Turkey has a vibrant fashion and retail sector. Our clients – both retailers and brands are expanding domestically in Turkey and are also developing internationally into Eastern Europe, Russia, The Middle East, India and Africa. HGA Group opened their first international office in Istanbul in October 2012, launching with an event at the British Consulate. Murat Ergene is Managing Director HGA Turkey and works closely with Levent Kocaaydin, Director HGA Turkey.
LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT
Murat Ergene was born and raised in Turkey. In 2001 he was assigned as Global Human Resources Projects Manager in London Unilever Headquarter to manage certain projects. He returned to Turkey in 2004 and worked as Assistant General Manager in charge of HR in Gima. In 2005 Para Journal listed him among “Turkey’s 10 Favourite HR Managers”. In 2006 he shifted to the banking sector in Garanti Bankası. At the beginning of 2009 he decided to establish his own company. Some of his current clients are Tema Mağazacılık A.Ş., Turkey’s biggest fashion retailer (with 15,000 employees and a 2011 turnover of 2 billion USD) – LC Waikik, Aydınlı Group (one of the pioneering firms in fashion retailing and construction – 2500 employees and turnover of 250 million USD ) – Aydinli and Kelebek, (a strong furniture brand.
N. Levent Kocaaydin was born in Istanbul. He was employed at Bozkurt Mensucat Sanayi AS of KOC Group at 1982 and worked for 15 years at several positions. He was appointed as Factory Manager in 1988 and Assistant General Manager – Garment Division in 1992. Levent has worked for 30 years in several companies in Textiles, Garments and Fashion Retail industries and a senior executive. For the last 20 years he has worked as Assistant General Manager, General Manager, Board Member and Head of Management Committee. Levent has managed relations with multinational organisations.