Arthur D. Little (ADL) today announced the appointment of Utku ÖZ, who has joined as a Partner in Turkey. Based in the Istanbul office, he will lead the development of the Financial Services and Analytics Practices, and support clients in Eastern Europe and the Middle East.
With over 15 years’ experience in strategy consulting, Utku has worked across various industries. He has supported clients in financial services, telecoms, retail and manufacturing, primarily focusing on sales, marketing, digital and analytics.
After graduating from Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, Utku joined Procter and Gamble, where he worked for two years as an internal consultant in the sales teams, advising retailers. He then joined Value Partners, where he supported banks, telecoms and media companies in Turkey and Europe. In 2013, Utku moved on to McKinsey, where he became part of the Istanbul office leadership team in financial services and telecoms. During this time, he led the establishment of the advanced analytics team in Istanbul.
Samih Coşkun Baban, Managing Partner of Arthur D. Little Turkey, comments: “We are extremely pleased to welcome Utku to the team. He has extensive experience in the digital and analytics domains, serving clients in the financial services, telecoms, retail and manufacturing industries. His hands-on expertise in applying digital and analytic solutions to business problems will strongly contribute to our ambition of creating ‘data-driven organizations’ for our clients. As he looks to develop our Financial Services and Analytics Practices, we are confident that with his experience and drive, he will make a success of it.”
Utku ÖZ, Partner of Arthur D. Little, adds: “I am delighted to join ADL and help clients in Eastern Europe and the Middle East create value with data, innovative tools and techniques. I look forward to using my skills and experiences in digital and analytics to provide value to clients during these unprecedented times. ADL has shown a great commitment to developing its capabilities in both the financial services and analytics domains, and I look forward to taking on this new challenge.”
Utku holds a BSc. degree in industrial engineering from Boğaziçi University. He has hands-on experience in the R/Python programming languages, as well as key classification, regression and simulation techniques. In addition to his consulting work, he voluntarily supports start-ups, developing artificial intelligence and automation applications in Turkey.
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