Yesim Toduk

Prof. Dr. Yesim Toduk is the Managing Partner of Amrop Turkey. She is highly sought after as a trusted advisor, providing executive search and strategic consultancy services for Supervisory and Executive Boards, Managing Directors and CEOs as well as for family owned businesses and start-ups.

She began her own professional career in a family owned business and then worked in the advertising and marketing fields both in Turkey and the USA. Since establishing Amrop Turkey in 1996, she has been placing C-Suite and Board level leadership assignments in a wide spectrum of industries from media to defense for both local and multinational companies. Her extensive regional network extends from the Middle East to the Caucasus.

Dr. Toduk is a frequently invited speaker on Leadership in Turkey, employing original and sound leadership data compiled from her own research and interviews. She published her first book ,“Turkey’s Real Leadership Map," in 2004, and her second book, "The Leader of 2023“ in 2014.

She  is the Founder and Chairwoman of “Youth Leadership and Entrepreneurship Support and Education Foundation” since 2010.

She holds a PhD from Boğaziçi University, completed partly in Moscow, on Turkish and Russian relations. She earned her MBA degree from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and a BA degree in Business Administration from the Middle East Technical University.