Işık Deliorman Aydın
Founder and CEO
Işık Deliorman Aydın is the Founder and CEO of Novida Strategic Management Services (Turkey) and Novida Investment & Consulting (Montenegro), which got by upon the mission of becoming Trusted Advisor and Companion of Investors, Entrepreneurs and Enterprise Owners/Leaders to realize their dreams like exportation, business development and internationalization, investment, strategy/policy/program development, growth, institutionalization, business/digital and cultural transformation, branding, sustainability and creating social impact.
Her professional life purpose has always been to increase quality of management and realize transformation, thus she is passionate about developing and delivering business management solutions enabling growth and creating impact. Işık D. Aydın has a proven design and systems thinking capability, as well as robust analysis and synthesis competencies.
Işık D. Aydın, has graduated from Kadıköy Anatolian High School, followed by ITU (İstanbul Technical University) Management Faculty, Industrial Engineering Department. She has completed MA Program at York International University on ‘Innovation, Strategic Leadership, Culture and Change Management’. Besides she has acquired Certificates from University of Minnesota on ‘Healthcare Market Places’ and University of Virginia on ‘Design Thinking for Innovation’ delivered via Coursera platform. She is a Consultant for EU-funded Inno-4-Agrifood Program. She has completed CTI Co-Active Coaching Program, actually performing coaching as well. She is as well certified by Zenger I Folkman Extraordinary Leadership Program.
She has started her professional life between 1987-88 at Kenan Tur in the tourism industry. Entering 1988 HP (Hewlett-Packard) Turkey, she served at Executive levels (Vice Management/General Management) at a variety of roles until 2005. She has assumed Services and Sales Operations, Human Resources, Quality/Business Excellence, Customer and Partner Experience, PMO and Integration (during HP-Compaq merger), Strategy and Marketing roles. She as well took over International roles and projects; like Quality/Business Excellence, Strategic Planning and Customer/Partner Experience Management at ISE (International Sales Europe) Region and CRM/PRM (Customer and Partner Experience) Program Leadership at EMEA Region. Joining Microsoft Turkey team in 2005, she has been Director (Vice General Manager) of Human Resources and Customer and Partner Experience Departments consecutively. She has become Assessor for ISO 9000, HP Business and Leadership Excellence, KalDer-EFQM National Quality Award and performed several audits. Throughout her career, she has undersigned several initiatives, projects and best-practices; obtained international Success and Recognition Awards.
Işık D. Aydın is certified with Strategic Technology and Product Management Mentorship through Kobimen Akademi by Tübitak (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey). Işık D. Aydın performs mentorship for Entrepreneurs/Start-Ups, Investors, SMEs, Women Enterprises (eg. Tübitak (Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey)-BIGG 1512 Techno-Entrepreneurship Capital Program, Tübitak 1601 Program, TurkishWIN, EBRD, KAGIDER Women Leaders Program). She has been Member of Board and Mentorship Program Coordinator of Istanbul Technical University (ITU) Alumni Association; Member of Auditing Committee of Trustees at Turkish Scientific Centers Foundation (TBMV); and Member of Turkish Futurists Society (TFD). She is a member of KAGIDER (Women Entrepreneurs Association of Turkey) and worked for Societal Impact Committee; currently she is contributing at Technology and Digital Transformation and International Strategy Committees. She is members of ‘SME’ and ‘China’ Networks at TÜSİAD (Turkish Industry and Business Association). She is as well a member of TurkishWIN and GAIN (Global Angel Investors Network).
She has specifically developed deep business and management insight and expertise on Life and Business in Future, Design Thinking and Innovation, Strategy and Transformation (Growth, Internationalization, Digital Transformation, Institutionalization, Branding, Operational Excellence), Leadership, Employee Engagement, Cultural Transformation, Customer Experience. Topics like development of Start-Up/Entreperenurship Ecosystems; growth of SMEs, Family Businesses and especially Women-Owned Businesses; accessing to new markets by Investors and getting their return-on-investments; successful management of Mergers and Acquisitions are among her focus areas. She is a Speaker, Panel and Meeting Moderator. Her articles on strategy, business management, leadership, transformation and innovation have been published at KOBİ-EFOR, Optimist and ICT Media Energy Magazines. She has delivered series of Seminars on ‘End-to-End Innovation and Design Thinking’ at Bahçeşehir University. She publishes articles at her ‘isikaydinnovida’ blog and social media. She designs and delivers Dream2Live® Design-Inno Workshops, Dream2Digital® Digital Transformation Programs and NovHow® Cultural Transformation Programs. She manages Dream2Digital® LinkedIn Group bringing more than 3,000 people together.
She aims at robust and effective development of entrepreneurship, mentorship and investment ecosystems with the Ready2…Programs developed in cooperation with Voyoger Consulting.
She has advanced level of English proficieny, and intermediate level of German and French language skills. She has two daughters.