,  optimization for all of the operational areas. Also provided coaching for company's senior management.

Executive Vice President
Strategic Planning & Finance
Eczacibasi Holding (Istanbul, Turkey)

September 2007- October 2016

Eczacıbaşı Holding ( is a Turkish conglomerate primarily active in building materials, FMCG, health and mining, with a combined turnover of about US$3 billion. Areas of responsibility included strategic planning and finance for the Group as a whole, and executive management of the division encompassing information and communication technologies, finance, mining, welding electrodes, and facility management as Executive Board Member of division companies.


General Manager
Benkar (Istanbul, Turkey)

October 1998- September 2002

Led Benkar A.Ş. to become Turkey’s largest non-bank card issuer and 3rd overall, and contributed to making “Advantage Card” one of the most successful brands in Turkey. In addition to card operations, the company provided credit and financial risk management services and marketing support to all member retailers through a loyalty program and engaged in brand management.

Assistant General Manager
Koçbank (Istanbul Turkey)

March 1994- October 1998

Introduced Treasury bills and repos as a retail product. Koçbank quickly became the leader in these instruments, with a portfolio that reached US$2.7 billion. Administered strict controls on liquidity and interest rate risks and initiated an investment for a sophisticated enterprise risk management system.

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581 Patricia Dr
Oakville, L6K 1M4

+1-905-466-7512 / +90-532-636-7511

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