Cem Soysal

Cem Soysal

General Manager at Inventram Inc.

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Cem Soysal received his BS degree in Civil engineering from Istanbul Technical University, MS degree in Computer Science from Pace University, and completed a Marketing Management Program at Columbia University, USA.

He started his professional life as an Engineer in 1987, he then worked as an IT Director in hi-quality fabric industry in the USA.

Cem joined Istanbul Stock Exchange as the IT Systems Group Manager. For five years he worked as the General Manager of Vestelnet Inc., subsidiary of Zorlu Holding, which he turned into country’s second largest ISP, generating an annual revenue of $74 Million. From 2003 to 2005 he was appointed as the Group President of Design and Production Companies at Teknoloji Holding. Following that, he became the Group President of Dogan Online Companies at Dogan Holding. Between 2007 and 2009, he worked as the Country Manager of Fujitsu Siemens Computers Turkey, achieving an annual revenue of $112 Million.

Soysal has been the General Manager of Inventram Inc. since 2010, an early stage investment company of Koç Holding.

He is the Board Member of Turkey Science Centers Foundation and member of Galata Business Angels, METUTECH Business Angels, GYIAD (Young Managers and Businessmen’s Association), GM Club, Futurists Association and Findikli Rotary Club.

He received “Top Young Platinum Managers of Turkey” Award in 2000. Soysal is a Licensed Business Angel, granted by Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry, Undersecretariat of Treasury.

Soysal was born in 1964, in Iskenderun. He is married and a father of one child.