After 22 years of experience under Koç Financial Services, Nalan Uysal founded HERA Strategy and Management Services in 2014. She adopts a finance and strategy focused perspective and currently works as finance consultant; business mentor of the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK), venture capital investor and lead investor. With her expert knowledge on the issues of financial modeling and reaching finance , sales management, mergers and acquisitions, corporate development and risk management; she gives consultancy to establishments for their strategy and capacity building, entrepreneurialism, innovation, corporate performance improvement and digital transformation strategies. Nalan Uysal is a member of Family-Owned Businesses Working Group of Corporate Governance Association of Turkey (TKYD), Provincial Women’s Board of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB), Angels Investment Network and Project Assessment Committee Member of Trangel Financial Services. HERA, which she is the founder of, is involved in EBRD network thanks to its competence on local company dynamics.
Çağrı Yoltar is a cultural anthropologist and gives advise to board of Hera on the issues of demographic and cultural characteristics and transformations that companies go through. She received her Ph.D. degree from Duke University in 2017 and she is currently working at Koç University as a post-doctoral researcher. She holds two MA degrees in Sociology and Science, Technology and Society Studies from Boğaziçi University and Istanbul Technical University, respectively, and a Bachelor’s degree in Management Science and Engineering from Istanbul Technical University.