Principal, Executive Coach, Facilitator, Strategist

Ömer Ongun is a Principal at Korn Ferry supporting clients and colleagues at a global scale in Organizational Strategy, Assessment, Succession and Leadership Development.

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 fintech, consumer, retail, pharma, industrials and technology/media.

His consulting experience includes assessing, training, coaching and developing leaders and serving as a trusted advisor with a global and strategic mindset. He has delivered work in defining talent strategy, competencies and success profiles; designing and conducting assessment and developmental programs; and leading engagements that integrate multiple offerings across Korn Ferry’s organization and people solution suite.

Ömer is a certified coach and facilitator for Korn Ferry’s in-person or virtual leadership assessment and development suite including leadership accelerators, KF Potential, Assess and Listen. He is a design thinking practitioner which is a skill he applies in his consulting practices. 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 and MA degree in strategic communication management. He served as a faculty member in universities in Turkey and France; and did research and delivery on inclusive team performance 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.