Burak Gorbon

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Burak Gorbon aligns talent with business strategy for global and regional clients. Based in Dubai, Burak serves as a member of Russell Reynolds Associates’ Middle East leadership team. Burak has extensive experience advising clients on their leadership teams and boards and recruiting CEOs, other C-level executives and non-executive directors. He is a trusted advisor to many board chairmen, CEOs and senior executives of family-run organizations and regional heads of multinational corporations across the region.

Burak recently led the recruitment of CEOs for regional banks and family groups, as well as regional managing and finance directors. He was previously a senior vice president and partner with Monitor Group, where his work focused on financial services, regional competitiveness and private equity.  He began his career at his family business, Gorbon Isil Ceramics, in Istanbul, where he was responsible for business development and strategy.

Burak received a BA in business administration, with honors, from Bogazici University in Istanbul and an MBA from Georgetown University. He speaks fluent Turkish, English and German.
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Consumer & Commercial Financial Services Executive Search Financial Officers Financial Services Global Banking and Markets Investment Management Leisure and Hospitality Private Capital Technology

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Burak is a life-time competitive sailor and has competed in numerous international offshore races in the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.