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FMC Group Team and Management

FMC Group recognizes the importance of matching skills, experience and personality of the team with our clients’ expectations. Our pool of multicultural professionals ensures that we can build the right team around you and your project.

We balance skills, experience and education to give FMC Group a well-rounded, balance, yet fresh outlook. The team comprises individuals with qualifications including Master Degrees in Business Administration, Electrical Engineering and Chemical Engineering and numerous Bachelor Degrees including Engineering, Psychology and Business Administration from leading universities in Germany, Turkey, UK and the USA.

Our clients are appointed a dedicated team that meets the skills and experience requirements of the project. Regular briefings and continuous communications ensure that information is readily available and personal contact with the client guarantees the highest level of customer service at all times. FMC Group staff take pride in their reputation, service and expertise and we will be happy to help whenever possible.

Management Team

Portrait of Peter Heidinger, Managing Partner at FMC Group

Peter J. Heidinger, Managing Partner

Peter is the Managing Partner of FMC Group and is responsible for business development, sales and marketing.

Prior to founding FMC Group in 1999, Peter managed a sales engineering group – part of MAN Technology AG in Munich, Germany – before relocating to Turkey in 1994. He took on the overall responsibility for establishing MAN EnerjiSistemleri Ltd., a Turkish energy company belonging to the MAN Group. Peter built this company into a successful 10 million Euro company with 36 employees.

Since founding FMC Group, Peter has played an integral part in helping more than 250 foreign companies with business ventures in Turkey including Maquet Cardiopulmonary AG, SMS Siemag AG and SEW EURODRIVE.

Peter is a German national and obtained his Dipl.-Ing. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University Munich, Germany.

Portrait of Yesim Tektasli, Partner at FMC Group

Yeşim F. Tektaşlı, Partner

Yeşim is partner of FMC Group and is responsible for financial services development, companies’ setup and controlling.

Prior to forming FMC Group in 1999, Yeşim worked as an IT Coach in Munich and Nuremberg, in the Sales Department for Siemens Energieübertragung und –verteilung (Nuremberg, Germany) and came to Turkey as Commercial Project Manager for MAN EnerjiSistemleri Ltd., (Istanbul, Turkey). She specializes in operational and financial business for Turkish foreign trade and foreign capital companies.

Yeşim graduated from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (Germany) with a B.Sc. degree in Mathematics and Economics, with additional lessons in Psychology and Pedagogy. Her thesis, entitled “Turkey’s way to a free market economy” studied the changing face of Turkish business and economics. During her studies, she was a Board Member for the European Association of Turkish Academics.

Portrait of Hans Sondermann, Partner at FMC Group

Hans Sondermann, Partner

Hans is responsible for strategic growth consultancy services.

Before joining FMC Group Hans was Managing Director of the two global industrial players SEW-Eurodrive GmbH & Co. KG (1987 – 2014) and Rittal GmbH & Co. KG (2014 – 2019).

In both companies, he was responsible for global sales & marketing as well as service and logistics. He could achieve there impressive and profitable growth by expanding the global footprint and establishing new subsidiaries. Hans had a revenue responsibility of 2.7 billion € in SEW-Eurodrive and 2.3 billion € in Rittal.

Additionally, he joined in 2009 the advisory board of the German company Turck Holding GmbH, a global player in industry-specific automation solutions. Since 2014 he has been taking the chair of this advisory board.

Hans completed his studies in Industrial Engineering at the University of Karlsruhe in 1987.

Portrait of Berna Gurleyen, Head of Competence Centre-Research Services at FMC Group

Berna Gürleyen, Head of Competence Center

Berna is the Head of Competence Center – Research Services.

She joined FMC Group more than 14 years ago and supported various international companies for their market research, partner search, lead generation, opportunity screening, and market visit projects. She has been managing the market research department and international projects since 2011.

Before joining FMC Group, Berna started her career as Key Account Manager at Beiersdorf – tesa Turkey. After that, she fulfilled different business development and market research positions in the USA, the UK, and Turkey.

Berna studied Global Business and Management at the University of California Santa Barbara, USA, and holds an M.Sc. & B.SC. in Chemical Engineering from Istanbul Technical University. She is fluent in English and Turkish.

Portrait of Marcel Kruetzfeldt

Marcel Kruetzfeldt, Director Middle East

Marcel is the Director Middle East for FMC Group in the United Arab Emirates.

