Meltem Deren

Managing Partner

Meltem is the Managing Partner of Alexander Hughes Turkey.  She is responsible for running the firm’s operations, ensuring highest quality standards of projects’ delivery and full engagement of the team.

Having completed over 200 senior and C level executive search and leadership assessment projects across diverse industries both in Turkey and cross borders, Meltem specializes in Financial Services and Private Equity. Having worked as a functional leader for more than 15 years in capital markets and investment banking, Meltem understands the business needs well and offers in depth insight in the organization of effective leadership teams, succession planning, executive search and assessment of leadership talent in global companies.

Throughout her business experience since 1990, Meltem has had the opportunity to accumulate a broad network of business executives across various industries, functions and geographies while keeping abreast of latest business trends and developments. Prior to executive search, Meltem had previously worked for Disbank Istanbul and Deutsche Bank London as Head of Risk Management, Head of Treasury Marketing and VP, Institutional Sales, respectively. She also ran her own business in the entertainment industry for five years until entering into the executive search field in 2007. She has worked as Financial Services Regional Practice Group Leader and Country Manager at international executive search companies before she founded her own company in 2019 at which she focused on filling top and senior management roles at global companies.

Meltem holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Management from Bogazici University, Istanbul, and an MBA from Exeter University in the United Kingdom. She speaks fluent English and French.