Oya Gunay

Oya Gunay

Location: Wien, Austria


Oya Günay, an Executive Coach and Strategy Partner, collaborates with global leaders and senior corporate executives worldwide. With over 20 years of international business experience, primarily in financial services, she possesses a deep understanding of the language and dynamics of the business world.

Throughout her diverse executive career, Oya held notable positions such as Head of Investment Banking Operations (Banque Paribas), CFO (ABN AMRO Capital Markets Turkey), and Regional Project Coordinator (ABN AMRO Bank London and Vienna). Her extensive business background enables her to empathize with the challenges, goals, and opportunities faced by global executives. This experience propelled her transition into Executive Coaching and Strategic Partnerships allowing her to work across the globe.

As a global executive coach, Oya specializes in Leadership Development, Business and Financial Acumen, Team Effectiveness, Diversity and Inclusion, Change Management, Emotional Intelligence, and Conflict Management. By integrating principles from behavioral science with her extensive business acumen, Oya facilitates maximized potential and sustained behavioral change. With a compassionate yet challenging approach, she guides her clients to delve deep into their inner selves, analyzing real issues and their root causes.

Beyond her role as an Executive Coach and Strategy Partner, Oya actively engages in academic research, publishes articles and papers, presents at international conferences, and serves as a keynote speaker. Her academic focus centers on Diversity, Equity, Empowerment, and Inclusion. One of her recent peer-reviewed articles, titled "Teachers and The Foundations of Intercultural Interactions," was published in the International Review of Education. As someone who has lived and worked in four different countries (Turkey, UK, US, and Austria), Oya not only values diversity and inclusion but also incorporates them into every aspect of her work.

Niche Areas of Expertise

  • C-Suite
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Executive Presence
  • Strategic Thinking

Industry Experience

  • Automotive & Assembly
  • Consumer Packaged Goods
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare Systems & Services
  • High Tech
  • Manufacturing
  • Oil & Gas
  • Pharmaceuticals & Medical Products
  • Retail
  • Telecommunications


  • English
  • German
  • Turkish


  • Istanbul University - BA, Faculty of Economics


  • 360 Interview
  • NBI
  • Leadership Circle Profile
  • AIIR Team Effectiveness Survey

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