Kumsal BayazitGlobal Senior Vice President, Strategy
As Global Senior Vice President of Strategy, Kumsal Bayazit is responsible for the Global Strategy organization of the legal business of LexisNexis. Her responsibilities include driving global strategic initiatives and supporting business units in strategic efforts.
Ms. Bayazit joined LexisNexis in New York in the Global Strategy and Business Development team in 2004. Initially she focused on corporate and federal markets, leading strategy projects on the business units’ key issues, identifying and pursuing companies to partner with and/or acquire as well as lead due diligence for acquisitions.
After two years in the strategy team, Ms. Bayazit transferred to the UK to assume an operational role. She was in charge of the Large Law segment as well as the solutions portfolio. She had responsibility for driving the development of new solutions for the UK market as well as pricing, strategy and business development.
Prior to joining the company, Ms. Bayazit spent several years at Bain & Company in their New York, Los Angeles, Johannesburg, and Sydney offices. Her work at Bain included private equity, consumer products and financial services.
Ms. Bayazit has an MBA from Harvard Business School and is a graduate of University of California at Berkeley where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Economics with honors. Ms. Bayazit is originally from Turkey. In her spare time she enjoys traveling and cooking.
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