Mete Yüksel


Partner, Product Manager | Co-Founder at,

İstanbul, Turkey

About me

Recognized for digital transformation, value engineering, IT management, and consultancy services. Adept at executing business change processes while ensuring governance and cost-effective strategies. An intuitive leader with solid expertise in developing the end-to-end technology platform and customer-facing applications. Skilled at digital strategy, product organizations, Possess keen eye for details with multitasking ability and keen dedication to superior technical services.


Strategic Business Development
IT Operations
Multinational IT operation
Retail operations
Process improvements
IT/IS development & management
Program / Project management
Strategic planning
Value Based Management
IT Governance
Cost reduction
Operational Excellence
Digital strategy
Digital Transformation
IT Organisation Consulting
Growth Strategy
Business valuation
Business Value Points
Chief information officer
Chief information officer (cio)
Information management


Professional experience for Mete Yüksel

  • Current 1 year and 7 months, since Jun 2021

    Product Manager | Co-Founder at

  • Current 1 year and 7 months, since Jun 2021

    Productization Consultant

  • 7 years and 3 months, Apr 2014 - Jun 2021

    Sr. Executive Partner

    Gartner, Inc.

    Spearhead development and implementation of strategic plans and supervise portfolio of over 30 executive partnership relations. Direct on-site briefings, conduct workshops to develop cost optimization programs, business capability models, strategies, assess business value of IT, and drive digital transformation. Design and execute change delivering solutions by assessing CIO mission critical priorities. Advises the CEO and the board on “digital”, promotes digitization and enterprise change in clients.

  • 2 years and 4 months, Jan 2012 - Apr 2014

    Chief Information Officer (CIO)

    NN Pensions & Life

    Delivered leadership for re-organisation of IT, IT strategy development, operating model, security improvement, and operations management. Supervised sales force automation project to improve performance of field activities. Oversaw business process management and re engineering. Led the IT team to build data warehouse and business intelligence system that reduced the reporting cost. Supervised implementation of ING IT Security foundation and business continuity planning.

  • 2 years and 1 month, Jan 2010 - Jan 2012

    Consultancy/Program Manager


    Directed Corporate Performance and Human Capital Management Programs, and conducted business analyses for core processes of Ziraat Bank. Integrated model for IT performance management, content management and document archive management program plans.

  • 1 year, Jan 2009 - Dec 2009

    IT Director


    Directed and oversaw IT for a Retail Enterprise of 7000 end users. In charge of business development for LC Waikiki retail stores and new country openings. Controlled requirement analyses, sourcing strategy and enterprise project management for ERP and CRM investments. Ensured business continuity planning and disaster centre setup.

  • 3 years and 3 months, Nov 2005 - Jan 2009

    Head Of IT


    Oversaw procurement for front and back office systems, ERP and retail POS application, and managed 23 IT projects of Harvey Nichols retail store. Organised business development for the new JV operations and provided consultancy on new openings in Turkey. Controlled datacentre relocation, business analytics and intelligence projects. Direct IBM’s retail POS developments, customer loyalty programs and campaign management.

  • 1 year and 9 months, Mar 2004 - Nov 2005

    Project Manager

    Koc Holding

    Project Manager at Koç Holding “Competence, Skills & Learning Management” project for 65 of Koc Companies & 11.000+ of employees.

  • 7 years, Jan 1997 - Dec 2003

    SW Sales & Project Manager


    Sales & Project Management activities about Electronic Data/Document Management, Knowledge, Workflow, Product Data Management Software’s & related Hardware. Channel Sales & Management. Manager for customer projects for installation, implementation and integration activities. Consultant for “Data/Document Management”, “Workflow”, “Product Data Management”, “OCR/ICR” Software’s. Developer for EDM/KM/PDM Business, searches for products in competition, new product development, market searches.

  • 1 year and 8 months, Apr 1995 - Nov 1996

    CAD/CAM Specialist & Consultant

    Boğaziçi Yazılım

    Consultant for “Computer Aided Design & Manufacturing” Software’s & Hardware. System Engineering for installation and training of CAD/CAM Products.

Educational background for Mete Yüksel

  • 11 months, Aug 2010 - Jun 2011


    Boğaziçi Üniversitesi

  • 1990 - 1995

    Mechanical Engineering



  • English


  • Turkish

    First language

  • German


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