IKADA Consulting

Being one of the leading consulting companies based in Ankara, Turkey, founded in 1999, has a wide range of client portfolio consisting of SMEs, NGOs, municipalities, development agencies, and several other institutions from different sectors. IKADA works in cooperation with domestic and international, public and private organisations and provides training and consultancy services with a view to open gateways to new opportunities both for clients and partners.

As a reliable company with impeccable reputation IKADA enjoys a high level of market access in Turkey and abroad, whilst delivering high-quality services irrespective of physical proximity and geographical location. Headquartered in Ankara, IKADA is also present in 81 provinces of Turkey, neighbouring countries (Azerbaijan, Georgia, Cyprus, Balkans, etc.) on a project basis and other countries to coordinate the services provided within the scope of the projects through project based established regional offices.

IKADA has a multi-disciplinary team of local experts based in all over Turkey. IKADA has a constantly updated database of over 10,000 Associate international and national Consultants/Trainers in its core areas of activity. IKADA Consulting, in addition to current database of experts, has access to a large pool of experts on many different disciplines from universities and research institutes in Turkey and Europe.

IKADA has been managed by the same management structure since establishment which is one of the distinguished features of stability of the company.

IKADA Team has spent years throughout Turkey within the scope of several international and national projects. The management team and contracted experts delivered consulting and training services to several public institutions and private companies in almost each of the provinces of Turkey in 7 geographical regions through various national and international projects implemented. IKADA’s on site experience and is complemented by in-dept region-specific knowledge and familiarity with current state of affairs in Turkey.


Our Principles

  • Objective based planning with PCM approach
  • Building on regional, sectoral and institutional knowledge
  • Tailor made (needs and expectation oriented) service provision
  • Professional and practical solutions
  • Strategic / Lateral / Global thinking
  • Localised service
  • Utter respect for business ethics and confidentiality
  • Strong collaboration with the beneficiary and regional authorities
  • Objectively verifiable performance
  • Sustainable outputs

Areas Of Expertise

  • Private Sector and SME Development
  • Entrepreneurship Development
  • Labour Market and Employment Studies
  • Agricultural, Rural and Community Development
  • Public Administration, Effective Governance and Reform
  • Promotion of Civil Society Dialogue
  • Regional and Local Development
  • Social Inclusion and Integration of Disadvantaged Groups
  • Gender Equality, Gender Mainstreaming and Empowerment of Women


Our Team

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Bahri Sanver AYDINManaging Partner
Bahri holds an executive MBA from Preston University and is a graduate of Middle East Technical University, where he completed a BSc in Business Administration. He is the founding and managing partner of IKADA. Apart from driving the future direction of the firm, he is an expert on business planning, sales, marketing, entrepreneurship and regional […]
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    Ceyda DAYIOGLUManaging Partner
    Ceyda holds a BSc in Business Administration from Middle East Technical University, and an MBA from Ahmet Yesevi University. With over ten years of experience in project design, management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation; she provided expert advise, training and leadership on various internationally funded (EU, WB, UN etc.) projects. Ceyda, is the founding partner, as […]
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      Neslihan YUMUKOGLUBusiness Development Coordinator/Consultant
      Neslihan holds a Master’s degree on Cross-cultural Communication and International Relations obtained from the Newcastle University, UK and Bachelor’s in English Language Teaching from Hacettepe University, Turkey. Having hands-on experience in project management, implementation and contract management, she worked on the coordination, proposal preparation and research of projects on areas of SME and entreprenurship development, regional, local, agricultural […]
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        Merve OZTURKBusiness Analyst/Recruitment Specialist
        Merve holds a BSc in City and Regional Planning from Middle East Technical University (METU) and she is currently pursuing MBA at METU. She has hands-on project coordination experience throughout the implementation of donor funded projects, including 3 EU funded Technical Assistance projects. At IKADA she is responsible of project backstopping, events organisation, communication assistance, […]
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          Emirhan CIMBusiness Development Specialist
          Emirhan is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in economics at Middle East Technical University, Ankara. He is positioned as a generalist and was placed in the thick of the action, while working side by side with some of the best in the business. As a Business Development Specialist, Emirhan is assisting IKADA in managing and […]
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            Burcu BERKBusiness Development Associate
            Burcu holds a BSc in English Translation & Interpreting from Hacettepe University, Ankara. As an member of business development team, Burcu is in the position of assistance to IKADA in project management and coordination during the preparation and implementation of tender processes as well as using the translation competence.
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              Mehmet Emin HACIOGLUFinancial and Administrative Officer
              Mehmet holds a BSc in International Relations from Selçuk University, Konya. He has hands-on experience in finance, portfolio management, investment tools and pricing. Previously, he worked in sales and marketing for market leading companies in banking sector. As Financial and Administrative Officer at IKADA, Mehmet is in charge of the management of the company’s financial […]
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                Zeynep OZDEMIRBusiness Development Associate
                Zeynep holds a BSc in Sociology from Middle East Technical University and she is currently taking a master degree in Social Policy at METU. She provides support to the business development team as an associate at IKADA and responsible for the expert evaluation, project backstopping and technical aspects of the bid & tender processes.
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                  Gözde ARIKBusiness Development Associate
                  With ongoing M.Sc. education in Social Anthropology, Gözde holds BSc in Chemical Engineering. Having a priviliged education in both of the disciplines, she aims to contribute project design and management in a unique way.

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