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Gökhan Sari

Senior Partner, Istanbul
Leads our Financial Services and Risk Practices in Africa, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East

About Gökhan

Gökhan is a senior partner in the Istanbul office. He had been based in the United States for more than 8 years.

His client activities are concentrated in the emerging market pharmaceutical and medical devices industries with projects covering a broad range of issues including business development, growth strategy, commercial excellence programs, and postmerger management.

Recent projects have included a global business development project for a leading multinational corporation (MNC); multiple engagements with MNCs in Eastern Europe and the Middle East focusing on commercial operations and go-to-market models; a commercial excellence project for a large regional generics company in Turkey and Romania; a large scale mergers and acquisitions deal target scan; a distribution, pricing, and sales force turnaround project for a medical nutrition company; and a growth strategy for a leading pharmaceutical company in India.

Published work

Unlocking pharma growth: Navigating the intricacies of emerging markets” (PDF–2.91 MB), McKinsey & Company, 2012


Columbia Business School
MBA, finance

Bilkent University
BS, industrial engineering