Ali is a seasoned business leader and management executive with 10+ years of diverse experience in Digital and Commercial areas of the IT industry where he experienced on global players. He is both experienced on Public and Private sectors in Turkey and UK&I where managed on-demand (cloud) and on-premise offerings.

Now, as an active businessman doing investments on technology sector mainly, he is a shareholder and a board member of several companies focusing on new-economy.

Prior to angel investment side with his company Grow in EMEA, Babaoğlan worked in Linkedin EMEA HQ where he holds Director of Turkish Speaking Territory in Dublin Ireland. Before, he has been with SAP and IBM.

Receiving his Computer Engineering, BSc degree from Başkent University with full-scholarship, he also received the BSRE Award of IBM, MSP Award of Microsoft and TOYP Award of JCI in his early career.

On the social side, he is an active member of Outbound Investments Business Council in Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEİK) and Execution Board Member of Kuwait Business Council in DEİK.

Babaoğlan is one of the member in the Founders Committee of Democracy and Progress Party (DEVA Party) which announced on 11 March 2020.

As a Professional Speaker, he gave speeches in local and global events. He speaks on several closed corporate events of Roche, VESTEL, Turkish Economy Ministry, Turkish Exporters Assembly, Bakioğlu Holding, and AGT.

He also gave keynotes on ARABNET in Lebanon, IT Arena in Ukraine, RiseUp Summit in Egypt and NEXT in Germany also speak on several events like Webrazzi, TEDx and Fuckup Night in Turkey and different events in Azerbaijan, Italy, Ireland, USA, and England.

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