Cana Erkmen


Office Location: Istanbul

Phone: +90 212 3506300

Cana Erkmen is a principal at the Heidrick & Struggles' Istanbul office. She commenced her early career at Citibank’s Human Resources Function, during the Banking Industry’s fast-paced development years and continued with E&Y’s Human Capital Division, establishing her introduction into Executive Search in 2000. Later she joined Heidrick & Struggles to adorn her successful search career.

Erkmen has been a Search Consultant for 18 years and is an Expert in Consumer & Retail, as well as Private Equity. Additionally she is specialized in CFO searches, in terms of her functional expertise.

Over the past eighteen years, she has conducted around 350 projects across the Consumer & Retail spectrum serving clients such as Reckitt Benckiser, Ferrero, Coca-Cola, Diageo, Red Bull, Adidas, Nike, and 3M. Her Private Equity clients include Turkven and Actera, which are leader entities in the Turkish PE arena.

At the present, she is progressing on the Infinity Framework and META Methodology and is integrating the Heidrick Way into her search work.


Erkmen is a graduate of Bogazici University, Psychology and has published work on competency-based-interviewing methodology.

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