Our History

Our History

Having lived through Turkey's many business cycles, Nicholson International has grown into a mature and confident firm. It started its operations in 1992 as one of the first international search firms in the region. In 2002 Nicholson International Turkey was acquired by its management and now operates as a privately held consulting firm with effective research capability and associates globally.

"We are proud of our track record of working with the leaders of the Turkish business community over the years. We have helped many multinationals as they were starting up their business operations in Turkey. We have recruited teams of staff and evaluated the local talent on their behalf, enabling the best connection between their business strategy and the Turkish talent. Since the early 1990's, I believe we have influenced the way executive search has grown into a recognized and sophisticated consulting business which has now become a choice of a profession for many Turkish business consultants. From day one, we have ensured that our consultants have the skills and competence to search and select executives on behalf of our clients. We continue in investing and developing our people so that they excel in their professional and personal qualities and deliver the best to our business partners. We are one of the few consulting firms in Turkey which can combine practical wisdom derived from its history with the up-to-date skills and knowledge of its consultants. Our experience has taught us to be open-minded, curious, flexible, original and yet pragmatic in our approach to every new assignment. Over the years we have developed a lot of corporate confidence in our capabilities to meet the needs of our clients but remain modest and aware of how we can continuously improve our methodology and competencies."

Atiye Gökmen
Founding Partner