Kaan Otcu


Office Location: Istanbul

Phone: +90 212 3506300

Kaan Otcu is a partner in the firm's Istanbul office focusing on the industrial, automotive, energy, consumer, and technology sectors as a member of the Leadership Consulting; Chief Executive Officer & Board of Directors; Financial Officers and Marketing, Sales & Strategy Officers practices. Kaan focuses particularly on board structuring and searches for independent board members. He is a licensed executive assessor.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Kaan established Tuna-Tour and Zen Insurance Companies while at the same time serving as the Marmara Region distributor for the STFA-Ogden service partnership. Before that, he spent eight years with leading news print companies Hurriyet and Star Groups. 

In conjunction with his career accomplishments, Kaan played a role in establishing the ARI Foundation and a number of non-profit organizations. These activities led to his involvement in various projects with the World Bank and numerous EU funds. He acted as the general manager of the ARI Foundation and is still involved as a member of the board of directors of a number of foundations.

Kaan played professional basketball in the national league, acting as the team captain.


Kaan has a baccalaureate from Kalamis College and a bachelor's degree in economics from Anadolu University.