Bercan was born in Istanbul, Turkey. After studying business economics at Bosphorus University, she worked as a financial specialist at Arthur Andersen – initially in Istanbul and from 1989 in Amsterdam. After several years as CFO at Nozema, Managing Director at Interboor, CFO at Brunel International, Managing Director at Schoevers Professionals and Managing Partner at Woman Capital, she founded NGL International, where she focuses on her consultancy, executive search and executive coaching activities.
In addition to her role as Managing Partner at NGL International, Bercan is a member of the supervisory board of Dolmans Group and De Balie. She is also one of the shareholders of High Quality Recruitment. Furthermore, she is involved in several social organization such as NL2025, the Foundation for Natural Leadership and the Giving Back Foundation.