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Meltem Ay

Meltem Ay is an experienced consultant, Germany for Get Ahead. Leading the firm’s Frankfurt office, she is also a member of the Firm’s Global Financial Services and Industry Market.

She helps build and develop best-in-class, effective, and diverse senior executive teams and has established a private network of women in senior leadership positions to help female leaders advance.

Meltem Ay has a solid background and extensive experience as a recruiter and manager. She serves national and international clients ranging from medium-sized businesses to companies of global reach in the Financial Services and industrial marketplaces.

Prior to joining GET AHEAD, Meltem Ay was a Principal / Client Partner and member of the global Financial Services practice of another international executive search firm. Prior to this role, she spent over ten years as a consultant with other international search firms.

Earlier in her career, Meltem Ay was a member of the Investment Banking team with an American bank and also member of the M&A practice with an international legal firm.

Besides being fluent in English and German with communicational level of French, she is a passionate mother of two girls.


  • Financial Services
  • Insurance
  • Industry
  • Pharma
  • Real Estate


  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • General Management
  • Nationale und internationale C-Level Mandate
  • Asset / Wealth Managment
  • Business Professional Services
  • Compliance, Legal & Risk