Cem works for Vodafone Turkey as a Digital Product & Process Transformation Chapter Lead
Prior to Vodafone, Cem worked for BSH as a Regional Digital & Innovation Strategy lead and responsible to create 3 years tailor-made digital transformation roadmap for Emerging Market countries such as Turkey, Russia, UAE and South Africa, India and then lead the digital transition PMO to deliver on the organization's strategic outcomes with global, regional and local stakeholders.
In aggregate, Cem gained over 10 years of Digital Strategy & Business Development and Innovation experience in various sectors such as finance and startup ecosystem. When he worked for Keiretsu Forum Angel Investment Network & Venture Capital, he was responsible for startup scouting and strategic partnerships for Keiretsu Forum Turkey. In this period he managed more than 1000 startups deal flow management from all over the word (especially from San Francisco and Istanbul) and involved their investment due diligence process like Vispera - Image Recognition, Viakoo - SaaS based Security System, Zaxe - 3D Printing.
Cem also worked for Koçfinans as an Innovation & Digital Transformation Manager to lead digital initiatives roadmap and the formation of disruptive business models for new targeted markets and execute strategic plan through building powerful strategic alliances across the organisation to ensure the commitment to digital engagement is owned by all developing the culture, capacity and capability of the organisation to truly embrace digital opportunities.
He holds a BA degree in Management from Başkent University, MA in Entrepreneurship from Özyeğin University and continuing to study his second master degree in Finance at Koç University.