Burcu Miles is a Partner at Stanton Chase’s London office. She specializes in Life Sciences and Healthcare as well as Consumer Products and Services. She has worked for well-known healthcare companies such as General Electric, Merck Co., and Schering-Plough across various regions, including the US, Europe, and Emerging Markets – EMEA. Burcu’s background has culminated in 15 years of experience in human resources leadership roles.
Burcu is passionate about change management and creating collaborative cultures that drive workforce excellence, especially in high-context environments. She has a unique ability to understand business challenges through people and align them with organizational strategy, which has earned her the trust of executive teams. As a result of her focus on building strong teams anchored in purpose and culture, the organizations she has worked with have outperformed their peers in market share and have been recognized as employers of choice.
Burcu started her career as an HR business partner at Schering-Plough, focusing on organizational structure, talent acquisition, and change management. She then moved on to strategy and scale roles, partnering with global finance and animal health teams based in New Jersey, USA, during the merger with Merck Co., where she oversaw organizational design.
Following this, Burcu returned to her native country, Turkey, to lead senior operational roles (HR Director and Talent Management for EMEA). She broadened her industry experience by moving to General Electric Healthcare, where she held several senior roles as an HR business partner for diagnostic imaging, services, and supply chain organizations based in Istanbul. Thereafter, she moved to Dubai, where she led the corporate HR function for the MENAT region across all GE major businesses, including healthcare, power and water, oil and gas, energy, aviation, transportation, and capital.
Burcu holds a bachelor’s degree in psychological counseling and guidance, and a master’s degree in organisational behaviour.