Ali Riza Babaoğlan, a Turkish computer
                engineer and author, managing partner of Grow in EMEA

Ali Rıza Babaoğlan

Managing Partner

Specialties

Positions Held

  • . Linkedin EMEA HQ, Dublin - Director for Turkish Speaking Markets
  • . SAP AG, Istanbul - Sales Manager for Mobility Solutions
  • . SAP AG, Ankara - Key Accounts Manager
  • . IBM, Ankara - Account Manager

Ali Rıza Babaoğlan

Managing Partner

Now, as an active businessman who makes investments in technology and energy sectors mainly, is a shareholder and board member of several companies focusing on new-economy. Babaoğlan has two exits since 2015. Prior to Grow in EMEA Management Partner role, Babaoğlan worked at Linkedin EMEA HQ where he held Director of Turkish Speaking Territory role in Dublin Ireland.

Before, he worked for SAP and IBM. While receiving his BSc degree in Computer Engineering from Başkent University and MBA degree from Bilkent University both with full-scholarships, he was given 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 of Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEİK) and Execution Board Member of Kuwait Business Council.

As a professional speaker, he gives a speech in local and global events. He speaks on several closed corporate events of Roche, VESTEL, Ministry of Economy and Trade, Turkish Exporters Assembly, Propeller Club, Bakioğlu Holding and AGT. He was also a keynote speaker at international technology events such as Arabnet in Lebanon, IT Arena in Ukraine, Rise Up Summit in Egypt and NEXT in Germany. Babaoğlan is writing to Startup Magazine of Turkey quarterly about sector since 2016 and hosting a weekly TV Program in EKOTURK TV named İŞTE FİKİR about investment and startups since November 2018.

Babaoğlan’s name is still in the list of “World’s Most Successful Young People” after his valuable studies and works.