He has more than 13 years of experience in various cross-functional managerial roles including sales, marketing and business development in the Middle East allowing him to understand and handle different cultural nuances.

Before joining FMC Group, he worked for Audi, Jaguar Land Rover and Jeep shaping their product & sales strategy in the Middle East market. In his last position as Brand Director for Jeep he oversaw the overall P&L for Jeep with revenue responsibilities of $1B while implementing a new strategy to position Jeep as premium brand in the region.

Marcel is a German national, holding an executive MBA degree from Columbia Business School in New York and from London Business School as well as a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering. He speaks English and German fluently.

Portrait of Hande Bilgin, FMC Group

Hande Bilgin, Head of Financial Services

Hande is the head of financial services for FMC Group in Turkey.

She joined FMC Group in 2010 and is responsible for the financial management, controlling, and reporting of foreign capital companies in Turkey. She has 25 years of experience in finance.

Before joining FMC Group, Hande started her career at the Controlling Department of Mercedes Benz Türk AŞ – in Turkey. After that, she was for several years Finance and Administration Director at LSG Sky Chefs Sancak Catering, Joint Venture of Lufthansa Service Europa/Afrika GmbH, Neu-Isenburg/Germany.

Hande studied in Germany Business Administration with a focus on business informatics/Controlling at the University in Wiesbaden. She speaks German, English, and Turkish fluently.

Portrait of Aslan Akguc

Aslan Akgüç, Head of Business Partnerships

Aslan is the head of business partnerships.

He joined FMC Group in 2004 and has since then carried out numerous projects for our international clients, especially in the areas of partner search, market visits, employee surveys, customer satisfaction, location searches, and supplier searches.

Before joining FMC Group, Aslan started his career in Germany, working as a project coordinator for the Technical University of Berlin, for a market research company, and in the field of psychiatry.

Aslan holds an Electrical Engineering degree from the Technical University of Berlin, Germany. Turkish & Syriac are his mother tongue, he is advanced in German.

Portrait of Ozlem Canakci, Supply Chain Manager, FMC Group

Özlem Çanakçı, Head of Employee Leasing and Supply Chain

Ozlem is the head of Employee Leasing and Supply Chain.

She joined FMC Group more than 5 years ago and has more than 25 years of logistics & foreign trade experience in different sectors.

Before joining FMC Group, Ozlem was Import Manager at Tarman Group (Electrical Home Appliances sector) and managed all purchasings and logistics from the Far East. Before Ozlem was Logistics & Key Account Specialist at Ulustrans Int’l Forwarding Company and Logistics Supervisor at Hyundai Car Production Factory, managing warehouse and logistics of more than 10.000 vehicles/month.

Ozlem holds a BSc in Business Administration from the Anatolian University in Eskisehir after attending Ankara University. She speaks English fluently.

Portrait of Emrah Ulku, Project Manager at FMC Group

Emrah Ülkü, Project Manager Recruitment

Emrah is the Project Manager responsible for the recruitment projects in Turkey.

He joined FMC Group in 2011 as a consultant to carry out market research projects. Since 2017, he has been leading recruitment projects for our international clients from various industries and continues to support market research projects.

Before joining FMC Group, Emrah worked as an Economist at the Industrial Development Bank of Turkey (TSKB) between 2004 and 2008, where he participated in corporate lending and corporate finance projects and carried out various market analyses. Between 2008 and 2011, he worked at the Investment Support and Promotion Agency of Turkey (ISPAT) as a Research Analyst.

Emrah holds a BA degree in Economics from Koc University, Turkey. He is fluent in Turkish & English, and upper-intermediate in German.

Portrait of Imen Hamdi, Recruitment Manager Tunisia, FMC Group

Imen Hamdi, Recruitment Manager Tunisia

Imen is the Recruitment Manager for FMC Group in Tunisia.

She has more than 8 years of experience in recruitment and human resources development in different multinational companies. She started her career at the recruiting company Adecco and then joined the Human Resources department at Valeo – a French automotive supplier with more than 1500 employees in Tunisia.

Before joining FMC Group, she worked at Société Générale in Tunisia, a private sector bank belonging to a European financial services group. She also worked at Honeywell, an American multi-industry group, where she participated in the implementation of HR Processes and Procedures as well as in HR projects in the North Africa region.

Imen holds a Master’s Degree in Social and Labour Psychology. She studied in Tunisia as well as in France. She speaks English, French and Arabic fluently.