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Burak Tansan

Senior Partner & Managing Director

Istanbul

Growth of Foreign Direct Investments

BCG’s Burak Tansan discusses the relationship between foreign direct investment and GDP—and the trends that will trigger an expected 10-11% growth per year.

Burak Tansan leads The Boston Consulting Group’s operations in Turkey. He rejoined BCG in 2010 to establish BCG's Istanbul office. He is core member of BCG’s Financial Services, Insurance and Strategy practices. He also leads BCG’s Global Advantage in the firm’s Italy, Greece, and – Turkey (IGT) region.

Prior opening BCG’s Istanbul office, Burak was the executive vice president in charge of strategy and corporate communications at Akbank. He has also held board membership positions at two major Turkish companies.

Burak also leads BCG's Global Advantage practice in BCG's Italy-Greece-Turkey (IGT) System. He has senior-level experience across multiple industries, with a specific focus on banking, insurance, consumer/retail, industrial goods, and conglomerates. His specific consulting project experience includes large-scale transformation and PMI programs for leading Turkish and multinational companies, governance and organizational model redesign for leading conglomerates/companies and portfolio assessment and governance models—among many others projects.

Areas of Expertise

  • Managing director of BCG Turkey

  • Leads BCG's Global Advantage practice in BCG's Italy-Greece-Turkey (IGT) system

  • Strategy development and deployment

  • Mergers and acquisitions

  • Postmerger integration

  • Pricing

  • Cost optimization
  • Large-scale transformations

  • Governance and organizational model redesign

  • Portfolio assessment

  • Globalization

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • BCG Northeast Award
  • Akbank Star Award

Education

  • MBA, Harvard Business School
  • BC, summa cum laude, Business Administration, Boston University
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