Burak Gorbon

Executive Director/Area/Country Manager

Burak Gorbon is a member of the Middle East leadership team and heads the firm’s Turkey operations. He advises regional and global clients on their leadership teams and boards, with a focus on aligning talent with business strategy. Burak’s focus is on recruiting CEOs, other C-level executives and non-executive directors. He is a trusted advisor to a wide range of board Chairmen, CEOs and senior executives of family-run organizations and regional heads of multinational corporations. Recent work has included the recruitment of CEOs for regional banks and family groups, as well as regional managing directors and finance directors for global corporations. Burak splits his time between Dubai and Istanbul.



Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Burak was Senior Vice President and Partner with Monitor Group (currently Monitor Deloitte), working in London, Istanbul and Dubai. As a member of the Middle East Regional Leadership Team, his work focused on financial services, regional competitiveness and private equity. Earlier in his tenure at Monitor, Burak served on the leadership team that established the firm’s Istanbul office. He began his career at his family business, Gorbon Isıl Ceramics in Istanbul, as a third-generation family member, responsible for business development and strategy.



Burak received a BA in business administration, with honors, from Bogazici University in Istanbul and an MBA from Georgetown University. He speaks fluent Turkish, English and German.