OneWorld Consulting provides tailored solutions to organisations as they work with executives at all stages of the talent lifecycle. We help organisations find and recruit the best talent with Executive Search. We have successfully completed executive recruitment projects for over 8 years in Turkey and the region, Middle East, North Africa, South Africa and Central Asia, including Iran, from our office in Istanbul. We work with companies to develop talent in effective ways through Executive Coaching and Mentoring programmes. We work with Leadership Teams to make them more effective, and provide People Advisory services to advise clients on a range of people issues. When executives are working in new environments or diverse groups are working together, we provide support with Intercultural Consulting. When an executive leaves an organisation we provide customised Outplacement Consulting.

Our Values

Trust is essential to all relationships, particularly in the service sector. We are proud of the clients who trust us to partner with them for important projects. As Stephen M.R. Covey argues in The Speed of Trust, we trust someone when they demonstrate character and competence. Read more

Corporate Social Responsibility

Our company name, OneWorld, reflects our belief that we only have one planet earth and that we all live in the same world. We must protect the natural environment and contribute to the society we all live in. We run our business in as an environmentally friendly way as possible, and support a number of social and environmental organisations. Read more

Our Team

We are an owner-operated business and all our team members have a strong sense of ownership. Our team has extensive experience in international business roles as well as recruitment and HR Consulting. We have a Turkish and foreign team with a combined experience of over 100 years. We also work with a number of highly qualified associates on certain projects. Read more

Our Team

Our team are smart, motivated by what they do, and work hard to find the best solutions for you.

Tim Bright


After graduating from Glasgow University Tim delivered business communication skills training in the UK, and also worked for 8 months in Germany.

Tim moved to Turkey in 1991, recruited as Training Coordinator for a major bank. He then worked as a freelance consultant, designing and managing training programmes, advising on HR issues including executive development, and managing a team of trainers.

Tim worked with Nicholson International from 1995-2007. He was Country Manager of the Turkish office, and built the market leading team of recruitment consultants and researchers. In 1997 he was appointed as Area Manager for Turkey and Israel. Nicholson International was the first international Human Resources consultancy in Israel and grew significantly in the country.

In 1998 Tim was appointed as a Regional Director of the firm, and relocated to Hong Kong. He worked extensively across Asia and led a major successful expansion in the People's Republic of China developing four offices and negotiating a landmark joint venture with the Chinese government. The team was selected by Euromoney as the 'Best Recruitment Firm in China'.

In 2000, Tim was appointed to the Management Board of the firm, and was made responsible for the Group's operations in the USA, managing offices in New York, Princeton, and Silicon Valley.

In 2007 Tim co-founded OneWorld Consutling which provides retained executive search, coaching, mentoring, outplacement and other tailored HR consulting services in Turkey and other markets. He chairs the British Business Group in Istanbul, and is on the Senior Advisory Board of the British Chamber of Commerce.

Tim began working as an executive coach in 1997, specialising in coaching senior executives and leadership teams, with the aim of raising their levels of awareness, and providing challenge and support as they reflect, achieving real behavioural change and improving results. His experience as a corporate trainer, executive search and HR consultant, and a business manager makes him well positioned to be a highly effective coach.

Tim has coached and managed executive search assignments in 20 countries. His clients include Adidas, Anadolu Group, Aviva, Avon, Bayer, Borusan, Bosch, Brisa, Coca-Cola, Dogan Group, Anadolu Efes, Enerjisa, Google, Henkel, HSBC, Koc Group, Microsoft, Pearson, Philips, Sabanci Group, Siemens, Tesco, Unilever, Vodafone and Yildiz Holding. He currently works actively in four countries.

Tim was trained by Dr Suzanne Skiffington of the Behavioural Coaching Institute. He has qualified as a Master Coach with the Professional Development Foundation in the UK (an EMCC accredited programme at Master level) and completed a Masters Degree in Executive Coaching/Professional Development with Middlesex University.

Tim is co-founder of the European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC) in Turkey and served on the International Executive Board.

Tim continues to work as an executive search consultant, leadership consultant and coach, and works in English and Turkish. He also designs and supervises corporate mentoring programmes. He has facilitated effective leadership offsite meetings in a number of countries for a range of clients. Tim also runs intercultural workshops and briefings and is a member of SIETAR – the Society for Intercultural Education Training and Research.

Joan O'Rourke


Joan is a co-founding partner of OneWorld Consulting. Joan has business experience gained in sales, business development, management and consulting roles. This includes over 20 years of working in the UK, US & Canada, Greater China region and Turkey and over 15 years of experience as a Consultant.

Previous employers include the UK's London International Group, The Corporate Services Group and Quintiles Transnational Corporation for whom Joan worked for as a Business Development Director in China then in the US before moving to Istanbul, Turkey in 2004. Joan has since been working as a Consultant and Executive Coach.

Joan has extensive executive recruitment experience and has overseen retained searches in Turkey and regionally for senior and mid-level executives including Chairman, Non-Executive Director Board Member, General Manager and C-Level roles for country and regional level positions. Her clients include international and Turkish organisations and not for profit organisations across various industry sectors.

Joan is also an experienced Executive Coach and Career Coach and has a particular interest in career transition issues.

