Two pivotal moments have defined Akgun Dogan’s career. The first was his decision to leave the banking sector after ten successful years to join Euler Hermes Turkey at a time when the credit insurance industry was still developing. The second was the day he accepted his first international assignment in Paris, becoming the first ex-pat from our Turkish office.
“Euler Hermes’ 2019-2021 slogan – Confidence to be Bold – really resonates with me,” he explains. “Leaving banking when I did and then moving to Paris were both big moves at the time, but I have never regretted either decision. I am especially proud to have been a role model for other colleagues who want to make similar moves abroad.”
For Akgun, changing roles within a career is crucial to accelerating development both professionally and personally. “I find change energizing, and I am constantly on the lookout for ways to learn about new cultures and develop new technical and people skills,” he explains. “Working with different people and in different cultures helps you master different working strategies and understand the interwoven functions of peoples’ jobs.”