Vice President of Strategy, Operations and Procurement
Elif has over 15 years of operational transformation experience as both an industry practitioner and a management consultant. In her current role at Cengage, Elif is responsible for overseeing the enterprise level operational transformation portfolio and overall procurement operations, managing nearly $1B in external spend.
Prior to joining Cengage, Elif served many years as a management consultant with McKinsey and the Boston Consulting Group, advising senior clients across the globe in restructuring and transformation programs. She specialized in sustainable spend base reduction across a range of industries, combining her passion for client capability building and change management with achievement of substantial bottom-line improvements.
Earlier in her career, Elif worked as EMEA Business Controller at Toyota’s European headquarter in Belgium, where she was in charge of business planning and improvement programs in a Pan-European level.
Elif holds a M.Sc degree in Management from Galatasaray University in Istanbul, and a B.Sc. degree in Industrial Engineering from Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey.