Eray Hobikgil

Arçelik, Regional HR Head APAC & Sub Saharan Africa & Near East

Hi I'am Eray Hobikgil! I am a Global HR Head in my professional life. I have solid experience on global talent management, M&A and greenfield projects and integration. I am a passionate amateur chef & photographer in my private life with a mission to discover nontouristical locations globally.

Human Resources
I was born in Istanbul and grew up in an Industrial city of Kocaeli. I am graduated from Political Science Faculty with Master of International Relations. Since my University life diversity and inclusion is one of the most interesting topics in my life. I have worked on many diversity and inclusion related projects during my university life and I am still very much passionate about my professional life. I started my professional life as a Marketing Assistant in Estonia Tallinn where I was an exchange student and turn to a HR professional moving back to Istanbul in 2008. Since that time, I had a solid HR experience in a multinational environment. I believe that I played an important role in the globalisation journey of Arçelik Group. I participated in and lead many M&A projects in my career from US to Asia. I had many successful Due Diliginces which are not part of Arçelik Group in APAC, S. Africa, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Europe. As a result of many M&A projects and integrations, I am an experience change manager and professional coach.


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