Ömer Ongun is a Principal for Korn Ferry, based in the firm’s Ottawa, Canada office. 

Ömer has a passion for accelerating talent across organizations. While this passion has fueled his work in leadership assessment and development, it has crystalized in the area of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion when he joined Korn Ferry’s global solution team on inclusive leadership.

Ömer’s experience spans across a broad range of industries including public, finance, consumer, retail, pharma, industrials and technology. ‘Organizational & people agility’, ‘design thinking’, and 'digital transformation' are some of the key themes Ömer works with clients across globe.

His consulting experience includes assessing, training, coaching and developing leaders. He has delivered work in defining competencies and success profiles, designing and conducting assessment centres, integrating talent analytics, designing and facilitating development roadmaps.

Ömer is a certified coach and facilitator for Korn Ferry’s in-person or virtual leadership assessment and development tools including leadership accelerators, KF Potential, Assess or Listen. He serves as a board member for European Federation for Intercultural Learning (EFIL). He is a Cultural Detective facilitator, and a founding member of NOW (nowornow.org), an interdisciplinary platform aiming to accelerate social change towards inclusion and equity.

Ömer holds a BA degree in business from Bogazici University (Turkey) and MA degree in Intercultural Communication Studies from Galatasaray University (Turkey). He served as a faculty member in universities in Turkey and France; and did research and delivery on multicultural teams at Reed College (USA) and Karlschochshule (Germany). Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Ömer worked in education, public and technology sectors and led global teams on community management and organizational development.