Afsar Alp

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Afsar Alp

Supply Chain Director - Vodafone Turkey

Afsar Alp was born in Tebriz in 1976. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Yıldız Technical University and an International MBA from the California State University, US in 2001. He started his career as an Associate Portfolio Manager in Merrill Lynch in 2001.

Afsar Alp has a track record of 13 years in Purchasing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Inventory & Asset Management, Investment management and strategies. He has held head level roles in 6 out of those 13 years. He has worked in various industries including Telecoms, FMCG and Iron & Steel industries.

He has held the Head of Supply Chain role at Vodafone Turkey for approximately 1.5 years and is a member of Vodafone’s Global Procurement Company senior leadership team. In March 2014, Economist Magazine ranked him the 16th in the list of the most powerful purchasing officers in Turkey (based on a research on the size of spending budget managed).

Before joining Vodafone, he worked as a Purchasing & Inventory Management Director for Turkcell Subsidiaries in Turkey, Ukraine and Belarus.  Previously, he worked as a Product Development and Purchasing Manager for an electricity & electronics company and as an Analyst for Merill Lynch based in Los Angeles, California. 

Afsar will be speaking at the following time:

Hall 3 – 1:45pm – 2:35pm - Case Study: Sustainability Tips in Supply Chain Management

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