Belgin Ertam

HR VP, GE Middle East, North Africa & Turkey (MENAT), & Head - Talent Development, GE Global

Belgin Ertam is currently handling dual role as the Regional HR VP for GE Middle East, North Africa and Turkey (MENAT) and Head of Organization and Talent Development for GE Global. She is  focused in accelerating the leadership and talent growth together with driving the culture change in global markets and specifically in MENAT region. Belgin leads the HR council for the region and partners with MENAT leadership team to execute on Strategic HR pritorities, working closely with GE businesses to position the organization for success. 

Prior to joining GE, she started her career at DHL Express where she took different roles until she was appointed as the HR Director in 2004. Then, Belgin worked for Microsoft for 5 years as the HR Director for Microsoft Turkey. After Microsoft, she joined GE as the HR Director for Turkey and also assumed the HR Business Partner role for MENAT Commercial Group for two years. She moved to Hong Kong in 2015 and held dual roles as Global Head of Organization and Talent Development and Senior HR Director for Global Functions. In this role, she had been responsible for driving HR processes and initiatives across the regions in 175 countries.

Belgin is a graduate of Istanbul University where she studied on Labor Law and Industrial Relations. She completed her education on Leadership at Harvard Business School.

Belgin had been the Executive Board Member of PERYON (Personnel Management Association) in Turkey for 6 years. She founded a training group and led it for 4 years. She lectured on Human Resources Management at Yeditepe University. Due to her remarkable contributions as an HR practitioner, she has been awarded as one of the top 50 CHROs in Turkey by Fortune Magazine. Belgin is married with two children.