Kaan Terzioglu has taken office as the CEO of Turkcell on April 1st, 2015. Under his leadership, the company has transformed itself into a digital operator, offering digital services as well as connectivity on mobile and fixed networks. In addition to its home country Turkey, Turkcell serves customers in 192 countries with its digital portfolio while Turkcell Group companies operate in North Cyprus, Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Germany in addition to Turkey.
A member of the GSMA Board since 2015, Mr. Terzioglu is a vocal advocate of humanitarian causes and using the power of communication to the benefit of groups with special needs, including refugees, individuals with disabilities, exceptionally gifted children, and entrepreneurs. He has been elected as a Board Member of the GSMA Foundation, and serves on the Advisory Board of the Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution of the World Economic Forum. In 2017, he was chosen as one of the 10 global private sector pioneers who have contributed to UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by the UN Global Compact.
Prior to joining Turkcell, Mr. Terzioglu was a Member of the Board of Directors at Akbank, Aksigorta insurance company, Teknosa technology retailer and CarrefourSA. Between 1999 and 2012, he worked in various international management positions at CISCO Systems where he served as the Team Leader of E-Commerce Strategies – EMEA, Sales Director of Advanced Technologies – EMEA, Managing Director of Technology Marketing Organization – EMEA, and the Vice President of Central and Eastern Europe.
He started his career in Turkey in 1990 as an Independent Auditor and CPA at Arthur Andersen – a company where he subsequently worked as IT Strategies and Security Specialist (US), Leader of Information Management and Digital Strategy Services (Belgium), and Vice President of Consultancy Services Turkey Operations until 1999.
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