Head of CBT Germany at eBay
Startupbootcamp Istanbul Mentor
Tolga Gemicioglu has a degree in Economics from Bogaziçi University, a Masters degree in Finance from Boston College and a Ph.D. candidate in Management and Organization Program from Bilgi University. Tolga Gemicioglu worked as a marketing and later as a finance manager in the young GSM operator of Moldova called Moldcell from 2001 to 2006. Significant subscriber and revenue increases were achieved during this period, such as more than 100% in both subscriber and revenue in 2004.
Between 2006 and 2011 Tolga Gemicioglu was involved with The LifeCo startup founded by Ersin Pamuksuzer. He mainly held the position of COO, but he also took on several other managerial positions according to the need of the operations, such as marketing manager, business development manager and investor relations manager.
Since 2011, Tolga Gemicioglu works in his own company called ideistanbul. In this company Tolga runs a small startup project in mobile applications for kids, he provides education and consultancy services to companies and supports several project development activities such as developing the music studios in Basaksehir Living Lab, organizing a music and arts festival in 2014 etc. He is also currently working as the Head of Cross Border Trade at eBay Germany.