Ayse Arkut

Before listing her experience, qualifications and reputation, what sets Ayse apart is her commitment. A dedication to understanding the importance and responsibility of bringing together the right people for the right mission. Her success comes from her ownership and instinctive leadership. An uncanny ability to immediately audit, absorb, dissect, line-up and tackle every single challenge that she’s presented with, Ayse has led incredible teams and projects across impossible challenges and helped equip leading organizations through their people journeys. Ayse’s infectious passion and enthusiasm is precisely why she’s been recognized as an expert in talent solutions. Spanning across several structures including agency, RPO and in-house recruitment, as well as stretching across Middle East & Africa with multinationals and start-ups alike, Ayse’s been focused on going beyond the broken processes of traditional recruitment and instead stepping into the hot-seat with her clients to find talent that fits in, not tick boxes.

What our clients say

The Coup is a very trusted, professional and reliable Talent Acquisition partner- especially in the Digital field. I could always count on The Coup even for very challenging project because of their strong perseverance in achieving goals for their clients. I would always recommend The Coup to any company that is looking for a person with a real sense of partnership and constant commitment to deliver results.

Giuseppe Bonaccorsi
Managing Director & Partner, BCG

“Ayse was Parisima’s Operations Director when I joined them as an Associate back in 2015. I can safely say that she has been one of the most influential people in my career. Ayse took the time out of her own busy schedule to train me up and get me up to the speed that was essential in such a fast paced environment. The years I was with the company, she was widely known as “The Fixer” or the “Winston Wolf” of the company. She lead the unbelievable culture that we were lucky enough to have at Parisima and was a pretty good recruiter too. Anyone considering working for/ with or partnering with Ayse should stop considering and just do it!”

Dan Byrne
Director and Co-Founder, Life Science People

"I was an institutional client of Ayse. She took the time to fully understand our needs and provide the right candidates in a very timely manner. I found her to be extremely hard working, focused and proficient. Her subject matter expertise and knowledge of the market was of great value to us."

Samy Ben-Jaafar
CEO, Dubai Green Fund. Former Executive Director – Investments & Treasury, Noor Bank

"I met Ayse when she led the implementation of an RPO to augment our own TA team. The requirement was urgent due to an unexpected upturn in work. The implementation was seamless and results were immediate. Ayse has fantastic client relationship management skills, spends time understanding a business and its culture in order to identify the right talent, builds great teams and is truly a pleasure to work with. She is also a wonderful human being."

Cianne Moores
People Director, Horizons Partners. Former People Director Middle East, Arcadis



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