Cevdet Alemdar | TAİK Tennessee Chair

Cevdet Alemdar received his BS degree from Industrial Engineering department of Bogazici University in 1992 and completed his MBA degree in Sabanci University in 2000.

He joined the group in 1993 and has taken various leadership positions, respectively in Beksa, Sakosa, Kordsa, Temsa Is Makinalari and Brisa. After admistering wire investments serving to manufacturing and construction industries in Turkey, he has taken on general manager roles in Brazil, Thailand and China, and lead marketing and sales functions in technical textiles for Kordsa in South America and Asia Pacific regions.

Returning to Turkey, he has steered Kordsa’s R&D and innovation processes as VP of Technology and Market Development. Later, he guided Temsa Is Makinalari to transform from a construction equipment company to a heavy machines and truck provider in Turkey. Next, as CEO he lead Brisa, a joint venture of Bridgestone ve Sabancı Holding, an important tire manufacturing venture in the world and leader of Turkey’s tire and mobility solutions. From April 2020 onwards, he is Sabancı Holding Industrials SBU President.

He is TUSIAD’s board member, Bogazici University alumni, Sabanci University alumni, chairman of the board for companies; Kordsa, Brisa, Temsa Skoda Transportation, Temsa Motorlu Aracları and member of the board of Akcansa.