Kordsa has announced the appointment of Ali Caliskan as the company’s new CEO. Also announced by Kordsa is the move of Cenk Alper from CEO to group president of the affiliated Sabanci Holdings Industry Group. Alper has been in the CEO position since 2013.
Caliskan has worked for Kordsa for 31 years and has held the role of COO of Europe, Middle East and Africa since July 2015.
He joined Kordsa in 1986 as a technical office engineer before later serving as operations director of Indo Kordsa, Kordsa’s subsidiary in Indonesia, between 2010 and 2013, and as vice president in charge of operations between 2013 and 2015.
When appointed COO of Europe, Middle East and Africa in July 2015, he led the company’s R&D and market growth in Turkey, which is Kordsa’s production and R&D hub for all of its facilities. Kordsa produces and supplies tyre reinforcement technologies globally.