Umbrex is pleased to welcome Alp Refik. Alp is a seasoned consultant and sales and marketing leader with extensive project implementation and digital transformation experience. Broad industry exposure, from technology to banking to FMCG. Strong commercial and project management skills. Alp has spend last 5 years developing digital marketing solutions for fortune 500 under Google large customers organisation and managed agency networks as well as direct client relationships.
Alp is based in Amsterdam and fluent in English and Turkish.
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Sertac Yeltekin with Zingforce Ventures. Mr. Sertac Yeltekin is the Founder and Managing Director of Zingforce Ventures “Z-Force”, a firm specialized in venture building, advisory and social finance based in Singapore. He is also the Co-founder and General Partner of Purpose Venture Capital, a firm investing in early stage tech companies with scalable impact prospects.
Mr. Yeltekin has 27 years of experience in the financial sector as a senior manager and consultant.
He is the Co-Founder of Etkiyap, the first impact investing platform in Turkey, dedicated to advocacy, training and fund-raising in Turkey and in the surrounding region. He is an investor in early stage companies in Turkey, Europe and Asia; a keynote speaker on asset management, alternative investments and impact investing globally; a contributor to numerous articles, blogs and training programs; and a moderator and commentator on TV and podcasts covering Asian and Global markets.
He has been Chief Operating Officer for Insitor Partners, a Singapore-based Venture Capital firm, active in impact investing to support social entrepreneurship in South and Southeast Asia since 2017.
Prior to Insitor, Mr. Yeltekin was Senior Vice President at Unicredit Banking Group from 2002 to 2017 in Italy with numerous C-suite and Board membership roles in asset management, banking, finance & planning and human capital management divisions. Before joining Unicredit in 2002, Sertac Yeltekin worked as a management consultant in Turkey, Israel and Italy at Bain & Company between 1998 and 2002.
Mr. Yeltekin holds many prestigious institutional roles in business education. He is currently an Executive-in-Residence in IMD Business School, Lausanne and Singapore; a Member of the Advisory Board for Bocconi University. SDA Business School, Milano, Italy; a member of the Advisory Committee of Cottino Social Impact Campus, Torino, Italy; and a Senior Advisor for European Foundation for Management Development, Brussels, Belgium. After attending Robert College in Istanbul, Mr. Yeltekin graduated from Swarthmore College, PA, USA with a B.A. degree in Economics and Political Science. Sertac also holds a graduate degree from the Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies in International Economic Relations at its European Center, Italy.
Mr. Yeltekin is fluent in Turkish, Italian and English. He has a working knowledge of German and French.
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Alina Khlibyk. Alina spent 2 years as a Consultant at McKinsey & Company, Moscow, primarily focusing on transformation projects in banking, retail and basic materials. Has experience in Agile transformations at banks. Prior to McKinsey graduated as a Master’s in Management from Graduate School of Management in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. As a student striked all Big-3 consulting international events as well as Google: was selected as a participant of McKinsey Next Generation Women Leaders, BCG Aspire, Bainworks, Google Bold Immersion EMEA. Currently, lives in Moscow. Alina is happy to collaborate on projects, especially on Agile topics.
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Ivo Sarges with Synapsos. Ivo spent 11 years with Monitor Group in Frankfurt and Johannesburg and ran Peppers & Rogers (a global customer centricity consultancy) in South Africa for another 3 years. Since 2013 he operates as an independent consultant with a focus on assisting large corporates to design, develop, equip and manage their own in-house consulting capabilities.
He is an expert strategy facilitator and has developed particular workshop based applications for strategy facilitation which usually draws extensively on internal capacities combining them with external capability. Key industries Ivo has worked in includes: transport / logistics, telco, banking, insurance, mining, tourism, public sector. He is currently based in Johannesburg, South Africa, but highly flexible with regard to travel.
Natalie Ceeney provides a grim view, but a much needed voice, calling on business to take on the challenge of climate change.
Whether prompted by the flurry of recent announcements from government and Bank of England or by the rise in protests, it’s hard to avoid the climate change debate. Whatever our personal beliefs, its impact on the business agenda is becoming increasingly clear.
This is no longer a ‘tomorrow’ issue. Last year, California experienced its worst wildfires in a century, not just burning over 750,000 hectares, but pushing the State’s largest investor-owned utility into bankruptcy and two others “just one fire away from insolvency”. Munich Re, the world’s largest re-insurer, estimated that global losses in 2018 as a result of natural disasters totalled $160bn, making it the most expensive year to-date for insurers. But the real cost was far higher, as under half of losses were insured. The rise in premiums likely from climate change may price many households out of insurance completely. In the UK, the 2018 ‘Beast from the East’, an extreme cold weather front, caused losses of around £1bn per day to the economy.
Read the full article, As the World Gets Hotter, the Heat Is on Business to Deliver Real Change, on LinkedIn.
Christy Johnson shares highlights from the 2019 Project Ascendance Summit and reflects on commonalities among the Gen Zers workforce, including what they expect from companies.
Giving back has been at our core from the beginning. The Artemis Connection 4.5% Promise supports our vision of creating a positive impact so everyone can reach their full potential. It is our commitment to helping change lives, communities, and organizations. Each year, we dedicate 4.5% of our time through pro bono work, volunteering, and board involvement in communities across the country.
Points included in this article:
-Commonalities among Gen Zers
-Strategies used to respond to the changing workforce
Read the full article, We Believe in Giving Back – 4.5% Annual Report 2018-2019, on the Artemis Connection website.