Kubilay Balci

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Employee, Managing Director | Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt | Trainer & Coach, The Lean Six Sigma Company Austria

Vienna, Austria


Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Intercultural Project Management
Change Management


Professional experience for Kubilay Balci

  • Current , since Sep 2020

    Managing Director | Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt | Trainer & Coach

    The Lean Six Sigma Company Austria

    We are excited to announce that after years of fruitful cooperation we have decided to join the forces with The Lean Six Sigma Company formally, and launched the Austrian branch

  • Current , since Aug 2016

    Founder | Strategy Execution Professional | Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt Strategy Execution

    Bringing your strategy to life... Execution, Training & Coaching

  • 3 years and 7 months, Jan 2013 - Jul 2016

    Director, Global Loyalty Program Management & Coordination

    Western Union

  • 2 years and 1 month, Jan 2011 - Jan 2013

    Master Black Belt - Director, Global Process & Productivity

    Western Union

    • Led ROC (Regional Operations Center) Optimization activities in Lithuania, Costa Rica, Philippines & Mexico; including trainings, project coaching, communications, creating productivity scorecards as well as SLAs between ROCs and their clients • Coordinated productivity trainings for international business • Led & mentored improvement projects • Led the creation of Business Process Architecture & dashboards for WU International Bank

  • 1 year and 4 months, Jan 2010 - Apr 2011

    Head of Business Initiative Group (BIG)

    Western Union

    BIG – a business improvement and leadership development platform - Business Improvement : Cross regional & cross functional projects, empowered teams, strategy in action - Leadership Development : Tailored trainings and personal coaching, exposure, experiential learning • +120 Director and VP level participants • 23 closed projects with $ +25 MM financial and various non-financial benefits

  • 2 years and 3 months, Oct 2007 - Dec 2009

    Business Project Manager - MBB (Master Black Belt)

    Western Union

    revitalized Six Sigma activities in EMEASA Operations • Trained a GB wave with 25 field people & closed 5 pan-regional projects with $ 3+ MM benefits • Created YB & GB Certification Process • Supported PM wing of BIG as well as other key initiatives like BPMS, OWOF, Training PM & CM

  • 4 years and 2 months, Sep 2003 - Oct 2007

    Six Sigma Area Black Belt

    Mondi Packaging

    Hired to deploy Six Sigma program in 48 production sites throughout Europe and Middle East North Africa, had a dual role with central program and regional responsibilities: • Led Continuous Improvement in his 10 plants in UK, Norway, Turkey, Romania, Middle East & N. Africa • Led Company’s HoQ (House of Quality) creation, implementation, and improvement process. • Trained 6 waves of BB, GBs as well as next generation of trainers on Lean Six Sigma, Change Management • Mentored 25 GBs and junior Area BBs

  • 2 years, Sep 2001 - Aug 2003

    Regional ACFC Black Belt

    GE Plastics

    Regional ACFC (At the Customer For the Customer) Black Belt for Central & Eastern Europe, MEA & CIS • Led Six Sigma activities -mainly ACFCs (DMAIC) & NPIs (DFSS)- in his Region • Trained field people & customers. Mentored +100 projects. Reached 100% GB Certification target. • Closed 4 own BB projects at customers’ businesses (ACFC) • Generated $ +40 MM financial benefits for Customers & GEP

  • 3 years and 2 months, Jul 1998 - Aug 2001

    Key Account Manager

    GE Plastics

  • 2 years, Sep 1995 - Aug 1997

    Sales & Marketing Engineer


    design, sales, installation and start-up of chemical processing systems • Led various “turn-key” projects while exclusively representing ITT Richter Chemie Technik, ITT A-C Pump, Fristam Pumpen, 3 P - Performance Plastics Products in Turkey.

Educational background for Kubilay Balci

  • 2000 - 2001

    Executive MBA


    Globalization & Macro Economy

  • 1990 - 1995

    Chemical Engineer

    Bogazici University

    Process Engineering & Chemical Plant Design

  • 1987 - 1990


    Istanbul Atatuerk Fen Lisesi


  • English


  • Turkish

    First language

  • German



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