Cem Soysal

Angel Investor at Galata Business Angels

After graduating from Kadıköy Anadolu High School, Soysal earned a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Istanbul Technical University. He obtained a Master of Science in Computer Science from Pace University in the United States and marketing management degrees from Columbia University in the U.S.

Beginning his professional career as an engineer in 1987, Soysal served as the Director of Information Systems in the textile industry in the U.S. in 1992. In 1994, he worked as the System Group Manager at the Istanbul Stock Exchange Information Systems Center, and from 1997 to 2002, he served as the General Manager of Vestelnet A.Ş., transforming it into Turkey’s second-largest Internet Service Provider within the Zorlu Holding. During his tenure, he implemented creative campaigns such as VeezyGo, contributing to the growth of the Turkish Internet sector and increasing the annual sales revenue to $74 million. Between 2003 and 2005, he held the position of Group President of Technology Holding, Design Services, and Production Group Companies, and later worked as the Group President of Doğan Online Companies at Doğan Holding. Since 2010, he has been the General Manager of Inventram A.Ş., a high-tech investment company established within Koç Holding.

Soysal is a member of Galata Business Angels, METUTECH Business Angels, GYİAD (Young Executives and Businessmen Association), GM Club, Futurists Association, and Rotary Fındıklı Club. In 2000, he was selected as one of “Turkey’s Top Young Platinum Executives” by Platin Magazine.

Born in 1964 in Iskenderun, Soysal is married and a father of one child. He is fluent in English and French.

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