Özgecan Atasoy-Akdeniz


  • EMEA
  • Due Diligence
  • Investigation Services
  • Investor Services

Özgecan is a consultant in Control Risks’ business intelligence and due diligence practice based in London. A native Turkish speaker with over six years of jurisdictional experience, Özgecan supports clients with their decision-making processes regarding the Turkish and the UK market, through reputational due diligence and business intelligence investigations. Özgecan’s work includes business intelligence, litigation support matters and investigative due diligence,  with a focus on reputational and integrity risks. 

Recent tasks that Özgecan has worked on include:

  • An investigation into identifying and preventing the sale of any counterfeit products in Turkey, on behalf of a global pharmaceutical company.
  • An enhanced due diligence, combining open-source research and human source enquiries in the field, into a Turkey-headquartered construction company to reveal political connections and corruption risks.
  • A pre-investment reputational and integrity due diligence into a Turkey-based logistics company, on behalf of a global logistics conglomerate. 
  • A pre-investment due diligence and sanctions research into a Turkey-based trading company, with undisclosed ties to a Russia-headquartered firm. 
  • An enhanced due diligence into a Turkey-headquartered logistics firm with operations across the globe.
  • Expediated due diligence investigations into two Turkey-based charities to support populations affected by the earthquakes of February 2023 in Turkey and Syria 
  • Prior to joining Control Risks, Özgecan was an analyst at a London-based boutique consultancy, advising government clients through due diligence services. Prior to this, Özgecan was a field associate at the Istanbul field office of the United Nations High Commissioner of Refugees (UNHCR), where she managed the monitoring and evaluation efforts of cash-based programmes across Turkey. 

    Özgecan has a BA in International Relations and a BA in Sociology from Koç University, and obtained a MPhil in Sociology from the University of Cambridge. 

    Get in touch

    Can our experts help you?

    Related articles