Mr. Alper Celen

Saudi Arabia
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Alper Celen is the founder of COMMIT Internet Ventures, the owner of , a leading e-commerce site serving local deals in the Gulf based out of Saudi Arabia.  Alper is also the managing partner of COMMIT Network, a holding company building turn-key businesses for telecom operators in the Middle East based out of Dubai.  Prior to COMMIT, Alper was member of the leadership team of McKinsey & Company’s Scandinavia Office where he led projects in telecom, supply chain, FMCG, and basic materials sectors in the Middle East and Europe and was an organization design expert for high-tech and public sector clients.  Before McKinsey, Alper was a manager at Nokia Corporate Strategy advising technology strategy.  Previously, Alper held management positions at three high-tech companies in the USA: Ansys, IBM, and Millitech, a NASA contractor. Alper has an MBA with high distinction from MIT Sloan School of Management and an ME and BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia.  He is on the advisory boards of high-tech companies GenieTag, HyperIn, and Fluid Interaction, and non-profit organizations Entrepreneurs’ Organization Turkey, Siebel Scholarship Foundation, and Mobile Monday Dubai and Riyadh Chapters.