Emir SarıcalıES
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Emir Sarıcalı


I craft strategies, ideas, and solutions to enhance people’s lives.


What I'm looking for

I like crafting strategies, ideas and solutions that enhance people’s lives. 

I am enthusiastic about opportunities that allow me to demonstrate my skills at strategy-setting, business development, product management, and customer experience.

I look for an environment where people trust, respect, and care for one another.

My heterodox career started in 2005. It involves roles in large corporate banks, projects in global consultancy companies, a mini exit with my own company, and scaling up a boutique consultancy firm.

Throughout my career, I have developed and demonstrated skills at strategy-setting, business development, product management, and customer experience.

I take a multidisciplinary approach to business issues, I am keen on research and interpreting data, and I craft solutions through a human-centric perspective.

I hold a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Koç University (Istanbul, Turkey).


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Head of Product


Sep 2019 - Present (4 years 9 months)

Develop and communicate a compelling product vision and strategy that aligns with the company's mission and objectives.
Collaborate closely with Engineering, and lead Design and Data teams to make sure product features and enhancements are timely and successfully delivered.


Customer Intelligence Business Solutions Senior Manager


Dec 2021 - Mar 2022 (3 months)

Identified the go-to-market strategy and plays for customer intelligence solutions.


Senior Consultant


Feb 2019 - Sep 2019 (7 months)

Set up a Design Studio at a major Turkish Bank and develop design thinking capabilities across the organization.
Streamline the bank’s mobile app experience and the overall strategy, and revamp major functions of the app with UX and UI Teams.


Partnership Channel Strategy and Business Development Manager

BNP Paribas Cardif

Jun 2017 - Sep 2018 (1 year 3 months)

Responsible for identifying and steering Cardif’s Partnership Channel’s – the major channel, accounting for 2/3 of GWP- strategy & business development roadmap.
Run cost and budget planning. Identify opportunities and risks and run predictive analyses to make sure Partnership Channel was adaptive to the changing business environment.

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Research Manager


Jul 2012 - Nov 2014 (2 years 4 months)

Manage the Turkish Office of Accenture Research.
Lead remote teams on a project basis.
Provide research services and analyses across industries.
Responsible for thought leadership development i.e. the complete design and
execution of studies that include a story driven and fact based industry analysis.

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CRM Strategy Development and Marketing Systems Manager


Nov 2010 - Jul 2012 (1 year 8 months)

Responsible for the setup and maintenance of real time offers across all banking channels and business lines.
Conduct analyses on product usage patterns of business banking customers and identify actions to increase cross-sell ratios and customer profitability. Analyze and identify areas of improvement for bank’s existing and potential lead channels including third party systems.

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Product Development and Innovation Vice President

Garanti BBVA

Sep 2005 - Nov 2010 (5 years 2 months)

Set up the product development strategies, carry out the product development process in coordination with related parties, and assess innovation areas.

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