President at ETID / E-Commerce Specialist ENTREWAR Mentor
Emre Ekmekçi is the president of Turkish E-Commerce Association (ETID) and the asistant chairperson of TOBB Cross-Border E-Commerce committee. He is a seasoned digital professional and served as the President and Chief Commercial Officer of Hepsiburada.com, Turkey’s leading multi-category e-commerce platform. Previously he served as the President, Business Development at Doğan Online Group Companies responsible for new venture identification and continuous improvement within the e-commerce and sports betting businesses in Turkey Prior to Doğan Online, in partnership with European Founders Fund and Rocket Internet, Emre pioneered the daily deal business in Turkey, by launching Groupon's Turkish operations and its local Turkish brand Sehirfirsati.com, making it a market leader company in less than 18 months. Emre has global experience in Interactive Marketing having served for 8 years at a leading full-service agency in Los Angeles, California with focus on global business development and has worked on location in Los Angeles, Chicago, Hong Kong, Shanghai, London and Paris. Emre has an MBA with honors from Columbia Business School in New York and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from University of Southern California. A native of Adana, Emre is also a proud alumni of Tarsus American High School.