Speaker Details

Süreyya Ciliv
CEO, Turkcell

Süreyya Ciliv has been the CEO of Turkcell since January 2007. Before joining Turkcell, Mr Ciliv held executive positions in Microsoft Corporation. In 1997, he was appointed as the Country Manager for Microsoft Turkey and in 2000 he was promoted to the Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, WA, USA. He held executive positions in the Microsoft Worldwide Sales, Marketing and Services Group from 2000-07 he was the head of Field Readiness Strategy and Systems Division of Microsoft, before he joined Turkcell.

Between 1988-97, Mr Ciliv served respectively as Vice President, President and Chairman of Novasoft Systems, an enterprise document and workflow management company he co-founded in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He started his business career as a software development engineer at Metagraphics in Massachusetts where he was later promoted to be the director of international sales and marketing.

Mr Ciliv has a MBA degree from Harvard Business School in 1983 and BSE degrees in Computer Engineering and Industrial & Operations Engineering from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1981.