Scenes from Catalhoyuk 7000 BC
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Who we are

Mellaart International is an international management consulting and executive search firm based in Istanbul, Turkey and was established by Alan Christopher Mellaart, a highly experienced executive search consultant.  Prior to this he was a consultant for 12 years with Egon Zehnder International and K Partners (Korn Ferry International).

He leads the firm's activities mainly in Turkey but also on a regional basis focused on the Middle East, Iran and Central Asia.  From a business sector standpoint, his areas of specialisation are, fast moving consumer goods, financial services, pharmaceutical, insurance, retail, automotive, technology, energy  and industrial.

Alan C. Mellaart

Founder and Managing Director

Alan Christopher Mellaart

Alan C. Mellaart is a joint honours BA graduate of Modern Middle Eastern Studies, from Hatfield College, Durham University, United Kingdom.  He attended the Advanced Executive Program at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management of Northwestern University in 1998. 

Prior to consulting he has 15 years of business experience gained between 1977-1992 with Spinneys (1948) Ltd., distributors and retailers in Saudi Arabia (1978-1979), The Welcome Foundation pharmaceutical company as Territory Manager and Tetra Pak as Sales Manager in Turkey.

Alan C. Mellaart is British, was born in Istanbul, and speaks fluent Turkish.  He is the son of Arlette and James Mellaart, retired lecturer in Anatolian and Near Eastern Archaeology at London University, who discovered Çatalhöyük, one of the world's earliest Neolithic urban sites dating from 7000 BC, and whose wall paintings with hunting scenes have been used for this website, with his kind permission.

Hafize Hatam

Research Manager

Hafize Hatam

After obtaining a BA degree in Business Administration from Istanbul University, she started her professional career in 1997 at DYO Paint company. She worked there for 3 years as an Advertising Specialist and then she joined Garanti Technology which is owned by Garanti Bank. She was a Project Manager and lead many software projects such as: Affluent Banking, Credits System Software Development for Garanti Bank, Garanti Insurance Pension System Software Development, and Fleet Management Software Development for Volkswagen Dogus Finance.

She has a Diploma from The Project Management Institute (PMI®) which is the world's leading association for the project management profession.  Hafize Hatam joined Mellaart International in 2006 as  Research Manager.