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Ali Rıza Babaoğlan

Public Speaker in İstanbul, Türkiye

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Ali is a seasoned business leader and management executive with 10 years of diverse experience in Digital and Commercial areas of IT industry where he experienced on global players.

He is both experienced on Public and Private sectors in Turkey and UK&I where managed on-demand (cloud)and on-premise offerings.

Ali is an active business angel and invests in early stage start-ups. He is shareholder and a board member of digital companies like; (3rd Party Retail Audit), (AR & VR), (Second Screen), (Google Adwords Management), Marketplace) and (eCommerce Conversion Optimization) where he has one exit so far. (His investment REKMOB acquired by ReklamStore in Q1-2016)

He is giving investment consultancy to several funds in MEA and CEE Region and made them to invest several start-up and scale-up businesses in region.

Prior to angel investment side, Babaoğlan worked in GE’s MENAT region as Manager of Digital Services and in Linkedin EMEA HQ where he hold Director of Turkish Speaking Territory role. Before, he has been with SAP and IBM.

Receiving his Computer Engineering, BSc degree from Başkent University and MBA degree from Bilkent University both with full-scholarships, he also received the BSRE Award of IBM, MSP Award of Microsoft & TOYP Award of JCI in his early career.

On social side, he is active member of Outbound Investments Business Council in Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEİK). Also serving as a trustee at youth-oriented NGO ‘A New Leader’(Yeni Bir Lider Derneği) and Board Member of Information Economy Association (Bilgi Ekonomisi Derneği) where he both active members and attending several events and talks.

As a professional speaker, he gave speeches in local and global events in Ireland, Ukraine, Lebanon, UAE, Germany, Egypt, UK, USA and Turkey on more then fifty events.

Babaoğlan’s name is still in the list of“World’s Most Successful Young People”after his valuable studies and works.

  • Work
    • Territory Manager at Linkedin EMEA HQ
  • Education
    • MBA
    • BSc Computer Eng.