Cenk Alper graduated from Middle East Technical University, Mechanical Engineering Department in 1991. He earned his master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the same university and his MBA degree from Sabancı University. He joined Sabancı Group in 1996 as Process Engineer at Beksa. After serving in various positions at Beksa in Turkey and abroad, he was appointed as Kordsa Global Technology Director in 2007. He held various senior positions at Kordsa and served as the CEO of Kordsa between 2013 and 2017. Mr. Alper was appointed as Sabancı Holding Industry Group President in 2017 of which he will continue this role in addition to his new role as CEO of Sabancı Holding.