Mehmet Önkal

BDO Hospitality Consulting

Managing Partner
Speaker in event(s): Hotel Investments 2010-2011
Mehmet Önkal is a graduate of Robert College of İstanbul, Turkey and holds a BA in Accounting and Finance. In 1970, he joined London office of Arthur Andersen and Co. and five years later he opened firm's Istanbul office. 

In 1978, he joined ITT Sheraton Corporation and held various top management positions with the company until 1992, including Regional Manager for East Mediterranean, based in İstanbul, and Vice President ITT Sheraton Asia Pacific Corporation for Asia, based in Hong Kong. 

Prior to joining BDO Hospitality Consulting, Önkal was the general manager of İstanbul Princess Hotel, a 300 room 5 star international standard property, and the general manager of Princess Group, having 6 hotels with a total of 1.100 rooms, two stand alone restaurants with a total of 750 seats, a travel agency and 1.500 employees. 

Since April 1997, he has been working as the managing partner of BDO Hospitality Consulting, and has done consultancy work in Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Bulgaria, Greece, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tanzania, Malta, Cyprus, Italy, England, Maldives and Ghana. 

Mehmet Önkal is a member of International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC), and of International Association of Skall Clubs. He is a "Certified Hotel Administrator" (CHA) of The Educational Institute of the American Hotel and Lodging Association. He is also a member of the “Supreme Advisory Committee” of Turkish Tourism Investors Association (TYD).

BDO Hospitality Consulting


BDO DENET is an accounting and consulting firm offering a wide range of audit, tax and hospitality consulting services to meet the needs of both domestic and foreign clients.

BDO Denet founding partners are all Certified Public Accountants who have formerly served as specialised tax auditors at Ministry of Finance.

BDO Denet became a member of BDO International in 1993. BDO International is an audit and consultancy organisation, which has grown to be the fifth largest in the world, with 1095 offices in 110 countries and over 25.118 partners and staff

In this respect, BDO DENET has accumulated an in-depth technical expertise and experience of the Turkish financial and legislative issues over the years and has combined this with the advantages of being a member firm of an international accounting organisation.


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