Founder of Nova Nora Consulting
Hakan Erten is a Partner at Nova Nora Group and he founded Nova Nora Consulting in December 2020. He has significant experience in providing management consulting and financial advisory services to a range of organizations from multinational companies to startups. His areas of expertise include finance, accounting, strategy design, corporate governance, mergers&acquisitions, IPOs and innovation management. He works closely with shareholders and top executives of family businesses, SMEs and technology startups with respect to finance management, fund raising, investor relations, access to finance, strategy advisory and business development.
Prior to founding Nova Nora Consulting, Hakan worked for Deloitte Turkey between 2000 and 2020. He was a Partner and the Member Firm Innovation Leader of Deloitte Turkey. He gathered significant experience in the financial audit and advisory projects at clients of varying sizes and in various industires, mainly focusing on holding companies, manufacturing, energy, and consumer industries. He worked at Deloitte Miami for approximately two years, and has obtained his CPA (Certified Public Accountant) and CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner) licenses in USA. Hakan also led the corporate innovation and intrapreneurial efforts within Deloitte Turkey, by employing new technologies and approaches in the daily practices. As the founder of DeloitteUP, an initiative aiming to provide specialized services to technology startups, he was closely engaged with startups, investors, accelerators, mentors and other key stakeholders in the startup ecosystem.
Hakan graduated from Marmara University Business Administration and obtained his master degree on Capital Markets and Stock Exchanges at the same university. He is currently continuing his PhD program on Management and Organizations at Istanbul Technical University, mainly focusing on corporate-startup collaborations.
Founder of Nova Nora Human Capital
Yaşar Bivas is a Partner in Nova Nora Group and he founded Nova Nora Human Capital. With his unique experience in Financial Services industry, Yaşar has secured significant business relationships in his extended network and highly recognized as a trusted advisor in various areas, including Strategic Management, Talent, Finance&Accounting, Governance&Control.
Prior to joining Nova Nora, Yaşar was a senior audit Partner at EY, primarily involved in the audit of Banks and Financial institutions. In addition to audit, he worked in management Consulting in EY and undertook local and international assignments, as well as, due dilligence projects. He was the Talent leader in Turkey-audit. Yaşar initially began his career in 2000 in Arthur Andersen.
Yaşar is a co-instructor in MBA at Bilgi University and a recurring lecturer in various universities in career events. He has a Bachelor degree in Business Administration in Marmara University.
Co-founder of Nova Nora Technology
Özge Tarıyan is a Partner in Nova Nora Group and she is co-founder of Nova Nora Technology. She has significant experience in providing financial advisory, risk management and internal control services to a range of organizations from multinational companies to startups. Her areas of expertise include finance, accounting, corporate governance, risk management, internal controls, data visualization and data analytics.
Prior to joining Nova Nora, she was leading internal audit, risk management, internal control, segregation of duties and delegation of authority processes of Roche Pharma Türkiye between the years 2020-2023. She worked actively with Roche Pharmaceuticals Audit and Risk Advisory Teams and contributed to global risk assessment, audit, and corporate governance processes. She worked for Deloitte Türkiye, Deloitte UK and PwC Türkiye offices between 2008 and 2020. She was a senior manager and member of Deloitte Türkiye Innovation Committee. She has obtained SMMM (local acounting certificate), CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner), CRMA (Certification in Risk Management Assurance) licenses. She also pioneered the establishment and management of an innovative shared service center within the Deloitte Türkiye Audit Department to increase operational efficiency. Further, as a member of DeloitteUP initiative which is aiming to provide specialized services to technology startups, she was closely engaged with startups in the start-up ecosystem.
Özge Tarıyan graduated from Dokuz Eylül University, Department of Business Administration in 2008. During her undergraduate education, she completed the International Marketing Specialization certificate program at the University of Rotterdam. She completed the Financial Economics Master’s Program at Bilgi University in 2019 and the Information Technologies Master’s Program at MEF University in 2020.
Yasemin Deviren Beneskenazi
Nova Nora Human Capital
Yasemin Deviren is a Partner in Nova Nora Group, with a special focus in Nova Nora Human Capital. She has significant experience in Financial Services Industry including top-end banks and financial institutions. She is specialized in finance and financial reporting, accounting, corporate governance, internal controls and compliance.
Prior to joining Nova Nora, she was leading local and international reporting, regulatory and compliance reporting of a foreign regional bank operating in Turkey between the years 2020-2023, and was an audit senior manager at EY from 2008 till 2020. She worked with various teams and executed complex assignments, which required extensive managements skills around coordination, talent management, cultural alignment, and interpersonal communication.
Yasemin graduated from Bilkent University, Department of Business Administration in 2008. She holds SMMM (local CPA). During her undergraduate education, she contributed to the organization of many conferences and career days.