Alpay Alptekin
Chairman and CEO, Fikiron Inc. Venture Capital

Speaker Profile

Alpay Alptekin was born in 1972 in Istanbul, Turkey. For high school, he has visited Istanbul Erkek Lisesi. Thereafter, he has studied Business Administration in Bosphorus University.

In 1996, he has started working in Procter&Gamble and has led brands and categories across all major product categories, i.e. Baby Care (Pampers), House Care and Cleaning (Ariel, Alo, Ace, Mintax, Bonux); Health and Beauty Care (Pantene, Head&Shoulders, Wella, Blendax, Rejoice, Koleston). During his tenure, he has led business in several geographies, countries and regions, largest being CEEMEA Region, 104 countries ranging from Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa. His last assignment was Marketing Director Health and Beauty Care in CEEMEA, a billion-dollar enterprise for P&G.

After 14 years in P&G, in 2010, Alpay Alptekin has started working in Turkcell, leading technology company in Turkey and surrounding regions. He was Division Head for Marketing Communication and was responsible for Brand, Communication, Media, Digital Communication and Event Management. He has led a large team within Turkcell and its agencies ranging up to 200 people. During his tenure, Alpay and his team has undersigned major achievements making Turkcell one of the most loved brands and one of the most admired companies in Turkey.

After his assignment in Turkcell, in 2015 he has established his own Strategic Consultancy Company “Alpay Alptekin&Partners”.  Here, he has provided strategic guidance to global and local companies on Digital Transformation, Marketing Strategy, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Mobile Technologies.

Currently, Alpay Alptekin is the Chairman and CEO of Fikiron Inc. Venture Capital company, awarded as the “Angel Investor of the Year”. Here, Alpay Alptekin is leading a range of group companies in future’s strategic areas, i.e. Big Data, Blockchain, Digital Transformation, Innovation and Incubation.

Academically, Alpay Alptekin is tutoring Marketing Science in Sabancı MBA Program. He is married and father of 1 daughter.

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