Alkan Dogan

Innovation Manager Germany at Simmons & Simmons

Frankfurt, DE


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Nov 2019 - Present

Simmons & Simmons

Innovation Manager Germany

In charge of setting up an Innovation Department within Simmons & Simmons Germany. Responsible for all three offices (Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, München).

Mar 2017 - Sep 2019


Innovation & Process Manager - Innovation & Solution Development

Setting up company-wide innovation formats and managing KPMG Germany's Innovation platform. Managing and redefining KPMG's solution development process, while evaluating and enhancing the viability of innovative business solutions.

Nov 2017 - Aug 2019


Operational Excellence - Global Technology & Knowledge

Operationalizing KPMG Global's strategic direction by enabling the firm to make use of its network abilities when developing IT solutions.

Feb 2016 - Sep 2016


Incubate - Enactus Leeds Innovation Team

Primarily the innovation team seeks to improve existing international/national projects of Enactus Leeds in terms of coming up with more sustainable solutions or more impactful solutions. Secondly, the innovation team is the hub of where new projects may begin and where the team will do market research, needs assessments and contact NGOs to see if a certain project is feasible.

Oct 2015 - Sep 2016


'Consulting You' Project Team Member

Providing Business Consultancy Services for Local Businesses in Leeds. As a means of developing business consultancy experience, I was part of a advisory team consisting of four ambitious group members, aiming to build upon existing business skills and implement these to benefit the client. I received the honour and trust to get selected out of 46 applicants for the role. Our client "Unite Students" is the biggest provider of private student accommodation in the UK. Together with my team, we provided the business with information on the effectiveness of their student hub and valuable recommendations to increase tenant satisfaction. Developing an initiative that focuses on supporting local businesses in Leeds to achieve their maximum potential by following the 4 steps: Identify, Assess, Analyse & Address problems faced by businesses.

Sep 2015 - Sep 2016

Leeds University Business School

MSc Management Course Representative

Organizing and leading social networking events, guest lectures, daytrips, discussion rounds, and feedback events for fellow students. Reporting student feedback to University staff members Representing fellow student's interests in conferences and meetings across programmes. Organising the Management Division Ball in cooperation with Course Reps of 10 postgraduate programmes. As a result of my engagement in this position, I have been awarded with the "Motivational Impact Award" and the "Academic Rep of the Year Award".


Nov 2015 - Dec 2015


UK Finalist KPMG International Case Competition (KICC) - Among the Best 4 Teams

During an exciting consulting competition at the headquarters of KPMG UK, my team "Leeds Leads" and me were selected as the 2nd best team of the UK during the finals. To get there, we went through several psychometric tests, wrote a report on solving a fictional client's IT problem, and built a strategic analysis of a real-life case in under three hours at the KPMG headquarter in London. After solving the case and giving recommendations in under three hours, the results have been presented in front of a jury. The KICC, which is organised globally by KPMG, drew over 21,000 student applications in the UK last year. It has been a very exciting experience to compete with talented students from around the world, assessing and solving complex business challenges. The Leeds University Business School published the following article on our performance in London:

Apr 2014 - Jan 2015


Working Student: Quality and Risk Management Advisory

Responsibilities included: Ad-hoc assistance on day to day business of the global review team Updating user databases of national as well as global review tools Creating and updating PowerPoint presentations for international meetings Administrative support for creating data sheets and excel documentations Assisting during negotiations concerning quality and risk management tools Reviewing and interpreting the review results of advisory and audit engagements

Jun 2013 - Sep 2013

Daimler AG

Internship in the department of 'Product Controlling Passenger Cars' - C-Class

Responsibilities included Supporting the team in the monthly reporting by creating several, IT supported reports Designing an excel-based tool to track the major changes in funding requirements between major milestones in the development process and filling in the database Developing a training concept for the core business processes of the team, performing the initial data integration and presenting the concept to the team members


Feb 2013 - Jul 2013

Mannheim Business School

Student Assistant for ESSEC & Mannheim Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) Program

Responsibilities included: Organization, preparation and support of events (Kick-off Week, Social Events etc.) Organizational preparation of course materials and support throughout the duration of courses Updating Databases Creating and updating excel-based tools to optimize business processes Online Research

Feb 2012 - Sep 2012

Sixt rent a car

Student Asisstant as Rental Agent

Responsibilities included: Customer support and advising service Fleet planning of automobile deliveries and collections Managing employed drivers and route planning

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