General Manager Cisco Turkey

Cenk Kıvılcım is the General Manager of Cisco in Turkey. Cenk joined Cisco from Alcatel Lucent where his most recent role was Chairman of ALU Teletas and Cluster Leader of both Turkey and Azerbaijan. Cenk is a seasoned Information Technology (IT) industry veteran having started at Siemens. He spent over 15 years at ALU holding various leadership positions, including Managing Director and Country Senior Officer for Nigeria and Ghana, Director Carrier Sales for Southern Africa, Indian Ocean and East Africa, as well as Director Export, Access and Data, Europe and South.

Furthermore, he is a board member of a number of influential industry bodies amongst them, the Turkish Industry and Business Association (TÜSİAD) , Turkey Industry and Business Association for Communication (TUBISAD) and Turkish Informatics Foundation (TBV). He is also member of the Istanbul Technical University Alumni Society, the Besiktas (BJK) Club and American Chamber of Commerce in Turkey.

Cenk Kıvılcım, graduated from Electronics and Communications Engineering, Istanbul Technical University in 1997 and completed the Marketing, Telecommunication Postgraduate program at INSEAD, France in 2002. He also hold a certificate from High Valued Managers Program at Manchester Business School, United Kingdom in 2006. Cenk holds a BSc Honours degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering.

Outside of work, Cenk enjoys swimming, reading, playing basketball and golf as well as windsurfing.

Kıvılcım, speaks English and Dutch, is married and has two children.