Mustafa Akca joins Pedersen & Partners’ Global Industrial Practice Group as Principal

September 1, 2022 – Istanbul, Turkiye – Pedersen & Partners, a leading international Executive Search and Leadership Consulting firm with 54 wholly owned offices in 50 countries, welcomes Mustafa Akca to its Global Industrial Practice Group as a Principal. In this role, Mr. Akca will partner with clients seeking to strengthen their leadership teams across EMEA, Turkiye, CEE, and CIS.

Mustafa Akca brings hands-on commercial management experience from the Building Solutions sector and his international network as well as his commercial market knowledge from the Building Materials and Industrial Solutions sector. Prior to joining Pedersen & Partners, he spent more than 10 years within Guardian Industries, one of the world’s largest high-end glass manufacturers, where he was General Manager for the Middle East, Turkiye & CIS region. Over the course of his career in the Industrial sector, Mr. Akca accumulated extensive general management, sales, international business, strategy, and account management experience, which now gives him a comprehensive perspective on his clients’ talent management challenges. His past record in market development, producing solutions for customer needs and commercial positioning will seamlessly convert to securing leading managers for top players in the sector.

Sabit Tapan

“I’m delighted to welcome Mustafa to our Global Industrial Practice Group. His practical top-level management expertise and deep understanding of the challenges faced by the Industrial sector will accelerate the growth of our practice, as we deploy proven solutions to help our clients build the leadership capabilities they need to succeed. Mustafa’s background will convert directly to engaging senior leadership talent for our clients as well as driving business development and cross-border search execution, as we continue to expand our presence in this segment globally,” said Sabit Tapan, Partner, and Country Manager for Turkiye at Pedersen & Partners.

Mustafa Akca

“With its unique and expanding global offering and “Best Team Forward” approach, Pedersen & Partners is the right firm for me to leverage my experience. I have closely observed the firm’s growing success in the Executive Search and Leadership Consulting field, and I look forward to using my background and market knowledge to give our clients the edge in finding the most talented executives to join their organisations. Pedersen & Partners’ global capabilities ensure size and scale coverage, coupled with the unique advantage of working closely with clients on the details of each engagement and assignment execution through a single point of contact,” added Mustafa Akca, Principal at Pedersen & Partners.


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