Nilgun Langenberg is a partner in the Consumer Markets Practice in Amsterdam. She joined the company in January 2012, bringing in-depth industry and executive search experience.
Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Nilgun was leading the global center of expertise for talent management at Sara Lee. She managed teams in The Netherlands and Chicago and worked directly with the management board, HR business partners and senior executives globally. During her 8 years at Sara Lee, she developed and deployed strategy, processes and programs in the areas of talent acquisition, performance management, succession management, high potential identification, career development and learning. She managed global talent reviews and high potential development centers. She successfully launched new leadership competencies, global leadership programs, a unique training approach for marketing and sales, and the roadmap for integrated talent management including information systems solution.
Prior to her time at Sara Lee, Nilgun worked as a consultant for a global executive search firm. There she conducted top level executive search assignments in consumer goods, food, personal care, retail, industrial and technology industries. She gained recognition for sustaining high quality candidate relationships.
Nilgun started her professional career at Xerox in sales where she had additional management responsibilities in HR with a focus on recruitment, induction, training and customer satisfaction. In her last position at Xerox, she was responsible for sales and marketing of Xerox's outsourcing and franchising services first in Turkey, then for the Eastern European region.