Senior Consultant and Trainer
Ongun Aydın is Senior Consultant and Trainer for Novida Strategic Management Services (Turkey) and Novida Investment & Consulting (Montenegro), which got by upon the mission of becoming Trusted Advisor and Companion of Corporations, Companies, Entrepreneurs, Investors and Leaders to realize their dreams like exportation, business development and internationalization, financial and investment solutions, strategy/policy/program development, growth, institutionalization, business/digital and cultural transformation, branding, sustainability and creating social impact.
She is a certified Trainer for Zenger I Folkman Extraordinary Leadership Program. Having her own Consulting Company as well, Ongun Aydın has high competency level in areas like Strategic Transformation, Operational Excellence, Value Chain Analysis, Business-IT Alignment (BITA) and Business Solutions (Eg. ERP, CRM, SCM). She as well provides organizations agile and effective solutions in ERP package definition.
Ongun Aydın, upon completing Ankara Bahçelievler Pilot High School, has studied ‘HND Computer in Data Processing’ at Scotland Dundee College of Commerce and graduated as ‘Systems Analyst’. She has completed Istanbul University Open and Distance Learning Faculty, Economy Distance Learning License Program; currently she is attending Philosophy Program. She has as well obtained Transactional Analysis (TA) Certificate.
Ongun Aydın started her business life in 1983 as Programmer at İş Bank Headquarter in Ankara. The following year she joined İzmit BİMSA core team and worked as Programmer, System Analyst, Consultant and Project Manager in the development of Information Systems of Group Companies of Sabancı Holding (eg. KORDSA, BRISA, YÜNSA, AKÇİMENTO, BOSSA, TOYOTASA, OLMUKSA). By 1994, she joined Software AG as ‘Professional Services Department Head’, where she managed the team responsible from customization, sales, deployment and support services of Insurance and ERP solutions. She performed the roles of Training Coordination and Trainer at SAP Bilgi in 1999. She delivered trainings on SAP modules, as well as Project Management trainings.
Pursuing her Career as ‘Business Solutions Director’ at Siemens Business Services (SBS) in 2001, Ongun has been responsible from development of business solutions portfolio, as well as sales and project implementations of them. She has, together with the Management Consulting Team, provided services such as development of IT strategies and business solutions roadmap, definition of CRM strategies, prioritization of business requirements of companies; and performing process analyses prior to SAP project implementations. With the Solutions Consultancy Team, she has realized ERP, CRM, BI (Business Intelligence), Supply Chain Management (SCM-SAP, Oracle) and ITIL Services Management projects. She assumed effective role in major large-scale public industry projects of Turkey, including, ones in energy industry.
Between years 2006 and 2008, she took over the CIO role of Groupama Insurance and Retirement companies. There, she performed studies like definition of IT strategies and 5-years roadmap, management of ‘Re-Structuring’ Project, re-structuring and outsourcing of IT operational activities, evaluation and selection of business solutions as per business requirements.
As of July 2008, she joined the Microsoft Turkey team as ‘Microsoft Dynamics Business Solutions Sales Director’ and resumed the roles of products strategy development, sales, marketing and business development for ERP (AXAPTA, NAVISION) and CRM business solutions. She became Microsoft Partner Sales Director by March 2010, where she managed domains like definition and implementation of sales strategy, business planning, Partnership Operational Model, as well as technical competencies development and capacity planning.
Among her focus areas, we can count Business and Digital Transformation, Operational Excellence, Business Solutions (eg. ERP, CRM, SCM), Institutionalization, Branding, Design Thinking and Innovation, and Leadership. She is specifically passionate about Capacity Building and Transformation of Family Businesses, Women-Owned Businesses, and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO). She has effectively realized transformation projects in multitude of industries, like tourism, online tourism, duty free, marina, food retailing, e-learning, security technologies, credit cards, telecom, printing, textile products and chemicals, etc.
Ongun Aydın has advanced command of English. She is married and has two sons.