Osman Erk

Osman Erk

Member of the Board of Trustees at The Turkish Spastic Children Foundation

Startupbootcamp Istanbul Mentor

Osman offers over twenty-eight years’ strategy, leadership and change management experience in senior management roles in corporate and consumer banking, insurance, white-electronic consumer goods distribution, pay TV, digital broadcasting platform, telecom and gaming industries in Turkey. Osman specializes in start-up ventures and company restructuring. He is a qualified mentor and coach to senior executives, as well as author and keynote speaker.

Since 2007 Osman has been offering strategy, leadership and management consultancy services. He is also a solution-focused coach and mentor, key note speaker on strategy, innovation, change management, leadership, emotional intelligence and personal development.

From 1999 to 2006 Osman was on the board of Turktell Bilisim Services, part of Turkcell, responsible for establishing and developing business in sectors outside of the telecom sector. He led corporate strategy formulation, business development and organizational re-structuring. He also served as Chairman of Digiturk (1999-2004), where established the business and grew it to 1 million subscribers within 5 years. He was Chairman of Inteltek and Libero (2002-2004), establishing JV’s with Intralot of Greece to offer off and on-line betting services. During the same period he held board memberships with Superonline (fixed internet provider), ETH Telecom (fixed line carrier and calling card operator), Topaz (cable TV operator), Global (largest customer call center), Mapco (mobile content portal), Tellcom (fiberline carrier).

Osman holds an MBA from Columbia University, N.Y., USA,

He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Claremont Men’s College, California, USA,

He earned a Professional Coach Certificate from Erickson College International.