Alper Utku

Founding Partner & President of the Board of Directors

Alper Utku is the President and Senior Partner of Management Centre Türkiye (MCT), a leading management consultancy operating in Turkey and surrounding region. Alper Utku assumes that work should be enjoyable and an integral part of a balanced life. Therefore he equally enjoys hard work as well as his time with his family. Alper Utku likes to be in the nature through hiking, skiing, sailing. As a sailor he has crossed the Atlantic Ocean in 20 days which he considers this as a transforming experience. He enjoys reading about history, science, faith and philosophy as well as business.

He values inspiration and guidance as a leadership style over command control. Therefore he prefers a collaborative management style in which employees are treated as mature individuals who have capability to contribute to business. He is a firm believer that businesses can only grow through people and our people will grow with our business. Utku follows a paperless, non-status, equal opportunity office system. He does not have a room of his own, secretary and driver neither in his office. He constantly tries to promote the philosophy that better relationships are based on serving our clients, people, team members, suppliers to make their life better which in turn will benefit all. His life mission is to make a positive change in this world through supporting change in organizations. Alper has an extensive track record in the below practice areas:

  • Strategy Facilitation
  • Project Management
  • Change Management
  • Leadership Development Programmes
  • Academic Development Programmes
  • Corporate Summit Design and Curation

Clients that he currently serves are; Saudi Telecom, TEB-BNP Paribas, Perfetti Van Melle, Türk Telecom, Vodafone, Turkcell, and Janssen. He has graduated from Boğaziçi University, Department of Mechanical Engineering in 1991 and holds a Doctorate on Professional Studies on Organizational Consultancy at Ashridge/Middlesex University.

Alper is the Co-Founder of European Leadership University which is a new generation university providing developing, recruiting and retaining talent for exceptional organizations through bespoke degree programmes.

He is a member of Young Presidents Organisation (YPO).

Utku has co-authored a best seller in Turkey: “Agile Companies” and has been a contributing writer to a recently published book in UK, “Organisational Consulting : @ the Edges of Possibility”. He speaks Turkish, English, and French.