Joan has a Bachelor's of Arts degree from The University of Nottingham, UK, and a Master of Science degree in Human Resources Management & Development from Manchester University, UK. Joan is also an accredited Coach and has completed an EMCC accredited coaching diploma programme with the Oxford School of Coaching and Mentoring in the UK.

Hale Beyhan


Hale has 14 years of experience in human resources management and consulting. This includes 6 years of experience in the banking sector as a Human Resources Specialist and more than 8 years as an Executive Search Consultant.

Hale has extensive experience in the design and management of recruitment processes and talent mapping. Since joining OneWorld Consulting in 2007, Hale has worked as a Senior Consultant on various executive search projects across a wide range of industry sectors, including pharmaceuticals, healthcare, financial services, FMCG, industrial, manufacturing and telecommunications. Hale has also completed searches where she has identified and recruited talent in Central Asia, the Middle East and North Africa.

As well as leading projects to recruit mid to senior level managers, Hale has a particular interest in career transition consulting and has worked with senior and mid-level managers on outplacement and career management programs.

Hale has a Bachelor's degree in International Relations from Istanbul University and is fluent in Turkish and English.

Elif Hande Ozes


Hande has 8 years of experience in marketing, brand management and product management. This includes experience in the cosmetics and pharmaceutical sectors.

Since joining OneWorld Consulting Hande has worked as a Consultant on various executive search projects for clients across a wide range of sectors including publishing, aviation, services, pharmaceutical, healthcare and Information & Technology. Hande has completed recruitment projects for senior and mid-level professionals across a range of role functions.

Hande has a Bachelor's degree in Information Technologies from Isik University, Istanbul, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Istanbul Technical University. Hande is fluent in Turkish and English.

Melih Mermer


Melih has more than 10 years of business experience gained in business development, marketing, risk management and project management roles in Turkey with Deloitte & Touche Tohmatsu.

Since joining OneWorld Consulting Melih has worked as a Consultant on various searches for senior and mid-level managers for leading Turkish and international organisations. This includes Turkish Holding Companies and clients in retail, energy, FMCG, services, manufacturing, automotive and tourism sectors and has included talent searches across the region and Europe.

Melih has a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Istanbul Bilgi University and is fluent in Turkish and English.

Melike Akova


Melike joined OneWorld Consulting as a Researcher in 2014. Since joining the team she has worked on multiple executive searches in Turkey and has supported recruitment projects across many different industry sectors, including automotive, chemicals, energy, FMCG, healthcare, industrial, services, pharmaceuticals and tourism.

In addition to her Researcher role, Melike is also responsible for the OneWorld Consulting candidate and client satisfaction survey feedback process.

Melike has a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from Galatasaray University, Istanbul and a Master of Arts degree in Political Communication from City University, London, UK. Melike speaks Turkish, English, German and French fluently and Spanish at a conversational level.

Gözde Ekin Erkan


Gözde Ekin has over 4 years of work experience. She started her career as a Psychological Counsellor working with young children in a kindergarten and later moved to the banking sector where she worked with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development as a Banking Assistant.

Since joining OneWorld Consulting in 2015 as a Researcher, Ekin has worked on various searches for senior and mid-level executives for leading Turkish and international companies. This includes clients in different industry sectors including chemicals, retail, cosmetics, FMCG, manufacturing, services, pharmaceutical and healthcare.

In addition to her Researcher role, Ekin is also responsible for the OneWorld Consulting candidate and client satisfaction survey feedback process.

Ekin has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Istanbul Bilgi University and is fluent in Turkish and English.


Begüm Kalemdaroğlu

Office Manager

Begüm joined the OneWorld Consulting team as Office Manager in 2015. She has over 5 years of administrative experience gained in international organisations in various sectors including Education, Banking and Intergovernmental.

Along with her solid office administration experience, Begum brings with her strong problem solving and communication skills. Begum is also the Executive Assistant to the Managing Partners and oversees all office administrative tasks to ensure we deliver our services to a consistently high standard to all our clients.

Begüm has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Media, Communication and Cultural Studies from Newcastle University, UK and is completing her MBA studies at Bilgi University in Istanbul. Begum has extensive international exposure, having lived in the USA for several years and is a native English and Turkish speaker. She also speaks Spanish at beginner’s level.


WHAT DO WE DO? OneWorld Consulting provides tailored solutions to organisations as they work with executives at all stages of the talent lifecycle.

Executive Search

We have many years of experience of successfully recruiting senior and mid level executives. All our work is carried out on a retained basis. Read more

Executive Coaching

We coach successful senior executives at leading global and national corporations. Organisations employ our coaches to help their leaders enhance strengths, ... Read more

Mentoring Programmes

In mentoring programmes, senior executive work with more junior executives in a different part of the organisation, to help them raise their awareness of themselves ... Read more

Leadership Teams Coaching

As business becomes more complicated, global and fast paced, no one executive can offer all the competencies needed to run an organisation. Read more

People Advisory

Because of our experience as managers, consultants and coaches around the world, we are asked to advise companies on a range of people issues. Read more

Intercultural Work

We have hands-on experience of running businesses and leading teams in Asia Pacific, Europe and the USA. We also use insights from the world's leading ... Read more

Customised Outplacement

There comes a time when an executive needs to leave an organisation. Many companies want to support executives through this transition and for this need we provide individual, customised outplacement services. Read more


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